David H's 1998 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible


Joshua Crane

Joshua honed his knowledge of home audio/video during an 8-year stint as a Crutchfield advisor. He can talk tech with the best of them, but he lives for the emotional experience of music. He brings that outlook to his writing and to his side gigs as a folk guitar player and music teacher. He stays active by chopping firewood and exploring our national parks.

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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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