Started this project last weekend........finished today.
My original thought was to swap out the factory sub for a 10" in a vented FoxBox. LOC out from the HU, running to my amp. Got that wired up last weekend - and I didn't like how it sounded. Not enough thump. Damn factory head units........
So, this week I bought a new head unit. I picked up an Alpine ixa-W404, dash kit, PAC C2R-CHY4, PAC SWIJACK and an antenna adapter. Woke up Saturday morning and started the fun of wiring. (I hate wiring).
Had some fun with getting the head unit to fit. Even though Crutchfield and anyone else shows that this HU fits.......it doesn't. Not without some modification. First you have to cut the plastic between the radio bolts, then you have to remove the top of the metal surround behind the radio. Tin snips to the rescue!
Pics of that:
Got it all wired up, including the stupid wires to the parking brake and brake pedal..........PAC makes a kit to fix that.......I'll probably pick that up sometime. Fired it up, sounds MUCH better!!! Programmed the steering wheel controls - works great!
Still up in the air on if I will replace the door speakers yet. We'll see.
And pics of the new head unit in the truck:
By the way - I LOVE the sound of the FoxBox - but it DOES NOT FIT in the 4th gen crews. I had to remove all of the carpet under the seats, and make my own spacers. The ones that were not right. They didn't line up with the bolts, the outer spacers were 3" too short, and they didn't provide enough lift.
If you don't feel like doing some fun modifications...........don't get the FoxBox, or a double din head unit.