My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

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vwdude
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My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

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Long story short, when I first bought my car my wife told me to just pay to have a shop install my system because my time is more valuable with work, my MBA program, and the kids versus the cost of an install.
I went to a reputable shop and went over all of my expectations and what equipment I was bringing and I arranged to leave the car with them for 2 weeks. My plan was for me to build a fiberglass enclosure for my 12” phase linear Aliante, and they were to install a mosconi dsp, dynaudio speakers in front and rear, and use two modern PG amps. All was to run off the factory deck.
After I got the car back it had bugs galore. As I removed panels to find the issues I found corners cut at every step. The shoddy work and considering the amount I paid, this shop should be out of business.

I ended up ripping it all out and starting over. The mosconi dsp ended up being junk, so I swapped it for a helix dsp. Amps are now Frank amp’n Stein and an M100.

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Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

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Here are pics of the shoddy work that I discovered...
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Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

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And here is my construction of the subwoofer box...
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Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

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nice!


A professional shop, wrapped and taped wires like that? WTF is that 1 into 2 at the fuse shit?
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And now for my current install...
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And finally...
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The factory head unit was not going to work after all. I couldn’t find a decent aftermarket deck that fit the car well so I ended up buying this Chinese unbranded unit.

The audio out is actually decent, plus it fully integrates with the car features and it looks factory. Of the unbranded Chinese units this one is the most expensive, if that means anything.
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I realized that this belongs in installs so I created a new post there…
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Very Nice Install/ Ssytem!
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now that you have had it for a little bit what do you want to change? I know that there is always something that maybe could be louder or different. A great looking system and I am sure it sounds great as well, sucks teh shop didn't treat you right.
what else can I say I am a grumpy asshole most of the time.
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Ttocs I actually just pulled the system. What I want to do different is change the car. Lol

I got the rav4 a year ago. Back the. I had 2 kids with no plans for more. I was a field service engineer on the road with about 35k miles per year. Now I have an office job and I have a 3rd kid. So I need something bigger.

The wife and I both have to upsize, so the plan is I am trading my RAV4 in for a Honda minivan. When I do that the wife gets the van I get her 2020 explorer u til that lease is up in a year, in which time the explorer goes away and we get a suburban. I’ll get the suburban.
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lol yall crack me up. 3 kids = suburban and a minivan.

they must not punish you for owning cars there. that shit here would be 5 grand a year in taxes.
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lol yall crack me up. :lol: 3 kids = suburban and a minivan.

they must not punish you for owning cars there. that shit here would be 5 grand a year in taxes.
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that is why I stick to my dog.
what else can I say I am a grumpy asshole most of the time.
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lilviper wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:50 am lol yall crack me up. :lol: 3 kids = suburban and a minivan.

they must not punish you for owning cars there. that shit here would be 5 grand a year in taxes.
I punishment here. I am keeping my rav4 for now but it doesn’t work with 3 kids and a wife. We will do a suburban and minivan eventually but both of our cars too new.

Do you have any kids? Where are you located that you get taxed based your vehicles?
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