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SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

This will be a slow work in progress, as I work in a 100% commission job.

First thing going in will be the Clarion VX400.



A double-DIN touchscreen is a must for me, as is iPhone integration. This one has built-in Bluetooth, which is another feature I really need for mobile calls. I can add on the navi if I want it, but the iPhone is more than adequate in that regard. Can also add on HD, SiriusXM, and a rear camera for reasonably cheap. And the price is pretty damn good at $365 shipped. Of course I will need to get the navi bezel as well...

I've never had a vehicle with dash speakers before, so this is new to me. I've always done components up front with tweeters mounted to the sail panel. After checking out Matt's threads extensively, I will most likely do something similar, with a full-range in the dash and a beefy mid driver in the door. Maybe just a 2-way in the rear doors.

As far as a sub goes, I won't be able to give up much cargo space, so something like a Stealthbox may be my only shot. I don't have nearly enough time or expertise to build/fiberglass something like that myself, so I may just have to pony up the dough.

So the plan right now is headunit, then speakers, then an amp. By the time I'm ready to add the amp, I should know what I'm doing sub-wise, so I'll know whether to go with a 4- or 5-channel.

Input/suggestions welcome!
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:44 PM
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Sounds like you've got a good plan there!!
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definitely a good plan there that looks nice
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

Sounds like fun! I'm in seattle and do side jobs installing for friends. If you want a hand let me know. I'm bored out of my mind lately!
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

So I sold an apartment building, so now I get to spend money.

Ordered the Clarion and Nav bezel.

Could anyone save me the trouble of looking up the wiring harness I need? 2006 Laredo with the standard stereo. There's a few out there so I'm not entirely sure.
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

With steering wheel controlls and no amp it's Metra Electronics XSVI-6502-SWC, and you might need an Axxess Metra ASWC OEM Steering Wheel Control Adapter. I can't remember right now.


That harness will also have your VSS, parking brake, and reverse wires in there too when plugged into the factory harness.
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

So the nav bezel is on backorder with Justforjeeps...

Matt, I think you posed this question in an older thread:

http://www.moparpartsamerica.com/par...layCatalogid=0

Did you end up ordering #6 here?
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So the nav bezel is on backorder with Justforjeeps...

Matt, I think you posed this question in an older thread:

http://www.moparpartsamerica.com/par...layCatalogid=0

Did you end up ordering #6 here?
I bought mine from a member here, but I believe 'robpp' bought his nav bezel from MoparPartsAmerica - they had the best price too I believe.
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Good stuff, thanks

Hope to have the install/pics next week
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

Any idea if these will be any good in the front doors?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...TOKEN=89717201

$10 bucks per is pretty hard to beat for some decent drivers. Just not sure if they'll require an enclosure or something. Not an expert in that area.
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

I'm always scared of cheap speakers. If you want I can get you these http://www.mtx.com/caraudio/products.../separates.cfm for $120. I run them in the front and I love them!!
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Any idea if these will be any good in the front doors?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...TOKEN=89717201

$10 bucks per is pretty hard to beat for some decent drivers. Just not sure if they'll require an enclosure or something. Not an expert in that area.
No, stay away from those. The mildly high Le (@ 1.0) and low QTS (@ .26) means they'll need an enclosure. Look for drivers with an Le below .8 and QTS above .6 - those will work better in a door (IB/large sealed).
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