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    hey i just noticed that my boot is nicely sealed off by a sheet of thin metal, i also noticed that its bolted in, anyways, my question is if i remove it will that affect the chassis at all or is it non strucural? i wanna remove it so i can run subs, and i figued with that inplace, the bass would bounce round the boot awhole lot before entering the cabin, so am i right to move it, or would it be better to have subs in like a bandpass box witht he port facing the rear speakers?

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    I believe it's structural.
    The reason for the Peugeot 405 not to feature fold-down rear seats (according to the brochure and advertising) was to increase chassis rigidity with the use of a stress bearing member between the boot and the seats. Its also there for the sake of occupant safety, to prevent heavy items entering the cabin in the event of a crash. With the beam removed, I reckon the integrity of the rear seats might be compromised.
    Since the 405 has been designed with the beam in place, I wouldn't suggest removing it.
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    cheers mate, had a feeling it was strucual, anyone had any experiences they would like to share bout getting some bass into the cabin?

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    Even if it would be ok to remove it'd cause you many probs with the seats, they hang off that metal wall.

    I had two 12's and then two 15's in the boot facing the rear with no probs.....or you could do what i ended up doing, remove the seats and squeeze 15's between bucket seats and a cage.

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