Re: Spider Handbook
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that, can;t really drive without it.
The ICE Solution:
The little cubby hole behind the seats can be modified to be a sub enclosure.
Due to the space available, you can fit an 8" sub (Fusion and Cerwin Vega do them for about 80GBP, with a 300 watt max power) The box will have to be custom made (will cost around 80 GBP - it's small but will cost the same as a large box) These subs work in a sealed enclosure, so, take out the original naff speaker, add the sub in the box in the cubby hole and screw the amp on the back, run rca & remote wries from the HU, perm live and earth can be connected to the battery (earth is preferably connected to battery) stored in the same cubby hole. Make you sure you fuse it (a regulation in UK, but a formality for this process) Then you're good to go, just say goodbye to cubby hole. Run the mid and treble through the exisiting components and bass through the sub. If you have the Clarion head unit, Ditch it on favour of something better - try and keep away from Sony Xplod. The you'll have the same environment with a kicky bass. (Don't expect too much range from the sub, but a lot of poke)
Alternitvely, I'm going to add a ten inch sub to sit in top of the shelf with the amp in the cubby hole, I'm going build a custom box to utilise the curve and maybe add storage slots, there will be an incline so the sub will be sitting @ 45 degrees. I'll cover it in acoustic linen/felt to make sure it matches the interior carpet (mine's black) So to the naked eye I won't have a shlef but a slope.
Can you tell I'm from Essex?
And no, I haven't got ridiculous alloy's, I like the standard look of the car, only addition is a Remus back box (looks like the original end, gives better air flow) and has a million mile warranty (stainless steel) and was over a hundred punds cheaper than the Alfa equivalent stainless steel. (they sell the same unit in AO's shop too)
Anyone bought a hard top for their spider yet? Is it worth the investment?