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chithead 07-17-2010 12:32 PM

2010 Ram R/T Install
 
Well, had her for about three weeks now. Time to start working on the audio! The goal is to simply upgrade the factory sound as easy and cost effectively as possible. The factory head unit and amp are fine for my needs, and will be retained.

Here is the gear that will be going on:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384121

Front Stage:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384122

Rainbow Germanium components:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384126

Vifa TG9FD-10-04 fullrange - this will be replacing the center channel:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384134

chithead 07-17-2010 12:33 PM

Taking care of the sub stage:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384137

Blaupunkt THA1250PnP amp:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384403

Focal 33a 13" subwoofer:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384404

CajunDodge 07-17-2010 12:37 PM

Some nice stuff there Daniel, looks like a cool project for the weekend! :smileup:

- Cajun

chithead 07-17-2010 12:38 PM

I'll try to do a better tutorial this time for anyone looking to follow the same path.

Here is the door panel removed:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384465

As you can tell Dodge really did their homework making these doors better than previous gens. Sealed up well, minimal weight and vibrations. There are still a few though, that will be remedied before going further.

To remove the panel, first pull straight out on the pillar trim near the side mirrors:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384575

The trim around the handle must be removed as well. Simply pop back the screw cover, and undo the philips screw behind it:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384595

There will then be seven of these holding the panel on. Remove them with a TORX driver and a flathead screwdriver:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384637

Then pull straight up on the panel! Voila! Door panel removed.

You can then access these:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384704

Relentless 07-17-2010 12:39 PM

:Wow1:

nice pieces, whats the rms on that 13"?

chithead 07-17-2010 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CajunDodge (Post 262763)
Some nice stuff there Daniel, looks like a cool project for the weekend! :smileup:

- Cajun

Thanks lady! I can't believe how easy it is to work on these trucks.

chithead 07-17-2010 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Relentless (Post 262765)
:Wow1:

nice pieces, whats the rms on that 13"?

400 RMS, 800 max. That Blaupunkt will be giving it about 250, which is perfect for my needs. It gets pretty loud off very little power.

Relentless 07-17-2010 12:42 PM

cool, those crossovers are large, curious where you are going to put them..........

chithead 07-17-2010 12:43 PM

Time for dash speaker access, I know this has been a question asked a few times on here. Couldn't be easier to get to them, getting them out however... can be a beyotch. There are two screws holding them, and only a tiny little socket can access them.

GENTLY pry up from the back, don't want to damage your dash:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384924

Remove the two screws, these took me quite awhile, especially the one closest to the windshield:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384954

Lift up, and remove the retaining clip:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...g?t=1279384956

chithead 07-17-2010 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Relentless (Post 262770)
cool, those crossovers are large, curious where you are going to put them..........

That is yet to be determined. I'd like to fit them either under the dash or behind the kick panels, but will locate under a seat if I have to. The Rainbow Germaniums are quite unique in that they do not have one input, there is a separate input for the tweeters and the woofers, so you can really dial in the sound. I'm running the left and right dash speakers into the tweeter inputs, and the left and right door speakers into the woofer inputs.


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