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    fitting 8" inch subs in rear panels?

    do you think it will be possible to fit an 8" sub in the rear speaker pannels of a mk4 3 door?
    you can fit 6*9s so i think they should fit, but an opinion of someone who has a bit more knowledge than me would be nice
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    i would be intressted in knowing this aswel please guys

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    Its probably the depth that would be a problem, to get a decent enough sized magnet and basket to make a sub like noise, you're going to need a fair amount of room behind the speaker. If you're using a flat-ish sub, you might as well be using decent components. Don't even think about running them off the factory wiring too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyG View Post
    Its probably the depth that would be a problem, to get a decent enough sized magnet and basket to make a sub like noise, you're going to need a fair amount of room behind the speaker. If you're using a flat-ish sub, you might as well be using decent components. Don't even think about running them off the factory wiring too!!
    There re 8" subs, with a mounting depth of only 4", and by the look of it on youtube they seem to work fairly well with around 300 rms,, and i would be running them off an amp in the boot so would be totaly different wiring,

    just wondered realy if there would be emough space to mount them as origional are 17cm and these will be around 20cm

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    Mike Warner did this on his old coupe whch has the same clerarence as the 3 door cars. Do a search for his user name and see what you find
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    I did this many years ago on a 3Dr Mk4.
    Easy enough to do if your handy with MDF & fibreglass, as they will need to be boxed in to work properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ Man View Post
    I did this many years ago on a 3Dr Mk4.
    Easy enough to do if your handy with MDF & fibreglass, as they will need to be boxed in to work properly.
    wicked
    you got any pics from when you did it?
    and how did it sound?

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    It's do able

    But depends whether they can run free air or not, failing that, they'd need boxing in which could be interesting
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    just a tought. if the magnet is to deep, just mount it the other way with the magnet outwards.

    And the door isnt that big so you dont need a free air sub, but the best would ve to make a glasfibre box inside the door
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    I did this the other day and it sounds great. Theres loads of space to play with could of even had bigger! Had to get stuck in with the jigsaw though!

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