Hello Everyone and welcome to my DIY,
This is the first time I document an upgrade project. Comments and suggestions are welcome. I started this project on September of last year and it has taken a toll on me. I decided to go all out and replace all speakers, include a sub box, sound proof the doors, trunk, and back seats. I am feeling a little discouraged about finishing it, but I know there is no turning back (too many modifications have already been made), I need to finish installing the rest of the componentes, I need some encouragement!!!
Anyway, I divided the thread pictures in three parts: Car, Components, and installation.
Here we go:
The car is a 2007 Camry XLE V6, all OEM.
I decided to go Components for the front, so I got a set of Focal Polyglass 165VB:
Here you can see the MDF bracket I made (1" thick) in order to fit the 6.75" sub into the door:
I soldered the speaker wire into the speakers and I used shrink tubing to secure the wire and the connector:
This is the crossover for the tweeter and the sub:
Unfortunately, by the time I decided to document the install, I had already installed the two tweeters, so no pictures available, sorry. I made custom MDF brackets for the tweeters as well (lots of trial and error since measuring is quite difficult on the dash).
For the rear, first I was going to install a pair of Focal 6X9 690 CA1, but ended up going with Critical Mass SS69:
To power the rear 6X9s and the Focal set, I got a Rockford Fosgate T600-4 amp 4 channel:
Since I wanted to keep the factory HU with navi, I got an Alpine PXE-H660 sound processor to handle the functions previously handled by the factory JBL amp:
As far as the subs are concerned, I am still debating between the two following sets:
The first set is comprised
of 2 Rockford Fosgate P2D2-10" subs, powered by a Rockford Fosgate Prime R500-1 amp, in a Sound Ordnance sealed Bass Bunker enclosure, and wired with 12 AWG Kicker speaker wire:
The second set is comprised
of 2 Focal Auditor RIP250-10" subs, powered by a Pioneer GM-D7500M amp, in an Atrend Bbox enclosure, and wired with 12 AWG Kicker speaker wire:
Both sets perform exceptionally well (I tested them in my HT
). So I guess I will have to try them both in the car and make a decision from there.
I am using a Tsunami double amp kit to wire the amps:
I am also using Tsunami interconnects:
In order to meet the power needs of the amps, I am installing an additional battery, I went with the Stinger SPP1200:
When I bought the car, the controller for iPod was optional and the dealer wanted an exorbitant amount of money for it, so this time I am including a controller interphase by GTA Car Kits:
The speakers will be wired with Kicker 10AWG Hyperflex wire:
All power connections will be made with Scosche Power wire 0/1 AWG:
This a sample of the ring connectors that fit 1/0 AWG wire:
This is the mesh I will use to sleeve the power cable:
This is a sample of a ground cable terminated with ring connectors:
For the most part those are the components/materials for the install. I also changed one of the battery terminals of the engine battery and used tons of other hardware: screws, nuts, shrink tubing, electrical tape, etc.)