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Old 01-27-2014, 08:04 PM   #61
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Thanks doogie just wanted to make sure seeing the wire colors are different on the factory harness and the plug was gonna fit. Might have missed it all in the previous 6 pages lol. Just read right past it I guess.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:53 AM   #62
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Awesome! Thank you very much DoogieB for the write up and compilation of reference posts.

I'm going to start with just the amp, hopefully that would clean up the muddled sound a bit.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:12 PM   #63
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Thanks Doogie the installation went extremely well with your info. Im gonna use the unused power/ground leads for my Sirius unit. once again thanks for your help.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:49 PM   #64
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Anything to do with electronics can be considered a potential hazard, but there isn't any increased danger from an amp. Most people put the amp in the trunk, if you want some extra protection, double fuse it, one in the rear and and one in the front.
Yup. The fuse you install in the power wire is...TO PROTECT YOUR BATTERY/ELECTRONICS. Most amps have onboard fuses and protections built in. If your power wire shorts to ground THAT is the fire hazard.

You leave no ventilation for the amp....shuts off due to thermal protection.

Too low final load (ohms on a channel).....shuts off due to impedance protection.

Battery wire shorts out.....blows a fuse. This is why it's super important to keep the fuse as close to the battery as possible.
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So I'm doing my audio system for the first time. I was wondering if anyone could dumb it down and explain the whole set up. How the harness and amp hook up to the main system of the car and how the speakers hook up to the amp.
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Thought I'd add that a friend and I (ok- mainly him as I helped :) installed the Polk DB6501's today and they are awesome! My next upgrade (if at all) will be the rears. We installed the speakers using the old speaker frame (just as this thread suggested). The one thing that proved challenging was mounting the tweeters as they didn't fit into the factory mounts. We had to McGyver it but made it work. What an IMPROVEMENT! Both the factory speakers and tweeter sounded so terrible and you could see why when we took them out- total crap quality. But on a positive note- they actually sounded good for the quality- ha ha! If that makes any sense! Thanks all- this thread was very helpful.
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We had to McGyver it but made it work.....
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Hahaha that's so 80s! Is that guy still alive? Is he playing at all?
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I've seen a few short-depth subwoofers on amazon that I hope will fit in the spare tire area/well (of the hatch version)...has anyone fund one that fits?

Or I could build a box which fits perfectly. Efficiency will be lower than a large box, but that's easy to fix - turn up the bass more!

Who really needs a spare tire nowadays. The only times I've had flats in 30 years, I've been at home, or it was a slow leak, or I was close enough to a shop that I could quickly fill the tire and get there. I also keep fix-a-flat in my car...and w/o a spare, I'd also keep an air pump in the car.

Or I suppose I could keep the spare tire in my car except when I know I need every bit of room in the trunck/hatch, back seat, and floor.

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If there was a good spot of wasted space for a stealthbox like my Firebird has in the rear corner, I'd think about putting one in. But I love the total-stock look of this upgrade path, and I need to keep all the hatch cargo space.[/LIST]
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Did you replace the factory tweeters? If you did, how well did the Polks fit?
And does anyone know if the setup is the same on 2014 model 6 speaker system with Sync and Sat. radio? Geeksquad guy told me not to mess with the factory unit in these cars because it screws Sync up. I can't see that being a problem with this setup if the harness is plug and play and you never cut any factory wires. That's got me wondering if the 2014 setup may be different. Thanks for any help.
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