The original thread was closed. The car still lives.
My wife has driven Camrys most of her adult life. 1994, 1998, and currently a 2002. Her dad bought one every 4 years and it was handed down to her each time. The 1998 got a system that consisted of an Alpine HU (deadhead), xtant 403a, Massive Audio CK6 (1999 version), and a Vega124 sub.
the 2002 has had an Alpine HU of some sort, it changes a lot because i use her car as a home for temporary head units that i'm not running.
Stock 6x9's were replaced with Eclipse point source 5x7's that used a hacked-up factory mount (you'll see below). stock 2" stayed in the dash. amps were added but it never lived up to my standards. time to change that.
i delayed a more involved system because of the head bolt problem i knew would surface. i've recently fixed that:
Now it has an Alpine CDE-HD149BT at the front that will stay.
Amp is a Polk PA660 (and will add to that soon). Amp is ok for SQ, i have better ones sitting on shelves.
Speakers are MB Quart, older German-made components up front and coax rear.
Sub undecided but will be IB 12", low power.
Last night i took to the front doors. we'll start there.
stock with the Eclipse
factory mount mates perfectly with the door and is odd enough i reused it. cut 3/4" MDF (quickly with a jig saw because it was just filler)