Some more teaser pics I took over my lunch break.
The first picture shows my choice location for the front tweeters. I could have used the factory location in that far corner of the dash by the corner of the windshield, but I opted no to. I much preferred having the tweeters close to their full-size counter-parts. This also allowed me to hide the crossover box in the door rather then find a hiding place under the dash.
As you can see from the pictures, I chose to go the route of a hidden amplifier and a easily removal sub. I hate re-wiring stuff because I am so meticulous when I do that I don't want to re-do it. I had to come up with a way to remove the sub easily though for the winter months, or for camping trips where I need that extra trunk space for tents, coolers, sleeping bags, etc.
Axipher's Method (Click to show)
So I decided to massacre an old 2-wire (no ground conductor) extension cord to be my means of powering the sub.
The flat you see in the pictures that covers the spare tire well attaches via 2 small plastic push plugs near the back seat. I removed both of these plugs. I ran the extension cord through one of these holes to the spare tire well below.
The other hole was used as a ground since the plastic plugs held the fabric flap in to the metal frame. I just took a wire brush to the metal surrounding the hole, used a nut, bolt, washers, lock washers, star washer, and en eye-loop on the ground wire to connect it. Then I sealed up the entire thing with some liquid electrical tape and tested it. Less than 0.1 ohms between the ground terminal on the amp itself and the negative post of the battery in the engine compartment, good enough.
Front Tweeter location:
Sub and spare-tire only in the trunk (normally I have a bunch of tools and auto supplies)
Just the spare tire and a mysterious extension cord (but where's the amp and how is the sub connected)
Spare-tire well re-organized temporarily until I build a insert out of plywood to mount everything to
Just another shot of the spare tire well
Sub connection (super easy removal was a key feature)
That's what the extension cord was for
Hides nicely behind the sub box
Normally it's actually hidden, but just showing where it runs