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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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To those with Aftermarket Systems?

How many of you actually installed it yourself? I'm considering the task, I'm pretty good with car audio but my only concern is can I bypass the factory amps without having to rewire all the speakers? It would just make things ALOT easier but I'm starting to believe that's not possible.
I'm going to replace the front 5x7's and rear 5.25's along with a new headunit. Any help would be appreciated

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-01-2008, 11:26 PM
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If you are going to do it right you need to run new speaker wire anyways. Then you don't have to worry about rewiring things anyways.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 07:49 AM
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I've got a fairly elaborate system and take pride in the fact that I installed everything myself. The only thing on my ride that I didn't install myself is my alarm.

Beej is right. Just run all new wire and be done with it.
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I've got a fairly elaborate system and take pride in the fact that I installed everything myself. The only thing on my ride that I didn't install myself is my alarm.

Beej is right. Just run all new wire and be done with it.

I do as well, The only thing I didnt do was install the ne 9887, I let EW and his crew do that, I wanted it tuned that day so it was worth the extra for install.
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If you are going to do it right you need to run new speaker wire anyways. Then you don't have to worry about rewiring things anyways.
I've never rewired any of my vehicles, I don't even know where to start

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it actually sounds better running thru the factory amp instead of bypassing it.you can buy the right adapter to do this.you just simply plug it in.if you buy the wrong one,you will get no sound at all,just power to the deck.i've had systems in all my stangs,and this was always the best outcome for me.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-02-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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I had mine installed. took it back to have it hooked up right. when I got it back, I ended up taking it out and redoing the hookups. No wonder Ultimate had to close their stores.
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it actually sounds better running thru the factory amp instead of bypassing it.you can buy the right adapter to do this.you just simply plug it in.if you buy the wrong one,you will get no sound at all,just power to the deck.i've had systems in all my stangs,and this was always the best outcome for me.
LOL at the Mach 460 sounding good with anything but the stock speakers and the stock head unit.

Maybe I've just had bad luck, but I really really don't care for the Mach 460.

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LOL at the Mach 460 sounding good with anything but the stock speakers and the stock head unit.

Maybe I've just had bad luck, but I really really don't care for the Mach 460.

I'm starting to agree, my cd player is starting to fuck up and not some of my cd's.

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it actually sounds better running thru the factory amp instead of bypassing it.you can buy the right adapter to do this.you just simply plug it in.if you buy the wrong one,you will get no sound at all,just power to the deck.i've had systems in all my stangs,and this was always the best outcome for me.

A well installed system with new speakers, head unit, amps, and new wiring will sound 10 fold better then a new headunit using mach 460 equip.
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You can either 1. replace the deck and use the factory amps and speakers (sounds fair)-or- 2. you must bypass amps AND replace all speakers (sounds better but you will have lower power than factory). On a vert, you really need an amp to play louder than the road noise and you need a highpass crossover (built into most modern amps) to remove the bass from the speakers so you don't launch the cones out of the basket when you're on the highway with the top down.
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