Advice replacing stereo in '94 SHO

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It seems the adapters for a new head unit require splicing and soldering so I'm gonna look into that. Buy a head unit, conversion kit, cage and whatnot and see how it all sounds. Then maybe look at an amp and aftermarket speakers.

Thanks for the tips!
 

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You can get adapters for the new head unit that plug right into the factory harness. You do have to splice the adapter to the new head unit.
 

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My gen 1, 89 has 6 speakers, 2) 3.25" in the dash, 2) 5.25" in the front doors and 2) 6"x9" in the rear deck lid.
 

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Those front dash speakers only came with the 89-91 models

I saw those Q forms on crutchfield if you are interested. I think they are like $225-$250 though
 

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Those front dash speakers only came with the 89-91 models

I saw those Q forms on crutchfield if you are interested. I think they are like $225-$250 though
Anyone install them? Looks like the install lower L+R doors but it seems it might get in the way of my left foot sandwiching between foot rest and clutch pedal.
 

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I haven't seen them in a SHO. The parking brake pedal is over there too. Says it fits though. Always found Q forms kinda pricey
 

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So there doesn't seem to be any rails or support of any kind for a head unit currently in my car. I assume I'm looking at a cage or kit of some kind to support the single DIN head unit?
 

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Yes. A cage is used. You can always fab up something with metal straps and find/make places to bolt it to, but cage is usually the route.
 

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So how labour intensive is installing the rear speakers? I was told it would be about an hour labor as parts have to be removed for access. Also it appears the rear deck was cut previously to accommodate 6x9.
 

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You have to remove the plastic molding around the back to free up the rear dash pad/cover. I could do it quicker but I've done it alot of times. An hour isn't crazy. FOr me what's crazy is paying someone to to it unless I had alot of money and no time. Stereo stuff, once you map out how to install wiring (using existing and/or running new) is not a difficult thing. First run through has a small learning curve but, really, it looks harder than it actually is.
 

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Can anyone tell me as to the quality of the original JBL door speakers? I have an opportunity to buy the originals but I am contemplating aftermarket ones.
 

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30 year old originals? if you need it to be all original parts then maybe a good idea. If you want to use them for audio I would get a correct size and power match for whatever head unit and/or amp you will be using
 

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