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Old 02-08-2003, 19:18   #1 (permalink)
 
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Free Audio Stuff! Need help to install!

Hi guys

My mate goes over seas alot and while he was over there the Rego on his Commie ran out so when he got back for 2 months He didnt bother registering it. To get around I lent him my Corona. When he left this time he said I could have all the audio gear in his car for lending him the other car :) Before i go pull everything apart i thought id ask a few Qs.

1. I already have a 1/2 descent Kenwood head unit (4x60w) Do you think i should change it with his more expensice Kenwood Head unit??

2. Will the 6x9 speakers fit in the holes i currently have my 8" speakers without cutting?

3. The sub has its own Box and Amp on the Box. Do I have to run wires from line out on the Head unit to the amp or can I just split and use the existing speakerwires as the Amps Input?

4. Id like to use a powersource from the boot (eg the bootlight) to run the amp but i suspect the wires too dam thin to handel the 300w amp. If i cant, what is the best way to run power to the amp?

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Old 02-08-2003, 22:55   #2 (permalink)
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If the setup he has is already in the car and running, why don't you just do a complete transfer? Take note of how he has set his system up, and set it up in your car the way he has it in his.. Use his amp, hu, etc and you should be able to convert in less than a day :)
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Old 02-09-2003, 00:58   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Free Audio Stuff! Need help to install!

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2. Will the 6x9 speakers fit in the holes i currently have my 8" speakers without cutting?


4. Id like to use a powersource from the boot (eg the bootlight) to run the amp but i suspect the wires too dam thin to handel the 300w amp. If i cant, what is the best way to run power to the amp?

Thanks in Advance!
PHoeNiX
Does the deck have pre outs for the sub? 6x9s will fit if you have spacers, and I would NOT source power from the bootlight......the current the amp will draw will fry that circuit in no time. Run the amp on a dedicated fused circuit. its really easy.....just run a line from the battery through the firewall and to the amp in the boot/under the seat......give it ago mate, its a piece of piss to install a deck/speakers/amp.....i no nothin about car audio and did my own install in my old ea no sweat...
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Old 02-10-2003, 09:17   #4 (permalink)
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Oh dear...... DO NOT use the bootlight as a power source. As hot eb said buy about 5 meters of power cable (8 gauge should be sufficient) and run a new line from the battery to the boot.

The fire wall should already have a grommeted hole which you can pass the wire through. Feed the wire under the carpet a run it along the side under the plastic trim thingo's below the doors. Make sure to have a fuse no more than 10cm away from the battery. The ground wire should also be the same size as your power cable (make sure you find a nice clean earth contact)

Check if the head unit has line outputs, if not then either buy a new one that has, or, if funds are low, then I believe there is a way to convert your existing speaker cables into RCA's, I've never done it before so I wouldn't know how to do it. Ask advice from jaycar, but DO NOT just stick your speaker wire into "line in" on the amp.

6 X 9's are obviously 6 inches by 9 inches, so no they won't fit since the holes you have now are only 8 inches in diameter, in fact they won't fit at all since they're oval shaped speakers. You will need to either buy some spacers or cut the shelf some more, but in either case, I recommend you use some thin MDF so that you won't have gaps were the speaker is 6 inches in diameter and the hole is 8.
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Ok. On the subject of using Speaker wires for the amp's input, if the Amp has Hi-Level inputs, you don't need to convert anything, just run the speaker wires to the Hi-Level inputs, which will look similar to the outputs.
As for speaker holes. DO NOT cut the parcel shelf. Not only is it illegal, it is dangerous. Beleive it or not the parcel shelf gives the rear of the car a lot of strength. If you were t-boned in the rear of the car, or something simmilar, and you cut the parcel shelf, the back end would simply crumple. Either get, or make some spacers, or pods for the 6x9's.
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