Kellen T's 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE
Joshua honed his knowledge of home audio/video gear 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.
More from Joshua Crane
- Kenwood Excelon KDC-X491
- Polk/MOMO MMC460
- Rockford Fosgate P1694C
- Kicker 12" Competition (x2)
- Kicker ZX750.1
- Soundstream XTA360.4
- JL Audio 4 GA Amp Connection Kit
- JL Audio Twisted 2 Channel RCA
- JL Audio Twisted 4 Channel RCA
- Dynamat Original
- Kicker Subwoofer Grills
- (2) Stinger 0 GA 3-Way Distribution Blocks
- Stinger Battery Terminal
- JL Audio 100 Amp Fuse
Started with the installation of the Kenwood headunit. Very simple installation. Next was the rear deck speakers (Rockford Fosgate). This was fairly easy as well with the speaker wire adapters from Crutchfield. Next I installed the Polk Momo plates in the front doors. This was somewhat difficult because it wasn't an exact fit and I had to do minor modifications. Next I started with a factory Kicker subwoofer box but decided to build my own using fiberglass. This was a fairly difficult process because I had never done fiberglass before. Turned out to be harder than I thought. Next I installed the two amps and all the wiring. If a 16 year old can do it, so can you.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Love loud music, stock system wasnt working out.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
Custom fiberglass enclosures
Why did you choose these products?
Did a lot of research, decided these were the best bang for the buck.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
New car soon, meaning an upgraded everything!