modifications > Rear Speaker Delete

Why did you delete the rear speakers on your RS?

I already deleted the rear seats in my RS. No point in rear speakers anymore. However, I couldn't delete the rear tweeters because it would have left a hole in each rear interior door panel. Front speakers are enough for me.

Also, the Focus RS is quite heavy for what it is. Every little bit of weight reduction helps unless you choose to add power/torque instead. I plan to keep doing both. :)

Weight reduction aids in performance. In drag racing for every 100 lbs removed your ET drops by 0.1 seconds. I will continue to race my RS more at local autocrosses and a few road course tracks, and removing this weight will help in quicker acceleration, shorter braking distance, and easier rotation for cornering.

Date Completed:

01/20/18

Materials:

None

Tools:

- 1/4" drive ratchet, 6" extension, a few short sockets (8mm, T25)
- Flat blade screwdriver for removing the interior door handle cover
- Chingadera to remove the speaker harness and assistance with the door panel removal
*A friend for moral support is always optional.

Notes:

1. Job takes about 1 hour or less. I took my time because of taking pictures for this website.
2. Only (4) wiring plugs need to be disconnected for this swap = each tweeter and speaker from both rear doors.
3. Demoed pieces include: both rear speakers and (6) screws.
4. Be firm yet gentle when removing the interior door panels. There are (7) clips holding on each door panel.
5. If the push clips stay in the door when the interior panel is removed, they must be popped out before re-attaching the panel.
6. I left the rear door tweeters because if deleted there would be a hole in each door panel.
7. Ziptie (as required) the rear door speaker harness to prevent rattling when the interior panel is re-installed.
8. Total weight removed = 3.2 lb.
9. Reversible back to stock.