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    Bangin' stereo for 06 wrx!

    Yea, so i've had my stereo in for a while now, but i never got around to posting it. But tonight's your lucky night, cause here it is. I have some pics of the install, as well the final product. Check it out, give me some feedback.

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    This pic shows all the wiring for the amplifiers, two power cables from the battery, and one ground to the battery that they both share.
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    This is the crossover for the Infinity Kappa Perfect component speakers, which i mounted to the door using 3m double sided tape
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    A close up on the Elemental Designs speaker amp
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    A better view of the componet system
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    So this is it, the final product. Elemental Design amp and Infinity Reference sub amp putting out about 1000 RMS watts (being helped out by a Rockford Fosgate 1.5 farad capacitor). You may think 1 10 in sub wouldnt hit hard, but the Kappa Perfect series is absolutely unbelievable. Othen than building a panel to mount the sub and amps on, it was a pretty easy install. (and yes, i did all the work myself)

    p.s. I have an Alpine 9827 headunit powering this stuff, and Infinty kappa 4 1/2's in the rear door, but no pictures of those, sorry
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    sweet man,,
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    where did you route your wire from the battery to the trunk? Nice looking setup too I've always loved Infinity speakers
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    Does the trunk rattle when it thumps? I have a 12" Type R waiting to be installed from my old RSX. But i hate the tin sound of a trunk rattling.
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    Thanks!! About the wiring, i can tell you that it isnt fun at all There's a plug in the firewall that you can pull out, so you can get the power/ground into the cabin that way. In the cabin, i ran the speaker wires and RCA's behind the door panels, and the power/grounds under the carpet, under the back seat, and into the trunk. It took quite a while, but definately worth it, cause all the wiring is invisible!!

    As for trunk rattle...yea, it rattles a little bit. Not as bad as i thought it would, and most of the rattle was solved by putting velcro cushions between the liscense plate and the car, which kept that form vibrating. The spolier also seems to contribute to the rattle. But IMO, 12's are probably gonna make one's trunk shake more than 10's will. However, soundproofing (such as dynomat) will reduce rattle by a lot, so you might wanna look into that.
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    is there anyway you can take a picture of that hole in the firewall and how exactly you accesed it?
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    I woulda mounted the amps and the cap against the back of the seat and put the box to the side for more trunk space. Looks good tho, nice install
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    platinum_sti, im away from my car for the weekend, but when i get back, ill take some pictures of the hole, and show you how to get to it.

    ScoobVee, as for mounting the amps on the back of the seats, the material is mighty weak, so i didnt wanna take any chances (that was my initial idea of my stereo setup btw). However, it's soo much more fun to spend all day buling a panel and carpeting it for your amps! But thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturnal_wrx
    ScoobVee, as for mounting the amps on the back of the seats, the material is mighty weak, so i didnt wanna take any chances (that was my initial idea of my stereo setup btw). However, it's soo much more fun to spend all day buling a panel and carpeting it for your amps! But thanks!!!
    Ive done it a few times before. Just get some mdf carpet it (looks oem} and bold it to the two brackets there, mount the amps to it.
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    pics of rear doors with panels installed?

    or did you not do componants
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    I dont have pics of the rear door install, but the rear doors come off practically the same way as the fronts.

    If you want instructions for the removal, go to my thread at...
    Speaker Install / Door panel removal 2006 wrx

    For some pictures of the front panel with the components, go to...
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2105193/3

    I used componant speakers in the front door, but only multi-element 5 1/4's in the rear door. Hope that helps.
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    hey festa, i live down kentwood bluffs, my name is mike,( the kid with the goped and couple of dirtbikes) and ive been drooling over your car since you got it! You actually really pissed me off. I was going to get an 06 WRX in Black, then you got it... Any way, nice car

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    Hole in Firewall

    Yeah I really need to see this hole in the firewall that pops out too. Or if anyone else has a way to get the power wire through the car that suggestion would be much appreciated. I've looked for grommets and such and by the pedals and I can't find one that I can also find on the engine side of the firewall because there are so many things blocking it. If anyone knows of an easily accessible one, thanks. And pictures would be amazing. thanks

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    holy crap, first off, your crossovers are inside the door for the componets? whats going to happen to the circut board on that when it gets wet? and it will. wow, i really need to start posting some pics of my install if you think that is clean. can see no wires? i can. I guess if it sounds good who cares right?

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    the firewall hole is behind the clutch pedal. Look at it where the carpet ends and you will see a little black plug and it comes right out. Only reason I know about this is becasue the *****tards that installed my radio just took it out and ran the cable through there, instead of making a slit in the actual plug. I notced somethign was wrong because I can hear my engine loud as hell. for now I just stuffed a small towel there because I didnt feel like disconnecting the amp wire to the battery and rewiring but I will eventually.

    nocturnal, nice install. I really like your box, oyou build it yourself? I have an infinity kappa perfect dvc 10" as well and its powered by an alpine mrd500 I believe. And i have some infinity referneces (pretty crappy but itll do) powered by an alpine mrv-f340. Its running off the stock headunit right now, but I should have my headunit in by friday so it should sound a whole lot better. BUt even now, thr trunk does rattle. Do you have your box bolted down or not? I dont but I just ghettorigged it and have it tied down with a bungee cord with the strut bar My amps are bolted on the back of the seats btw, which is good for space, but sucks if I ever have to adjust it.

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