Matt Schaeffer's 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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.
More from Matt Holliday
- Pioneer AVIC-N1 7" DVD Player with Navigation Headunit
- Two Audiobahn Excursion 12" Subwoofers
- Kenwood Excelon 1600 Watt Amp
- Rockford Fosgate Competition 4g Power and Ground Wires
- Rockford Fosgate Competition 14g Speaker Wire
- Rockford Fosgate Competition RCA Cables
- Stinger Platinum Power and Ground Battery Terminals
- Rockford Fosgate Battery
- Rockford Fosgate Competition 1 Farad Capacitor
- Rockford Fosgate Competition 6x9 Speakers
- Rockford Fosgate Competition 6 1/2" Speakers
- Kenwood Excelon 250 Watt Amp
- Stinger Platinum Distributer
- Two Alpine 6.5" Sunvisor Screens
- Two Clarion 5.5" Screens
- Custom Fiberglass Enclosure located in Rear Hatch
With the system, I first decided to make a fiberglass enclosure for the two subs and the amp. I made my fiberglass enclosure then installed the two subs and made the amp recessed in the box and made a cover for the amp which has the Mitsubishi symbol that lights up with 4 blue StreetGlow neons. The enclosure is painted pearl white with blue pearl to match the exterior of the car. I purchased the two Alpine sunvisor screens from Crutchfield and fiberglassed them into my sunvisors. I then upholstered them with some blue carbon fiber vinyl that I purchased. Everything else was a direct installation hook up.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I wanted somehting show-worthy.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The rear fiberglass enclosure that houses the two subs, amp, gauges and capacitor.
Why did you choose these products?
Because they are the best performers and also visually attractive.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The fiberglass enclosure.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
More monitors and better subs.
The gull-wing doors pop open to reveal a competition-level sound system.
Supra tail lights were molded in for a full custom look.
Blue neon casts a glow on the Audiobahn subs.