FAQ - Mustang and general car audio *COME HERE FIRST*

JayLS5

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General car audio information

General Mach Stereo information

Stock electrical system power handling FAQ's

Wire size guide

"My sub blew up (or keeps blowing) and I don't know why!" - CLICK HERE

How-To's:

Door panel removal video guide (right click, save as)

Amplifier installation with Mach 460

Big sub box installation with mach system

Mach CD-6 removal guide

Radar detector installation guide

Your speaker pods are 6x8//5x7 all around. Your stock alternator is 130A.

Online Audio Stores
www.knukonceptz.com - High quality wiring
www.ikesound.com - Highly recommended
www.thezeb.com - Another good one
www.sounddomain.com - good one
http://www.cbrstereo.com/ - forum referred
http://www.lgdsuperstore.com/car-audio.html - forum referrred
http://www.etronics.com/ - forum referred, low end audio /w cheap prices
http://www.millionbuy.com/ - forum referred
http://www.cardiscountstereos.com - forum referred
http://www.carstereoexpo.com - forum referred
http://www.discountsjungle.com/ forum referred
www.overstock.com - forum referred (low end)
www.savinglots.com - forum referred
http://www.partsexpress.com/ - forum referred
http://www.judysdeals.com/ - forum referred
www.low-hz.com



subwoofer wiring


Ford head unit wiring

 

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bowtie_eater

New Member
you have ikesound as highly recommended. I know a couple guys that have horrible time dealing with ike, and horrid customer service. www.low-hz.com is a damn good site. got my mags from their whoohoo
 

JayLS5

New Member
you have ikesound as highly recommended. I know a couple guys that have horrible time dealing with ike, and horrid customer service. www.low-hz.com is a damn good site. got my mags from their whoohoo



I've got mixed results from ikesound. Everytime i've ordered from them, it has been a good experience. All of my friends who have purchased from them have had no problems as well. I've heard several horror stories from people online though, but still not enough to warrant me taking them off the list.

I'm adding your reference to the list there...
 

bowtie_eater

New Member
Ya, Ikesound has had some problems. Main thing is the customer service though. They have horrible customer service. Alos, dont expect a true warranty as well. Few people I know had to pay for their items to be fixed.
 

aero121389

Addicted to Juice
Ive Only heard good things about crutchfield.com and they have a ton of writeups and include free wiring for installation of all the things they sell
 

Dr.X

New Member
i was installing some new rear speakers and the nuts holding the sound board are 11mm not 12, and the amp screws are t27 not t15, just so everyone know.
 

chaoticdismay

the rippin and the tearin
For what you are wanting to do (keep the stock Mach 460 amps to power the stock speakers) you'll need a special wiring harness meant for the Mach 460, like this: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142C4FDK5/Factory-System-Integration-Adapter.html?tp=3486. To add a sub + amp later, you'll need a HU that has a pre-amp output, for subs, and then install everything like normal (power + ground + rca cables from hu + remote signal wire [turns amp on] to new sub amplifier, wires to sub(s), done).
 
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