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BX aftermarket stereo

Post by Janus » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:26 pm

Hi!

I am currently installing aftermarket stereo to my bx and was curious if anybody else have done this. It would be nice to chat and change opinnions about it. And if you have good tips specially for bx I would be glad to hear those.

I have already switched the head unit to pioneer deh80prs, dampened the roof and trunk, ran rca and speaker cables from trunk to front.

Now I am stuck because i haven`t found good route for big 0cauge power wire.

Maybe I will post some pics if atleast somebody is intrested.

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Re: BX aftermarket stereo

Post by panky » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:05 pm

Can't help with the installation questions but would love to see how you're getting on. Always like to see progress on a project.
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Re: BX aftermarket stereo

Post by Jaba » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:53 pm

I am not sure why you need both speaker and big power cables from front to rear. Are you putting a sub or power amp in the boot perhaps.
I know Its difficult to stuff too many wires under the carpet or along the roof head lining which is why I have never attempted this so I have installed a sub under the passenger seat with speaker in the parcel shelf. Pics would be interesting.
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Re: BX aftermarket stereo

Post by Janus » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:16 am

Yes I am actually going to install two amps. One for my sub and second one for front speakers so they can keep up with the bass. Now I`m thinking that maybe I can found some safe route for powercable underneath the car. The cable will need some protection but that`s not problem.

If I have time in evening I`ll post pictures.

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Re: BX aftermarket stereo

Post by Janus » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:14 pm

Posted some pictures about what I have already done to BX gallery: https://bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=22510

Today I started making panels for fullrange drivers while I think about my problem with power cable.

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Re: BX aftermarket stereo

Post by Jaba » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:56 pm

That is quite an undertaking and a very professional looking job of insulation and wiring. Would it be easier to run two smaller power cables to give the amperage you need.
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Re: BX aftermarket stereo

Post by Janus » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:20 pm

That is actually a good point. Might still have problems running those wires past backseats because all the gaps there are very tight. I have to take a look and think about it.