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Old 09-12-2013, 03:54 PM  
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Car Stereo / Speaker Install

So, I’ve decided to upgrade my stock system. About a month or so ago, my radio locked up due to replacing the battery and the dealer wants $150 to pull it out and look at the info on the back to reset it.
**** that.

Based on principle of that being a retarded idea/requirement, and my stubbornness, I figured “**** it..I might as well spend a few bucks and get a better system”.

Obviously, I’m getting a new head-unit. Nothing major, probably in the $150-200 range (double din). However, I’m also going to replace the 4 x 6.5” speakers as well. Over the last week or so, I ‘ve been kicking around the idea of a single 8” sub in the back. I saw a pretty cool stealth box that would fit under my carpet/mat in the spare tire well. I have a Rabbit / hatchback.

Overall – how much of a PITA would it be for a novice to install this crap on their own? I bought all the crap at Best Buy a week ago and paid for installation etc, only to arrive and find out that my car (according to them) required extra work to get everything in - $180 worth of ‘extra’ after I had paid $100 for install. So I told them to stick it in their collective asses and give me my money back. Which they did……after the guy had already begun installing it. Then gave me some shit about a restocking fee and the product already being opened. Long story short, I got it all back.

Should I take it to a smaller, more customer oriented shop and just pay to have the shit installed? Or is that going to cost an arm and a leg? Budget wise, I’m not looking to spend a ton; and I’m not worried about blowing out windows either. I just want something with a great sound in the car, with a nice thump on the low end when listening to rock etc.

Would a high quality set of 6.5”s provide enough ‘oomph’ for the lows? My stock speakers suck ass in this regard. Should I just stick with the 4 speakers and not screw with the sub?. Is a sub something I could easily add at a later time?

Here is what the stealth box looks like....but it's ****ing expensive.
http://www.uberstealthaudio.com/Prod...#!photogallery

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Old 09-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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Crutchfield.... I didn't even know about that.
They also have a guide on their site for what fits in your car.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #17
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dude, that Crutchfield site kicks ass. Thanks man.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #18
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dude, that Crutchfield site kicks ass. Thanks man.
No problem. Good luck.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:56 PM   #19
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This shit is easy.

You can always try roping a friend or relative into helping you.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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Installing an amp and sub in the rear can be a pain in the butt.

You need to run power, RCA's, etc, and that requires a lot of disassembly.

4 6.5's won't touch a good 8 for low end unless you are using 6.5's with a lot of Xmax.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:59 PM   #21
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If you are going to put a stereo in yourself why not just get the code off your stock one yourself?
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #22
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3.5" depth is not a lot to work with for a sub, so the low end will not add a lot. You can get it to sound really smooth, but it's not going to be enough for "bumping".

An Image Dynamics ID 8" will knock your socks off, but it's too deep.
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Installing an amp and sub in the rear can be a pain in the butt.

You need to run power, RCA's, etc, and that requires a lot of disassembly.

4 6.5's won't touch a good 8 for low end unless you are using 6.5's with a lot of Xmax.
I always love seeing the idiots with the RCAs laying on the floor between seats
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:08 PM   #24
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I always love seeing the idiots with the RCAs laying on the floor between seats
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I have seen a lot of garbage in my days.

"My girlfriends brother is a professional installer, he hooked me up!"




I have seen a lot horrible installs come out of the big stores, too.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:16 PM   #25
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because I'm stubborn. lol.
If I go through that shit, I might as well spend the same $ on a new radio at a minimum. I could do the radio, and slowly buy the other speakers.

the radio I'm wanting is $149 with free shipping.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:47 AM   #26
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I have seen a lot of garbage in my days.
Me too - installs where they just twisted wires together and covered them with masking tape, speakers just sitting in the rear deck or on the floor, wires left to hang in a tangle under the dash, etc.

Of course, I've also seen installers do stupid shit. One of them cut part way through the door skin of a BWM with a hole saw (from the inside). Another (might have been the same one) drilled into the heater core.

Fortunately, I never did anything quite that bad.
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yeah, we'll see what I'm up against when I give it a shot. I think my plan is to get the stereo first and install it (at least attempt to). Seems like that Crutchfield site has everything I'd need. Should I get one of those cheap sets of .....whatever they're called that help with popping off panels and trim?
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:55 AM   #28
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Should I get one of those cheap sets of .....whatever they're called that help with popping off panels and trim?
Absolutely. It will help a lot to keep from busting clips.

http://www.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumati...+removal+tools
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Absolutely. It will help a lot to keep from busting clips.

http://www.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumati...+removal+tools
good deal. thanks dude.
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