Kellen T's 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE
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
- 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!