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

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Appearance & Entertainment' started by JayLS5, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. JayLS5

    JayLS5 New Member

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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



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  2. HalfAcidic

    HalfAcidic Hoof Beats - Feel it.

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    how about for 05+ stangs?>?
     
  3. JayLS5

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    agreed that we need it, but i can't find it. When someone starts producing literature on it, i'll be happy to add it to the sticky.
     
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    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
     
  5. JayLS5

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    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...
     
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    Etronics.com, great site. Extremely fast shipping. Feels like I'm leaving ebay feedback lol.
     
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    bowtie_eater New Member

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    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.
     
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    I'm actually going to try out that site and get me some 2 or 4 guage amp kit. And it MUST be a great site, because it's recomened twice up there:)
     
  9. JayLS5

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    Hah, didn't even notice. Deleted the second one.
     
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    why Do you said dont to get capacitors? :wtf:

    ok ok sorry I used the search tool :D and I read FAQ- Why a cap is useless!
     
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    Member02 Audio GOD

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    low-hz.com is evil, we at soundillusions.net have banned their presence.
     
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    BlackMorning Manning the Torpedos

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    How do you replace the rear speakers in a '94 convert?

    I've been told "It's a pain in the ***".
     
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    So would any 6x8 speakers hook right up to car or is there anything I need to look out for?
     
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    aero121389 Addicted to Juice

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    can't open the link to the door panel removal video guide, can you help me out?
     
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    same i cannot open the video either, help?
     
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    None of these links work! I need this info lol.

    I'm wanting to keep the Mach 460, but add a sub + amp, and change the head unit. Need to know what's involved.

    I found this, http://mustangworld.com/ourpics/fcar/despeeds1.htm, which is for adding a sub and amp to a system with the stock head unit, but IDK if it works the same with an aftermarket HU?
     
  20. chaoticdismay

    chaoticdismay the rippin and the tearin

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    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).