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I'm expecting to take delivery of my new TDI Sport in metallic black in about 6 weeks. I've ordered it from the Netherlands without a radio or speakers.
Does anyone know what size speakers the new Ibiza takes and are they fifficult to install/change?
they are 6.5 inch component sets all round and they are fairly easy to install. especially if you don't need to take the old ones out. (they are rivetted in. )
Do you know if there is any depth restriction or can I just get any off the shelf speaker?
for the rear set there is no problem whatsoever. for the front ones there is a bit. I wish I had my speaker dimensions but I don't so nevermind. I mounted the front ones on 18mm mdf and a bit of hardboard (roughly 3mm ) this brought it out to where the standard speakers were. the clearance is not huge but it allows the window to open and doesn't scratch the glass. Most speakers should fit if you mount them on 20-25mm mdf first.
edit: link to speakers that I have.
these fit although some modification was required to get the tweeters in.
the mounting depth of these speakers I have found out is 2 and 5/8 inches which is really as deep as you want to go in the front. but like I say the back is very spacious and you could fit pretty much anything there.
Thanks very much for the info.
As soon as I get some money I'm gonna do mine.
Rage, do you still have panel rattle at all? If not have you found a way to solve it or is your car rattle free?
Mine rattles like there is no tomorrow :(
I have some in the passenger door. My head unit is away for minor repairs ( busted LED ) so I have started noticing all the little sounds it makes. If Iget time on friday I'll take the panel off and try and get into the door and dynamat it properly. The inner skin is already done but that damn steel plate prevented me from doing anything more than dynashield spray which is bl**dy useless.
If you do take off the panel, could you be so kind and take some pictures for me please :)
of course this is weather permiting.
My best mate is selling a set of Infinity 6 1/4 in ones to me tonight for £70, they cost him £130 and he hasnt used them.
So am I right in saying the fronts are mounted 21mm out on MDF?
Just wanna make sure before I go out and buy some MDF!
ideally yes. I bodged it cos I've got a ton of 18mm and some hardboard. Of course thats just for my speakers. Though I wouldn't want to come out too much more than that.
Cheers Rage, you are a true star, I really appreicate your help!
No prob. I hate to see people suffer with the standard ICE.
I am suffering badly at the moment. I can't wait to get my head unit back.
I have another question mate...
I have got my components and I am gonna fit them in the front.
I have taken off the door cards and everything so far is rosey.
What did you do with the tweeter if you had one in your car? I've just pulled mine out and I think I need to take the grille off my infinity ones and stick them in...I need to unstick the glue surrounding the grille first and then find a glue strong enough to hold it in...does that sound OK?
My second question...there's a set of wires that go into the plastic that the woofer is held onto...just rerouting that wire over the MDF is OK is it?
Just wanna make sure before I hack it to bits! :S
I successfully modded the front tweeter housing with a stanley knife in order to accomodate slightly larger tweeters. Obviously you could hack the tweeter instead. To glue it in I used a hot melt glue gun. which seems to have done the job.
as for the cables around the woofer. you'll notice that the standard speakers aren't mounted on round brackets. I had spent a bit of time making up the MDF mounting before it occured to me that being round they wouldn't fit so I took the jigsaw to them and sawed off one "side" (hmm ) of the circle if you get me so that its more of a "C" shaped bracket on which the speakers mount. This also gave a path for the cables to be fed through.
It's so obvious when you go back to basics...I can't believe I didn't think of that myself!
Thanks mate, you are a great help!
Just need to get a glue gun now :(
mine only cost £10 from B&Q and came with a bunch of sticks. I don't expect I'll ever use it again as I bought it specifically to glue the tweeters in. I did the same in the back. Although the rear ones are much easier as clearance is not an issue.
I'm just making up a list of what I need before I step outside and start, hopefully I have everything I need.
Wish me luck!
The weather isn't too bad I might go out myself and try out .:mat:. s instructions on getting the metal plate out.
Yea. I got the metal plate thing out from the passenger door. Its now properly sound proofed with dynamat extreme.
Heres a quick run down of the info .:mat:. sent me
take off door card
open the 2 black rubber grommets
wind down the window until you can see the clamping nuts.
loosen the nuts ( do not undo them all the way )
hold onto the glass or tape it. Then wind down the window.
carefully remove the glass from the door by pulling it upwards
undo all the bolts on the metal plate.
disconnect wing mirror wiring from the plate.
This next bit is a bit of a bodge as I can't access all the instructions I was sent however.
pull away the metal plate and slide downwards about an inch
bend the door pin arm so it sticks out
the metal plate should come away a bit more.
next up disconnect the central locking wire from the unit ( which is inside the door.) You may get scratched a bit.
moving the plate out and towards the hinges should release the plastic locator from the lock assembly.
you could then disconnect the wiring from the car but its not essential
the metal plate is out.
add sound proofing.
put it all back and spend some time bending the door pin back to the right location.
If its good weather tomorrow I might do the drivers door and I'll take some pictures to go with it.