Mark F's 2001 Dodge Neon
Robert Ferency-Viars is the managing editor for the Crutchfield car A/V learning content, and has been with the company since 1999. A Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he loves spending time with his wonderful wife and sons, listening to music, writing, and playing games with friends. Robert's love for car audio began at 16 when he installed his first car stereo.
More from Robert Ferency-Viars
- 2 Alpine 12" Type E subwoofers
- Sony XM-2002GTR amp
- Sony XM-1252GTR amp
- Alpine CDE-9843
- Alpine SPS-171A 6-1/2" component 2-way speaker set
I custom made the subwoofer box with the spare tire removed to give it more air space. I mounted the components in the door and in the door pillar.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Doing a lot of shows gave me the idea, but I wanted it to be different.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The speaker box.
Why did you choose these products?
They're all brand names that I could trust.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The speaker box; it was time consuming.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
A video system is in the works.
Here's the car still in under-construction mode
Side shot of the box
From the back
From the back seat
With the trunk open