About the Q-Forms Kick Panel Enclosures
Many award-winning sound-off competitors put their mid-woofers and tweeters in custom-built kick panel enclosures to get concert-quality stereo imaging. But why pay hundreds of dollars to an installer when you can do it yourself? Just mount your 6-1/2" component system in Q-Logic's Q-Forms kick panel enclosures, and your car speakers will deliver competition-quality imaging without the expensive price tag.
Q-Forms enclosures hold your speakers in an ideal position, angling them to maximize sound quality. Since the Q-Forms are located near your feet, the distance from your ears to each speaker becomes closer to equal, creating a superior soundstage. The driver's seat becomes the "sweet spot" for great stereo sound. Warranty: 1 year.
Note: You'll have to cut a factory trim piece to join with each Q-Form. The Q-Forms do not come with pre-cut holes, so you must cut holes in order to install your component speakers in the enclosures. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.
What's in the box:
- 2 Flame Red plastic Q-Forms
- Two 18" pieces of rubber welt trim
- Three 1" Self-tapping screws
- 3" Self-tapping screw
- 2.5" Plastic spacer
- Two 6 x 8-inch pieces of Polyfil
- Installation Instructions
- Q-Forms "C-series" instruction sheet
Q-Forms Kick Panel Enclosures reviews
I picked these up mainly because they were on sale, and I liked they way they would have looked in my car versus speakers in the factory setting. The trim color matched well enough, slightly brighter, but then again the plastic in my car is over 15 years old. My main problem was that while the panels themselves fit the car like a glove, the speakers I had would not fit the panels without excessive modification(my speakers were listed as 6 3/4 that fit 6 1/2). Before hacking the panels to bits, I sampled having the speakers in the doors(factory location) and resting where the panels would have been. If there was a difference, I couldn't tell, but the distance between the two locations was less than a foot. I think theses would be a good choice if your car doesn't have speakers even remotely close to the kick panel, or if your selected speakers fit better than mine did.
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Color matches well even though finish differs slightly from car OEM color. Sound is great coming from the kickpanels in comparison to the OEM door location. Huge improvement. Cutting the holes to fit 6 1/2" speakers can be rather difficult, but once you're done, it's worth the work.
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More details on the Q-Forms Kick Panel Enclosures
Product Overview: Q-Logic C-Series Q-Form custom kick panels are designed to hold a 2-way component speaker system consisting of a woofer up to 6-1/2" and a tweeter (up to 2" diameter). They are fabricated of durable ABS plastic, color matched to the factory interior colors, and replace the factory kick panels. The positioning and angle of the speakers provide optimum stereo imaging and staging.
No Grilles: Because no grilles are included with the Q-Forms, you must use the grilles supplied with the component system. In some cases, the grille could slightly overlap the mounting surface for the woofer. In this case the cutout can be made so any overlap occurs at the back bottom edge where it will not be visible.
Note: One of the included installation guides states that two Q-grilles are included. That is not the case for the C-series Q-Forms.
Compatibility: These Q-Forms are designed to fit select 1993-2002 Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds, Trans Ams, and Formulas.
Note: Please enter your vehicle information to verify compatibility.
Factory Colors: These kick panels match the factory Flame Red interior trim.
Installation Overview: You will need to cut out the mounting holes in the designated areas of the plastic Q-Form. A roll of foam tape is provided for sealing the woofer in the kick panel. The tweeter can be flush or surface mounted. Giving exact mounting depths is not possible, since it will depend to some extent on the space available behind the factory kick panel. (Q-Logic advertises 4" minimum.)
Modifications: During installation of the Q-Forms, you will need to modify the vehicle's original kick panel/threshold plate by cutting across the panel approximately 1-1/2" forward of the mounting clip on the threshold section.