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jkrswld
03-24-2012, 01:37 PM
This was a friends car I did. Hit a few rough patches but it came out really clean in the end. I haven't done a lot of work on the newer cars so this was a learning experience for me. In the end though he was happy and I think it came out pretty clean.



Head Unit: Pioneer AVIC Z130BT

Front Stage: Infinity Kappa 60.9 CS

Reaer Stage: Infinity Kappa 63.9i

Front/Rear Stage Amp: Soundstream RUB 4.600

Subwoofers: 2 10 " Soundstream Picassos

Sub Amp: Soundstream RUB1.10000

Crimestopper rear view camera

Pioneer Navigation System

Pioneer XM Radio

Bullz Audio wiring kit

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jkrswld
03-24-2012, 01:37 PM
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09civic
03-24-2012, 01:49 PM
Nice.

xmakeafistx
03-24-2012, 01:59 PM
pretty clean setup man. I've worked on a Maxima before, taking out the stock radio was a *****.

jkrswld
03-24-2012, 02:12 PM
pretty clean setup man. I've worked on a Maxima before, taking out the stock radio was a *****.
The Altima isn't any better. That was the biggest headache of the whole thing.

brynm
03-24-2012, 02:14 PM
It's too bad the dash kit doesn't match the stock texture. How tough was it to get the speaker wire into the front doors, and were you able to replace the covers over the tweeter locations? I have a 2011 that I'm going to start on in the near future.

jkrswld
03-24-2012, 02:30 PM
It's too bad the dash kit doesn't match the stock texture. How tough was it to get the speaker wire into the front doors, and were you able to replace the covers over the tweeter locations? I have a 2011 that I'm going to start on in the near future.

I used a good old wire coat hanger to get the speaker wire into the doors. Just need to take your time to make sure you dont punch a hole through. As for the tweeters yes I was able to use the stock tweeter covers. The mount plates I made sat low enough for everything to fit right. I was going to wrap the dash kit in suede but ran out of time before the guy moved. The other advice I can give to you is get the modules and adapters for everything ie the steering wheel controls and things like that it made this install a lot easier.

kushy_dreams
03-24-2012, 03:01 PM
pretty clean setup man. I've worked on a Maxima before, taking out the stock radio was a *****.

What yr? I just installed an aftermarket h/u in my roommates 99 max w/bose and it was pretty easy. Took me less than 10mins to get the radio out.

SourDeez
03-24-2012, 03:28 PM
Bullz audio and soundstream..meh

brynm
03-24-2012, 03:30 PM
What yr? I just installed an aftermarket h/u in my roommates 99 max w/bose and it was pretty easy. Took me less than 10mins to get the radio out.


99's are easy. newer ones would be tough.

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jkrswld
03-24-2012, 04:06 PM
Bullz audio and soundstream..meh
First and last time I will use a Bullz audio amp kit. As far as the Soundstream always loved their equipment and never had a problem with it.

CHRIS 323
03-24-2012, 04:49 PM
nice build am tuned in

xmakeafistx
03-24-2012, 06:18 PM
What yr? I just installed an aftermarket h/u in my roommates 99 max w/bose and it was pretty easy. Took me less than 10mins to get the radio out.

2006, it was a generation after those 99 ones. I always hear how easy those are to work on too.

kramer_212
03-24-2012, 06:25 PM
slurp slurp.

Sub Woofin
03-24-2012, 06:27 PM
The Altima isn't any better. That was the biggest headache of the whole thing.

what was so hard about it?

jkrswld
03-24-2012, 07:04 PM
Taking out the old unit wasn't to bad it was putting the new one in that gave me issues. Mostly because of that storage compartment underneath it. It kept sliding around and getting in the way. Also none of the wiring schematics mathced up because they were all for 2011 and Nissan changed just enough between the 2 years to screw with you. So there were a few phone calls to PAC and Crimestopper for the steering wheel control module and the rearview camera.

Wfs0801
02-22-2013, 05:24 PM
My 2012 Altima has three sets of speakers inside: 2 under the windshield, 2 in the doors, 2 behind the back seats. I only saw pics of you replacing 2 different sets of speakers inside. Did this car only have the 2 sets or did you just not do the third? If you didn't do 1 of the sets, which did you leave out?

Spikexyooj
04-24-2013, 01:58 PM
Hey jkrswld,

I own a 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan without Bose System. I just joined this forum because of this awesome thread!
I just purchased the Kappa 60.9cs and 63.9i. The rear speakers I believe don't need any modifications but for the front, Crutchfield stated it wouldn't fit because of the top height? How did you get yours to fit? A thorough explanation would be nice :).