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  • #14904

    thepmp
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    Hi all,

    Due to the disappointing audio quality in the RS I will soon be upgrading all of the speakers with components in the front and replacing the boot floor sub (probably with separate amps powering them). This will all be linked to the sync system and be completely hidden so OEM appearance.

    I know I’m not the only one disappointed with the sound from these so has anyone else started to upgrade yet? If so what kit have you used?

    cheers,

    Phil



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    #14938

    9designs
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    Will watch with interest…. what brand and cost?



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    #15066

    Chris Preston
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    Connects2 do the collars needed for the front speaker upgrade

    I have Phoenix gold components for the front doors and will put the same in the back when I get a chance !

    #15089

    thepmp
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    Thanks Chris,

    I have a Rockford Fosgate shallow enclosed sub that shall probably be going under the boot floor, I may well go for all RF kit (I did in my last car but powered by an Alpine amp, which I was very happy with)



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    #15090

    Chris Preston
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    Have you had the amp update ?

    #15219

    thepmp
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    Don’t think it’s been done, my trail of thought was if I’m putting an external amp on that I won’t bother! (Unless there is still reason to?)…



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    #15592

    carismadave
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    I did think about upgrades but where do we stop? Went mad in my other car….not doing it again. Would love to transfer my Kef uni-q 8’s but theyre hust too big!

    mind you, noticed stereo stuff is soooo cheap these days! Some of my old Phoenix Gold/Genesis stuff cost £££££!

    Dave

    #15794

    thepmp
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    Yes Dave, I had a few genesis bits and they cost a bomb but great quality!

    will update the thread when I’ve put my hand in my pocket!



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    #19341

    9designs
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    Had a installer quote me 330 quid to replace all 4 door speakers with pioneer component speakers. Might be a help and still look standard.



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    TracTive Suspension kit  – £3350 inc   

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    #19807

    thepmp
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    Sounds good Steve although I would suggest an after market amp hidden somewhere to power them if you’re going down that route… might as well feed them what they’re capable of taking rather than the weak budget ford amp!



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    #19811

    Pat Godfrey
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    Easing this thread with interest for when I get my car back…..anywhere else anyone found suitable for a sub/amps given tchonology and size now, other than the boot floor ?

    I will have the custom fitted dog crate….is why I ask

    #19812

    Pat Godfrey
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    Reading not easing !!

    #60152

    Laren Guthrie
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    Australia

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    Hi guys,

    On this subject, the Aus/NZ cars do not come with a sub at all (nor an option for a sunroof which was also disappointing). Has anyone fitted one in the factory space below the boot lining & can it be connected to the sync 3/Sony system without adding an additional amp? Thinking of putting in a shallow-mount aftermarket model into the OEM space. Any tips/advice or recommendations?

    #90512

    Eddiewin87
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    Australia

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    Laren Guthrie, good question as I was thinking the same thing. Also does anyone know if it would affect the Warranty of the RS or will it only affect the sound system part of the vehicle?

    Surly if a aftermarket sound system was installed and a engine problem (Faulty HG) was to occur Ford would still have to fix it?



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    #94868

    Chrisbuer
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    I’m upgrading my speakers soon. Not going too crazy but changing the components and tweeters in the front doors and having dynamat installed. Then running a small amp to them along with a digital bit processor and a small sub.

    Ill post some videos of the before and after when I’ve had it done.

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