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Here's an installation tip for a subwoofer in a V70 Classic.<P>I made a two-part lid that covers the spare wheel well, one lid holds two 8" subs(Dynaudio) and one lids holds the amplifiers for the entire system (2xAlpine, C70 version). Check this photo for inspiration: <P> <IMG SRC="http://hem.passagen.se/hanslahti/bilder/trunksub.gif"> <BR> <P>As you can see the two woofers fits under the trunk floor if you are very careful in locating them so that the magnets fits inside and outside the spare wheel. This design is actually a sandwich where the lower board is MDF and this is where the woofers and amps are fastened. The MDF board is cut to fit exactly in the indentation that runs around the spare wheel well. The upper board is somewhat larger and covered in trunk carpet to give the whole installation a nice look. The rear lid has a handle so you easily can lift out the lid in case you need access to the spare wheel. I didn't use any fasteners for the lids, just a sealing between the lid and the floor to make the installation airtight, the weight of the complete assembly does the rest. It has been in the car since April 2000 without a hitch.<P>There's a safety angle to the two lid design (yes, I work for Volvo). If the car is hit from behind the spare wheel is pushed forward in the car, bringing the sub/amp installation with it. If the split between the lids wasn't there the spare wheel would have been forced to enter the passenger area of the cabin through the rear backrest. With the split lid the spare wheel goes up between the lids and into the trunk instead. This is also why there are two floor panels in the trunk. The side panels in the floor has indications to make them break in the same manner as I described for the floor and sub/amp installation. <P>Please note that this is my own design, not a Volvo original design so you can't hold Volvo responsible if your'e not pleased with this installation idea <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>One alternative is to use one 12" woofer instead of two 8" woofers, this will reduce cost a bit. You can also dispense of the spare wheel and use the spare wheel well as a template for a glassfibre/epoxi subwoofer box like the car audio freaks install. This concept actually works since the low frequency damping of the floor boards is zero.<P>You can also buy a woofer that is made specially for very small boxes and build a box that will fit inside the spare wheel, then you won't have to bother with the tricky fitting of the lids I described above.<P>In the new V70 there is an<BR>original Volvo subwoofer available that follows the same concept, a 12" powered sub (150 W) that fits under the trunk<BR>floor. <p>[This message has been edited by Audioguy (edited 06-21-2002).]
 

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I am not a freak thankyou very much. Im an enthusiast. I cant see the picture, I dont think the link worked. I am curious as to what you have done, but it sounds similar to something I did once before. I used two tens angled slightly, and I also raised the floor some to accomadate. <P>
 

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AudioGuy:<P>Please repost with corrected links to the pics. I am curious about your sub install and would like to see the pics! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>Thanks,<P>PW
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PW:<BR><B><BR>Please repost with corrected links to the pics. I am curious about your sub install and would like to see the pics! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The link is right, but there might be some problems with the server. At this moment it's working, hope you can see it now. If not, try to reload the page.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Audioguy:<BR><B> The link is right, but there might be some problems with the server. At this moment it's working, hope you can see it now. If not, try to reload the page.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>The link address is not typed correctly because if it were then it would appear as an address in your post where you can click on (and then if the server were down we would just not be able to see the page). Right now, all we see is a small white box with a red "x" inside of it which means that the link has been typed wrong. If you can check the way you entered it vs. the actual address...?<P><BR>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> <BR>The link address is not typed correctly because if it were then it would appear as an address in your post where you can click on (and then if the server were down we would just not be able to see the page). Right now, all we see is a small white box with a red "x" inside of it which means that the link has been typed wrong. If you can check the way you entered it vs. the actual address...?<P><BR>Yannis<P><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I did all that. When I copy the address from my entry and paste it into my web browsers address field everything is fine. Maybe there's a problem in the communication between the Swedespeed server in the US and my server in Sweden? I've seen the picture appear several times in my post so I know that it has worked fine at least those times.<P>...hmmm...strange... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif">
 

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If you want to see the picture you can type (or copy) the following address into your browsers address field:<P> hem.passagen.se/hanslahti/bilder/trunksub.jpg<P>Or click <A HREF="http://hem.passagen.se/hanslahti/bilder/trunksub.jpg" TARGET=_blank>here</A>.<P>Hope this works.<p>[This message has been edited by Audioguy (edited 06-24-2002).]
 

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Here we go, can you guys see it now? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/DrewSRX2/trunksub.gif"> <P>BTW, nice looking setup, it must sound really good!<P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Here we go, can you guys see it now? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>BTW, nice looking setup, it must sound really good!<P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thanks, Drew! Yes it sounds just fine. The best part is that it steals zero trunk space and is completely invisible when the floor boards are in place. It also works even if the trunk is filled with luggage.<P>
 

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Came across this post and am very curious, unfortunately all the pics have broken links. I know its an old thread, but any chance anyone has copies of the original pics from the thread that I could get and see to get a better view and understanding of AudioGuy's installation tip for a subwoofer in a V70 Classic. Thanks, Hiller
 
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