Smart move here. The one downside to my setup is that occasionally when I really have it cranked up it will knock the factory grill off on the driver's side.Because the midwoofer is very deep plus the stock plastic is flimsy.
Yes it does!
OP said ~$7k, others replying have said they could do similar DIY for ~$2k.
I totally agree! I did the same as you back in the late 90’s with a two door Explorer and had Best Buy of all places load it up with the best stuff and a semi custom install. Was about $3k then with an alarm, Pioneer full range, Clarion deck and Rockford Fosgate 12s and amps. It hit very hard and sounded great but even with very competent install techs who involved me in the entire process I was constantly chasing interference and soundstage issues. Just too much wiring and components designed for rap-rock boom volume, not necessarily loud sound quality. After reading some install threads here and watching some install videos the most I’ll probably do is replace the base factory paper cone speakers and maybe source shallow 6.5 woofers for the kick panels. Enjoy your system and Bronco!The DSP is the main thing you need to get a system sounding great, the guy who owns the shop has his stock F150 with B&O system on a DSP and it sounds amazing with just a few 6" subs. However, I've liked stereos since I was a teenager and wanted to go 'all out' this time.
The stinger off-road tailgate mounted sub and sub enclosure is a fantastic alternative and saves space with a lot of base (and weatherproof. I just made a whole write up about a much cheaper alternative than this, but typical for me and b6g, it hasn’t gained any traction.MASSIVE AMOUNT OF SPACE DEDICATED TO A SUB.
What about 2x smaller subs stashed under some seats or something...
or cut a hole in the back and install a metal box from under the vehicle.
or listen to Yacht Rock....
the storage area looks like a perfect location for someone to develop somethingThe stinger off-road tailgate mounted sub and sub enclosure is a fantastic alternative and saves space with a lot of base (and weatherproof. I just made a whole write up about a much cheaper alternative than this, but typical for me and b6g, it hasn’t gained any traction.