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dogsbody
03-03-2009, 01:27 PM
Hi all,
I'm looking at redoing everything audio-wise on my '86 4runner, running most likely a Pioneer HU, something new in the stock speaker locations, and a single 10 or 12" Alpine type R or Audioque SDC 2.5 in a sealed box (trying to save as much cargo area as possible, as i do a lot of biking/camping).

Whole truck needs to be rewired (stock speakers have all kinds of interference coming through), and I know approximately nothing about wiring up an amp, so I'm going to bite the bullet and shell out for a shop to do everything - anyone have any good experiences/recommendations with a shop in or around Seattle? Searching around the net hasn't been very helpful, best idea i got so far is Advance Auto Design (http://www.advanceddesigninc.net/auto/index.asp) in Auburn - but they look to be on the expensive side of things. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

RidnClean
03-03-2009, 01:28 PM
hmm, don't know any good shops.

But i'm sure someone will gladly do the work for a cheaper price :)

NoPh33rRaCiNg
03-04-2009, 12:55 AM
avoid discount stereo warehouse in des moines, expensive as hell. Hi tech autosound in kent isnt too bad

Random1010
03-04-2009, 12:57 AM
Hi all,
I'm looking at redoing everything audio-wise on my '86 4runner, running most likely a Pioneer HU, something new in the stock speaker locations, and a single 10 or 12" Alpine type R or Audioque SDC 2.5 in a sealed box (trying to save as much cargo area as possible, as i do a lot of biking/camping).

Whole truck needs to be rewired (stock speakers have all kinds of interference coming through), and I know approximately nothing about wiring up an amp, so I'm going to bite the bullet and shell out for a shop to do everything - anyone have any good experiences/recommendations with a shop in or around Seattle? Searching around the net hasn't been very helpful, best idea i got so far is Advance Auto Design (http://www.advanceddesigninc.net/auto/index.asp) in Auburn - but they look to be on the expensive side of things. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Stereo Warehouse has good reviews

Supergumby5000
03-04-2009, 12:57 AM
Hi all,
I'm looking at redoing everything audio-wise on my '86 4runner, running most likely a Pioneer HU, something new in the stock speaker locations, and a single 10 or 12" Alpine type R or Audioque SDC 2.5 in a sealed box (trying to save as much cargo area as possible, as i do a lot of biking/camping).

Whole truck needs to be rewired (stock speakers have all kinds of interference coming through), and I know approximately nothing about wiring up an amp, so I'm going to bite the bullet and shell out for a shop to do everything - anyone have any good experiences/recommendations with a shop in or around Seattle? Searching around the net hasn't been very helpful, best idea i got so far is Advance Auto Design (http://www.advanceddesigninc.net/auto/index.asp) in Auburn - but they look to be on the expensive side of things. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Mobile Radio does pretty good work out in bremerton, but can be expensive, If you go with them, get ahold of Bear (thats what he goes by), and chit chat with him.

Honestly though, im sure theres someone that would do it cheaper than a shop on here. Shoot, if you wanna drive across the state, i'll do it for a case of beer over a weekend.

Supergumby5000
03-04-2009, 12:58 AM
oh, and if you're going sealed, dont get the Type-R (from personal experience)

RidnClean
03-04-2009, 12:58 AM
Mobile Radio does pretty good work out in bremerton, but can be expensive, If you go with them, get ahold of Bear (thats what he goes by), and chit chat with him.

Honestly though, im sure theres someone that would do it cheaper than a shop on here. Shoot, if you wanna drive across the state, i'll do it for a case of beer over a weekend.

i'll give you a case to come wire up the rest of my system.

dogsbody
03-04-2009, 01:19 PM
Thanks for the replies. SuperGumby - sure wish that was more feasible, or you were closer. Sadly none of my friends are into this stuff, so I don't know anybody that could help me out with it.

From another thread someone mentioned they liked Signature Motor Design in Kirkland, might stop by there and talk to'm since I work sorta nearby.

And you didn't like the sealed Type R SuperGumby? What I gathered from trolling is that a 10 in a .85cf enclosure is supposed to pretty good.

RidnClean
03-04-2009, 01:22 PM
go get qoutes and come back and let us know.

i'm sure someone will do it for 1/2 the cost.

Shinju
03-04-2009, 01:26 PM
Thanks for the replies. SuperGumby - sure wish that was more feasible, or you were closer. Sadly none of my friends are into this stuff, so I don't know anybody that could help me out with it.

From another thread someone mentioned they liked Signature Motor Design in Kirkland, might stop by there and talk to'm since I work sorta nearby.

And you didn't like the sealed Type R SuperGumby? What I gathered from trolling is that a 10 in a .85cf enclosure is supposed to pretty good.


If you are in the Kirkland Bellevue area, Contact Chris or JP at Benchmark Motoring

JP's Email is on the front page. If you contact them tell them Jeremy Sent ya!

Great group of guy's, Chris is the one who designed and built many of my Sub enclosures.

http://www.benchmarkmotoring.com/contact/contact.html