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Old 03-28-2019, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Anyone remove or change 2019 Crosstrek 6.5"/No Navigation head unit?

Looking to have Best Buy install an older but barely used amp and NEW replacement speakers, and would like to see a photo if possible, or have certainty on what all connections are available on the back.




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Old 04-04-2019, 02:03 AM   #2
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Dave, before you do that you should really consider doing the install yourself. Honestly, if you can open a beer and put on a pair of sandals, you can do it. seriously. Keep the Factory Head Unit. upgrade to Subaru Kicker tweeters in the dash. New rear 6.5" speakers. The Rockford Fosgate upgrade front speakers, and amp. And some Dynamat sound deadener in the doors. You will invest less than $600.00 and have the same or better sound quality than Best Buy will give you for way less $$. I just did this to my '18 Crosstrek, and I'm glad I did it myself. My local stereo place quoted me $1500.00-$3000.00. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. That's just my two cents worth of advice.-Good luck.
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:14 AM   #3
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I just don't trust myself to not scratch something or breaking a clip on the door inner panel on a brand new car. I am plenty handy and capable, just don't feel like the risks.


I've heard not to bother with the tweeters for reasons ranging from the midranges in a decent set of door speakers will be fine, to the difficulty of accessing them and the short wires with no slack.


I have a highly rated set (at Best Buy and Crutchfield) of 6x9 kickers for the doors and 6.5" kickers for the back. I have an existing Alpine Amp for the main speakers and a sub box w/ 2 10" woofers in the very back with it's own small amp.


If I join Best Buy's Total Tech ($200/year) they wave all their usual amp/speaker installation fees, save for wire and possible brackets (around $80 they say) which would bring the installation cost in at around $300. I paid $100 for the speakers, so the grand total would be around $400.


I've heard many people say that while the built in upgraded/package Harmon Kardon and the add-on Rockford Fosgate upgrade package are both better than stock, neither are all that great. My amps definitely are capable of loud crisp sound, so if these Kicker speakers are decent, than I think I'll be in good shape.
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