I'm finally getting around to re-installing the stereo equipment I bought for the last WRX (equipment list) into the new one. I want a more professional install than last time (not crackheads).
The plan is to make a fibreglass enclosure in the passenger side hatch area for the sub, and make a false floor to house the two amps. Everything else just goes in the standard places (HU in the dash, etc). Dynamat for the doors.
Audio shop DD wants $1500 to do it. That's with everything: labor, parts, custom enclosure. DD is reputable, and is evidently a quality shop.
I'm getting a quote from audio shop AE this afternoon, we'll see.
So, two questions:
1. Am I getting raped on install costs? The DD quote is more than I spent on the first install WITH equipment.
2. Can anyone think of a better way to install the stuff? I can't lose the spare tire, need to be able to haul stuff (fold down the seats, etc), and drive like a crazy f0cker (so I need it to be sturdy.
ej20fan: make me an offer, and I'll drive out there and have a pro do it