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Old 06-18-2016, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Audio upgrade for 2016 WRX

I have stock non HK audio. The sound wasnít that good and I listened to my friend and added a Pioneer TS-WH500A under seat subwoofer. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130TSWH...h500a&skipvs=T I found out the sound still not ideally so I read many forums and finally decided below.

Front speaker and tweeter
Polk Audio db6501

Rear speakers
Polk Audio DB652

Alpine KTP-445U

Free from Crutchfield for buying speakers
Metra Wiring Harnesses

I quoted with the professional installer they will charge $50 per door for 4 doors will be $200 without the tweeter. I opened doors before so installation by myself for the speakers arenít any problems. The only thinks is the fitting. Here are my questions:
1) Is there any universal speaker bracket that you guys use that I can just plug and play? (I read so many but now confuse which one to use)

2) I actually like the Pioneer GM-D8604 http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130GMD8...D8604&skipvs=T it gives 100watts x4 channels instead of Alpine KTP-445U but Pioneer is huge and bad reviews on reliability. Did anyone install it and where you hide it? Which one is the best?

3) My under seat Pioneer subwoofer has only 50watts RMS. I want to upgrade to 150 watts RMS Kicker 11HS8 http://www.crutchfield.com/p_20611HS...11HS8&skipvs=T is the wire plug and play?

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Old 06-18-2016, 02:39 PM   #2
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Join Date: Apr 2016
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
2016 Wrx limited
WR blue


Get the breakout harness from ae64. I just installed a 5 channel amp last week and it made it much much easier.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #3
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: milwaukee'ish
16 wrx 17 cx-5


i have a new breakout harness if anyone needs one. going with an aftermarket headunit so i dont need it.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:52 PM   #4
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Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Alabama
2016 WRX
Pearl Blue


I installed Polk DB6501 components in the front doors and dash which I am running off the Pioneer GM-D8604 which I have mounted under the driver seat. Check out my thread for pics of the install and links to the parts I used (including the speaker mounts). So far, I have had zero problems with the amp. I currently have the rear channels bridged running a subwoofer, but I am about to add a Pioneer GM-D8601 for the sub and add some DB651 to the rear doors. As for the Polk components, I think they sound great.
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:31 PM   #5
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2015 Premium 4dr
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He specializes in subaru vehicles.
They fit without problems for me and seem high quality. They're pricey but you don't have to drill any new holes.
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