Let’s face it, today’s factory entertainment systems are a bit better that your daddy’s old cassette deck and tuner, but with today’s tastes and technology, it’s real easy to get caught up in wanting to upgrade to more power in the form of boomin’ sounds and extra flash, in this case, adding video to the mix. Well, with the help of a bunch of Pioneer gear and the talented hands of Ramses Sanchez, proprietor of Winning Edge Customs in Buena Park, California, we begin to remove the “guts” of the factory sound system and transform the sexy sedan into something a bit more appealing.

In this first part, we’ll cover the building of the subwoofer enclosure which will be home to three 10-inch pounders, replace the stock 6×9 drivers that handle the rear fill and touch upon the fabrication of the custom door pods that’ll house the satellites in both the front and rear doors. In the next issue, we’ll cover the design of the amp rack, wiring the system head unit and the placement of those sweet video monitors throughout the custom ride.