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Old 03-05-2012, 11:17 AM
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Stereo Install Complete + other toys...

Since I will be hitting the interstate more frequently in the future, I figured it would be a good time to upgrade the stereo system and add some video for my two boys in the rear.

I completely bypassed the factory wiring with 14 ga. since outboard crossovers were used in each corner (Cerwin-Vega Vmax 65 components) running on a JL Audio JX360 4-channel amplifier. I have a Probox 8" subwoofer enclosure (Probox 09F35018L-400) (Probox Amplifier Rack F250) behind the rear seat running on a JL Audio 500/1 monoblock amp. All power and ground wire are 4 ga. with fuses and a distribution block. The amps are mounted on a Probox Amplifier mount and looks very, very nice in the truck, as well as top notch fit and finish. Plus, everything is made in the USA which is always a plus - he same can be said for JL Audio. I had a brain fart when I was outlining the back trim piece for the subwoofer. For some reason I did not account for the hump toward the middle and ended up cutting it out - I will modify it in the future when i get a chance

I already had a Pioneer DVD head unit, so I was able to hook up a rear LCD screen for the kids - it broadcasts to wireless headphones as well. I also have an Ipod Classic hooked up tot he head unit with about 80 movies. The system is already setup for a PS3 and power inverter which will go in soon.

I installed the Edge CTS a couple of months ago (replaced the CS) and took a snapshot of the pyro in case anybody needed to see a good location for it.

Also, I installed the Ravelco Anti-theft system, minus the wire splicing. the unit is installed through the firewall and taped up, as well as wire conduit. All I need to do is figure out which circuits to tap into. The hard part is done.

I will update the thread with more thoughts once I get more seat time and finalize the tuning.

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:32 AM
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Nice!! For my kids, I put in a 17" LCD TV/DVD. But mounted mine on a post with a bracket to the floor so I can remove the TV and use in the camper. Had to disassemble the TV to paint it tan to match the interior.



I do like your rear TV/monitor set up better!! Can you tell me what brand rear LCD monitor and did it come already with the tan color around it.
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Looks good! Nice job. What happened to the passenger arm rest?
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What type of Edge mount is that??? That is awesome!!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:45 AM
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Good idea on the ravelco. I had one installed in my 97. The inventor Vinny actually lives down the road from me. He installed it himself. How hard would you say the install was for yourself?
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awesome job. i just did something similar but far less customization. one suggestion though, go to walmart or bestbuy and replace that protruding double usb 12v with one of those tiny flushmounts you can't even see....best 12 bucks you can spend!
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anybody have any idea what edge mount that is?? I have been looking for ideas to get mine off of the windshield...
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Also what rear dvd screen was used?? great idea...
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Nice.. My kids would love all that and so would I.. Good job..
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My opinions on this install and what i might have done differently. If you don't care what I have to say then skip to next post if so then read on.

If you are going to run the tweeters in the rear doors it would be beneficial to run the driver in the rear door as well. Imaging would be way off. Amp rack looks good (clean up the wiring and zip tie everything). When putting round speakers in an oval hole you sound always make or use adapter plates like these.

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