Putting more sound into your system is as easy as adding a set of kick panel speaker pods.
Speakers in this location add a good mix to your existing ones, and/or in place of door speakers which your Turbo Regal may or may not have (concert sound II).
Q-logic has these kick panel speaker pods, as well as a few other companies, and there’s also some sellers on ebay that offer lower-priced versions of these.
Those are the choice that we selected.
The pods cost around $100 and from what we can tell, are just as good as the more expensive units.
They’re made of fiberglass and fit on top of the OEM kick panels (as well as the door sills).
Figure out what type and size of speakers you want to use.
(these pods accommodate up to 6.5″ – which is what we used, along with a 2″ tweeter).
Mark & cut the holes, prime them up, then paint them (we chose black).
Mount your speaker & tweeter, then wire them into your sound system.
Place the completed pods over the kick panels.
Perhaps the difference in the ones we bought & the more expensive types are how well they stay in place. With these, we added a couple screws to hold them down firmly. Since we used black screws, they blend in ok.
Note that for the drivers side, you will have to bend the emergency brake pedal (towards the gas pedal) a couple inches.
It’s an easy mod, just use a crowbar & pry a bit (it bends almost too easy).
Also, note that on the passenger side, is usually where the ECM is at, but you can always relocate the ecm.
We’re satisfied with the outcome of the way the inclusion of these made.
Fits good, blends in well, sounds great.
We think this is a worthy addition to your Turbo Buick if you’re looking to amp up your jams.