David H's 1998 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible


Joshua Crane

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.

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ford mustang trunk subwoofers

The three JL Audio subs are very efficient and pair well with the amp

Items installed:

Installation description

Pulled spare tire from tire well in trunk. Covered entire trunk floor and sides with Dynamat Extreme. Had custom fabricated wood and fiberglass enclosure built in car for professional fit. Had amplifier box fabricated so that the tops spans the trunk while the amp box itself sits in the tire well. Covered all custom parts with salt/pepper carpet to match stock trunk surface.

ford mustang amplifier subwoofer

Big 'ol amp to site in tire well (see old sub in top left of photo)


Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?

Wanted to upgrade the 2ea 10" Precision subs in truck boxes that sounded just ok and looked terrible

What's the first thing you show people about your installation?

The craftmanship of the work in terms of how nicely the speakers and amp integrate into the trunk

Why did you choose these products?

Wanted to keep existing Directed amplifier. The JL Audio subs are very efficient and pair well with the amp

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Deciding exactly how to spend limited amount of money; ended up with most cost in labor but well worth it

What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?

None right now.


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