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My new stereo set up

Like a lot of others, I really hated the sad excuse of a stereo system that was put in our cars. So gm4life gave me a hand (not with the cash though) with the new set up. I was going for a clarity set up more than a loud set up. I definitely got what I wanted.

The components I have are;
Kenwood DDX512 head unit


Infinity Kappa 60.7CS 6.5" component system (2 pair)
The only components that are exposed from the interior speakers are the tweeters from the rear set.



Infinity Reference 5350a 5-channel amplifier


-Sub level controller


Rockford Fosgate 1 farad capacitor
This cap is pretty nice. If you touch it at any time on the tinted cover on the top it will display the battery voltage.


Bazooka 8" bass tube (4 ohm)
I removed the rear deck subs to allow the bass to vent from the sub. I chose the 8" because I didn't want crazy bass but this 8" performs a lot better than I expected. The bass is less than half way on the head unit and the sub controller up front is adjusted about 3/4 way. It hits like something larger is in the trunk.

This is were it was initially;

Now it's here;



I hope you guys like it.

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Cool, congrats looks good man!! Nice and clean. I had my cap hidden under the sub box in the spare tire well. My sig is a pic of my trunk.
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post a pic of the entire center where the head unit is. I wondered how clean a screen would look in there.
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post a pic of the entire center where the head unit is. I wondered how clean a screen would look in there.
Here ya go.



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not bad- I may do this once I get my performance stuff installed. Look! The knob is on the correct side!
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Look! The knob is on the correct side!
I know huh? I guess the stock stereo was set up for right hand drive.

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That looks like a nice clean install!
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Took some work to get to the back four speakers, not hard just take your time.



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That looks like a nice clean install!
Thanks Rukee!

Gm4life and I really took our time with it. It took at least 16 hours minimum for the install and worth every minute. Every wire that had to be joined to another wire, speaker terminal, etc. was soldered and heat shrinked (or would that be heat shrunk). I tell you though that this car was the biggest pain in the buttocks of any car that I've ever installed a stereo in. Just to get to the rear deck speakers we had to remove the door sills, lower rear seat trim, upper seat belt trim, upper rear/side window panel, rear seats, rear speakers panel, third brake light and the rear deck panel/cover before getting to the speakers. I guess it would have been too easy for GM to mount the speakers from inside of the trunk which would have taken less than 15 minutes to remove them as opposed to an hour or so.

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are those blue and white Jordans?
or are those nikes?
haha, but seriously... is that a 7"?
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