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James C's 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT

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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Items installed:

  • Dual fold down receiver
  • Dual amp high performance wiring kit from crutchfield.com
  • Kenwood capaciter
  • Kenwood crossover
  • Kumho lo pro street tires
  • Apex electronic boost controller and turbo timer
  • Custom made billet aluminum cold/ram air cowel inducted intake all custom made
  • Custom made twin turbo manifold from revolutions performance
  • FAZE air fuel/ boost/ oil press/ engine temp/ tach/ speedo/ and ampers gagues
  • Front and rear end stab bars
  • MSD ignition kit
  • Optima yellow top battery
  • Pioneer 3 1/2" tweeters
  • Pioneer 6x9 front and rear internals
  • Replaced stock cams with custom made performance cams made by revolutions performance
  • SUPERCHIP brand ecm
  • Self made custom dash
  • TWIN stage 3 turbos and 50lb computer controlloed nos kit
  • True dual exhaust with flowmaster mufflers
  • x2 12" kenwood subwoofers
  • 18" rally crome rims
  • 2000 watt kenwood performance series amp
  • 800 watt kenwood comp series amp for internal components

Installation Description

It started with the rims and tires, and moved to the engine, and is now in interior and stereo. I got the bug when someone told me that this would be an awesome sleeper car. So I slapped on a custom made set of turbo headers for a 4 cylinder, installed the squires turbos and other associated equipment, at the same time I put on the NOS kit and accoutramal. On the inside I gutted the car pulled all new wiring for internal components, and dual amp wiring kit. Put in my deck and subs and all new internal components.

Q&A Section

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

I never leave anything stock

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

My deck and dash

Why did you choose these products?

good quality and durability

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

making all of the custom parts i needed

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

body kit

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