Getting a new SUV.....

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  1. JRock10

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    ok, here's the thing. I'm sick of my FuckyouBird Formula, so I'm going to be researching for a newer vehicle. Model year is going to be between 1998-2002. Prospects thus far are Chevy Blazer/GMC Jimmy, Ford Explorer Sport, Nissan Xterra, Dodge Durango etc...or if I can find a good enough deal, then a full size GM suv. Here's the question: of these choices, in which one have you guys had the most verstility when doing installs? i.e. how easy is one to customize (audio, video, security) over the others? I will be doing at least front components, maybe rears, custom amp rack/sub enclosure, maybe in-dash TV, may add 2nd alternator and battery (i know this will be easier in the fullsize), alarm/ rem start/keyless/hatch rel/any other cool shit i might want to do with alarm. I'll be using Orion P6.2s up front (maybe rear), My PPI DCX300.4 and 1500.1. May install the other 300.4 on the rear components if I use them. What are your thoughts on all this shit?

    cliffs: going to get a new SUV, what do you think is easiest to work on?
     
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    i'm realyl tempted to get an 2006 or lower tahoe/yukon. i want to put a three way in the doors. i'm also looking at a magnum, 8s in the door ftw.
     
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    Every other car we work on is a tahoe...Easy amp rack under the mid seats for whatever you want..Good locations for 6.5 comps in the front and back doors, very easy car to work on.
     
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    yup yup, a dls a7 and a4 will fit well under the seats... we've glassed 12w6s in the back panel... sounds good
     
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    yeah this i knew, just wondered about the other ones
     
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    the gm is the easiest to work on:o
     
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    except for that pesky BCM wiring on the S-Series....(locks, domelight, door trigger IIRC) I have big hands so tight spaces are always fun for me.

    Really i guess what i'm most curious about is how much have you done in one of those vehicles and how easy was it? I've worked on them all, to a varying degree. The most i've done in an Xterra is XM. Durango was deck and 4 (that was easy as shit, as most Dodge's are these days.) Done full systems and alarms in Blazers, Tahoes. Oh, and full system/Sirius in my buddy's old '96 explorer. I seem to remember the rear doors being a real bitch to work with.

    edit: also how creative did you have to get with them? mostly drop in new components, or did you have to rig some stuff? When I say rig, what i mean is fab something to make it work right. Cause I know we always do it the "correct" way. :hsugh: :mamoru:
     
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    i'm in truck country, and suv's are about 35% of our business. between 98 and 02, your best bet would be a gm... closely followed by ford and dodge/jeep.
     
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    double din ftw
     
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    Get a 'Hoe...

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