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i know a couple of you have mentioned the infinity basslink in your car. it seemed like the perfect sub for the tc. i went to circuit city and they said it would cost an extra $200 dollars to install, above the cost of the sub. they said it needed expensive wires to connect to the stock pioneer head unit. i havent got the chance to go to a local audio store to ask them, cause i know circuit city over charges on everything. can someone please tell me how much it cost to get the infinty sub into the tc

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200$ over the price of the equipment, they have to be joking. Expensive wiring my @##! Sorry, I have a bit of a temper with installers who over charge. Wiring needed, it seems will be less than 50$ for a simple setup. Follow some DIY instructions and save 150$, if you have 2-3 hours to spare. You would have to wait that long for them to install it anyway, and I guanatee they will not do as good of a job as you would, even as a first attempt. I speak from expierence. I will check around for the price on the harness but I don't think it will run above 20$. If install in not your cup of tea, I know of a couple great places.
 

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thanks pakman, the guy actually said the wiring is 100, installation is 100. but anyway, in my previous car, i got my system at the on store. they dont sell the basslink but do you think they would know how to install it?
 

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ocscion, I just installed my sub last weekend and got a harness from a guy on ebay. He's close to me, here in the SF Bay area, so I ended up going over to his shop. He designed this harness himself and is currently getting a patent for it. He sells a great product and is a cool guy. He told me that if I had any problems installing it, to give him a call. I had no problems at all, but it was nice to know that he was willing to help out. This thing was a breeze to install. Here's a link to his site (which is under construction), but on it there is a link to his eBay auctions. The harness was $35 dollars, and he sold me an amp kit with it for $45. I would just do the job yourself. This car is designed to be upgraded, therefore it is easy to do so. Good Luck!

edit: That's $45 dollars for both the harness and amp kit.
 

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how would i go about installing a sub myself? are there instructions anywhere? what kind of subs did u put in it ricoo?
 

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Check ebay before you buy the basslink. I got mine for about $150 less than bestbuy and installed myself for about $20.
 

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ocscion, zoltiz gave me this link. It's the manual for installing the stock bazooka sub. It has detailed directions for pulling your dash and everything. It did take me about 5 hours, but I took my time and did everything clean, ie. ran wire to underneath the seat, etc. It would have been much faster if I just ran the wires to the back and mounted the amp there. Here is the sub that I bought. And here is the amp. I was going to get the Basslink, but when I compared that to a real sub box, there was no comparison. That thing just does not hit like a true box. Don't get me wrong, it did sound good, but not up to my standards. I spent the same amount of $ for much better stuff. If you do want to attempt to DIY, let me know and I will give you some more links that I found useful in the process.
 

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ricoo25, not a bad setup. I'm with you on just get a nice amp and a decent sub. A friend of mine is using JL 250 mono block which is designed only for subwoofers. Matched it up with a JL W0 sub with box for 149.00 out the door. The amp, I can't remember. But they sound, feel, and will last better than the basslink. This is just my opinion. Inifity makes a nice sub, all depends on the money you want to spend. For ex) 10" JL W0 w/ box is 149.00. a 10" JL W7 w box is 599.00.

Bottom line, do it yourself. With the knowlege found here, it's hard to go wrong. The car is very easy to work with.
 

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forgot to ask, what is included in the wire kit. For a 100$ it better have 4 gauge +/- wiring, speaker wiring, control, prongs, fuse box, and it better be sheilded to reduce road noise/interference. Believe, it makes a difference.
 

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very good info ricoo, did u get one or two of the subs?
 

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I just got one for now.... for now. I have lot's of room for another if I want to add later, don't know if I need it though.
 

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are your back seats able to recline still?
 

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Yep. The box I bought is the exact same height as the tonneau cover thingie, so there was no need to mount the box. With it's weight and that cover sitting on it, it will not be tossed around. If I want to recline the seats, I can slide the box out toward the hatch, lotsa room for that.
 

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Originally posted by Pakman@Sep 9 2004, 02:40 PM
forgot to ask, what is included in the wire kit. For a 100$ it better have 4 gauge +/- wiring, speaker wiring, control, prongs, fuse box, and it better be sheilded to reduce road noise/interference. Believe, it makes a difference.
The $100 would cover 8g power and ground, fuse holder, fuse (agu type), all terminal connectors, and a nice quality set of rca's. It's actually $50 for each. Install should only run $60 plus a $3.99 shopfee.

As for "overcharging" for install. Remember, if you fubar your own car, you're on your own. However, you pay say, Circuit City Roadshop, they have a lifetime warranty on the installation (unless you mess with it) and if something is weird you have 612 stores to stop at nation wide. So...$64 over charging. Hope you dont break any clips, scratch the dash, etc.

$164 well spent.
 

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As for "overcharging" for install. Remember, if you fubar your own car, you're on your own. However, you pay say, Circuit City Roadshop, they have a lifetime warranty on the installation (unless you mess with it) and if something is weird you have 612 stores to stop at nation wide. So...$64 over charging. Hope you dont break any clips, scratch the dash, etc.[/b]
Be careful on what they actually cover. If they do damage to the vehicle, break clips, ect. they us duct tape to refit/hold the clips into place. And it looks like nothing ever happened until a hot day 2 months down the road and its a big mess fixing. If they drill a wrong hole in the frame, the carpet or plug is added to conceal the mistake. Lifetime warranty is only on their parts that they install, not the installation/mod of the vehicle itself. Just read the fine print. Remember, most installers, not all, are kids who could care less about your vehicle and milk the clock for a paycheck. More scratches, dents, and blemishes happen at these places, not all but most. It's the good of phrase, buyer beware.

Found this for you price viewing pleasure:

29.99 for 8 gauge, all of what you are looking for:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-VxLthQmlA3l/c...1&avf=N&search=

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39.99 for a little better shielding:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-VxLthQmlA3l/c...1&avf=N&search=

or 4 gauge, what I was thinking they better give you for 100$. Actual price online, brand spanking new: 49.99.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-VxLthQmlA3l/c...1&avf=N&search=

All of these options will work for you. I suggest the 29.99 and 3 hours of labor.
 
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