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Old 09-14-2020, 11:55 AM   #57
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Another option I'm considering is to simply run new wire from the trunk to the dash. If I use a 4-conductor, I would have a pair of wires left in case I decide to add tweeters in the a-pillars for a 3-way front stage...
Phishing the wire up into the dash does seem challenging based on pics and videos, but it's an option...
I plan to find out soon. I'm adding a small amp that will also actively cross over the door and dash speakers, so I need to get rid of the stock 68uF capacitors that are on the dash speakers anyway. So I am going to just run new speaker wire to the dash speakers. I hope it isn't too difficult! I'll try to keep the factory speaker wires in place, just in case I ever want to revert back.

I've pretty much decided that I'm going to mount this amp in the trunk area somewhere, for multiple reasons. If I were doing a simple digital miniamp and retaining stock passive "crossover" function, I could tuck it up behind the dash on the "multiuse" bracket underneath. But my amp is a little too big for that, and I want to be able to access it to change its setting and redo the calibration process whenever I want, so I want it to be more accessible than that. I plan to run 9-conductor cable to and from the trunk along the passenger door sill. I'm hoping I can do that by removing the rear seat cushion and without having to remove the rear side quarter panel. Those seem like giant PITA to remove and replace!
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:14 PM   #58
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I plan to find out soon. I'm adding a small amp that will also actively cross over the door and dash speakers, so I need to get rid of the stock 68uF capacitors that are on the dash speakers anyway. So I am going to just run new speaker wire to the dash speakers. I hope it isn't too difficult! I'll try to keep the factory speaker wires in place, just in case I ever want to revert back.

I've pretty much decided that I'm going to mount this amp in the trunk area somewhere, for multiple reasons. If I were doing a simple digital miniamp and retaining stock passive "crossover" function, I could tuck it up behind the dash on the "multiuse" bracket underneath. But my amp is a little too big for that, and I want to be able to access it to change its setting and redo the calibration process whenever I want, so I want it to be more accessible than that. I plan to run 9-conductor cable to and from the trunk along the passenger door sill. I'm hoping I can do that by removing the rear seat cushion and without having to remove the rear side quarter panel. Those seem like giant PITA to remove and replace!
The rear seats are pretty easy to pop out, Lethal Garage/Camaro has a video on that. The rear panels are a pain, but pretty doable. There are videos on removing those too. I didn't have any issues (I removed both of them) but it is time consuming and the backseat of a Camaro is not an easy place to work If you can use a wire snake to snake the wires through that might be best but I am one of those people that likes to ziptie all my wires down and make it clean as I can so that means removing panels.

I think a wire snake could get the wires up from the front kick panel areas to the dash. Seems that way at least.
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Old 09-14-2020, 02:40 PM   #59
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The rear seats are pretty easy to pop out, Lethal Garage/Camaro has a video on that. The rear panels are a pain, but pretty doable. There are videos on removing those too. I didn't have any issues (I removed both of them) but it is time consuming and the backseat of a Camaro is not an easy place to work If you can use a wire snake to snake the wires through that might be best but I am one of those people that likes to ziptie all my wires down and make it clean as I can so that means removing panels.

I think a wire snake could get the wires up from the front kick panel areas to the dash. Seems that way at least.
Yep, I'll let you know how it goes when I do it.
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