Nobody? Looks like I'll call the installation place, or just live with it, since it's fine if I keep things on center.
Thank you, I plan on doing the sub/amp swap as soon as I can save up some $$$. I actually now have to get the back bumper painted because I caught some kids leaning all over it and one left butt scrapes all over. Luckily I only have a $50 comprehensive deductible and my insurance already cut me a check. The body shop that I go to gave me an estimate of $600 to do the back bumper so that low deductible is definitely saving me money. I swear I'm going to start carrying road cones and caution tape to put around my car when I go anywhere. It's not enough that I park as far away from everybody as I can.If the installer told you that "you couldn't use the Kenwood's crossover and sub controls until you got rid of the factory amps"' It sounds like it has something to do with the wiring. Sounds like you will have no problem, as soon as you replace the amps. Just my opinion.
I also replaced my factory speakers with pioneer brand, and was very pleased with the sound. Good luck with your project.
Let us know when your situation is resolved.
Well, since I posted this originally, the passenger door speaker has started to cut in and out, and the sub on the same side is barely pushing at all. Something is definitely up with the setup and I suspect one of the factory amps is fried/not working properly.Your subwoofers should work just fine now!
I just installed a Kenwood DNX6190HD in my 05 Mustang convertible (has the Shaker 500 system). All my factory speakers work, including the subs and amps. I used a Metra harness and voltage convertor I got from Crutchfield.