Greg D's 1992 Eagle Talon TSi
Joshua Crane has enjoyed working for Crutchfield since 2007. As a Crutchfield Advisor (known to his customers as "Kramer"), he helps customers select new gear. For a while, Joshua helped run the Custom Car Showroom, which features do-it-yourself installations by Crutchfield customers. Currently he is helping us with a special project, creating a database of photos from our many years of extensive vehicle research. In his spare time, he teaches guitar and music theory, and enjoys live bluegrass whenever possible.
More from Joshua Crane
- JVC KW-AVX800in-dash DVD/CD receiver
- Audiobahn AW102N 10" 4-ohm subwoofer (x4)
- 4 - Rockford Fosgate 6.5" coaxial
- 2 - Alpine MRP-F500 bass amps
- 1 - Alpine MRP-450 four channel amp
- Full feature alarm with Turbo timer, remote start, and paging
- 2 layers of FatMat / Rattletrap sound proofing covering everything in the car
With the car gutted we installed 2 layers of soundproofing, installed the double DIN JVC, the RF 6.5's and 1 AWG power. We then proceeded to begin the sub enclosure / amp rack build which took three days to complete. The pictures do not show the finished product, but they do show the enclosure and amp rack almost complete. Each enclosure consists of 6 coats of fiberglass and is built to spec.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
It's our showcar / racecar and a big part of our business.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The fiberglass sub enclosures built on a budget of $200.
Why did you choose these products?
We sell them.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The four days we spent applying the sound proofing.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Enclosure / amp rack re-build; we're now using Pioneer Comp subs and Phoenix Gold amps.