Amigo Audio UpgradesDate: 2001, Dec 15
by Wade Ripkowski
I replaced the factory radio with a Pioneer DEH-545 CD Stereo. It pumps out 45 watts to all four channels. It has a built in alarm which is now connected to the pin switches of the doors. It is also connected to the horns and blasts a high pitch through the speakers when activated. A little security in an otherwise insecure world!
In addition I replaced the front speakers with a set of JBL GT 6.0c component speakers. They utilize a 6.5" woofer and 1" titanium tweeter.
I also replaced the back speakers with a set of Pioneer 5.25" mids. While the system isn't complete yet, it does sound a hell of a lot better.
Pioneer Head Unit:
The detachable face Pioneer DEH-545 AM/FM/CD head unit has 40w x 4 channel power.
The installed tweeters from the JBL GT6.0c component set. I carefully cut out the factory tweeter grill with a hobby knife. This looks even better and sounds awesome thanks to JBL's use of titanium as tweeter material. Titanium tells the truth!
The JBL woofer installed in the front factory speaker location. This required extensive use of the old hobby knife. I also had to fabricate a .25" spacer out of MDF so the window would clear the magnet when rolled down. The factory grill pops right back in place so it looks stock.
The Pioneer mids installed in the rear factory speaker location. Sorry I don't remember the model number (MD-131?), but they are 5.25" and required absolutely no modification what-so-ever, other than the speaker leads of course.