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Old 05-15-2008, 12:32 PM   #21
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as for the wiring this is what i did on each side:



As for the HU. I do not have the $$$ currently to buy a new deck the $100 adapter and an amplifier. I am not sure I want a single DIN reciever either. I dont think they match well. I had been considering a JVC 2DIN but decided on an amp instead. I like how the factory HU looks and would rather keep it.

anyway, I'll be sending this thing back and getting something else. Another question though... If you could only amplify two speakers + a sub, which would you choose? Front 6.5s+Tweets or Rear 6x9s?
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im trying to understand that pic. with the connectors overlapping and such.

from the head unit to the amp for high level you have drive pos/neg going back to amp from headunit... then from amp back up to the factory wire going to the speaker.....correct?

as for the deck thing. everyone is different on that subject. some like factory deck. but, its like buying a corvette , building up the motor for high HP, then putting a 1" air intake on it.....sorry, stupid terminology...but you get the idea. the headunit is THE center of the stereo.... regardless though. also you don't need any special adapter if you install a cd plyaer with rca outs. most out now have a front preout, rear preout and a set of sub preouts. most do anyway. install deck, run rca'* back to amp for each channel and wahla. nothing special or fancy there.

Always amp your front stage before rear. The rear is really just for fill in a quality install. now if your out to just get loud...amp all of it. but mainly you want to power up your front stage and your sub. if you must amp rears, put smaller amp on them.
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basicly I just cut the factory wiring and extended it back to the trunk to connect to the amp.

I will probably upgrade the head unit someday but that isnt going to happen any time soon. I'm not made of money.
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