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Old 05-26-2003, 04:32 AM   #1
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Post DIY Car Audio

I have spent alot of time trying to find out how to do alot of car audio stuff. So I wanted to make a thread that everyone could post pages that helped them or have really good info.

Most of these links I have taken off other club forums, and a few I have found my self. If any of these do not work please let me know so I can remove them.

Making Door Pods
DIY Sub Enclosures
info site
Lots of info and how to
more speaker pods
another site with lots of info and DIY stuff
Equalization By The Octave
amp install
Music and The Human Ear
LCD Headrest install, the right way to do it
sound dampening
Passive Crossover tutorial
Subwoofer DIY
Sub Theorie 101
How to Fiberglass
Box Calculator
Will help wire a deck
GC8 head unit removal and install

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jojor512: Jojor512's how to for door panels

mcdeve8: mcdeve8 DIY Amp Install, mcdeve8 DIY Deck Install

Aaron'z 2.5RS: http://www.bcae1.com/

SVXdc: Stock head unit information -- pin-outs, subwoofer, aux inputs, and more
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Old 05-26-2003, 11:51 AM   #2
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Do you have one on power, routing/requirements/ etc.
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Old 05-26-2003, 01:57 PM   #3
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Nice list, maybe this should get a sticky at the top?
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Old 05-26-2003, 01:59 PM   #4
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Good find sparticus, I vote to add this to the sticky in this forum.
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Old 05-26-2003, 03:00 PM   #5
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Do you have one on power, routing/requirements/ etc.
Hope some of this helps

Talks about power
This will help the most it is a really good page with lots of tables and calculators.
Has the most info just use the menu on the right and u can find just about anything, but it doesn't really talk about how to install stuff.

And as for routing Keep your power on one side of the car and everything else on the other (I think thats right).
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Old 05-28-2003, 01:03 AM   #6
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Yep, PM one of the forum moderators to have them make this a sticky.
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Old 05-29-2003, 12:55 AM   #7
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hey if any one has a site that they think will help, post it. A friend showed this to me.

Will help wire a deck

Nothing for us but will help if you have other cars.

Can some one post a link to subie wiring guides.
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Old 05-29-2003, 08:13 AM   #8
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I made a how-to for my door panels, should be helpful to other impreza owners:

http://www.sounddomain.com/id/jojor512

the how to is on the second page.
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Old 06-22-2003, 12:42 PM   #9
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i couldnt find any sites on how to replace stock stereo with an alpine deck, any links for that?
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Old 06-22-2003, 04:43 PM   #10
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What kind and year do u have? And the only thing I think u have to buy now it a wire harness adapter. I will plug into your old wire harness then plug right into your new deck. The new deck should be pretty similar in how it gets mounted.

GC8 head unit removal and install

If u have this deck this might help

Thats all I could find for now.
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Old 06-23-2003, 01:56 PM   #11
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thanks that was exactly what i was looking for.
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Old 07-23-2003, 05:18 PM   #12
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http://ccs.exl.info/ custom car stereo
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Old 11-24-2003, 08:57 AM   #13
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feel free to add my tech site. i just completed a write up on a HU and speaker install.

tech's @ velozt.com
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:11 PM   #14
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I like the sight, very thought out, and detailed.
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Old 09-06-2004, 09:13 PM   #15
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Default Stock headunit with an aftermarket subwoofer?

hey. i don't know if this is even possible but can you hook up aftermarket subs to the stock headunit. i know there is the stock subwoofer but maybe you can hook up aftermarket subs to the stock head unit. thanks all
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:14 AM   #16
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hey. i don't know if this is even possible but can you hook up aftermarket subs to the stock headunit. i know there is the stock subwoofer but maybe you can hook up aftermarket subs to the stock head unit. thanks all
Yeah, it's possible and one easy way of hooking up amps to the stock headunit is buy an aftermarket sound processor (e.g., the fosgate 3sixty.1, 3sixty.2). I prefer the 3sixty.2 because of what it can do. A little pricey but worth it.

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Old 05-13-2008, 06:04 PM   #17
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added a members DIY links
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:12 AM   #18
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Great post to have! Unfortunately, it really needs cleaning up. A lot of those links are dead...
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:32 AM   #19
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Considering it was last bumped over a year ago and the OP is from 03' sure.. seems fitting that some of the links would be dead...

The manifesto at the top of this section covers most of that... and what it doesn't, this does.. http://www.bcae1.com/
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:41 PM   #20
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Default instal aftermarket radio

I have found a lot of information on the actual wiring codes when changing out the stock radio head to an aftermarket cd player, but I want to know exactly how to take the stock cd player out... do I need to take the entire dash apart or just the center? What tools do I need? I have done these exchanges in Honda's but this is my first Subaru! Thanks

Oh ya, I have an 02 Wrx SportWagon
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:34 PM   #21
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It simple... you pull the radio trim at the bottom (you might have to move the shifter and all) it should pop out from bottom to top... then it's like 4 screws and the HU is out... remove the brackets from the stocker and re-use on the new unit.. if it's a single DIN, you will want a cubby pocket.. if you get one from a forester, they have a folding lid..
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:20 AM   #22
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... I want to know exactly how to take the stock cd player out...
There are several links in post #1 of this thread:
Stock head unit information -- pin-outs, subwoofer, aux inputs, and more
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:07 AM   #23
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Thanks so much Aaron'z 2.5RS and SVXdc. Much appreciated
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:09 AM   #24
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this diys would help beginners like me so much..hope someone in this forum can give me a diy for installing cold air intake..

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Old 10-15-2009, 12:35 PM   #25
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wow... amazing! way to go
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