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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Vehicles in the Customer Car Showroom are submitted by customers and fans, and edited by Crutchfield writing staff. You can find more of these articles on the Showroom main page.
- Alpine CDA-9847
- Pioneer TS-A6870R 6x8 speakers (doors)
- Jensen XS1683 6x8 speakers (rear)
- Bazooka 8 inch powered subwoofer
- Pioneer TS-T110 tweeters
- Dynamat sound dampening
- XTC speaker baffles
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.
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?
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 installed in dash|
|Yes, an 8 inch sub will fit in the back of a 2 door Ranger|
|Using the AUX port to play a video from my PDA|
|Pioneer speakers in the front|
|Dynamat and speaker baffles on the door|
|Jensens in the back|
|OBDII scanner on my old Palm PDA|
|Only good picture I could find|
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