This is a base model '06 Chrysler 300. I don't have anything custom on the car except for the stereo system. The setup is a work in progress. Will post more pics as I go through the install.
This is the 3rd speaker box I've done for this car. I believe this will be the final box (although I always seem to be tweaking it to get it to sound optimal). I like a lot of bass yet still need great sound quality. The trunks in these cars are sealed pretty tight and do not let much sound into the cab. My first two boxes were not ported into the cab so the trunk ate up a lot of the bass and not much traveled into the cab unless I drove around with the back seats down (not optimal). There is a lot of bass now getting into the cab since I have it ported in the back deck. The lows get real low and it sounds great in the car. I hope to get an SPL reading once I get the box and system complete.
These trunks rattle a lot, so I designed the box so it fires toward the seats and made a trim piece that keeps the bass from getting into the trunk. I applied RAAMmat to the trunk lid and throughout the trunk, which eliminated almost all the rattle. Nothing worse than a car driving by and all you hear is tag and trunk buzzing.
Current list of upgrades:
Headunit: Alpine CDA-9827
Dash Speakers: (2) Blaupunkt 3-1/2" 2-way
Front Door Speakers: (2) Blaupunkt 5-1/4" 2-way
Rear Deck Speakers: (2) Infinity Reference 6x9 3-way
Subs: (2) 12" Kicker CVX Wired 2-ohm mono
Power: Batcap 300, stock battery
(1) Audiobahn A8000T (Subs) 800Wx1 2-ohm load
(1) Audiobahn A4002T (Rear Deck) 100Wx2 4-ohm load
(1) Audiobahn A2002T (Front Highs and Mids) 100Wx2 2-ohm load
-Custom Built by me
-4' Cubic air space
-Custom front panel that blocks subs from firing into the trunk
-Ported into the rear deck--Port is 6"x4"x9" long
-5% Window Tint All Around
-RAAMmat throughout trunk, deck, and trunk lid
-XM Radio-Alpine XM Direct adapter XMDALP100
-iPod Ai-Net Cable Adapter for Alpine
-Chrysler Wire Harness (crutchfield.com Item #120706502)
-Metra 99-6510 (Installer.com)
-Bracketron iPod mount (bracketron.com Item #CHR-101-05)
Upgraded NAV carbon fiber bezel with Bracketron iPod/cell phone mount
4 ga. ground
Alpine XM Adapter
Batcap 300 mounted in spare tire area
Pic of Batcap 300
Drilled holes in the back seats to allow more bass into the cab
Box and trim piece covered in black vinyl
Dimensions of factory sub hole in rear deck and port size clearances
Batcap wiring diagram
16.5" x 39" wood base bolted to floor
1/4-20 x 1" machine screws countersunk
Bottom side showing nuts and washers
Amps mounted and wiring. I can still lift the panel to access the spare tire and battery.
Amps and box with port into cab.
Plan to cover amps and back side of box so it will be all smooth and stealth. No amps or box will be showing. I hope I can salvage a little bit of trunk space, ha!
More pics to come..
Page updated 4/17/2008