This is my custom stereo system install. I'm working very hard to do everything to the T and get it all done right. Should sound amazing when I'm done. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!!
These are my Infinity Reference 6.5" components. They handle 90 watts RMS so they are pretty powerful. I just love Infinity products, my whole system is going to consist of Infinity products. I'm powering my speakers with a Power Acoustik Gothic series amp that provide 85W X 4 @ 4 ohms so it will be perfect. I'll post pics when I get it.
Cardboard template of the custom speaker adapter:
3/4" MDF speaker adapter. It fits like a glove! Yes, you may be wondering what will happen to the MDF if it gets wet, but I am spraying all of the wood parts in my system(adapters, mounts, enclosure, etc.) with a waterproofing/dampening spray from Cascade Audio. Not only will it make it sound better, but it will protect the pieces.
Custom made tweeter mounts. They work like a charm and they will also be sprayed with waterproofing/dampening spray.
These are the tweeter mounts sprayed with Cascade Audio "Quiet Kote" spray on dampner. Fairly easy to use just be careful not to spray too much on at a time.
Here is where I sprayed the Quiet Kote on the door panel. I masked off what I didnt want to spray and I think it turned out quite well. Just didnt want the wood in direct contact with the metal.
I installed sound damping on both of my front doors. The only thing I dislike about it is that it is asphalt based(It doesnt have the most pleasant odor when you are working with it). It works well though.
I have also completed my rear speaker mounts. They were made the same way as the front mounts and they also fit tremendously well. All in all the speaker mounts saved me about $60.
The components are powered by a Power Acoustik Gothic Series OV4800. It delivers 85W X 4 RMS so it is perfect for the components. I mounted it underneath the drivers seat so there would be room for my second amp for the subs behind the seat. It was a tight fit but I made it work.
Installed my Panasonic headunit from my other truck into the taco..I used the taco tunes dash kit and it actually matched quite nicely and was an easy install. The headunit is blue so it matches the truck, it looks pretty nice i'd say!
Now for the lows..I installed two Infinity Ref. 10" subs in an Audiomoose custom sub enclosure. The enclosure is well made for 110$. Granted, I could have done it myself, but I was very short on time so I opted for the easy route. The Amp is a Power Acoustik Gothic OV2-820. I do like this amp, it's cheap and it's functionality is outstanding. The subs are being fed w/ close to 250W RMS a piece and it's plenty for the size of the cab. All in all, I'm very pleased with the way my system is rounded out. Let me know what you think!!
My mounting set up for the amp failed miserably...I was going to mount it on the piece of wood you see in the picture and to 3 other pieces just like it. Then I was going to make a cover for the amp so you couldnt see any wires or anything. well I went to screw in the amp, and the wood split on me, all 4 of them..so right now it's just kind of sitting upright. ghetto, I know but I havent had a chance to fix it yet.
I hardwired my power inverter into the truck and I think it turned out pretty good. It will definely come in handy.
The inverter is mounted under the passenger seat along with the crossovers.
Master switch for the inverter:
I didn't like how dark the center console cupholders and the cubby hole right in front of them were, so I added my own little touch to them.
I wired up 4 LEDs to the shifter light so that the cupholder LEDs light up when the running lights, or headlights come on. I think it turned out pretty good!
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