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Old 01-18-2011, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not many audio build threads on here so I figured I'd start one. I'm not going all out on SQ or SPL here. The truck is used for tailgating with the doors open quite a bit so I wanted some good speakers front and rear. This is a pretty basic install with some decent hardware. Truck has the basic non-Infinity stereo with 4 speakers.

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Kenwood Excelon DNX 6960
DVD
Garmin Navigation
Parrot Bluetooth
iPod/iPhone integration
5 Volt Preouts


Speakers
Polk MM6501
6.5" Components
2.7 Ohm Impedance
94 dB Sensitivity
1" Silk Dome Tweeters


Amp
Rockford Fosgate Power T400-4
Rated 60w RMS x4 @ 4 ohms



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All wiring is Rockford Fosgate (1 year added to amp warranty by using the RF wiring kit)

Factory Nav Bezel
Metra Install Kit 99-6510
Metra Chrysler wiring interface XSVI-6502
Metra Antenna Adaptor 40-CR10
Kenwood iPod cable KCA-iP301V

Nav bezel and my stock bezel


Before and after



Pulling the doors apart



Got the inside lined with Dynamat


Speaker Baffles 3/4" Birch




That's all I got for now.
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Nice, I had Polk audio door speakers on a 06 All this so you can tailgate with some thump I like the thought bro
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I have had the polks as well and they have a nice output....
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Nice, I had Polk audio door speakers on a 06 All this so you can tailgate with some thump I like the thought bro
Thanks. I put a lot of highway miles on the truck too so the BT, Nav, etc. come in handy there. But yeah, can't hardly hear the stock speakers when we're tailgating.
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You will now...hell my 03 had stock infinitys and I upgraded them for stock infinitys off a 07 & that made a difference.
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Looking forward to it. It's been a while since I've put a system together so I'm having fun with this.
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Got a little bit more done today.

Covered the bigger holes w/ aluminum


More Dynamat


Mounted and test fit baffles and speakers.


There is slight contact between the top of the baffle and the door panel preventing the door panel from sliding home. I'll have to cut off about a 1/4" of the top of the baffle and it should work.
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this is looking good, where are you mounting the tweeters?
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Sweetness!!!
I imagine you've played with it some more now. Is the UI still fast enough? There are two things i think i'll have to shop around for: I wonder if any NAV systems use google maps, cause I'd never have to pay for updates. And, how fast that software controls are. I get a little aggravated at my GPS now sometimes cause sometimes i gotta press with determination and hold. And it's not that old.
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hey monkey,

where did you buy your head unit?

I am pretty sure they have that exact same unit here at my stereo shop for 899....
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this is looking good, where are you mounting the tweeters?
Most likely the A-Pillars firing toward each other.

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Sweetness!!!
I imagine you've played with it some more now. Is the UI still fast enough? There are two things i think i'll have to shop around for: I wonder if any NAV systems use google maps, cause I'd never have to pay for updates. And, how fast that software controls are. I get a little aggravated at my GPS now sometimes cause sometimes i gotta press with determination and hold. And it's not that old.
Love it. You know how picky I am with things like that. Remember Black and Decker meets BFH? It responds to inputs immediately. There is about a half second lag when switching sources. There are some nice shortcut features as well. There are multiple ways of controlling things without having to go through multiple screens which is nice.

I do have one gripe with it so far. It is laggy when connected via USB to my iPhone (3g with OS4.xx). When my 1st Gen Nano is connected it is fast, but my phone is laggy when browsing the library. But the UI on my iPhone is laggy as hell so I suspect a 3GS or iPhone 4 would be better though I am not 100%. I will certainly try one though and report back. But as of now, I am leaving the Nano plugged in all the time so I don't see myself using my phone for music playback.

These things are like little computers, if it's possible to load Google maps on one of these, you could probably find a way Johnny. lol

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hey monkey,

where did you buy your head unit?

I am pretty sure they have that exact same unit here at my stereo shop for 899....
Car Toys via Amazon 699 shipped.
That link didn't work. Try this.
http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-DNX6960-Double-DIN-Navigation-Receiver/dp/B0037BHZLQ http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-DNX6960-Double-DIN-Navigation-Receiver/dp/B0037BHZLQ
Click on "13 new" to get to the Car Toys price.
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