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: 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. Installing the Q-Forms panel enclosures in your vehicle may require relocation of the parking brake pedal or other vehicle parts. Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.
What's in the box:
- 2 Black plastic Q-forms
- 2 Pieces of Polyfil batting (8" x 6")
- Two 12" rubber welt sections
- Four 2-1/2" Plastic spacers
- Four 3" self-tapping screw
- Two 1" self-tapping screws
- 40" Rubber U-channel
- Installation Guide
- Q-Forms "C-series" instruction sheet
Q-Forms Kick Panel Enclosures reviews
I almost didn't order these after after reading the other review. In the end I figured the other reviewer didn't know what he was doing. Boy was I wrong. There was nothing right about the installation. The instructions call for the wrong size pilot hole to drill, the lengths given for the spacers are wrong, the kick panels don't exactly line up (you'll need to to get out the dremel tool to fix this), not a single 6.5" grill I own would fit them, and following the instructions would have you shoot a screw through a wiring harness on one side and the ECM on the other. There's no way anyone from Q Logic ever has been in a 94 mustang. Custom kickpanels would have been easier! In addition, these will obliterate any up front bass you had and give you a nasty peak around 160 Hz. (Confirmed with RTA measurement.) I fixed this by adding a driver in the door to cover 80-300Hz and then send 300Hz and up to the kickpanels. However... You do get much better imaging and it fixed the problems with multiple door panel resonances that made every door speaker I tried sound bad. TLDR: You'll be cussing the whole time you are installing these, but if you install a woofer in the door to take care of the upper bass problems, the improvement in sound is worth it.
Pros: With a lot of extra work they sound great.
Cons: Installation is horrible. Blindly following the instructions would cause severe damage. Ruins upper bass. Impossible to find 6.5" grills that fit.
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Installing these yourself is nearly impossible. I highly recommend taking them in to the pros.
Pros: Awesome sound quality.
Cons: Poorly engineered. The color doesn't match and they didn't fit as nicely as they should have for the price. If your car is a 5 speed manual the clutch gets in the way and your foot will hit the speaker. If it wasn't for the clearance issue I would have gave it 5 stars because the SQ is amazing.
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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 directly 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 2 Q-grilles are included. That is not the case for the C-series Q-Forms.
Compatibility: These Q-Forms are designed to fit select 1994-2004 Ford Mustangs. They match the factory Black interior trim.
Note: Please enter your vehicle information to verify compatibility.
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.)