Fellas - this is the 1st time I've ever posted anything in a forum. I thought I'd share my upcoming project with many pictures to come. I have a 2012 double cab non JBL system. I was shocked to find out how crappy the factory system actually was. After 2+ months of reading reviews and opinions at nausea, I have ordered the following gear, and hope to have it all here by the weekend. All the speakers match the impedance and load values of the amp, theoretically it should be a well tuned/balanced system. My goal is not to compete with teenagers, however, being in my 30's I still love to feel the music when the "need" presents itself. My goal is to have a complete sound-stage consisting of lows mid and highs. I found the cheapest price on all the gear I chose, hence the multiple vendors (I default to Crutchfield when their prices are competitive, great service). I plan to shoot pics throughout the install, hope you all can learn from my mistakes
Let me know if I'm forgetting anything.
-I'm not interested in the rear camera being displayed on the head unit.
-No need for SiriusXM
-HDRadio is built into the new head unit
-I would like to use the factory mic, but don't want to start hacking the wires too much so I'm going to try the mic that comes with the head unit 1st.
-I'm an iPhone guy, the wife is Android, so I'll be hacking at both.
-I stream a lot of Pandora and TuneIn radio via my phone.
-All of my wiring and connectors will come from a local distributor.
-I will use existing factory speaker wires.
These are old Pics, my windows are now blacked out.
Head unit - Pioneer AVH-P8400BH - 499.99 (Crutchfield)
Dash kit & wire harness included
Steering Wheel Control interface - PAC SWI-RC - 40.75 (Amazon)
Video bypass (allows DVDs to be played while driving) - 19.99 (Amazon)
5 Channel Amp - Alpine PDX-V9 - 468.00 (Amazon)
Remote Sub Woofer Knob - Alpine RUX-KNOB - 29.99 (Crutchfield)
Shallow Mount 10" Subs - Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW1000F - 72.99 x 2 (Amazon)
Under Rear Seat Speaker Box - 104.85 (eBay)
Front Speakers and Tweeters - Kenwood KFC-X1730P - 149.99 (Amazon)
Rear Speakers (2way) - Kenwood KFC-X1730 - 64.95 (Amazon)
Front Speaker Mounts - 12.99 (Crutchfield)
Rear Speaker Mounts - 9.99 (Crutchfield)
Cable Adapters (pair) - 9.99 x 2 (Crutchfield)