Major JBL stereo upgrade but keeping stock HU

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    Your sub sits much tighter to the side panel than mine but I am still able to remove mine without too much of a hassle. Like I said I will only need to access the spare tire which hopefully wont be very often. I don't store anything in the little trunk cubby anyway.
     
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    That's a great color match on the carpet you have too !!!
     
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    Dave, Is that a custom sub box?
     
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    Yes, guy off Ebay made them. It's a gen 2 though. But fiberglass was thin so I went over it and beefed it up. Used the bottom bolt location to improve the mounting of it. It's nice and solid to the car. But requires removing the driver from the enclosure to remove it and change and taillight lamp. Lol
    I do upholstery for my work and went direct to my supplier for a carpet match. Turned out great.

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    My cars a Gen 2. Alpine V9 5 channel amp. Alpine CD changer with digital out going into the PXA-600 Alpine processor. Old gear I'd like to upgrade. Danamat stuff on the changer top if wondering. Negative amp cable has a 4 gauge directly to the battery plus the original car ground connection. But needed the ring expander to use anything from a regular size battery posts. They don't make multiple connection terminals for those little posts. PXL_20211123_193505360.jpeg PXL_20211123_193558838.jpeg

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    Love those Alpine 5 channel amps. What year did you install this system ? Those speaker crossovers are HUGE !!! I have the same issue with having to remove the driver to access behind the sub box. Just part of the deal with the location if you want it securely attached. Don't want a 50lb speaker enclose hurling across the cabin in case of an accident.
     
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    End of 2016 for the system, 2017 for the custom sub. Speakers are Alpine SPX-17m. Bi amped with the 4 channels. No rear sound. Plan on removing the passive crossovers and just using the amps crossover. I'm friends with the guy who designed that stuff when he worked for Alpine. Went to high school with him.
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    Had one of their amps also. Loved it
     
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    These digital amps are great. Good sound quality in a small package. Replaced a older big class AB amp years ago with the first Class D full range they made. It sounded better.
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