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Chris Blackburn's 1998 Dodge Dakota

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Installation Description

It was a lot of work and fabrication for the subs to fit in the enclosure, but tried and true installation technique pays off. The amp is hidden in the side panel of the truck completely out of sight. The idea of the install is to keep the truck useful for family outings, as I do have family. It definitely makes travelling a lot better, and louder, too. The door and rear panel speakers went in fairly easy with the component tweeters mounted high on the door panel for sound quality.

Q&A Section

Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I like a stereo that is rich and full, not just in the driveway, but also on the highway.

What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The sound of the install.

Why did you choose these products?
I've sworn by Infinity for over 10 years now. Kenwood has always made a simple head unit to use, and the sub box was done for ease of installation.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Mounting the amp in the body panel of the truck was the hardest part. I had to cut metal to fit the amp into position, then BOLT it into place (it is not held in by screws, it is literally bolted).

What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
DVD and Satellite radio. I would like to do video sunvisors soon. Also re-incorporate a laptop computer back into the system.

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My truck in all it's "Purple Glory"

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  • David travis from Hagerstown

    Posted on 4/4/2019

    So i hooked my new head unit in to my 2001 dodge dakota sport and everytime i go to put the dash back together and hook the light and dimmer switch i loose audio what can i do to fix that issue?

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    Jon Paul from Crutchfield

    on 4/4/2019

    David, If you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.
  • Fumble from Tyler

    Posted on 3/30/2016

    My apologies, I just re-read it. Those woofers are 250 watts RMS. That still is aver twice the wattage the Loaded-box comes with (MTX speakers).

  • Fumble from Tyler

    Posted on 3/30/2016

    Hi Chris, I have an 01 Dakota that I have installed the Loaded-version of the MTX box. I saw the Infinity 10's you loaded yours with and was curious to know what the sound difference was like? I know you bought your box unloaded but I about fell over when I saw the specs on that 10 inch woofer reading over 1k watts, lol. I think the Loaded-box has around 100-200 watt amp powering both my 10 inch MTX speakers.

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