Well, its been a few years since I have had an aftermarket stereo in any of my cars. Oh, a good 10 years or so. I came from a Cadillac Seville STS, which had a pretty good factory stereo, so I didnt have a need. Then bought this GTP and gave the cadi to the wife, and this factory stereo is HORRID!! I havnt heard such an ill sounding system in ages.
Long story short, decided to put something in the GTP to replace it. I didnt have a large budget, roughly 600.00 total. So went to work doing some research, and a few people I respect had pointed out the Aura's that were on factory buyout at PE. So I snagged up a set of 5.25 components for the front doors, and a set of 6x9's for the rear deck. I also scored an Eclipse CD7200 MKII. I already had an MB Quart DWG 254 DVC 10" sub, and a MB Quart PAB 5400 5 channel amp to power everything with.
I ordered a standard 10 inch sub box, but then decided that if I could build one myself I could probably retain a little more trunk space. (very important since we have a 4 month old daughter, and a stroller takes up quite a bit of space!)
I just happened to have a full sheet of 3/4 inch plywood here, so started hacking away on a box. below are the pictures of the box before and after carpet, and the amp rack that I made and also carpeted last night.
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I have to run the amp upside down, so that i can get to the crossover to. Thats OK though, doesnt bother me much. Here are the pics: