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bradyman1 06-03-2008 10:38 AM

Homebrew speaker pods
 
This weekend I built some speaker pods for the yj. What do you think? They are for 6 1/2" sony explode speakers. I bedliner coated the outside with the plasticoat stuff from walmart for durability. They are very shallow, I wanted to keep the headroom while accessing the rear seat. They sound pretty descent though, and the speakers new off of Craigslist were only $15.00.:2thumbsup: The last picture shows the room above the pod, that is a AA battery in the pic on top of it. It is pushing the top up a little bit but you get the idea.

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Jason

tazzzdvil 06-03-2008 06:29 PM

Nice idea. I thought about same idea but going all the way across.

Any droop with the zip ties?

What is the material you used for the enclosures?

bradyman1 06-04-2008 06:27 AM

I used some 1/2" sanded plywood that I had lying around. I was considering doing a bar all the way across but I saw one one here and it just looked to massive. I don't get any droop. The plywood top is larger than the actual enclosure. The first picture shows it pretty well. That extra plywood sets on top of the rollbar and supports the encosure, the ties are just to keep it stationary. I thought about using velcro on top of the roll bar and on the underside of the lip on the speaker pod to hold it, but I didn't know how well the glue would hold up to being in the heat of the sun and the cold of the winter. Good luck and post some pics of your bar when you get it done.

Jason

greenmanalishi 12-07-2008 05:21 AM

what a great idea!!! i've been thinking about trying something other than my 6x9 boxes but wasnt sure if a soundbar was a good choice? these look like a perfect idea
cheers
jim

GCool 12-07-2008 07:44 AM

put some fiberglass resin on them bad boys and WAM them are water proof!

Barrio 12-07-2008 02:06 PM

Nice work! I love my Sony Expod Speakers and head unit with the MP3 jack on the face. Its very convient and I love it.

drummerman83 05-30-2009 12:58 PM

is there alot of "bounce" with the pods when you hit bigger bumps or go off road?

Hockey1 05-31-2009 09:43 AM

They look nice. And I agree with you, I've seen some fugly homemade speaker bars! 1 question for ya. Does the softop at highway speeds flap against the bolt and nut? If it does you could always use silicone to cover any sharp edges.

bradyman1 06-01-2009 06:47 AM

No flapping of the soft top on the speaker pods. They work great.

jaymann 06-01-2009 05:17 PM

Good idea and nice job, I have been thinking about building one that goes all the way across for some larger speakers then I currently have and with some better interior lighting. My idea was with fiberglass but I dont know how difficult it would be. It would make a good winter project though.

takinurbakin 06-02-2009 07:35 PM

that is a really great setup! Glad to see more people using their noggin.
I've been having some trouble with two 6x9's in mine and have been looking for ideas were to put them.
what is the angle on the inside of the rollbar, if I may ask.

bradyman1 06-08-2009 07:35 AM

I am not sure. I started with a piece of cardboard and traced the roll bar corner until it fit well. I didn't get that technical.


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