Todd C's 2000 Ford F-150
Ken Nail has written about car audio for Crutchfield since 2003, after four years as Crutchfield Sales Advisor, and 10 years as a music teacher. He's an avid music listener, whose favorites are classical and film music. When not chained to a desk, Ken spends most of his time training for triathlons and marathons, and likes getting outside for backpacking, downhill skiing, and bicycle touring. He attended West Virginia University, where he received a Master's Degree in Music Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in History.
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todd and his F-150
- Rockford Fosgate 4-channel amp
- Polk component speakers
- MTX Thunderform
Todd's 2000 Ford F-150 fits his need for a versatile vehicle, and the car stereo system he's installed in it fills his desire for great-sounding tunes when he drives. At the heart of the system is a powerful 4-channel amplifier, component speakers, and a custom subwoofer that doesn't take up any room.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
My Rockford Fosgate 4-channel amp. It's mounted on the floor of my truck just behind the center console. It looks great and sounds even better.
Why did you choose these products?
I chose the MTX Thunderform subwoofer because it's made to fit under the rear seat in my F-150. So I didn't have to give up any space, and I get strong, solid low-end performance.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Wiring the amp takes time and patience. Be sure to run the signal leads down one side of the vehicle, and the power and ground down the other, or you'll risk getting noise interference.