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crutchfield is a rip they r over priced just google search shopping ain site i use is sonix electronix great prices fast shipping

also a previous poster is right audiophile dont fit here thats more for people who build amps and speakers and can run 300 watt systems that out db 10k watt systems....theres some crazy stuff out there ...people running like negative ohm-age and push 160db with 2 10s lol and a sub box the size of a excursion

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I went with Focals in the front and back. New 12" sub in the trunk and two Kicker amps. I did however replace the stock HU. I do suggest you consider replacing it. I don't believe sync will be that hard to reinstall. Just don't want to spend all that money on speakers and under, or over power them with the stock HU.


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I went with Focals in the front and back. New 12" sub in the trunk and two Kicker amps. I did however replace the stock HU. I do suggest you consider replacing it. I don't believe sync will be that hard to reinstall. Just don't want to spend all that money on speakers and under, or over power them with the stock HU.
Which dash kit did you end up with, got any pics? and I am assuming it would require some fancy magic wiring harness to retain Sync and the steering wheel controls if possible, and likely only compatible with certain models of aftermarket HU as well.....yes I know I am a cynic but I have it in the back of my head that all the extras to do a HU correctly would push the cost of the total HU package past 1K.

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Which dash kit did you end up with, got any pics? and I am assuming it would require some fancy magic wiring harness to retain Sync and the steering wheel controls if possible, and likely only compatible with certain models of aftermarket HU as well.....yes I know I am a cynic but I have it in the back of my head that all the extras to do a HU correctly would push the cost of the total HU package past 1K.
Ill get pictures and model names and harnesses info tomorrow!


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OK, I had some time, so here is the info...

Front and rear Speakers : Focal 130 CVX Polyglass 5.25"
(Scoche SA68 speaker adapters)

Head Unit: Pioneer AVIC-X940BT In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver
Amazon.com: Pioneer AVIC-X940BT In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with 6.1" WVGA Touchscreen and Built-In Bluetooth: Car Electronics

Dash Kit/Harness Metra 99-5823CH Metra Part # 99-5823CH | Ford Mustang Dash kit | Metra Online

I had an audio shop install everything for me(not my thing), they had the wiring needed for the job. I really like the Metra, still retains all the controls of the stock unit, and you can still keep the steering wheel controls. Total cost, including the parts and install was about $1500. I couldn't be more pleased. Oh and I also have a 12" Kenwood sub in the trunk with two Kicker amps, one for the Focals and one for the sub. I consider myself an audiophile, in car and home theater, and these Focals are amazing.

On a side note, the Metra can be expensive online, If you have a local shop, check with them, they might work with you, mine got it for me for just a little over cost.

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Here's a couple pics of the install I did last summer. 6.5'' Component speakers in the doors, Metra 99-5826CH Dash Adaptor, Aftermarket HU, 10'' Sub and 2 amps.

There's still more than enough trunk space for me. Install was fairly easy. The Wire Harness for the HeadUnit was an AXXESS FRST I believe. It retains SYNC and steering wheel controls. I also think the wire harness works with any aftermarket HeadUnit. The HeadUnit is the easiest part of the install. The wire harness just plug clips into all your factory clips. It's just plug and play. Only thing you have to do is butt connect or solder a few wires for your new HeadUnit.
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So I did a lot of looking around and info gathering after making the thread. I found Crutchfield to be quite helpful. The HU adaptor (Scosche) I would want is on back order and I'm not sure why but I really cannot decide on Kenwood or Pioneer. I'm going to go single din and 4 speakers. Nothing fancy. Probably won't mess with an amp or subwoofer. Idk, my sound performance modding was supposed to begin and end with the Catback.

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Also, have to convince myself that $500 is better spent on a stereo and not a Short Shifter and a catch can, or headers or new sway bars or a CAI..


Thanks for all the help, guys.

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So I did a lot of looking around and info gathering after making the thread. I found Crutchfield to be quite helpful. The HU adaptor (Scosche) I would want is on back order and I'm not sure why but I really cannot decide on Kenwood or Pioneer. I'm going to go single din and 4 speakers. Nothing fancy. Probably won't mess with an amp or subwoofer. Idk, my sound performance modding was supposed to begin and end with the Catback.
Looks like you've got a good start there. That should get you the sound you're looking for.
If you're like me with my home equipment, you'll probably end up tweaking the setup a few times

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+1 on Crutchfield as well, I used them to completely build out my 91 Olds Custom Cruiser.

Quick Question though: when throwing in some speakers in the Mustang did most of you disconnect the battery or is that not necessarily? I am afraid I may trip an airbag if I do not. But if I do, wont I have to reset the power windows?

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I disconnected (safer) did NOT have to relearn windows.

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get a dsp, keep the stock head unit and you can pretty much build the system from there with out having the stock head unit dictate to much.

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