Joshua Gardner's 2002 Subaru WRX
Matt Holliday was one of Crutchfield's ace car enthusiasts for several years. He brought a lifetime of knowledge and experience to our team. He has since left the company to join the family business and pursue other interests.
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- Alpine CDA-9815 CD radio
- Delphi MyFi XM radio
- Kicker 1200.1 Mono Amp (1 ohm)
- Kicker Ultra Amp kit
- Custom Fiberglass sub enclosure
- 2 Polk/MOMO DVC 12" Subs (MM2124DVC)
- Entire trunk floor, inner fenders and all 4 doors covered in Dynamat
- Front doors: Polk/MOMO 6.5 Component Speakers and tweeters (MMC6500)
- Rear doors: Polk/MOMO 5.25 Component Speakers and tweeters (MMC525)
- Entire System Re-wired with Monster Cable
- Alpine KCM-123B, to connect the XM radio to the audio system
- "Sleeper" Factory look (Minus the head unit)
Other than the rear door speaker problems, this car was very easy to work on. This was my first attempt at fiberglass, but I feel that it turned out very nice! Running the XM antenna was somewhat tricky! The Dynamat keeps the car from sounding like a tin can, and the high mounted tweeters round out the thundering bass from the trunk and the powerful mids in the doors. It's a great sounding system that didn't break the bank to get!
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
It's one amazing car with great speed and power, but the factory system was just so bad!
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
I let people try to figure out what I have done first, then I show them the whole system. Many shocked looks!
Why did you choose these products?
They fit best and had great sound and power handling.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The speakers in the rear doors had to be mounted inside the doors, which meant taking out the power window assembly; 2 speakers took me 3 days to install!
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Possible Navigation system, for the long trips!
Nice setup, easy to reach controls.
A little junk in the trunk.
Perfect spot for the XM antenna, and it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb!
Total factory look, except the small Polk/MOMO plaque in the tweeter corner.