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Stage 1 install question

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Armyballer, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    Armyballer

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    Sometime next week I plan to take a few days off to do stage 1 of my install.

    -New HU
    -New Front/Rear Speakers
    -Apply eDead to doors/firewall/behind rear seat (still trying to decide if I should take seats/carpet out and do floor)


    Stage 2 (sometime this summer)
    Amp/Subs/Box

    Question:

    While I'm replacing the HU/speakers, is there really anything I could/should do to make it easyer when it comes time to install my Amp/Sub(s)?

    I'll do the HU/Speakers install but more than likly have a "pro" do the Amp/wiring/subbox/subs for me.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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    If you are amping the door speakers, you may want to run speaker wire back to where you will be putting in the amp.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    MyToyTaco

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    ^^ +1

    Pre-run all the wires it'll be easier when you put everything else in. You can install the amp / subs, it's pretty easy, and the internet is a great resource if you get stuck.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Mr Marv

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    +2 on that :)
     
  5. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    rutherk1

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    I have found that using these 2 products saves a ton of time.

    here

    here

    A little pricey but saves a lot of wiring running.

    Paying a "pro" to run wires is not necessary. You can do it yourself. You wouldn't pay a pro run an extension cord to a lamp would you?

    Run power down driver side (there is even a blank grommet in the firewall) run 6 channel RCAs down passenger side with above speaker wire and you are done. I did mine in about 20 mins. I tapped into OEM speaker wiring behind the dash. I soldered into the speaker wire on the Toyota wiring harness adapter that would normally go into the head unit (if you were using the head unit amp to power the speakers). That speaker wire even has a remote on lead in it, which is helpful.

    Good luck
     
  6. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Go ahead and put the edead in the floor. It blocks a lot of road noise. Go ahead and put a double layer in the front wells of your truck. That'll block the hum from the front tires. I did it and the difference is amazing!
     
  7. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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    Not necessary to seperate power from other wires. It's an old myth that was supposed to eliminate line noise (if you have line noise, check grounding problems). Just run it all down the driver's side if you use rutherk's wiring; this will prevent you having to take off all the passenger side panels.


    I chose to use regular speaker wire. I ran the wire from each door back to the amp. When I install the speakers, I just disconnect the factory stuff and tuck it away, then clip on my wires. This makes for a completely reversible install without tapping factory wires.


    Either way works fine (my last vehicle used rutherk's method), just giving you another option.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    rutherk1

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    Totally. Im an old man - back when you installed ANYTHING meant you got hum in the radio :). Although I still do it just to cut back on the number of wires running in the same location since these power wires are getting GIGANTIC!
     
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