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Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

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Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

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Boom Mat baffles protect your car's new speakers from moisture and dirt. Mounted behind the speaker, the baffle forms a mounting seal that also improves sound clarity by reducing panel vibration that could transfer to the speaker.

Boom Mat baffles protect your car's new speakers from moisture and dirt. Mounted behind the speaker, the baffle forms a mounting seal that also improves sound clarity by reducing panel vibration that could transfer to the speaker.

These baffles will protect your speakers. In many applications we recommend that you cut a hole in the bottom of the baffle, or remove the entire bottom of the baffle, to maintain good bass response while still protecting your speaker from dirt and water damage. Call one of our Advisors if you have questions — they'll be happy to share their expertise with you.


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What's in the Box:

  • Two acoustic slim foam baffles for 6x8" speakers

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Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles Reviews

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45 Reviews

Great for eliminating bass

HAL from CA on 8/18/2016

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Contrary to all acoustic principles, these will cause any speaker to deaden all bass. After installing in 2012 Escape, I tried with one cappy factory speaker and one Rockfield Fosgate P1683 6 x 8 with a boom mat. The factory junk speaker had far more bass than the Rockfield Fosgate. There is no room once the speaker is enclosed inside the boom mat to allow any speaker to reproduce bass. The larger the enclosure, the more bass.It's an acoustic principal. In fact, the product info makes no claims about increasing bass. I cannot recommend.

Pros: May protect from water or rattles.

Cons: Deadens all bass from any speaker.

best investment

KenC from Indiana on 8/14/2016

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Originally installed new Rockford Fostgate 6x8 without these in my door, but sound was boxy and could hear stuff vibrating (buzzing). Later bought and installed these baffles and was amazed by the better sound quality. Great investment.

Pros: Greatly improved sound

Cons: none

Ford E-350 Passenger Van Tail Doors

Arthur M from Lee, NH on 6/17/2016

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These worked perfect for my application. I did a slight cut to pass the wires through and definitely noticed the difference from just mounting new speakers to the mounts.

Pros: Fit as described and just needed slight trimming to fit flush in sheet metal.

Cons: None unless you were looking for pre made wire holes. Otherwise none from my need.

A must have

Carlos E. from San antonio, tx on 5/6/2016

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Really helps the speakers reach their potential

Pros: Better bass and responsiveness

Cons: None

Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Michael from Papillion, NE on 4/6/2016

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I didn't end up installing these as it was obvious they were too deep and would interfere with the window going up and down. I suppose I could have cut and cobbled them in somehow but didn't want to hassle with it.

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Cons: Too deep and would interfere with window.

phserda

Pete S from Eloy,Az on 3/22/2016

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Product works as described on webpage no installation issues

Pros: Easy to install gave my 3 way aftermarket speakers a better sound also using my Bluetooth phone thru radio speakers picks up less noise than before

Cons: A little big fitting thru speaker holes but worked okay didn't have to cut mount

Cool Product

Luke from frisco, TX on 2/20/2016

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Cool product installs easy and make the bass tighter.

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Speaker baffles

Tim from Cincinnati, Oh on 11/18/2015

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They helped make my 6 by 8 component kickers sound like they had more bass

Pros: Easy to install makes bigger sound better

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Boom Bass

Joe P. from San Marcos, Texas on 3/29/2015

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I install the boom mats when installing Polk 5x7/6x8 coaxial speakers in my brothers truck. After cutting a small hole for speaker wire to pass thru and a 1" diameter hole on the bottom to help speaker resonate I put them on the Polk speakers. Once the installion was complete I turn on stereo to hear the speakers. I could notice a big improvement on treble and bass response. I highly recommend this boom mats because they do help improve speaker performance and protect them from harmful elements.

Pros: Big bass improvement

Cons: N/A

Did not fit 96 Ford Crown Vic

Jason from Arkansas on 3/20/2015

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Too big for my car. Would get in the way of the window. Also did not mesh well with the speaker or door. Even if it had fit, it would have looked very sloppy. Love the idea but in the end these were horrible. This has nothing to do with Crutchfield though as they are awesome. Great customer service.

Pros: None that I could find since they would not work.

Cons: Looks sloppy. Does not fit well. Too big as window hits the foam when it comes down. Just a disaster all together.

Good product

Chris from El Paso TX on 3/8/2015

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Protects speakers from potential exterior elements (like water) without affecting sound.

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Waste of resouces

motorman from Northern Calif on 2/8/2015

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Garbage; does not fit the front door of a 2002 F250. I hacked one up to try to get it too work, but it bunched up when trying to put the speaker in it, then the speaker doesn't fit and the door panel won't go over it too. I purposely got the slim fit for this application- not even close. Lost $ trying to do the right thing, so now my speakers are unprotected (just like stock)

Pros: no pros, just cons

Cons: do not buy for a Ford f250 front door install

Crutchfield response on February 10, 2015 Speaker baffles are a good idea for protecting your speakers and improving the way they sound. In fact, there are some vehicles where baffles are absolutely needed in order for new speakers to sound good at all. And then there are vehicles like this one where space is so tight that there just isn't enough room for the baffle. Sorry to hear they didn't work out - we have refunded you the cost of the baffles.

speaker pockets

Anonymous from Hortense, Ga on 12/1/2014

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This is a great product.

Pros: Helps with sound and bass

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ok i guess

Mark W from Wichita, KS on 9/30/2014

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I placed these in my doors to protect from water and increase sound. I have not noticed an increase in sound from doors, but I have not finished installing the remainder of speakers.

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Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

BobM from La Marque, TX on 7/20/2014

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Fit well and work great.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: None

Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Pollar bluff, Mo. on 4/27/2014

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Fit great in my f-250, add more bass to speakers

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Does it's job

AG from North Hills, CA on 3/17/2014

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Product works like it's supposed too. Protects the door speakers andsounds better.

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Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

frank from Austin, TX on 3/8/2014

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Great product sounds better and I can turn it up more now plus I needed them I could see rust on the speakers terminals on a 2008 lincoln navigator

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Boom mat

Anonymous from Bremen ga on 3/7/2014

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Worked perfect

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Boom MAt 6x8 Baffle

RH from Sacramento on 12/13/2013

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Great product that protects speakers from water in the door and improves bass response.

Pros: Well made great fit. thick material..

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An OK product...for really just one purpose

RichM from Rahway, NJ on 8/1/2013

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As other reviewers have stated before, buy this product to protect your speakers but not for better sound.

Pros: Sound protection but no real sound improvement.

Cons: Can be tricky to install securely

Boom Mat. No sound improvement. Save your money.

Henry from Charleston, SC on 6/19/2013

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I bought these speaker baffles to me used in my Mazda 626 2001. My car audio installer tried using these with the rear speakers (the front 6x8 section had no room for speaker baffles at all) but the speaker response was poor. Without the baffles the sound was much better. I gave them a shot, they under performed so I'll probably throw them in the garbage. Not worth the hassle to send them back. Maybe let the kids make a hat out of them. I gave two stars because the quality of the product was still good. They just didn't work for me.

Pros: They didn't work for me. Sound was poor.

Cons: I won't spend any money on these for future systems.

Speaker baffles

Matt from Bellefontaine , ohio 43311 on 6/16/2013

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These are great for doors with no insulation in them or for decks that are open to the trunk. They help with sound and bass quality. Easy to use also.

Pros: Easy of use

Cons: None

Boom Mat

Micah C. from Vestal, NY on 5/26/2013

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I bought these with all four speakers. They don't work with the door speakers though, my fault not theirs. When used with the rear deck speakers they really help direct the sound forward and out of the trunk.

Pros: Really help.

Cons: Don't use with door speakers.

Cool idea, but not enough room.

Robert from Tucson, AZ on 8/20/2011

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When ordering speakers, the baffles looked like a great idea. When installing the speakers, there was not enough room for the baffles to fit. Oh, well.

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Not worth it

Vince from San Jose on 6/30/2011

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Dont waste your money on these.I installed my speakers with and without and the only thing they do is protect the speaker from water.The sound wasnt any better.

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Not for Ford F150

Will from Huntsville, AL on 5/21/2011

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These baffles were one of three recommended baffle accessories. I have never used a baffle and thought I would give it a try. The baffle was way too big for the factory opening. After cutting down the flange of the boom mat to get it to fit the face of the opening, you had to cut a section out from the circumference of the baffle to get it to fit in the opening, (otherwise it prevented the speaker from being installed). After finally getting them to fit, I cranked up the stereo and was surprised at the results. It helped the mids and highs but the bass was muffled. I again modified the baffle by cutting half off of the back out to allow air movement for the speaker. The bass was better still not as good as the factory speaker. On the third try, I threw the Boom Mats away, installed the speakers without the baffles and rocked out! The speakers sounded much better without the baffles! Don't waste your money! I don't know why this is a recommended accessory for an F-150!?

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Does its Job

FRED from Saint George UT on 5/12/2011

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bought these to help keep moisture and dirt out of my speakers, accidentally ordered too deep of ones so had to trim them a bit but that was my fault.

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Good protection

Mike M from letssgo68@gmail.com on 4/7/2011

These are great for protecting speakers in my 07 Mazda6 doors. I had my new speakers installed for 2-3 days and they already got drops of water on them from a rainy day, so these boom mat baffles were a must. Now I'm sure they'll stay dry and clean. I do notice in my front doors the window does hit them just slightly when lowered all the way down, but being they're foam it cant hurt it. The baffles definitely seem over-sized, and required a little cutting of excess material, but such is life when you're installing a generic product. If they fit better they would get 5 stars from me.

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Best speaker protection for the money!

WaTexan from Washington...the state on 3/2/2011

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IF you are going to invest in upgraded your sound from OEM, I would recommend this product. I read all the reviews and decided that it would serve me best to use them to keep water away from my door speakers. To top that, I have F-150 SCrew and one pair did the trick for all my doors, I cut them in half horizontally and placed them on the top portion of the speaker!

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Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Mike_Ohio from Hamilton, Ohio on 1/25/2011

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If you are getting decent speakers, these are a must-have. For the cost, you are crazy to not buy them.

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A must!

Mike from Corvallis OR. on 10/21/2010

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You wont believe you didn't want to spend the money. Insulates empty space behind speaker, sound difference is noticable. Keeps door speakers dry and clean.

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Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Anonymous from Corpus Christi TX on 10/9/2010

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I just installed these in my 03 Tacoma the only thing they are good for is a gasket for the mounting flange of the speaker. They were way over sized for my 6x8s and it took a lot of fitting and trimming to get them to work. if you leave the whole Baffle intact it really cuts down on you're sound quality. I finally cut out the whole back side of the baffle and what a difference this makes. with that being said only buy these if you are looking for a speaker gasket to prevent vibrations and cut out the back side for sound quality.

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Fits like a Saddle on a Sow

Anonymous from McCall, ID on 5/25/2010

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I purchased these to compliment 2 sets of Pioneer 6x8 speakers I recently installed in my '06 F150 Super Cab. I'm not sure how they measure these but a 6x8 speaker falls down inside of these completely, mounting flange and all. If the speakers measured 8x10 the speaker mounting flange might stay on the top lip but a 6x8, no way. After multiple attempts at trying to cram these 10 lbs monsters into a 5 lbs opening I finally gave up and installed the speakers without them. I don't know if these were oversize or what but if they aren't then I would recommend not using them where space might be a concern.

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Good choice for protecting your speakers

Anonymous from Williamsport, PA on 5/1/2010

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Installed these in my Mazda 3 with 4-infinity kappa 682.9cf's 6"x8". Heard a strong vibration coming from my back drivers side door from the boom mat vibrating up against the main cross brace inside the door, so i just pulled it out of the door more. It was my fault for buying boom mats that were too deep. They do sell them in other depths. But overall they do provide protection to the speakers if water gets into the doors and do improve the bass quality slightly. Overall a good buy.

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01 F250 with Factory radio Infinty speakers

Jeff from Artesia,NM on 5/1/2010

This product is TERRIBLE. tried them with infinity reference speakers and they distorted everything to the point I was going to send the whole setup back...... reinstalled everything with out these stupid things and I am completely happywith the speakers with them the speaker sounded as if you put a folded towel on top of them

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MAY CAUSE BASS DISTORTION

Bill from Raleigh, NC on 2/19/2010

Installed these with infinity 6x8 6820cs woofers. Significant bass distortion was occurring at medium to high volumes. I ended up cutting out the bottoms of the boomats. Before I did this, the pressure wave from the woofers was bouncing off the bottom of the boomat and interfering with proper operation - they sounded as if the surround was broken.

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Awesome product !!!

Glenvall from Batesville, Arkansas on 6/6/2009

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I have never used these before. Just installed them with 4 6x8 Kenwoods in doors. They definitely improve the midbass !!! They also completely eliminated vibrations in the doors !!! These foam baffles are awesome and I would recommend them to anyone !!! Just cut a slit in the bottom side for the wires, which also allows for pressure release, and will retain the ability to keep the speakers clean and dry. Rock On !!!

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Okay...I think...

Casey from Texas on 6/5/2009

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I don't really know if these made a difference at all. My intensions were to put them in all 4 doors, but the setup on the front doors would not allow these so they are just installed in the back. The back and the front pretty much sound the same to me, but they might make a noticable difference to you.

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Oooo....foam......

Kelly from The top of California on 3/23/2009

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I guess these things are pretty cool. I needed to buy more stuff to get free shipping and these were the only thing I could think of, so I stuck them in. Can't say for sure if they sound any better since they went in with new speakers. They are easy to work with and went in smoothly.

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They work

Shaun from Springfield, VA on 2/21/2009

To tell you the truth, I didn't expect these to work at all. To my surprise, they actually did. They made the lows a little punchier and the mids a little stronger. Since I'm running 4-way speakers it didn't do anything for the treble. I put these in both the doors and the rear deck on my 06 Mustang, there was a bigger difference in the front than the rear. I'd recommend these if you don't already have subs, otherwise the subs will just overpower the gains these make.

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NICE & CRISP

Jetmd1967 from Romulus, MI on 2/15/2009

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These Baffles are very easy to install and they give my new speakers a Nice & Crisp, deeper sound. In addition they protect the backside of my speakers. Highly recommend.

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Great Quality-Easy Install

Chris from Southern California on 2/4/2009

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The price is great. The quality is great. Make sure you check behind the door panels (with the windows down) to measure clearance. Crutchfield sells a shallow pair as well.

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Not too shabby.

Eric from Portland, OR on 11/16/2008

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Like the other reviewer, I have an '05 Mustang and bought these when I got around to swapping out all four of my speakers. I have a confession -- I bought the baffles because they sent me over the minimum price for free shipping (making the baffles virtually free). That being said, these things are great. They're easy to install, really improve the sound quality, and are inexpensive. The foam is very easy to cut so it's no problem getting the wiring in and cutting them to fit after you've screwed the speaker down. The only other thing I feel I should mention is that they don't really have any other competition product from Crutchfield; there's no other product that does what they do. So, if you want this kind of thing, get them. If not, don't.

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Excellent baffles

Robert from Manteca, CA on 8/19/2008

I originally purchased these for weather protection inside the door of my 05 mustang. After hearing the tone difference in the speakers after installing the baffles into the doors i decided to install them in the back deck as well. There is a definate tone difference. A rich crisper sound. More sound and tone is channeled into the cab of the car instead of into the doors and trunk.

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Features

Overview: These acoustic baffles are designed to be placed behind car speakers to protect the speaker from moisture and dirt which can damage speaker components. Along with providing a sealed chamber, they also form a mounting seal between the speaker and the mounting surface to eliminate panel to frame resonance. Baffles will improve door acoustics by reducing road noise and vibrations transferred to the back of the speaker cone. The baffles are pliable and can be compressed to fit most applications.

Dimensions:

  • Speaker Size: 6x8"
  • Minimum Cutout: 6.25" x 7.5"
  • Maximum Depth: 3.765"
  • Thickness: 0.25"
  • Flange Size: 7.75" x 9.5"

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Why did you buy this?

first choice out of stock, but this one fit - for an extra dollar per unit, I wasn't interested in waiting... [ Z  Mar 16, 2016 ]
Problems in previous installation. These fixed previous issues. [ Jeffrey  Jan 27, 2016 ]
I bought these as a test with full-range speakers. Actually muffled the sound. Would have worked better with tweeters, and let the full-range speakers resonate like factory speakers without these baffles. [ DARRELL  Aug 17, 2016 ]
To protect bottom of speakers in the trunk area... [ stang-guy616  Mar 25, 2016 ]
Had good experience with installations in my other vehicle. Like slim fit option. [ Eugene  Mar 18, 2016 ]
to protect bottom of exposed speakers in trunk from damage [ Francis  Feb 03, 2016 ]
Good price and loyal to Crutchfield [ Chris  Dec 31, 2015 ]
I ordered the Boom Mats to keep my speakers clean, dry and add response to my door speakers. [ Brian  Dec 26, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Oct 12, 2014 ]  Staff
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