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Ryan Curry's 1986 Ford Bronco II

Dave Bar worked for Crutchfield from 1981 until his retirement in 2016. After a 23-year stint in the sales department, he joined the home A/V writing staff. Dave's expertise and good humor will be sorely missed.

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Items installed:

  • Alpine CDA-9833 head unit
  • Sony Xplod 6.5" speakers mounted in cargo area
  • Lightning Audio 4" speakers mounted in the dash
  • Sony 10" XSL101P5 subwoofer
  • Sony 600-watt amplifier - XM-554ZR
  • Scosche 550-watt wiring kit
  • Scosche 10" subwoofer enclosure

Installation Description

I first started with the Lightning Audio speakers. They were cheap and better than what I had, then I got the new head unit. That was quite an ordeal with the random harness wired in from the previous owner. After the head unit was installed I got the subwoofer brand new from a friend. I then bought the Sony 6.5" speakers and cut holes and mounted them in the cargo area. A couple weeks later I bought the amplifier and wiring kit and my friend helped me install the subwoofer.

Q&A Section

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

All I had was a tape player and 2 dash speakers

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

Subwoofer and the speakers i mounted

Why did you choose these products?

I like Sony

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

The Head Unit - the previous owner had a rats nest spliced in the dash

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

Sirius Radio, iPod adapter, 2 more speakers

The Alpine

The Alpine

The 6.5's in the cargo area

The 6.5's in the cargo area

The 10

The 10" sub