Hyundai Cilantro.. I mean Elantra!

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Ok, another swap/build for me. I removed the rest of the stereo from the Escape which is now chilling in the Cilantro... I am waiting for the wire harness and dash kit. Should be a simple head unit install. I am positive I accidentally left the Kenwood mic in the Escape. No biggie, I will order another one. The sub's fit nicely in the trunk. LOTS of room.

Alternator stock is 90amp. 200amp aftermarket is available. Battery is a 124R. AGM's are readily available. Stock door speakers are 6 3/4" with a tweeter in the upper door aimed at the dome light behind my head. Should be good for imaging. I need to order 0awg power and ground again. I have all other wires and needed cables. I will run the doors off the 4 channel active through the Kenwood head unit. Doors will be deadened. A lot. If I do this right it should sound better than the first G6.

The car has an aftermarket alarm tied into the factory keyless entry. I have already fixed the headlights and installed "6000K - 6500K" H7 LED low beams. It has begun!!
 

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Mic ordered for the Kenwood.
 

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Car #4 this head unit has been in. I went with Metra for both the harness and dash kit. Tis a perfect fit. Didn't even have to align anything.



 

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Took the car for a spin to town so I could test the head unit. The lights match the dash perfectly and it really woke these stock mids and tweeters up. Very loud on head unit power. Step one, done. I did decide that since the tweeters are mostly "on axis" I will run soft domes.

Step 2 will be getting the aftermarket door speakers done and the sound deadening.
Step 3 will be running the RCA's and remote to the subs as well as the 0awg power and ground and big 3.
Step 4 will be new amplifiers.
Step 5 DSP? Maybe? If I do, I don't want another 360.3. I am thinking the A.C. DM-608 or similar.
 

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Ugghhhh I found out the Elantra has limited depth in the front doors even with a 1/2" spacer, which would still help. So I am looking for quality shallow mount components. Under 2.25" depth.

Honest thoughts on these...

 

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CDT HD-65S/26.2 components are ordered and on the way!!
 

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1/0awg KnuKonceptz amp installation kit ordered and on the way. When I removed the subs and amps from the Escape I left everything connected. Distribution blocks, all the 4awg cables, everything. All I have to do is hook up RCA cables, the remote and connect the power and ground cables to the distribution/fuse blocks and I am up and running.
 
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Sky High Big 3 kit ordered and on the way!
 

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