David H's 1998 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible
Kramer launched his career with Crutchfield in 2007. He spent eight years as a product advisor, delighting in helping customers choose the best solutions for their systems. His passion for A/V gear and new technology led to a specialization in speakers and smart home equipment, which he covers for the Crutchfield website and Discovery Book catalog.
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The three JL Audio subs are very efficient and pair well with the amp
Pulled spare tire from tire well in trunk. Covered entire trunk floor and sides with Dynamat Extreme. Had custom fabricated wood and fiberglass enclosure built in car for professional fit. Had amplifier box fabricated so that the tops spans the trunk while the amp box itself sits in the tire well. Covered all custom parts with salt/pepper carpet to match stock trunk surface.
Big 'ol amp to site in tire well (see old sub in top left of photo)
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Wanted to upgrade the 2ea 10" Precision subs in truck boxes that sounded just ok and looked terrible
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The craftmanship of the work in terms of how nicely the speakers and amp integrate into the trunk
Why did you choose these products?
Wanted to keep existing Directed amplifier. The JL Audio subs are very efficient and pair well with the amp
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Deciding exactly how to spend limited amount of money; ended up with most cost in labor but well worth it
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
None right now.