So, here is my plan at this point.. I have been searching the forum for a couple of weeks now, and some clairification on a few things would be greatly appreciated as well as any thoughts/advice on my audio upgrade plans.. Tax season is coming up..
2010 Caliber SXT w/ stock stereo Single Disc MP3, Sirius, Uconnect buttons, no uconnect module.
Alpine MRX-V60 5 Channel Amplifier - 75x4 RMS + 300x1 RMS @ 2ohms. (reviews show the Birth Certificate state it actually puts out over 100x4 and 400x1) Also has SPEAKER LEVEL INPUTS. As I plan to go with Mygig for the HU I would need this.
Alpine Type S/R 6x9's (doors)
Alpine Type S/R 10" Dual 2 Ohm voicecoils.
MyGig Navigation w/sirius
Stage one... Upgrade the speakers to Alpine Type S 6x9's.. From what I've read this should be the easiest part.
Stage Two... Install the Amplifier and wire the speaker level inputs. I assume the stock speaker wires should be able to handle 75-100 watts RMS..
Stage Three... Add the Subwoofer to the cargo area. Still playing with the idea of building a custom box, or just a smaller sealed built box for the sub.. If I could find a used Stealthbox that would be an option as well. Or maybe build my own stealthbox.. we'll see.
Stage Four.. Could be swapped with Three haha... Install MyGig/rear view cam/mopar mic/ipod-iphone cable.
Which MyGig will I need to look for that will allow me to keep my sirius and not install a second antena? (the sirius nav-traffic would be kind of nice as I have a bit of a commute)
Is there enough room under the dash to mount the amp? (it is fairly small, I believe 8x10x2 inches) If so, would the heat from the lower vents affect the amp much? Has anyone mounted an amp under the dash... or hidden anywhere besides under the passenger seat or spare tire area?
Can I install the Rear View Monitor in a 2010? (the only thing I could find regarding this was about the 07-08 and the lockpick, which I understand is not required on the 2010?)
Does anyone have Type S / R speakers/sub(s) installed? How do they sound once Installed? I know the sound can be slightly different once the speakers are in the vehicle, not in a cabinet at bestbuy lol
Also, any advice on going with the Type S vs Type R?
Any other advice, feedback from your current setup, or anything useful for me to check out/research would be great.
The goal is to go with a better than stock with almost no sign of the install. Which is why I would like to hide the amp and go with a MyGig for the HU.. and when I do add the sub, something stealth would be nice so the prying eyes dont see it..