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Mike S's 2006 Ford Mustang

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

 

I wanted to have a cool Nav system, got the AVIC-Z3 and then upgraded gradually from there. I frequent local car shows and do very well. This system is far better than the Shaker 500 that came with the car. I am still using the stock 500-watt amp from the Shaker system to power the door subs and the JBL 600-watt amp to power the JBL 10" sub in the trunk.

Because of the 6-hour car shows {they ususally run from 10a-4p}, I upgraded the power supply to the Stock Motorcraft battery under the hood and an Optima Yellow top Deep Cycle battery in the trunk. I also have a battery isolator installed in case I need to charge both batteries on the road or I can use the on-board Battery Minder to charge them.

Q&A Section

 

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

Love great sound and cool products

 

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

The trunk

 

Why did you choose these products?

always have beenn reliable

 

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

money

 

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

Nitrous

Pioneer Avic Z-3 Pioneer Avic Z-3
JBL GTO 1004D JBL GTO 1004D 10" subwoofer in the enclosure
Trunk TFT 9
Under hood Under the hood
At Sebring FL 2010 At Sebring FL 2010
Mike and his car Before a Club Cruise

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