Just finished up a 4.5 day excursion into unfamiliar territory. You all convinced me I could do this and so I did. While I'm not satisfied with the aural outcome as yet (see this thread
), everything came together and you can't tell I ripped my truck completely apart.
Here are the components:
Amp: Alpine PDR-V75
Subwoofer: Pioneer SWX2502
DSP: JBL MS-8
Wiring: Metra 70-1761/ Metra 72-8104
Amp kit: New England
MS-8 kit: SSL SWK10
RCA cables: Tsunami Pro TSRCA-9
Front door speakers: Polk DB6501
Rear door speakers: Polk DB651
Retrofit: Platinum sails
Center speaker: JL C2-350x
Speaker adapters front: SK010
Speaker adapters rear: SAK036
Sound deadening: Raamat + ensolite
A few acknowledgements:
was the inspiration and support system. I can't say enough to thank him for answering all my before and after questions. Consult his build thread
for great info to support this.
was helpful as well and his Crewmax build
was very similar to what I did. He even sold me his spare center channel!
provided all the wiring guidance I needed. Read his wiring diagram thread
for all the info you need.
got me the Platinum sails at a reasonable price.
Also benefited from the comments of
. Thanks! This forum made the build possible!
Rather than narrate everything, I just uploaded a ton of photos to Google+. You can view the slideshow here
and read the captions.
I tried to focus on the parts where I had my own questions to anticipate those that haven't already been answered here and in the threads I linked above. Feel free to ask any questions about how I did what, why I did what, and what I'd do differently. I've taken the wiring diagram info and built a schematic for this build and it proved to be invaluable to check connections. You can download it from my Dropbox here
if you like.