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Hi, I'm looking for some help with my 2013 Scion xB front stage. I am trying to use my JL C5 3way set and need an installer that can fabricate a set of kick panels to hold the 4-inch and tweeter. Traveling to the Phoenix area isn't an option so the person or business would need to be in the Tucson area. Thank you!
 

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unfortunately i do not know of any in Tuscon, but i do know 2 very good shops in the Phoenix area.. Handcrafted Car Audio and Unique Upholstery.
 
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unfortunately i do not know of any in Tuscon, but i do know 2 very good shops in the Phoenix area.. Handcrafted Car Audio and Unique Upholstery.
I spoke to a local shop, The Specialists, and they said it would be at least $650 to mold a pair of kicks. I'm not sure if that's a high price or what. They would be texture painted to look like the ABS plastic factory kickpanels, the JL grilles would be used and I am supplying the speakers (4-inch and tweeter), which they would mount.
 

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I spoke to a local shop, The Specialists, and they said it would be at least $650 to mold a pair of kicks. I'm not sure if that's a high price or what. They would be texture painted to look like the ABS plastic factory kickpanels, the JL grilles would be used and I am supplying the speakers (4-inch and tweeter), which they would mount.
I'm not sure who they are and what specifically you asked of them, but the way I do kick panels for midbass, that price is extremely low. For reference, the pair we just did in an audi have about 12 hours into them and they still need to be wrapped. For midrange and tweeter it wouldnt require as much time. I'd say that's a kore than fair price, but again, I have no idea who they are or what they're capable of.

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I'm not sure who they are and what specifically you asked of them, but the way I do kick panels for midbass, that price is extremely low. For reference, the pair we just did in an audi have about 12 hours into them and they still need to be wrapped. For midrange and tweeter it wouldnt require as much time. I'd say that's a kore than fair price, but again, I have no idea who they are or what they're capable of.

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Thank you for the fast reply! I appreciate your input. I was wondering about how the aiming is done. I asked the shop and they said they just aim them either to the dome light or opposite headrest or if I pay extra they will make a test pod and have me sit in it until I'm happy with the aiming. How do you go about aiming kicks?
 

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I’ve never had the specialist install anything from me but from what I recall when living in Tucson they were one of the only shops that seemed to do quality work. Cost of living is cheaper there than NYC so maybe that’s why the price is low.
 
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