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Old 05-11-2006, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default Any DIY on how to make your own speaker spacers??

I ordered a set from autotoys.com and its been freaking 4 days and the status still shows "processing" and they don't post their phone number anywhere on the site. If i knew they were so freakin slow with shipping out stuff i would have went with another vendor

My plan was to install both front and rear speakers, amps, raammat/ensolite this weekend but I can't do crap if I don't have the correct spacers to mount the front speakers.

What do i need (parts/tools) to cut my own set of spacers from home depot? I only need 1/2" spacer for my Morel's. Also if i only used pegs to raise the speaker from the door .5 inch, would that be bad for sound quality since the speaker won't be "sealed" all around? What If i used raammat to wrap around the sides of the speaker?

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Old 05-11-2006, 01:16 PM   #2
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Go to Walmart, find a nylon cutting board that is about 1/2" thick. trace out the stock speaker onto it. Cut out. cut a hole for the speaker to slide into. screw it into the door and the speaker onto it. You have yourself a set of rings for <$10 (I used a $10 board [big one] to do both the front and back and still had a good bit left over)
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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get one from these guys. these guys are super nice and great to deal with it.
http://www.iaperformance.com/
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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Use a spacer. It will give you a more solid mounting surface. As far as making them yourself it should be pretty easy as long as you have the correct tools. You would need the following to make it fairly simple:

- Wood
- Pencil to trace outline of oem spacer
- Jig Saw or Drill Press or Drill w/hole cutting dye
- Possibly a Dremel tool to smooth out your cuts and make fine adjustments.

It could cost you a bit to purchase those tools just to make a couple of spacers, so it may be easier to just find a local speaker shop to make them for you.

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Old 05-11-2006, 01:37 PM   #5
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you CAN do the matting & ensolite w/o the speakers.
but get the wiring done before you seal the door! :-)

spacers and speakers are really close to the last step,
so waiting for those should not prevent you from getting a lot of work done on the project.
if you are working solo, prepping the doors will take longer than you think.
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:43 AM   #6
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Go to Walmart, find a nylon cutting board that is about 1/2" thick. trace out the stock speaker onto it. Cut out. cut a hole for the speaker to slide into. screw it into the door and the speaker onto it. You have yourself a set of rings for <$10 (I used a $10 board [big one] to do both the front and back and still had a good bit left over)
Nylon cutting board is a great idea. Just curious, what did you cut it with? A jigsaw? Only thing I would change is cut the inside holes for the speakers first, then cut out the outside of the spacers. Makes it easier to keep steady while cutting.
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Old 05-12-2006, 04:50 AM   #7
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Some wood from your local home store is just as cheap. Grab some MDF or hardwood of your choice in whatever thickness you need.

For tools, I find it easy just use a scroll saw. Drill out a hole the size of the saw blade for a start point, then saw away, made quite a few spacers for various cars with it.
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Nylon cutting board is a great idea. Just curious, what did you cut it with? A jigsaw? Only thing I would change is cut the inside holes for the speakers first, then cut out the outside of the spacers. Makes it easier to keep steady while cutting.
Yeah it would be easier to cut the inner hole first just make sure you have your outline down first to make sure that the hole is positioned right on the spacer. I didn't think about doing that till I had already cut out the shapes. I used a dremmel with an all purpose cutting bit and the circle cutting guide tool for the hole and a jig saw for the outer shape. Worked like a charm. Oh and I did place layers of foam between the speaker and the spacer and between the spacer and the door.
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