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David H's 1998 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible

I started my Crutchfield career as a product advisor. I fielded thousands of customer questions about A/V equipment, designing systems for homes, cars, and the occasional party bus. Do that for eight years, and you begin to understand what people really want from their gear. You also get a lot of hands-on experience with the latest products. That's one of the coolest things about working here. As a writer, I enjoy translating technical jargon into easy-to-understand language. My goal is to make shopping for speakers and amplifiers simple. After all, this stuff is supposed to be fun! Outside of work, I enjoy playing and teaching music. I'm always on the lookout for interesting left-handed guitars.

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ford mustang trunk subwoofers

The three JL Audio subs are very efficient and pair well with the amp

Items installed:

Installation description

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.

ford mustang amplifier subwoofer

Big 'ol amp to site in tire well (see old sub in top left of photo)

Q&A

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.

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