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Old 04-14-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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Alpine PDR-F50 and FARK just arrived

How easy are these to put in for someone that has never done any stereo work? Just wondering if I have everything I need and how hard this might be.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:53 PM   #2
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The FARK instructions are pretty easy to follow. I think there is resistor to solder in line and the plug inline adapters to keep your Bi-Amp working (Tweeters & Woofer) on your OEM rear 6X9 speakers. Also you will need 4 gauge power & ground cable along with a fuse holder with a 60 amp fuse. Did you get the mounting board from Sub-Thump to mount it in the factory location? Set your gain levels to your liking. My certificate on my PDR-F50 was rated at 195 watts per channel so my gain levels for the front and rear are very low, the front channels a little higher than the rear channels.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:06 PM   #3
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The FARK instructions are pretty easy to follow. I think there is resistor to solder in line and the plug inline adapters to keep your Bi-Amp working (Tweeters & Woofer) on your OEM rear 6X9 speakers. Also you will need 4 gauge power & ground cable along with a fuse holder with a 60 amp fuse. Did you get the mounting board from Sub-Thump to mount it in the factory location? Set your gain levels to your liking. My certificate on my PDR-F50 was rated at 195 watts per channel so my gain levels for the front and rear are very low, the front channels a little higher than the rear channels.
So overall was it worth doing?
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:17 PM   #4
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So overall was it worth doing?
It's like going from the darkest night to the brightest sunny day. You will definitely notice and love the difference.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:59 PM   #5
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All installed and sounds great. I cannot turn the volume all the way up and still sit in the car like I used to. Makes a big difference.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:16 PM   #6
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how much is the fark going for these days?
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:40 PM   #7
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how much is the fark going for these days?
$130
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:38 PM   #8
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I have been fatmatting all week....finally done with that, Easy but time consuming.
Waiting for my 4GA amp install kit and alpine sub and I should be ready to install...
Did you cut the carpet on the side?
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:50 PM   #9
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I have been fatmatting all week....finally done with that, Easy but time consuming.
Waiting for my 4GA amp install kit and alpine sub and I should be ready to install...
Did you cut the carpet on the side?
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No... no cutting. We fashioned a bracket to mount it where stock amp went.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:21 PM   #10
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No... no cutting. We fashioned a bracket to mount it where stock amp went.
I mean, the subwoofer box. the side wall carpet is supposed to be cut.
Did you just install the box and left the carpet off completely?
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:12 PM   #11
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I mean, the subwoofer box. the side wall carpet is supposed to be cut.
Did you just install the box and left the carpet off completely?
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Only need to cut the carpet if you are using the 12" Sub Thump box. The 10" fits with no carpet cutting.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:10 PM   #12
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I did not cut any of the carpet and have the dual 12" box.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:29 PM   #13
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I did not cut any of the carpet and have the dual 12" box.
I'm talking about the sub box that goes on the driver's side rear trunk area, the single 12" and 10", not the one that goes behind the rear seat.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:10 PM   #14
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Any walkthrough with installs?
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:35 PM   #15
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I'm talking about the sub box that goes on the driver's side rear trunk area, the single 12" and 10", not the one that goes behind the rear seat.
Gotcha! The dual 12's do kick azz pretty good though and leaves a nice place to mount the amps..........

I'll see long-term what the amps can handle vibration-wise being mounted to the box.
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