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    New Install

    I just bought an Elemental designs e12a, 1100d, Focal K2p's and a JL 300/2. I went to my local audio shop, and they quoted me 675 for the install. This includes two 4 gauge runs from the battery that have a circut breaker, Stinger Bullet rca's (I think they are bullet, they are the silver ones, the middle quality onees, below the dream rca's), and a box. Is this a good price for a basic install? If it was cheaper equipment, I would do the install myself, but with these I really dont want to mess it up. Am I getting screwed on the price? thanks







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    Re: New Install

    Im not sure, might be a decent price, shop around though, see what other places say.



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    Re: New Install

    $675!! Put that money in your pocket and save it for a rainy day. I was 15 when I installed my first system, along with most people in the car audio scene. Take some time and read up on instalation. I dont see the point in spending that much when you can do it yourself for free.

    Heres a few places for help:

    Building a box - http://www.teamrocs.com/technical/pages/boxcon.htm
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    Your basically set from there. If youve got a question (do a search first of course) then ask on this board. You'll usually get an answer pretty quick. peace...

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    Re: New Install

    THat is very big rip off.

    Reminds me of a place called Ram Car Audio of Mentor Ohio..


    (I know you ****ers are lerking around...eat ****)

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    read the guides left by Wood and just do it yourself...just make a few days of it and do it right...dont rush through any aspect of it and you'll be much richer.

    **** I'd drive to Ill to do your install for half that...so just do it yourself.



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    Re: New Install

    if anything...have loneranger build you a box!!! save a lot of money...and perform even better!! and, the other install stuff we can help walk ya through...ask questions..tons of them if u need to...that's why u come here! so, save some money...and do it partially urself, and loneranger would def. build u a great box. peace

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    Re: New Install

    dat'a rip off imo.
    hmm, i mean it wont make a diff if u get $$ stuff or cheap stuff i u wanna install it urself. the cheap stuff wont be more prone to break when u layin everythin out in the car, it could be more prone to break after a while of using them.

    u could just run 0/1 awg from bat to trunk (~$70), ANL Fuse holder with fuse ($30), 2 distros ($70), RCAs ($50), box and spk wire (~$70), so dat's around $300 if u try to buy some $$ stuff. knukonceptz makes some great stuff for a really affordable price so check them out.
    the install for ur car shouldn't be more than $150-200 at a shop.
    if u do it urself u save more money, and u learn a hell lot quicker than readin stuff online.



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    Re: New Install

    I really do think they are charging alot , I think alot of the cost though is coming from the RCA's (I think they are charging around 60 a piece) and the two 4 gauge runs. I dont know what to do!




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    Re: New Install

    Do it yourself. It sounds like a lot of work at first, but its really not that hard once you read up on it. And yes, get LoneRanger to build you a box to your specs for cheaper...



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    Re: New Install

    maybe I can find somebody who has done installs before that lives around me to work with me on the install. with pay of course...




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    Re: New Install

    no way man, 300 at the max! Learn to do it yourself, you'll probly find it fun like I did, and want to do it more and more. Plus you have the bragging rights, plus you'll be able to sound smart when talking to your friends. Make the right choice.



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    Re: New Install

    That is a lot of cash to pay, but if it is worth it to you then go for it. I would say that when you do it yourself, you will know it inside and out and can fix and change when you want. Also shop love to change the price when in the middle of the install! ( you all know the you need more wire or dist block, Or the box is going to cost a bit more) I would say do it your self as it really is very easy.




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