When i got the car the front speakers were blown. Lived with that for a while.
Christmas came around(last year) and i asked for some Audiobahn 6x9'*(i dont want to hear about their quality, they were cheap and they beat the heck out of Sony speakers) to replace the ones already installed. I had the origional deck in there so i didn't expect to hear much of a diff(and i didn't). After i got some money togeter a week later i got the fronts. I had to get stupid 3.5'*. I never really did anything special with them except mount the tweeters on top of the speaker covers as you can see circled here..
After i installed my head unit myself with no previous experiance in any kind of stereo stuff, i wasn't happy with the bass of the new system. The supid 6x9 baskets choked out soooo much bass. I decided to directly mount the speakers to the metal part above as you can see here.
That improved the bass dramatically!
I kept that setup for a long time and i was bored of that and my friend thought it would be a good idea to cut the cardboard hole above the speaker and mount the speaker on top. His worked really well and looked great(1990 lumina). I decided to cut the holes out and mount them. That was a terrible idea. The area back there was not enough to fit the whole speaker and the carpet soaked up some bass(duh). You can see that setup here.
I was really dissapointed with that and i remembered that i built a sub box over the winter in hopes that i would get some subs but i never did. I goe the box designed for 1 RE 12 inch and hand cut 2 holes out of the face. I mounted the speakers inverted and ran a cord out of the port to the tweeters mounted in the back of the car. I tried this out not thinking that it would work so well because the box was soo big. I was wrong! Well is you coud say i was pretty pumped. I went to show my brother who has 2 old Rockford fosgate 10'* in a sealed enclosure and they hit way harder than his. Then i showed my friend who has a single sony 12 in his truck(i know it sucks) and it was better than his too. Keep in mind im just running off of the sony HU.
I somehow lost all of the pics but i do have an old crappy vid with a not so good song.
(and no thats not distortion from the speakers, its the camera mic takin a dump)
I need an amp!