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Old 01-21-2006
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The Mods begin.

Well, have all of the stereo for my Colorado. Just posting some pics of what is going in. Will post some install pics and completed pics later.

All the wires and dash kit and sub box are in the truck. Will get pics of it when we do the install tonight.



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Dang...nice equiptment! should sound nice
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you'll really like that headunit dude. I had one for a while and it sounded sooo good, I wish I still had it. can't wait to see what it looks like when it's all done.
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i take it that you like alpine products. have you joined coloradofan.com yet?
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thats some nice stuff. I bought my girlfriend and my mom that same head unit ita a pretty nice one at a decent price too.
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i take it that you like alpine products. have you joined coloradofan.com yet?
Yes, sold something there and bought something there already =)


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thats some nice stuff. I bought my girlfriend and my mom that same head unit ita a pretty nice one at a decent price too.
I had the 9845 in my Ranger, so I am sure that is very close to the 9847. I just wanted the possibility of XM or Sirius down the road.
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Ok, got it installed and learned my lesson. I think.

Box, I am told by the guy that did the install, is too big. I have to turn the bass up alot just to get 'normal' bass from the sub.

At first he thought the amp was too small, but that Amp is recommended on the Alpine site running 2 ohms to the sub I have, so I wouldnt think its the amp under powered.

So, going to check out a 1.25 cu. ft. ported box tomorrow. This is down from the 1.8 it is in now.

I will post pics tomorrow of the install. I was helping doing alot of this, so I didnt stop and take pics of every step. I just kind of took a few in the middle and at the end.
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I miss the ranger
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I thought I replied to this thread. But dang, just got the truck and throwing in some new components already :) Thats the way to do it! Hope it all sounds good.
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Nice Stuff...
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wow did alpine pay u to get all them..j/k get some pics and a 1.8 ported sounds about right if anything go bigger, 1.25 ported is way to small and type r dosent like sealed as much
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Doors going in. You can see the crossover bolted to the door. Tweets are in the door panels - no pics:









Only got one of the rear door. They were easy, so no biggy:



Deck going in. This was alot faster than thought it would be:





Amps going in:





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Rest of the pics should be completed pics, but im not exactly complete. The much needed rain we got today stopped me from building the amp rack. It will be plain wood at first, until I decide whether I am going to keep the carpet on the box or scrape it off and use vinyl that matches the interior. If i do vinyl, I will also vinyl the amp rack. If not, then carpet.

As for the sound, we just had to play with the amps. Finally got the Gain correct on both amps and got the crossovers adgusted so that the right sound is going to the right speaker. It hits VERY hard. Windows actually flex a little when they are rolled down about 3 inches. This thing is 100 times louder than my Ranger and so much clearer. I am very pleased with the system, just need to complete the interior work.
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you need to shove some foam or something in them door pannels to keep everything sounding good.
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you need to shove some foam or something in them door pannels to keep everything sounding good.


We dynomatted the doors. Just not in the pics. I only took pics when I wasnt helping. There is alot i missed out on with the camera.
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oh tru good to hear.

personally don't do carpet on the box, that thing is screaming for some cool custom fiberglass, but at least doe the vinyl.
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the type r's bottom out in sealed boxes... u need a ported... like the one your gonna get sounds perfect
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Nice equipment, thats going to look and sound awesome.
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oh tru good to hear.

personally don't do carpet on the box, that thing is screaming for some cool custom fiberglass, but at least doe the vinyl.
I already have the box. Its already carpeted. Probably gunna skin it and put some vinyl on it when i can catch it on sale. Same with the amp rack.
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the type r's bottom out in sealed boxes... u need a ported... like the one your gonna get sounds perfect
what does that mean because mine's not ported and it sounds good..it just doesnt have the best lows. I figured thats because it's only a 10.
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