Step 6: Extra Credit: Mounting and Custom Boxes

Step 7: Optional mounting/custom boxes

Now you have many options once your speakers are wired up, or even before you have wired them up.

1. Buy custom boxes from car shop
2. Fiberglass a box for yourself (example below)
3. Take a pre-built box and use an indoor speaker mount to mount it to your car, it's Removable, twistable and easy! (I had these in first before I decided to fiberglass a custom box)
4. Get creative!

In the photos above, I'm about 2/4 of the way through making my own fiberglass speaker mounts. I still have to take that mold i made and fiberglass the speakers holes on it with some MDF circles and a sheet of fleece. Then sand the fiberglass and put some bonds and sand that. Then just paint and install!

Will update more about the custom fiberglassed box as I'm completing it.
This is a very good beginners guide to car audio. But before you go out and spend big bucks on a power capacitor, look at your alternator, if its under 100-85 amps, and your lights are dimming, you need a new alternator, power caps are for systems over 5000 watts RMS. RMS is the power it delivers constantly. The cap stores power and shoots it to your amp at is peak, when it hits the highs, or the lows and needs power. Generally you just need to upgrade your alternator, and the Big Three, wire to the alternator. Battery negative to chassis, Alternator to battery positive, Chassis to engine. Hopes this helps. And nice system you have there, what are you driving with those amps?
I don't know if it's a typo but I would rather say that a cap can already or especially be useful for systems over 500W RMS, depending on the power of your alternator. Because those systems already cause minor power problems, which can be solved with caps. And replacing the alternator is in most cases much more expensive.
I've got a 1997 fiat bravo. I want to install a after market stereo but the wiring is different.. Can anyone help me out here
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Amp Under the passenger seat not the drivers is better since you can leave the seat out and go for a drive and see how it sounds incase you want to keep playing with things etc. <br> <br>If you put it under the drivers seat you have to put the seat back in, go for a drive with it cranking, come back, pull things out, re-arrange them, put the seat back in etc. It gets old quickly. <br> <br>Also if the rear seats fold down then dont put the amps on the back of them. Its a pain.

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