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Old 05-25-2020, 08:53 AM   #1
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Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

Well, I have begun the project. Started purchasing the parts slowly. Already have my head unit. Factory 6-disc started having some issues.

Have already purchased my amp, front separates, rear fill, the 4 amp wiring kit, some of the wiring hardware, etc.

Need to decide on the rear sub. Will not be doing some trunk killing box, more likely a bazooka 8 inch passive tube. Easly removable.

Went with a 5 channel JL Audio amp, Focal's for the front and rear drivers, and stil have the kenwood head.

Kenwood I have only has 4 pre-amp outs, so I have my y-adapters already sourced. Just cannot justify additional cost of a new head unit when there is nothing wrong with the existing one.

Been doing a lot of research on the mach 460 system.

Only things left to decide.

1.) will I run all new speaker wire, or integrate into the factory wiring?
2.) What sub I will use
3.) What sound deadening material to use
4.) which level of replacement carpet will I get from LMR.
5.) will i replace the factory steering wheel or wrap it...
6.) will i Wuss out and have the system installed professionally.

I also have a local trim shop that will fix the driver seat for me for $250.00

not a bad deal.

Gotta love 1st world problems...
Anyway, assuming i don't wimp out and actually complete the install myself I will post up details and if I can remember, any pictures...
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:33 AM   #2
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Re: Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

What's up with your factory unit? Disc changer not changing? If that's the case, it's and easy fix and there are places that will fix them for you. I did mine myself and its usually a jack screw that works itself loose. There's even vidoes on you tube on how to repair them. (Note: when taking it apart, do not let the jack screw get away from you, and it will try!) Whatever you do, be careful with the IP center stack trim. It cracks easily and the replacement is out there, but the IUP paint being offered doesn't match. I'm working on a fix for that myself.

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Old 05-25-2020, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

I replaced it years back. in all truthfulness I don't fully recall the actual hiccup. Fairy sure the changer would not go back and forth between discs and had trouble selecting. It was enough to prompt me to make the change.

It was also @ the time of my Divorce and the Mach was thrust into daily driver status. Life was a little topsy-turvy back then... I am the primary with the kids (all 3) , so i decided to take the opportunity to put a DVD player in for those longer drives. Kids were still in car boosters in the back too. Being able to play a DVD made the kids happy...

I have always been something of an audiophile, and as good as this factory system is and was for its day, I have always wanted to do more.

Finally have the opportunity. Figure since I need to do carpet anyway, and I will have the interior basically apart, now is as good a time as any.

Trick will be to not cut anything from the factory and to avoid drilling any holes if possible. I have managed thus far in the cars life to never take a single drill bit to any location on the car. (unlike my poor departed FOX)

Every modification I have done to this car can be put right back to stock. or stock appearing. I Still have my 3.55's and my stock wheels are on a friends 2002 v-6 car. have my factory mid pipe still, air box, etc. Even have the factory head unit which if there is a fix, I can then look at that if needed.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:40 PM   #4
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Re: Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

Cool, there's so much in the way of adapters plugs and face plates they make it kinda easy. Good luck and make it somethign you enjoy!

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Old 05-26-2020, 08:44 AM   #5
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Re: Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

I left all the factory wiring intact and ran new wiring to everything, trying to re-use the factory stuff seemed to be more trouble than it was worth and it wasn't that difficult.
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:54 AM   #6
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Re: Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

Thinking the same thing. I am mounting the amp between the two rear speakers on the rear deck anyway, so the rear hook up will be stupid simple. really only running wire to the doors.

How did you mount your amp fuse block in the engine compartment. I am looking at options. Number one consideration is I am not drilling into the car. just want to use an existing hole or stud...
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:36 PM   #7
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Thinking the same thing. I am mounting the amp between the two rear speakers on the rear deck anyway, so the rear hook up will be stupid simple. really only running wire to the doors.

How did you mount your amp fuse block in the engine compartment. I am looking at options. Number one consideration is I am not drilling into the car. just want to use an existing hole or stud...
I mounted a circuit breaker to the firewall, I think I screwed it into part of the plastic cowl assembly there. I ran the power wire back under the rear seat to a fused distribution box. My amps wouldn't fit over top of the sub boxes (2 single 12" sealed sub boxes) so mine are mounted to the backs of the seats
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Old 06-08-2020, 02:20 PM   #8
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Re: Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

Made my tweeter mounts...1/4 abs
And the dremel
Used the factory speaker as a template
Came out pretty good
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Old 06-09-2020, 09:09 AM   #9
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Re: Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

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Made my tweeter mounts...1/4 abs
And the dremel
Used the factory speaker as a template
Came out pretty good
looks good! pretty sure we made my tweeter mounts out of some paint trays from HD lol
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Old 06-19-2020, 11:47 PM   #10
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Re: Stereo Upgrade Journey Begins

Amp is mocked up...working on rear speaker mounting next
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