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Brian Z's 2007 Honda Ridgeline

Items installed:

Installation Description

Receiver:Fairly easy to install with the vehicle's master sheet. I had to take off the instrument panel a couple of times to go back and fix things I had missed the first time (like attaching the antenna adapter's power wire to the antenna lead on the head unit). The receiver kit that came with the stereo fits like a glove.Speakers:Taking off the door panels was cake thanks to the master sheet again. I definitely needed a panel tool for this. Also, having an interchangable screwdriver with a socket adapter really helped for taking off a couple bolts behind the door handles. I had to use the smaller screw tabs on the speaker brackets and break off the longer ones to get them to mount flush on the doors. A little drilling and they mounted great.Subs and Amp:Getting the 8-gauge power cable from the battery and through the firewall into the truck's cab was the hardest part. I used some needle nose pliers to pull the cable through an existing rubber gromet and saved myself some drilling. I built the custom sub box to fit under the rear seats (and keep them functional). I placed the amp under the driver's seat and bolted the ground cable to the truck's frame under the side panel. Overall the install is clean and professional looking (except for a few visible staples in the carpeting on the sub box).

Q&A Section

Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?

The stock stereo just wasn't loud enough to play with the windows down on the freeway.

What's the first thing you show people about your installation?

The custom subwoofer box.

Why did you choose these products?

I've always liked Pioneer decks, the Polks were on sale and so was the MTX subwoofer/amp package.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Definitely building the subwoofer box. Pulling the amp wiring kit through the firewall was a little tough too.

What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?

Maybe a DVD unit and some built-in headrest monitors.

2007 Honda Ridgeline

2007 Honda Ridgeline

Building the subwoofer box

Building the subwoofer box

Receiver kit fits nicely

Receiver kit fits nicely

Subwoofer box under the rear seats

Subwoofer box under the rear seats

The small amp fits under the driver's seat

The small amp fits under the driver's seat



  • Jonathan C from Memphis

    Posted on 5/25/2022

    Nice install. I'm curious as to your choice of getting MTX thunder over JL or Focal subs. Does this system sound as clean as JL w0**; and, is the subsonic low-end to mid-low end (35-250 Hz?) sound of the subwoofers in the custom box under the bench seats muffled (or sometimes distorted)?

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    Crutchfield Writing Team from Crutchfield

    on 5/26/2022

    Jonathan, You might not hear back from Brian, so we've sent your question to our sales team, and they'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.
  • Michael Curzon from lyons

    Posted on 1/29/2021

    What are the dimensions of the box? Whats the tuning and is it ported? I really want to install a system in my ridgeline without spending a ton of money.

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    Jon Paul from Crutchfield

    on 2/1/2021

    Michael, You might not hear back from Brian, but we can help you put your system together. Give us a call and talk to one of our advisors. We can help you choose the right gear and give you the right advice on how to install it.
  • Ramona Corso from Dade City

    Posted on 9/12/2018

    JBL 3OHM 3WAYS GO FANTASTIC WITH THE FACTORY SYSTEM better efficiency and bright tweeters, Sub upgrade was achieved with 2ohm slim mount in factory subbed, again no additional Amplifier was necessary Amazing entire upgrade was less than $400...Thanks Crutchfield.. nice selection....

  • Jason Myjak from Ellington

    Posted on 3/13/2017

    Which side panel was removed for ground bolt? Is it the one with gas tank lever, or where seatbelt bolted into side frame

  • David M from East Moriches

    Posted on 8/17/2016

    I notice the trim kit doesn't match the olive interior, and it appears that nobody makes one that does. Do you know if there are any plastic paints that will work and are a good match?

  • Jason Myjak from Ellington

    Posted on 7/31/2016

    Very nice setup.. I was thinking about adding amp under seat. How did you go about ground wire for amp? Did you drill hole through floor??

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    Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/20/2015

    Shawn, Yes, Brian did build a custom box for his Ridgeline. If you're planning to upgrade your truck's stereo, you can use our vehicle selector to confirm what fits your Ridgeline and get see what you'll need for the installation. When you're all done, send pics!

  • Shawn Crowell from Utica

    Posted on 11/17/2015

    sweet. I have a 2014 Ridgeline. Did you custom make the box I am assuming?

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