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Ryan Curry's 1986 Ford Bronco II


Dave Bar

Dave Bar has worked for Crutchfield since 1981. After a brief 23 year stint in the sales department, he now writes about home audio gear and camera equipment for Crutchfield's catalog and website. Dave has been hooked on electronics ever since putting together a 5-tube AM radio in his high school shop class, and still enjoys tinkering with stereos in his spare time. His interests include gardening, cooking, fishing, photography, and music.

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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