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unique installation spot?
Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:11 AM
So, With my trip computer being where it is, I have a feeling it will have to move. I'd rather not move it, but o well if I have to. What else? I think I remember that the speakers are coaxial, not two-way, so with a higher powered deck, I'll need to rewire, right? How big of a pain in the A** is that? I don't want any wires showing in the end. Now, I've never installed a "system", so I really don't know what to expect, but I can't imagine its very hard. I've got some 8" subs to put in and I'll have a 600 watt amp pushing them, I'm thinking this whould be the easiest part, just running wire to the right spot and under the carpet, am I wrong?
Is this such a pain that I should just pay someone to do it? I'd much rather not, but if that is the best option, how much should i expect to pay? I'm really skeptical of putting a lot of unnesscary money into this car as I'm not sure I'll have it in a few months. But i figure that since i have all the stuff, i might as well try and get it all installed. Any and all suggestions are extremely appreciated!!
Okay, now I was thinking about this the other day. I guess my first question is, can a car cd player be installed vertically?
B/c if it can, I thought that a cool spot for one ony my car would be in the little cubby right behind the e-brake lever. It looks like, with a little cutting, that it might fit. then I wouldn't have to mess with the dash.
Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:24 AM
Speaker wires.. fronts, you dont really need to do anything. Rear doors need new wires(although it doesn't have anything to do with coaxial or otherwise as stated above, its because subaru uses a silly common ground setup).. just run the wires under the door trim.
Posted 12 June 2004 - 03:04 PM
You don't have to go the camo route tho, if you don't want to.
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Posted 12 June 2004 - 03:23 PM
Posted 12 June 2004 - 04:02 PM
I was replying to the above comment.
I thought that a cool spot for one ony my car would be in the little cubby right behind the e-brake lever. It looks like, with a little cutting, that it might fit. then I wouldn't have to mess with the dash.
Posted 13 June 2004 - 02:44 PM
As for teh trip computer, I dunno cuz I dopn't have one. I wonder if the 88-89 trip computer control panel would work in an 87, liek if it would hook up, cuz the 87 trip computer would be sideways... I don't think that 85-86 trip computers would work cuz they have the outside temperature gauge in teh dash, rather than in the trip computer.
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