The stock Infinity system was "ok" but not what quality and loudness I am used to
I like to hear my system over mud tires, no top and highway speeds. That and its nice to have a good system for camping/beach.
First thing to go was the head unit. I wanted everything integrated, blue tooth, Ipod, front and rear cameras and nav. I like Garmin so I went with a Kenwood DNX7120. I could have gone with the 8120 but for the extra cash it had nothing I "needed".
Big arse sucker WILL fit
don't bother with an "install kit" as the plastic included is worthless. just shave the plastic center dash part to fit the cage and cut some plastic for the sides to blend it in. I used some Knydex from my holster making stuff with double sided tape.
a "wiring kit" is worthless as well unless you plan on using the factory amp/speakers. There is one hot pos, a ground and then the wires to the stock amp. You will have to find a switched POS. I use the lighter to switch a relay that is direct fused off the battery.
Oh and cheap chicom backup cameras rock
resolution is great but the color is off due to the CCD being IR sensitive.
The AUX AV will be wired to an under bumper camera in the front for self spotting.
Now amp location is a PITA , no room ANYWHERE but in places that suck
sooooo lets think outside the box. 2 MTX 904 marine amps plus all assorted requirements need to go somewhere....
Figure out where this is?
Yup, on the cage
(cover is not installed in these pics but are covered in the same cloth as the cage)
Problem with this is I can not halfass something like this. I mean I could have just ran whatever tube and been done, but do things right.
So I reinforced the cage in the process.
1.5 .133 wall DOM with 1/4" plates at both end in double shear with 3/4 grade 8 bolts. The existing cage holes are perfect for this.
Amps are mounted on 1/4" aluminum plate using welded on taps.
Next problem is subwoofers and boxes.
2 fosgate 10"s in custom boxes. Boxes are 3/4 MDF that is then coated in fiberglass epoxy, then fiberglassed, then covered in rubber diamond plate. Mounted in 4 places with 3/16" plate, they are waterproof, strong and will NOT move in an accident/rollover.
Not shown is the Infinity Reference components replacing all 4 stock units.
Questions ? Comments? Concerns?