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Old November 30th, 2016, 06:53 PM   #1
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upgrading Audio System again but the OEM system this time

i've had a strictly Bass system up to: 3 12's (vented box) + another 12" ported box in the interior...i got rid of this a while back as it was too much for me but kept 1 12" in a sealed box behind driver seat for a little bass and a free back massage


i'm trying to upgrade what i think is a pretty good system already from Honda...IMO

this is what i've gotten thus far

1. Headunit is OEM Honda Navi upgraded

2. for 6x9's i went with JBL GX963:

GX963 | 210-Watt, Three-Way 6" x 9" Speaker System

all i wanted is a really clear, clean sounding Treble since the Bass would come from the Subs


however, there is rattling noise in the trunk area and if someone could help me pin point what it could be, would appreciate it

there were some questions while Searching on how to drill if that is needed with aftermarket 6x9's. the way i did it is there are four bolts for the 6x9s, luckily 2 lined up like:




this is the drill bit size that coincides with the Bolt size:




great thing is after removing the foam from the inside covers, the OEM speaker covers sit perfectly:





3. for the front Door speakers, went with Focal Auditor R-165 S2:

R-165S2 - Focal

still waiting on the Brackets to mount them


4. along with the 12" Sub in a sealed box behind the driver seat, added another 10" Sub ON the seat, might as well since no one can sit there anyhow. went with Kicker 10" CompRT 2 Ohm. the lower end Kicker subs dont have the clean hitting Bass and i would recommend this Sub along with a proper Amp

Comp RT 10" 2 Ohm Subwoofer | KICKERŪ


all in all everything is coming together with the exception of Trunk Rattling! if anyone can provide some advice where it may be coming from, much appreciate it
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Old December 1st, 2016, 06:01 AM   #2
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Adding sound damping material to the trunk lid and rear deck eliminated all my rattles. I used RAAMmat BXT II.

You'll like those focals. That's what I run too.
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Old December 1st, 2016, 11:49 AM   #3
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1. It's probably your license plate.
2. It's probably those grill covers (foam was there for a reason)
3. The trunk spring levers will vibrate if worn out or heavy bass.

Play something that makes the rattle occur and go poke around.

Or something in the doors.

Also, there's no way that head unit is delivering near enough power for those speakers... You can use a mini amp and significantly improve the quality of your audio.

Rear deck is also an option, but you'd need more than that one sub to do that, or missing foam, bad snap clip, etc. Don't go deadening to fix rattling, unless you're actually vibrating the trunk lid. (I needed about 750w RMS (1500 advertised) to do this)
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You'll like those focals.
thanks, yeah i was gonna get Infinity but they couldn't handle the Bass notes
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1. It's probably your license plate.
2. It's probably those grill covers (foam was there for a reason)
3. The trunk spring levers will vibrate if worn out or heavy bass.

Play something that makes the rattle occur and go poke around.

Or something in the doors.

Also, there's no way that head unit is delivering near enough power for those speakers... You can use a mini amp and significantly improve the quality of your audio.

Rear deck is also an option, but you'd need more than that one sub to do that, or missing foam, bad snap clip, etc. Don't go deadening to fix rattling, unless you're actually vibrating the trunk lid. (I needed about 750w RMS (1500 advertised) to do this)

1. probably not my license plate Frame which is q chrome University Frame that i added some material behind to stop a horrible rattle when i had the 3 12" subs

2. not the grill covers, even with them off, there's a rattle somewhere

3. trunk spring levers - will check these out


yeah, its just been getting cold in CO where there's only a few hours in the day to tackle any Car related stuff

mini amp sounds interesting, any recommendations?


i'll report back with my personal findings and hopefully it can help someone else out wanting to upgrade the already pretty decent OEM system
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4 channel amplifiers

Thing puts out no BS power, also available as a mono amp for subwoofers in a different internal configuration. Very clean signals given a clean input.

ID which sector of your car is rattling, sitting in the back or trunk open/closed may help. There's a million places on these cars that can rattle down to the airbag covers because of all the snap clips. I can help, but I need to know directions and regions.
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