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    Default Seal Back Speakers in Ranger PICS

    I think I figured out why my back speakers sound terrible and have NO bass. They are basically free air. How do you recommend I seal them into the enclosure? I know someone out there has done this before. Thank you.
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    can you take the back panel off? if so i would think to make a small lil enclosure around the speakers.
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    When you say back panel, what do you mean the silver metal bracket that goes in between the speaker and the white metal of the truck?

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    You may want to take a look at getting two baffels

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-N3c1AGX...r-Baffles.html

    They are foam, and yes I currently use them, and it works fine for me. Plus I used them more to protect my front speakers from getting wet when I rolled down the window etc, since the DB speakers did not have a built in baffel. Or the other option is to build your own fiber glass enclosure to fit that hole, and place the speaker in the enclosure. Hope this helps.


    Thanks.

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    Most car speakers are designed to run free air. The speakers in your doors are free air. The problem with the rear speakers in that truck is if you take a close look at the mount it does a terrible job of isolating the front of the speaker from the back therefore you get cancellations. Build you a new baffle so that the front is sealed from the back and you will notice a difference. Also sealing the cavity with dynamat or similar product will help. Don't waste your time with foam baffles or building and enclosure because it will not do much for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Installer4life View Post
    Most car speakers are designed to run free air. The speakers in your doors are free air. The problem with the rear speakers in that truck is if you take a close look at the mount it does a terrible job of isolating the front of the speaker from the back therefore you get cancellations. Build you a new baffle so that the front is sealed from the back and you will notice a difference. Also sealing the cavity with dynamat or similar product will help. Don't waste your time with foam baffles or building and enclosure because it will not do much for you.
    Oh, well I retract my previous post, please disregard. My bad thought it was a good idea. Sorry about that.

    Also installer I might have to ask you about your statement sometime to get more info, but not at this time that is for another time, and thanks for the correction.

    Thanks.

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    You need to do something to separate the front of the speaker from the back. If you can get rid of any space between the speaker and the bracket, and make a "seal", I bet the sound would improve greatly.

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    They are 5x7's. Any ideas on what material to use to seal it or how to build a new baffle? I thought of making a MDF spacer, but I don't think the speaker covers would fit. Thanks

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    Take the metal bracket off and make one out of 1/2" MDF. You can get a small piece at The Home Depot or Lowes. Cut it so it is large enough to to cover the existing hole in the truck. Cut a new 5X7 hole in the wood. You may have to trim some of the metal because the hole in the truck may not be large enough. Seal it with some foam insulation tape and you will be good to go...

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    Thank you!

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