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pdtran
02-12-2007, 01:03 AM
I'm from the SJ area, so anyone know of any fair priced trustworthy installers in the southbay area?

pdtran
02-12-2007, 01:21 PM
no1?

ucool22
02-20-2007, 05:30 PM
i looking for an installer too, for my in dash nav, any suggestions?

photocrazy8
02-20-2007, 05:37 PM
i know some one in gilroy that goes a very nice job...

ucool22
02-20-2007, 05:54 PM
what is it called? and about how much is the price?

lrgnation
02-22-2007, 01:24 AM
There is a place called Sound Fx i dont know about them but it would be worth checkin out. Very cool guy nice to talk with. 408-715-7969

Gaff
03-25-2007, 02:43 PM
Custom Auto in Oakland (near the airport) is probably the top place in the Bay Area. They've been around since 1980 and have a lot of high profile clients. I've had 5 high end systems installed over the last 18 years.

I'm taking my '07 G35 couple there in a couple weeks to install a complete system and do window tinting.

http://www.customautousa.com/

Vestax
04-03-2007, 10:41 PM
I'm from the SJ area, so anyone know of any fair priced trustworthy installers in the southbay area?

What are you looking to have done?

Depending on your needs, I can direct you to the right people.

pdtran
04-03-2007, 11:18 PM
Just some components in my 528i...I been doing my install slowly by myself, but its been real ghetto...lol

Vestax
04-03-2007, 11:21 PM
Just some components in my 528i...I been doing my install slowly by myself, but its been real ghetto...lol


It can't be that ghetto LOL, well that's good that you're taking a stab on it. What do you have left to do?

The 5 series are normally amplified with the amp in trunk. Did you get the stock deck replaced? Getting a full range out of the stock speaker leads might pose problems if you're using the passives from the aftermarket components. What year is your ride?

ssj2xxgotenxx
04-04-2007, 01:37 AM
Custom Auto in Oakland (near the airport) is probably the top place in the Bay Area. They've been around since 1980 and have a lot of high profile clients. I've had 5 high end systems installed over the last 18 years.

I'm taking my '07 G35 couple there in a couple weeks to install a complete system and do window tinting.

http://www.customautousa.com/

I've drove by there before, but never went inside. It looks to be a very nice store from the outside, I mean nice too...

pdtran
04-04-2007, 04:51 AM
It can't be that ghetto LOL, well that's good that you're taking a stab on it. What do you have left to do?

The 5 series are normally amplified with the amp in trunk. Did you get the stock deck replaced? Getting a full range out of the stock speaker leads might pose problems if you're using the passives from the aftermarket components. What year is your ride?

its a '97...so far i've replaced the head unit, ran two RCAs under the center console, and put in my amp/sub...and i gotta say it's pretty ghetto. i haven't had the time to figure out how to get the RCAs under the carpet so theyr'e coming out of the slot where the rear cupholders used to be and going under and behind my seats and through the skipass hole intoo the trunk.

i have tapped into the stock amp wiring to get a remote wire source, and i was planning on tapping into the stock speaker wires also. i was told the stock wiring is really good since it's all twisted.

gfunk808
06-14-2007, 01:47 AM
I figured I would be a good forum citizen and just piggyback onto this thread...

I want to have a simple amp/sub install done (everything else is still stock) BUT I would like to use my own used equipment. Can anybody refer me to a shop that will not overinflate their labor rates and still do a good job on installing equipment that I provide?

Thanks.

rukkis
06-25-2007, 05:51 PM
Scott Welch, He has a new shop out in Walnut Creek, Eastbay Autospa, he built all the Goodguys show cars and was headhunted by Noel Lee for all of the Monster Cable cars. He's also Mecp and Alpine F1 certified...he'll charge but its worth it. You can also try Audiomobile in Oakland, they did some custom work on my boys Z...it was clean...Custom Car Alarms in pleasant hill is also known for their good work. If your looking in the Sacramento area, hit up Bobby Gately at Gatelyaudio.com his work is awesome, he builds all the plexi boxes that everyone wonders where to get.

Mr. X
07-05-2007, 05:21 PM
Auto Sound Specialists in Union City is a good shop. There install bay has also been re-done. AutoSoundSpecialists.com is there website. There prices *might* be a tad pricey to some, but its great quality work. Become a return customer and Im sure they'll give you a discount.

sandaboy
03-14-2011, 07:42 PM
Guru Electronics in the south bay (San Jose) is the place I always go to. They have the best prices and most selection I've ever seen in the bay and Install things very professionally. They are located in this huge warehouse with everything related to car audio and video. Sometimes you'll be looking for something very specific and the only place you'll find is it at Guru's. They give a warranty on their installs so I feel safe. I'd definitely check them out. Hope that helps

Sub Woofin
03-29-2011, 11:00 PM
where exactly in San Jo is Guru's? near Bascom?

bobmitchum
03-29-2011, 11:23 PM
You might try Sound Innovations in Hayward. Since 1989, doing mild to wild.
Ernie is very good at his craft, plus he is scrupulously honest and straight forward.
soundinnovations.com

Pborcich
07-07-2011, 12:11 AM
if anyone in the bay ever needs help on installs i can help em out im patrick owner of carstereoforum.net

mylows10
09-28-2011, 03:20 AM
try greg at audio connection in salinas,he does small to bad azz spl cars and trucks, from simple enclosures to cut thru's and walls .if you want to be loud and low call 831-794.6977 .ascendant,dd,efx.atomic,zed,stetsom,sd, Team audio connection Bill - YouTube (http://youtu.be/W_AHYQuFU90) check out one of the builds

Go2Sleep
09-28-2011, 03:33 AM
4 Year Old thread FTL