hey guys...about a month or so ago, a member posted on the forum asking for someone to help him install his sytem in his 03 mustang, i responded, and Mike, the owner, was nice enough to let me give it a go... the results are below...
Its rare for me to find a customer who appreciates SQ as much as Mike does, so i really took it on my self to go a step further than what he originally planned on doing His budget was 1000, and for most shops, that dont get you too far, when you think about dampening and fab work We originally talked about just a simpel amp rack in the rear, and straight forward box in the trunk...but...things chagned once i started
that post was here:
Bay Area, CA- Looking for an installer
anyway, lets get started:
1. install of all gear int he back seat area
2. dampening of key vibration areas
3. good sound quality overall
lets get started wtih the dampening:
the entire back seat area, all the way up to the rear deck, is dampened with customer supplied raammat, also dampend were the large plastic interior panels, along wtih both door panels:
moving onto the audio part, customer supplied alpine headunit resides in the stock location, note remote bass knob flushed into the panel beneath the HU and next to the LED
The customer also supplied a pair of Image Dyanmics CSX62 chameleon components. Unfrotuantely, due tot he LARGE size of these speaker, they dont fit int he doors (not even close), and the ONLY way i found that i can fit htem is with wrelatively off axis kicks...so in they went...
moving onto the major attraction, the back seat area, here is hwat it looks like all closed up.
Note the dual IDQ31 31band rack mount eqs facing foward, concealed by tthe seat when they are in the normal position. The vent in the front of the floor rack is an air inlet for a crossflow fan
note the mustang logo in raised vinyl on the main cover
and here is what lurks bgehind the covers. two imgae dynamics ID10s, trimed in blue suede fire forwards, and two arc audio 2100xxks, along wtih a kicker crossover, resides in a suede lined well underplexi and my logo. the fan, keeps them cool
finally, he has managed to keep about 70 percent of his trunk space, via a fake carpeted wall that extends to both sides, spare tire is still fully accessible
overall, i havent done a rear seat delete install like this in a long time, and i think it turned out okay and it does sound pretty dynamic overall, with eye level imaging and staging