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My 2011 GT interior stripped down for stereo install

I took my vert into a local car audio shop to get quite a bit of sound added. If anyone is interested, here is a video of what our 2011's look like under the interior panels and fabrics. This video was take a couple days ago. Since then, they removed the seats to add some resonators and on Monday they finish up the custom A-pillar covers with tweeters. I'll post pics/vid of the finished project.

Oh, and 1:22 into the video, you can see what the factory amplifier looks like and where it is in the trunk. I had the NAV and basic stereo from Ford.

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Thanks for the video. I was just thinking about all this. What did you decide to go with? Are you staying with the factory nav and headunit? With the convertible, are you going with a sub? I noticed a large loss of cabin gain with the top down.

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I was thinking of upgrading all speakers in the car and adding a sub in the trunk. I'm getting the GT Premium, which comes with a Shaker 500. Any idea if the Shaker amps are enough to push everything except for the door woofers and additional sub? I am thinking of having a seperate amp for the door woofers and the sub in the trunk and running everything else on the stock amp. I will be keeping the head unit, because it's the nav system. Anyone have any input on this?

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dude, throw some $ this way!!! 2011 vert, all that sound audio work, 20's lowering kti, tune. man, thats a lot of dough >< nice car though.
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omg dynamat is so heavy why would you want to add weight to your car?

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I waited and waited and waited to take delievery over a month late (6/16/10) on my car, at this point I'm driving with the top down and enjoy the open air which in Michigan means I have 3-4 months left before summer ends. I have no need to waste time with adding more sound!

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I was thinking of upgrading all speakers in the car and adding a sub in the trunk. I'm getting the GT Premium, which comes with a Shaker 500. Any idea if the Shaker amps are enough to push everything except for the door woofers and additional sub? I am thinking of having a seperate amp for the door woofers and the sub in the trunk and running everything else on the stock amp. I will be keeping the head unit, because it's the nav system. Anyone have any input on this?
It all depends on the speakers you choose, but I think you'll be very bass heavy. I don't know what the real world wattage of the shaker amps are but I doubt they're much at all.
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I think I'd be driving it. Looks like a lot of work.
Can some one explain the Blue Tape, maybe I should know but don't?

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I think I'd be driving it. Looks like a lot of work.
Can some one explain the Blue Tape, maybe I should know but don't?

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I think I'd be driving it. Looks like a lot of work.
Can some one explain the Blue Tape, maybe I should know but don't?
Looks like blue masking tape....probably so paint edges and plastic taillights don't get scratched up....good installers!

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ACK! I dont think I could be so brave and trusting of my installer Really cool vid though, interesting to see the "innards". Thx.

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The toughest part about letting someone take apart a my brand new car is, how much experience do they really have with my style to put it back together right. It's looking great so far. Keep us posted on the progress.

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Was hoping you were going to replace the head unit and post some pics of the Metra dash kit
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omg dynamat is so heavy why would you want to add weight to your car?
Yeah, I thought about that, too. But I don't race, don't go to the track, and the amps plus sub will add a lot, too. I'm fine with it.

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Thanks for the video. I was just thinking about all this. What did you decide to go with? Are you staying with the factory nav and headunit? With the convertible, are you going with a sub? I noticed a large loss of cabin gain with the top down.
I have separate tweeters in the front pillars, mids and woofers in the doors, resonators under each front seat, coax speakers in the rear, a 12" sub in the back, five amps, and dynamat/dynasorb. I don't know a lot about audio, but I trust the guy at the shop who designed my system. For what it's worth, the speakers are from Focal, the sub is from Memphis, and the amps are a combination of Memphis, Rockford Fosgate, and Zapco. The factory amp stays in place because from what I understand it takes the signal from the factory head unit (mine is the nav) and the soeake outputs from the factory amp go to the aftermarket amps. And then from there to my new speakers.

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I was thinking of upgrading all speakers in the car and adding a sub in the trunk. I'm getting the GT Premium, which comes with a Shaker 500. Any idea if the Shaker amps are enough to push everything except for the door woofers and additional sub? I am thinking of having a seperate amp for the door woofers and the sub in the trunk and running everything else on the stock amp. I will be keeping the head unit, because it's the nav system. Anyone have any input on this?
I don't see why the factory amp couldn't do that. I have the GT Premium, too. Shaker 500 with nav. I believe from the factory, the amp is driving one 7" woofer and one 5x7" mid in each door. It is also driving rear 5x7s or 6x8s. So it's driving those six speakers. All you might need is an amp for the aftermarket sub. Again, I'm no expert and I may be off what I'm rememering.

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2011 GT Premium Convertible Automatic = Received 05/28/10.
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