decided to improve the sound of my stock stereo
system. I would like to say that I did the work
myself, but I did not. I had the work done by DSI
Mobile in Laurel MD. I will tell you they did a great
job and I am very happy.
I chose Diamond Motorsport
M365 component speakers for the front. The cones are
made of Kevlar. The passenger side crossover is
stuffed into an open area in the dash below the vent
and just to the right of the glove compartment. The
driver's side one is mounted just above the kick
panel under the dash. The speakers dropped right in
with no modification. The tweeters where held in the
stock location with a pliable hot glue. There was a
dramatic improvement in sound quality so caught the
bug and decided to go full bore and do the whole
I chose Sony cassette head unit. I went
with the cassette unit because I love to listen to
books on tape while traveling.
A Sony MiniDisc changer was installed in
the center console. It dropped right in with very
little modification. MiniDisc is the way to go. You
can record over them as many times as you want. I
record what I want off of CDs, tapes, or what ever,
and pop them in the changer. This way I get just the
songs I want and nothing else. They are tiny little
things and about 1/4 the size of CDs.
A Sony amp was installed under the
driver's seat. It works really nice. It is more then
loud enough for me and sounds great. I can drive with
all the windows down and the sunroof open and can
hear the music very clearly.
The rears speakers are Diamond
Motorsports with the tweeters built in. The cross
over is mounted to the door right above the speaker.
The sheet metal had to opened up just a bit for the
speakers to fit.
To finish things
up I chose to go with a Sony bass tube. It is a nice
rig and can be removed in seconds when needed.