Dan McGuckin's 2001 Ford Focus ZX3
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
- Pioneer DEH-P7800MP
- Infinity 6x8 6812cf Speakers
- Kicker 10" L5 in a Hatchback BoxFront and Back
- Kicker 400.1 Mono block
- AEM Cold air intake
- Borla Catback Exhaust
- Steeda short throw shifter
Well, the stereo upgrades I had a friend who works at the Best Buy install department handle. It was too much of a hassle trying to get through the firewall of the newer cars for me.The Borla Catback sounds absolutely great, not too hard of an install with help of a buddy, same with the AEM Cold Air Intake. The Steeda short throw shifter went in fairly easy and reduced my throws by almost 40% or so. Tightened up the shifting nicely.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I like my music, and I like it loud.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The custom screensavers that I installed on my Pioneer.
Why did you choose these products?
Pioneer makes a great deck, and Kicker has always been up there.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Removing some of the rusted bolts for the exhaust.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Adding a 4 channel Kicker for the highs, Shorty Header, High flow cat, and a nice engine tune.