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So i have all the pieces I need for a 3 way active front stage. Problem is I took my RS100s out to the truck today and I dont know if I can fit them. the plan was to put them and the tweeters in the sails but I just dont think theyll fit. That leaves pretty much only a few options

1. Kickpanels, I dont know if I have the skill to pull them off, and I cant really afford to have them made

2. Factory locations at the ends of the dash firing at the windshield. Ive never heard this setup before but Ive heard it isnt good??

3. Get rid of my RS225s and pick up a set of 6.5 or 7 inchers and run 2 way.

4. Find something small that will play low enough to mate up with the RS225 in a 2 way

What would you guys do in my situation? If it matters, were looking at an 06 dodge ram
 

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Of course the vehicle matters... silly!

building Kicks is NOT as complicated as you think....

Dash up has its advantages in some cars/trucks...

I wish I knew which driver's the RS's were... I just don't know what brand/style they are.. I'm kinda stupid that way... LOL...

Never hurts to try it, see how it sounds & then rethink.... You can do it...

Rob
 

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Get your BOOM BOOM twinkle twinkle on first....

...then take it from there.:D
 

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u can try building pods for the speakers on the ground, ive seen this done a few times
its fairly easy if u have the basic concept of fiberglassing down
 

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u can try building pods for the speakers on the ground, ive seen this done a few times
its fairly easy if u have the basic concept of fiberglassing down
 

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I've heard a Dodge truck with the DLS IR3 dome mids firing up at the windshield, tweets were in the apillars. Sounded great.

Not sure how a cone mid would sound like that in the RAM but whats it hurt to try?

I'd try it with the mids in stock dash locations and tweets in the apillars, or with the mids firing at windshield if you can fit them both.

Worth a shot first since it's easy enough to do, you may like it that way.
 

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If you put the rs100's in the stock locations be sure to fill in around the driver so you don't have front and backwaves fighting each other. Also play with stuffing polyfil under the mids for isolation from the underside of the dash. Tweets in sails or pillars would be the way to go.
 

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Ill pop the panel off tomorrow and see what it looks like. maybe I can mock the tweeters up in a few different places and see how different they sound
we in the same boat! the dash under that cover is a hodgepodge of different shapes. the RS100s definately wont just drop in. check out clinesselects build thread. he had some legatia 3"ers in that location. i think i am going to build some "pods" that sit on the top of the dash for my mids and tweets. mounted on-axis. and 8"s in the doors. im leaning towards the RS100 RS225 combo myself.
 

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we in the same boat! the dash under that cover is a hodgepodge of different shapes. the RS100s definately wont just drop in. check out clinesselects build thread. he had some legatia 3"ers in that location. i think i am going to build some "pods" that sit on the top of the dash for my mids and tweets. mounted on-axis. and 8"s in the doors. im leaning towards the RS100 RS225 combo myself.
I thought Id be able to put the RS100s and tweets in the sails, but i think they are just gonna be too obtrusive
 

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I thought Id be able to put the RS100s and tweets in the sails, but i think they are just gonna be too obtrusive
i havnt actually held an RS100 yet to get an exact grasp of its physical size, but i have studied its dimensions, and i would have to say that would be one big (and ugly) sail panel. and your pathlengths would be worst case there. i know my planned dash pods wont be a whole lot better. personally, i absolutely hate kickpanel speakers, for lots of non sonic reasons.
 

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i havnt actually held an RS100 yet to get an exact grasp of its physical size, but i have studied its dimensions, and i would have to say that would be one big (and ugly) sail panel. and your pathlengths would be worst case there. i know my planned dash pods wont be a whole lot better. personally, i absolutely hate kickpanel speakers, for lots of non sonic reasons.
The RS100 is more like a large 3 incher. I think Im gonna make some cardboard baffles and check out some placements today
 

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I am running the RS225 in my doors and my BG Neo 3 tweets in the dash factory location. I am running the RS225 63-1100 if I remember right and the planars 2000 and up. I was running 3 way active as well until my mid on the passenger side died due to in my opinion a manufacturing defect. Anyway, I was concerned about the sound but was very pleasantly surprised at how good it did sound. this may give you some wiggle room in time so that you can figure out a solution to running three way. Or you may stay with two way and rear fill. Which I am currently trying and liking.
 

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Well, It looks like Im gonna be doing kicks. I could fit them in the dash, but Im afraid after a baffle the dash cover wouldnt go back on without cutting it out and building a grill. With the small size of the RS100s I think I can make them so they stay out of the way in the kicks. I made a cardboard baffle and test fitted it and it seems to fit well. the only thing Im really worried about is them getting nasty with the weather here
 
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