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George N's 2001 Ford Ranger

I've been with Crutchfield since 1999, where I began as one our advisors, helping our customers choose new gear. After a couple of years, I moved to the writing team where I spent a decade researching new products and getting hands on with car stereos, amplifiers, speakers, and subs. Yeah, I've been doing this for a while.

For the past few years, I've been the managing editor of Crutchfield's Car A/V web article content. I couldn't ask for a better job — we get to play with car audio gear every day! I'm a Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside of work, I love listening to music, playing board games, and installing new audio systems for my friends.

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Installation Description


Please check my webiste at george-novak.com for all the pictures and installation instructions. I give Crutchfield full rights to use any of the pictures and information on my pages.

Editor's note: George has some great photos of the installation processes for his stereo and speakers in the Audio & Video section of his site.

Q&A Section


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

Factory system stopped playing CD's after a few years


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

The Alpine stereo


Why did you choose these products?

Best quality


What was the most difficult part of the installation?

The additional wiring for my subwoof and tweeters


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

The Apline is starting to fall apart, so I want to go back to a Pioneer head unit


Alpine stereo Alpine stereo installed in dash
Bazooka bass tube Yes, an 8 inch sub will fit in the back of a 2 door Ranger
PDA Using the AUX port to play a video from my PDA
Pioneer speakers Pioneer speakers in the front
door Dynamat and speaker baffles on the door
Jensens in the back Jensens in the back
OBDII scanner on my old Palm PDA OBDII scanner on my old Palm PDA
George Only good picture I could find

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