Just wanted to share some pics of my recently installed system. This is my first post on clubwrx.
I bought my 03 wrx about 3 months ago and just finally got around to replacing that surprisingly awful factory system.
Here's the details, for those that are interested:
Alpine Type-X SPX177R in kick-pods
Bi-Amped with Alpine MRVF540
JL Audio 10W3V3-4 x 2
Here's some pics I snapped today:
I'm happy with the install. The spare tire compartment is used to house the sub box, fiberglass bottom and mdf top. Overall I didn't lose much height to the "false floor" and I can still use my trunk.
The Kickpod eliminates the dead-pedal... which is an annoyance, but it's a trade-off for having relatively "high-end" speakers that don't fit in the doors. The Type-X components absolutely wail... because of the pod setup and the fact that each component set has 2 channels of amplification.
I still have to buy an Alpine Blackbird2 to plug in to my deck - which will give me Navigation; and Bluetooth capability for my cell phone.
What do you think?