We introduced these awesome Fiberglass 6x9 Speaker Panels in Z-Mail 70, but realized we had some fine-tuning to complete first, in order to give you as many speaker options as possible (see details in Description below). All of that setup is now completed, they are in production, and we're currently finalizing the necessary hardware and instructions for simple and proper installation. We now have a car for re-test fitting, and have that scheduled shortly. We hope to have everything ready to ship in August.
On a road trip, the Z-Car is nearly perfect, except for one thing: hearing your stereo clearly through small speakers aimed at each other in the rear of the car. Here is the best answer we've found yet, our custom-designed Fiberglass speaker panel, available exclusively at Motorsport. Fiberglass is widely considered a premium material for the creation of custom speaker panels. These awesome panels improve upon the wood variety, as fiberglass is considered to have better sound quality, is lighter & stronger, and can be customized to any color or finish you wish (Be creative! You could use any color paint, many other types of textured coating, various materials or wraps like vinyl, leather, or fabrics). Note: If you are customizing the finish of your Speaker Panel, be sure to go through the "Speaker Notes" fitment notes first before your custom paint or material finishing. This panel has openings for two 6x9" speakers (not included), installs easily with included hardware (replaces the interior tail light panel), and points those speakers right at the driver's area. The design includes a centered hole for a bass relief port tube (included). This panel is made from quality, thick fiberglass; and is sturdy enough to support any speaker that will fit*.
Remember that 6x9" speakers come in many different depths, as well as having different cutout dimensions for proper placement. Step 1, Clearance: First, prior to choosing your speakers, completely install your speaker panel, and confirm the exact clearance you have available on your Z between the panel and your tail light area. Note that there may not be enough clearance for some deep speakers, or those with large magnets. If you choose short depth speakers, like our Retrosound speakers (see related items below), you may skip this step as they will have plenty of clearance, and they sound great too! Step 2, Speaker Cutouts: Also, to give you the greatest speaker option flexibility, we made the oval speaker cutouts a bit small on purpose, to insure that the openings will not be too large for any 6x9 speaker you may choose. When you pick your preferred speakers, simply dremel or file the necessary material from the oval speaker panel cutouts, to get a proper fit for your chosen speakers. Fiberglass is one of the easiest materials to modify in this way, as even a simple round file will remove material, as needed, quickly and easily.
Bass Relief Port:
The bass tube is included in the price, but not pre-installed since many will want to paint or otherwise customize the finish on their panel first. The tube installs very simply, with silicone type adhesive recommended where the port flange meets the speaker panel, to avoid vibration. For the audiophiles among you, we chose a bass port at the maximum length that should be used for proper clearance behind the port. The port will work great as it is with any speaker setup and does not require modification. For those who wish to adjust the length of the bass port to fine-tune their bass response to match their highly customized speaker setup & audio details, the bass port can be easily reduced in length as needed with a simple hacksaw or similar cutting or grinding tool. Gotta love those audiophiles!
Rear Deck Mat Note:
If you already have, or plan to use one of our Custom Rear Deck Mats, unfortunately the Mat is too thick for the Speaker Panel to have proper clearance, and would require modification.
Looking for even more sound? Check out our Front Speaker Panel kits in Related Items below!
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