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    awesome install. are you using the stock amps and speakers? if so, how did you set that up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraaaa View Post
    awesome install. are you using the stock amps and speakers? if so, how did you set that up?
    Thanks. Yes I'm running through the stock sound system. Basically I just bought the metra wiring harness and wired it through that. A set of RCA's feed into the metra harness to go to the factory mid's and a lower power 4ch aftermarket amp feeds the factory high's. The stock head unit originaly powered the highs which is why I needed an aftermarket amp to power them. The way I currently have it is less than optimal because of the several y-splitters I had to use since i'm using the onboard sound. I'm happy with it for now though. I'm not an audiophile, so as long as it doesn't sound worse than it did stock, i'm happy. I would like to improve on the sound quality, but I also don't want to have to find places to mount amps and such. If I could find quality amps that would fit in the stock location, that would be awesome, but unfortunately good quality amps tend to be rather large. These days even a 2-channel 50w amp is enormous.

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    thanks. i'll do that. how much am i looking at spending for the amp that powers the highs? where did you mount that amp?

    also, i was hoping you could give me some pointers on the powering. how did you connect the power supply to the ignition? how did you power the screen? where did you run the power cable through the firewall? i can't really see any grommets with any space. i'm close to just taking it into an audio shop and have them do it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraaaa View Post
    thanks. i'll do that. how much am i looking at spending for the amp that powers the highs? where did you mount that amp?
    Price is a broad question. I bought a cheapo Audiovox 4ch amp off ebay. It was like $45. It's was cheap and it and sounds like it. I currently have the amp mounted under the passenger seat where it just barely fits. I may actually have to move it because when I hit bumps, the seat return spring vibrates and hits the amp and the noise is annoying.

    Quote Originally Posted by wraaaa View Post
    also, i was hoping you could give me some pointers on the powering. how did you connect the power supply to the ignition? how did you power the screen? where did you run the power cable through the firewall? i can't really see any grommets with any space. i'm close to just taking it into an audio shop and have them do it for me.

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    I connected the power supply remote line to the remote line on the metra wiring harness. The 12v for the power supply I connected to a fuse block that is powered by an 8awg line. I have the line coming in through a grommet on the driver side of the car. It was a tight fit, but I got it through. The screen I have powered off the power supply. The way I did the grommet was pretty ghetto, but I don't like cutting grommets, so I just squeezed the line bast the outer edge of the grommet. Basically the result is that grommet doesn't create a proper seal against the firewall anymore. Not the best or most elequent solution, but I haven't had any problems thus far. Definetly not one of the features in my setup that i'm proud of.

    -Kevin

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    Your work definitely shows excellent craftsmanship, Homebrew. I like the install tooo. Very clean and OEM worthy. Hey btw, If I need help with bondo-ing my screen, would you be able to assist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokee2 View Post
    Your work definitely shows excellent craftsmanship, Homebrew. I like the install tooo. Very clean and OEM worthy. Hey btw, If I need help with bondo-ing my screen, would you be able to assist?
    Thank you, I do my best. I actually need to redo some of the fabrication as it's cracking. I may be able to help depending on when and where. In the next month or so I'm gonna be in a perpetual state of moving for a while. Moving my stuff a little at a time. I prefer to do work at home since it gives me easy access to tools and materials and finding the time to make it out to Baltimore is gonna be tough right now. Therefore I'd probably have to ask you to come out to me if you need hands on help. I'm happy to help any way I can though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew View Post
    Thank you, I do my best. I actually need to redo some of the fabrication as it's cracking. I may be able to help depending on when and where. In the next month or so I'm gonna be in a perpetual state of moving for a while. Moving my stuff a little at a time. I prefer to do work at home since it gives me easy access to tools and materials and finding the time to make it out to Baltimore is gonna be tough right now. Therefore I'd probably have to ask you to come out to me if you need hands on help. I'm happy to help any way I can though.

    -Kevin
    I hear you Kevin. I can definitely come out to you. It should not be an issue. I' have this double din kit for my car already and I'm waiting on the Lilliput to arrive from DigitalWWW. Its been almost 2 weeks and i'm getting worried and impatient. I should upload a pic of my kit to see what you think. I know it fits Kenwood DDX8019/DNX71OO double din DVD HUs easily. Don't know about the Lillliput.

    I do appreciate the sincerity and willingness to help. PROPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokee2 View Post
    I hear you Kevin. I can definitely come out to you. It should not be an issue. I' have this double din kit for my car already and I'm waiting on the Lilliput to arrive from DigitalWWW. Its been almost 2 weeks and i'm getting worried and impatient. I should upload a pic of my kit to see what you think. I know it fits Kenwood DDX8019/DNX71OO double din DVD HUs easily. Don't know about the Lillliput.

    I do appreciate the sincerity and willingness to help. PROPS!
    Cool deal. Just let me know and we'll work something out. Not sure what your schedule's like, but the best times for me are friday and saturday. Fridays during the summer I usually only work a half day, so i'm free a big portion of the day on friday's. Saturdays I'm usually free as well. Sunday's i'm ofted tied up, but with some advance notice I can probably work something out. Mon-Thurs are typically out of the question for me unless it's a holiday. I doubt you'd want to fight the traffic to get here early enough in the evening on those days anyway. I'm sure we'll be able to work something out.

    -Kevin

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    Hey Homebrew,

    I finally got my Lilliput yesterday and its off (referring to the double din kit under my photos) by inches. I'm guessing hacking huh. I'd send you pics, but I can't afford a digital camera.

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    Is it bigger or smaller than the double din kit? Either way I don't think it's an easy fix. Not impossible, just not a quick fix. If the opening isn't large enough, trying to enlarge the opening while keeping the cuts straight would be difficult. You'd likely have to go back with filler to clean it up. If the opening is too big, shrinking would just be a matter of adding some more plastic and then using filler to clean up the seams. However no matter how good a job you do, adding material will, in my opinion, look a little odd. I'm guessing though that the problem is that the opening needs to be enlarged. I would probably just cut out a large enough opening to mold the lilliput bezel in. I'd really need to see the parts to offer a decent suggestion.

    -Kevin

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