It's been a while since I've been on the forum, hope everyone has survived without me! I traded in my IS350 this January for a 2008 Corvette C6 Coupe, so I was happy to go back to the drawing board for the sound system.
As with every car I've ever owned, the first mod was the sound system. I've always been an audio enthusiast, and stock stereos make Dave a saaaaaaad Panda. After a fair bit of research, thanks to the gaping speaker hole in the Corvette's doors, I decided I had room to go with an active 4-way setup.
Quick break down of equipment:
Tweeters: SB Acoustics Ring Radiators SB29RDCN
Midranges: Dayton 2" domes RS52AN
Woofers: Dayton Audio 7" RS180
Subwoofers: Image Dynamics 8" ID8V.3
Head Unit: Pioneer AVH-P3300BT
Speaker Amplifier: JL Audio XD600/6
Subwoofer Amplifier: JL Audio XD600/1
22 Band equalizer: JBL GTE422
4-way active crossover network: JBL GTX47
SubThump partition subwoofer box
Metra double din dash kit
PAC interface unit to retain OnStar
Stinger electronics for all wiring/distribution
I didn't bother to take pictures of the head unit install. It's easy, been done a million times, and is a matter of following directions provided by Metra and PAC.
After the Head unit was installed, I tackled the doors. First step, cut adapters. I cut the lower piece out of 3/4 MDF and the tweeter mount out of 1/2" MDF.
Next, mount the speaker drivers to the adapters. This is where I had to get creative. The hole is big, but it was still a challenge to mount both a 7" driver and a 2" dome with a 4" flange. I measured exhaustively to make sure everything would fit. I had to cut some of the dome flange using my dremel in order to make it fit.