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.
Q-Forms Kick Panel Enclosures reviews
With a little bit of work, these installed pretty easily into my 2004 Tacoma. They look like a custom install, and really do improve the soundstage and imaging, however, do not expect to get any bass out of these. They are much too small to really provide any low end response, they work best for mids and highs and are a great upgrade from the stock locations, add a descent subwoofer to fill out the bottom end and you've got yourself a nice sounding system. The instructions suggest using a hole saw to cut out for your speakers and I have to agree, that is the easiest way to get a clean hole in these. Large hole saws are pricey, but the good news is these cut easily even with a dull one, so check craigslist or the pawn shops for some used ones. No need to spend a bunch of money on a brand new one that you're likely never going to use again.
Pros: FIts well, looks like a custom install, improves the soundstage and imaging.
Cons: Not really a con, but worth mentioning, you will want to run a subwoofer with these. Not a lot of airspace for a 6.5" driver compared to a car door. Cutting the holes is tricky without a hole saw.
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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 1996 to 2002 Toyota 4Runners and 1995 to 2004 Tacoma Pickups. 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.)
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