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Old 04-29-2018, 08:07 AM
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Between the clip and the panel, not between the clip and the car - the only bit i found rattled was where the clips didn't quite seat nicely against the card itself.
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Pretty good progress this weekend! Started off my (finally) installing the K&N FIPK that I bought a couple of months ago off another member. Very straightforward install, started off following the K&N instructions but these were clearly for a pre-facelift so I soon ignored those. The unit was also missing a few hoses, I bought some to replace them and actually worked out well because I could route them as I wanted. Decided to bypass the throttle body coolant passage at the same time which was easy to do! Very pleased with the result, the noise is pretty subtle before VTEC apart from WOT, and then in VTEC it sounds awesome! Especially in tunnels with the roof down....


Next up was sorting out the parcel shelf situation (as per previous replies). It was actually easier than expected - drilled 12 fairly large (~65mm) holes in the shelf (drilled straight through the Dynamat rather than faff around removing it):


Then covered in speaker grille cloth:


And finally installed in the car - pretty pleased with how it came out, it's pretty much invisible when looking through the rear window which is good from a security point of view, but should let plenty of bass through. Here it is installed in the car, the glue lines aren't really visible it's just the camera:


When getting the audio tuned at Studio In Car the other week it became clear that the door cards were vibrating quite a lot and causing a few resonances - time to add some Dynamat to the door cards too! Pretty straightforward:


Added some foam for a bit more isolation:


Haven't had a good listen yet but hopefully this does the trick! Next up was sorting out the subwoofer install which I wasn't very happy with. As mentioned previously I bought a sub box off eBay from the US, it's pretty well built but the fit isn't great and the carpet was black which isn't ideal. So, decided to make a top plate out of 6mm MDF which fits the carpet much better. After a little measuring this was screwed on and then carpeted in grey carpet - I had ordered a few samples off eBay and this was the one that matched best, so ordered a roll.



I drilled a few holes in the bottom of the carpet and put some silica gel packs to soak up any moisture, just in case!


Then installed in the car, looks much better! The carpet match is a bit better in person, but of course not perfect.


Final audio job remaining is to do something about the spare wheel cover - need to allow the bass through without it looking rubbish. Have a few ideas on this, either drilling holes similar to the shelf and re-covering in the same grey carpet, or cutting the wheel shaped section out completely and replacing with wire mesh before carpeting (would also increase boot space which is no bad thing!). Thats a job for a few weekends time!

Finally, a few Amazon bargains turned up which I ordered to make up for loosing the storage in the boot well. The storage pouch matches quite well velcro's in place, as does the netting. Only a few quid each!



So thats it for this this weekend - next jobs are sorting out the spare wheel cover and installing the Eibach ProLine springs I bought off here, and doing something with the exhaust - either the 'UK mod' or a full system.
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thanks for the good info re audio install ... i have a system to install from my last car (dc5) into the S, and took great interest in the info about the doors and the door cards. i will be chatting with my installer on with your ideas and progress to date

regarding your decision on purchasing a dc5 and S. I think you made the right choice. i had mine for nearly 2 years and sold it for the S. thats the decision i made. and my s is an 07 in the same colour as well

dont get me wrong the dc5 is a great driving car and provides practicality on whole different level to the S. However IMHO the S is more rewarding to drive than the dc5, better community of owners and just feels a better car.
they are totally different cars in their own right and its not really a fair comparison. but thats my take on the subject

will watch your thread with interest. thanks for passing on the info re the audio install
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Originally Posted by nobby8628 View Post
thanks for the good info re audio install ... i have a system to install from my last car (dc5) into the S, and took great interest in the info about the doors and the door cards. i will be chatting with my installer on with your ideas and progress to date

regarding your decision on purchasing a dc5 and S. I think you made the right choice. i had mine for nearly 2 years and sold it for the S. thats the decision i made. and my s is an 07 in the same colour as well

dont get me wrong the dc5 is a great driving car and provides practicality on whole different level to the S. However IMHO the S is more rewarding to drive than the dc5, better community of owners and just feels a better car.
they are totally different cars in their own right and its not really a fair comparison. but thats my take on the subject

will watch your thread with interest. thanks for passing on the info re the audio install
Glad to help, good luck with your install! Let me know if you need any links for anything I’ve used.
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I installed my Focal 6.5" door speakers around 3 years ago, just like the OP. Both are now dead from water damage where rain water runs on the inside of the door. May be worth installing some foam baffles, as yours Look more expensive than the ones I bought.
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Originally Posted by dazza1990 View Post
I installed my Focal 6.5" door speakers around 3 years ago, just like the OP. Both are now dead from water damage where rain water runs on the inside of the door. May be worth installing some foam baffles, as yours Look more expensive than the ones I bought.
Thanks, I’ll definitely keep an eye on them and install something if needed.
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