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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 09:04 PM
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Ok so I decided to start on my new sound system while my car is out of commission awaiting new Budget headers to arrive.

For Christmas my sister bought me some Infinity Kappa speakers for the car 6X9's for the rear and 4X6's for the fronts. i know I could have gotten the 6.5s for the front but it was a gift so Im not complaining at all lol

So be forewarned that my car is one hell of a work in progress. Damn northern rusty ass car. But Im doing this in two phases as money doesnt allow me to do it all at once.

Phase one: install speakers and new monster cable for speaker wire. Already have a new kenwood head unit installed last summer. Dynamat will cover the rear deck, insides of the door panels. When more money allows I will dynamat the whole interior and trunk space.

Phase two: this will consist of hooking up the amp and sub, preferrably a JL 10" W7. Havent decided on the amp yet but I still have time on that one.

Ok s here comes the pics, let me know what ya think, both positive and negative criticism is appreciated.

Trunk as it sits (of course I cleaned it out)

Rear seat and deck cover removed. Deck looks brand new

New head unit ready to be removed

Testing our wiring idea. It worked, woohoo

New Infinity Kappa speaker installed on drivers side

The wiring nightmare (well not really)

So let me know what you all think so far. i will be updating as time permits. Saturdays are my only day off from school and/or work so hopefully next Saturday Ill have all speakers installed and dynamat in place.

Anyone have any suggestions on the front door panel removal. Im afraid Im gonna break the dam things. Ill do a search, as I did already and read a bit more carefully.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 09:16 PM
Daniel Reynoso
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Nice work on phase one bro! Keep up the good work.
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2007, 05:58 PM
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How are you going to put that upgraded speaker wire in? Do you remove the old wire from the harness altogether or so you splice it in? I've wanted to know because I am thinking about doing this myself.
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2007, 09:09 PM
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I actually spliced the upgraded speaker wire into the existing harness.

In the last pic I posted, where the harness is at, you can see the upgraded pink speaker wire spliced into the harness wire. Just make sure you keep track of which wire is connected to the negative and which is the positive.

To make it easier, before splicing into the harness or for the speakers, run the wire along the drivers side floor panel. You will have to unscrew the door sill thing (forget the correct name for it) located on the floor where the carpet or rubber flooring gets tucked under. You will see where the other wiring for the car runs. I just ran the new speaker wire along that path.

Again you want to keep track of which wire you connected to the positive and which went to the negative for the harness for the radio. The way I kept track was there is white writing on one half of the wire, I put that for the negative and then the other one has black lettering for thr footage on the wiring. That one went for the positive. The monster cable will get spliced into the speaker wires, positive and negative wires accordingly. The speakers I have come with a built in tweeter so I spliced the monster cable into the crossover on the end where it has two wires, again positive and negative.

Sorry for the long winded post, hope this helps.
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