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My 240 wagon has never had a radio installed in it. I'm looking to get a CD head unit in the near future, but I'm at a loss for the installation. I know how to install car stereos (I've done it before), but I'm a little confused about the setup here. I know that there's wiring for two front speakers, but what about the back? I've seen 4" speakers mounted just behind the rear doors in other 240 wagons. Is that the standard mounting place? Is there any built-in amps or anything that I should know about before hooking anything up? Also, I'm looking to add some bigger speakers in the back to give it some bass (not something that's going to shake the streets, just enough to make music sound more natural),what would you guys recommend for positioning? The only thing that I can think of is to build a box or two to house speakers, as I can't really see any place to put any. Thanks in advance! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>
 

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If you want more bass and can imagine adding a separate amp to your system I would suggest that you go for a subwoofer solution. A first attempt would be mounting whatever fits your budget and taste in the front doors and a subwoofer in the trunk. If you want some rear fill you can also add speakers in the original location in the back.<P>The sub can be a 8"-12" that you install in the spare wheel well under the trunk floor. Since it is only for low frequencies the floor won't be an obstruction and you don't have to waste valuable trunk space. This solution also is invisible which reduces the risk of burglary in your fine car.<P>Make sure that you have a sufficiently low crossover frequency for your sub so you can't locate it too easily. I wouldn't go higher than 80 Hz. Also experiment with the phase of the sub. Sometimes it integrates better with the front speakers if it is phase inverted.<P>You can check out a similar subwoofer in this forum under the title <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum22/HTML/000046.html" TARGET=_blank>Sub for V70 Classic</A>.<P>There are no amps hidden in the car, if it came without radio from factory you only have speaker wires preinstalled.
 

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Cool! Thanks for the reply, and I have to say, that sounds like a good idea, putting a sub in one of the storage compartments in the back.... have to look into it.<P>
 

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Keep us posted with pics if you can! I have only tried this concept in a 940, 850, and V70 so it would be nice to see how it works in the 240.
 

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If there are any other pre-wired locations in your wagon, it might be the forward part of the rear doors. Some wagons had speakers in there - some of the older ones had speakers where you described, behind the rear doors, snugged beside the rear seatback. I've seen some guys put small speakers in the rear door as well, firing forward. <P>The subwoofer in the rear well has been done by some other 240 guys - you might ask in the aftermarket forum on the BrickBoard as well. It's a great location, since it's essentially out of sight. If you don't have the third seat, you can put amps in the storage area under the rear floor.<P><P>
 
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