Matt L's 1998 Nissan Altima
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
- Valor ITS-301D in-dash DVD receiver
- Alpine SPS-17C2 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers, two in front doors, two in rear deck
The installation process was not hard, but it was not extremely easy either. The speakers were very easy to put in the front doors, but were harder to put in the rear deck simply because I had to rip the back of the car apart to lift the liner up to get at the speakers. The Valor 301D was a fairly simple installation once I got all the wires crimped and the heat shrinking in place.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Wanted a more advanced system then the factory one.
Why did you choose these products?
They were good prices for the quality I was getting.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Crimping the wires and putting the rear speakers in.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Subwoofer, back seat monitors, back up camera.
|1998 Nissan Altima GXE|
|Valor 301D In-dash DVD Receiver with storage pocket|
|The new receiver in action!|