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Old 03-24-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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Some of you guys might not get it, but I just dazed off for a minute while painting and thought of it. Normally when we go to a skate spot I just crank the speakers. Even though I have yet to try out my new system for a year now , I think I want to add something specifically for while outside skating.

Looking for recommendations on how to set up a rollbar speaker type setup. Hopefully something not even noticeable would be nice. I'm having some tabs welded to the rollbar to hold the boards as it is, so I don't want to add more and more **** and look like robocop driving around with **** all over the rollbar!

I haven't done any research yet, just thought of the idea. What do you guys think? This would be so dope to have, I know I would love it. Just trying to think how to make it not super noticeable, have a good range while out of the car, and probably a switch so they aren't on all the time. I'm guessing I would probably have to get a bigger battery too hunh? Capacitor needed for such a thing? lol my eyes are soo itchy right now.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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I would say just a good set of 6x9s in cheapy boxes mounted so that they could swing flush on package shelf while driving, and swing up and back for sound while parked.
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Don't some of your friends drive cars they wouldn't mind doing this in? Cars with bigger batteries, and possibly speakers mounted in the back doors that can swing out (think Astro).

Or, you could park the car facing away from the park, and open the doors.
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You want something like this? eBay Motors: Jeep Wrangler TJ Factory Sound Bar & Speakers 97 - 02 (item 250379929771 end time Mar-27-09 13:20:29 PDT)



Just search ebay for "jeep speaker" . That should give you plenty of rollbar speaker options.


EDIT: also found these http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...spagenameZWDVW
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Don't some of your friends drive cars they wouldn't mind doing this in? Cars with bigger batteries, and possibly speakers mounted in the back doors that can swing out (think Astro).

Or, you could park the car facing away from the park, and open the doors.
Long list I've reasons why I drive myself and always prefer to take the miata. This past year always riding rather than driving just about killed me, literally like 5 times. But in any case my buddy opens the hatch on his exploder like I used to with my envoy, but your limited with range and usually have to turn the volume 3/4 up.

I def don't want anything "boxy" on the rear shelf. Anyways the 8" subs are there now. I never even thought about the jeep speaker setup, not sure if its clean/hidden enough for me though.

I was thinking something small like maybe 4"-6" and mounted to the rollbar facing the rear. I'm gonna follow the jeep idea trail on google and see where that leads me. If I cant do it on the rollbar without it looking like a joke, I'll move to trying out the open backside of the trunklid.
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Just found these with "jeep speakers" on ebay. Thanks artie!



Car/Jeep/ATV Indoor/Outdoor Audio 6" Speakers NEW - eBay (item 230321409584 end time Apr-23-09 17:50:26 PDT)

Now I just need to mock up a 6" piece of cardboard and see if it looks too overboard. What do you guys think of something like that. Mounted somewhere maybe on the side, right behind the seat.

Edit: **** me I just looked at the price
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Long list I've reasons why I drive myself and always prefer to take the miata.
I wasn't meaning to not drive the Miata, just to not put the speakers in it.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:06 AM   #8
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I wasn't meaning to not drive the Miata, just to not put the speakers in it.
Well I really only go skate with 2 of my friends, most of the time its just me and my buddy I've been skating with for close to a dozen years now. He doesn't have a pot to **** in so I know he wont be down for putting **** extra in his car. Nobody else really comes when we go skate, and if they do they don't come often enough for it to benefit us.

But at the same time, I'm not looking to spend more than $150 or so on this. I was just thinking ahead of time for this spring and summer. Who knows, all that **** I put in last spring might be plenty loud enough. I haven't listened to it for more than simply testing everything.
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How about a portable boombox in the trunk?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:50 AM   #10
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Just found these with "jeep speakers" on ebay. Thanks artie!



Car/Jeep/ATV Indoor/Outdoor Audio 6" Speakers NEW - eBay (item 230321409584 end time Apr-23-09 17:50:26 PDT)

Now I just need to mock up a 6" piece of cardboard and see if it looks too overboard. What do you guys think of something like that. Mounted somewhere maybe on the side, right behind the seat.

Edit: **** me I just looked at the price
This kind of speaker isn't to bad of an idea. There are many more for cheaper on ebay.

ATV MOTORCYCLE NON- AMP STEREO SPEAKERS RUMBLE ROAD MHI - eBay (item 220371519205 end time Apr-01-09 17:51:18 PDT)

Polk 6.5" Wakeboard Marine Boat ATV UTV Tower Speakers - eBay (item 120393738495 end time Mar-24-09 23:06:28 PDT)

6.5" TWO-WAY MARINE BOAT ATV UTV TOWER SPEAKER BLACK - eBay (item 350171237080 end time Mar-27-09 21:01:42 PDT)

The ones for $170 were about the cheapest I found but don't know how loud they can get seeing as they are for a motorcycle.

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Here are some for $99 with free shipping.

Boss MRWT65 6.5" Wake Tower Boat Marine Speaker - eBay (item 360138227869 end time Apr-10-09 09:37:15 PDT)
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You'd probably be better off with a small outdoor speaker and find a mounting solution using hardware from Ace.

Parts Express: Dual LU43PB 4" 3-Way Indoor/Outdoor Speaker Pair Black

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Just stick some of these on your body panels.

Parts Express: Dayton DAEX25 Sound Exciter Pair
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Search ebay for wakeboard tower speakers. There's plenty to be had there, plus they come with brackets. Should be easy enough mounting them. You could even do a removable mount that you could hook up when you got there and throw in the trunk before you leave.
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iPod and headphones?
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iPod and headphones?

way to easy to break when skating... also kinda is a big F U to the people you are skating with since they don't get to enjoy it either.
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Where's that pic of that dumass with 2 speakers in plexi glass mounted to his roll bar? It was that remote mount guy.
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Just stick some of these on your body panels.

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Or down your pants.
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Thanks sixshooter, I think the wakeboard tower speakers is where its at. Specifically those black ones on the top link. Something all black so they don't stand out as much is what I'm looking for along with size. So those look to be exactly what I need.

Like I said some of you guys might not be down with this. Some of the spots we go to we stay for a couple hours at a time. IPOD and headphones work longboarding, but not skateboarding. And bringing the boombox was what I did when I was 12. If it costs $150 or so and a couple hours to wire it up, it'll be so worth it.

Now I just need to figure out a power solution to work only the radio for a couple hours without fear of killing the battery. Otherwise its almost pointless to do in the first place.

On a side note. What cameras/mounts are you guys using on your rollbars? I need a camera setup too. I've read a ton of reviews online, just want to see what you guys that already have them are using.
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