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Old 01-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #11
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So I'm going to have to pull my dash all apart to do that? Damnit, I broke a few clips on both door trim pieces and one sail panel piece on the driver's side taking it apart... God only knows what I'll destroy taking the dash apart...

Alright - so to get my speakers amp'd I'll have to do some cutting behind the dash... fun.
No! If you do it the way I did you do not have to take the dash apart at all. You take off the kick panels in the front floorboards, the plastic trim panel that says focus along the edge of the front and back doors, and then just pop the piece that is in the middle of the two doors loose enough to reach the wires that go to the rear doors. I can take pics later if you are that confused lol. But honestly if your this confused I don't suggest you do your own work on this type stuff...
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:39 AM   #12
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Hey chase I wound up wiring them in the kick panels not in the doors.
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Hey chase I wound up wiring them in the kick panels not in the doors.
That is what is did. Did you use the stock wiring from the kick panels to the door speakers and just add new wire to go from there to the amp?
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I wound up using the stock speaker wire from the doors to the kick then back to the four channel :)
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No! If you do it the way I did you do not have to take the dash apart at all. You take off the kick panels in the front floorboards, the plastic trim panel that says focus along the edge of the front and back doors, and then just pop the piece that is in the middle of the two doors loose enough to reach the wires that go to the rear doors. I can take pics later if you are that confused lol. But honestly if your this confused I don't suggest you do your own work on this type stuff...
I've done stereo's before, but I'm just apprehensive of taking my car apart without knowing exactly what I'm in for, I'm just overly cautious I guess..

I'm going to get a stereo installed, just need help along the way. I'm used to working on old stuff, I'm a little intimidated by this new car. lol.

Pics would be awesome - sorry if I'm being a PITA, but I just want to do it right.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:49 PM   #16
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I wound up using the stock speaker wire from the doors to the kick then back to the four channel :)
Exactly what I did(:
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Alright - tonight I went shopping and only got as far as getting the front speakers installed, but I've got tomorrow...

Here is the parts pile -
4 - Infinita Kappa 6x8's
1200W Amp Install Kit
Dual Amp Kit
PAC SNI35 Line Output Converter
Crutchfield Install Harnesses


I got pretty good at taking the door panels off, after the initial fear I went after this with ease. I think I had each speaker in and out a few times to check fitment and make sure whatever I mounted the crossovers didn't move with the window :D

I did a little dance when the speakers fit perfectly in the openings, I wasn't 100% sure they would fit...


The line output converters up front were a piece of cake to install to the harnesses due to the screw clamp wiring style - sure would have been nice to use these in the rear, would have made hooking up the LOC seamless...


Tomorrow I'm going after the rears, which sound like ass, I never faded to the rear and listened to them... Are the fronts better than the rears or the same?
I usually have these speakers on a 100X4 amp, but the factory HU pushes these damn speakers pretty good! The sound difference is amazing - I'm excited to do the rears.


I've got this Rockford 10" HE2 DVC sub I'm going to toss in the back that I've got in a behind-the-seat style truck box. I'll toss 300W@12V at it and see how it does, the retarted Alpine amp I got at that time cuts out when the subs hits hard, I know my Rockford amps don't do that...

Well, more tomorrow! I ordered a 55W HID kit from DDM in preparation of my Ebay projector headlight install. After the stereo and lights, its time for tint and possibly a rear window SES valance or possibly look at some Rota Slip Stream's
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Love the Kappas! Great speaker choice.
I'm thinking of getting those with some tweeters for the A pillar.
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The rear channels get less power than the fronts. Its weird. The speakers are the same, but the signal is different.

I tried to run my sub off of the rear speakers, but ended up switching to the fronts for a better signal.
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The rear channels get less power than the fronts. Its weird. The speakers are the same, but the signal is different.

I tried to run my sub off of the rear speakers, but ended up switching to the fronts for a better signal.
Interesting - so you are saying I'm going into the kickpanel up front for my LOC? When I do the 4 channel I'll do that, for now I'm going to tie into the rears and see how that goes... Baby steps-
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