This beast previously had a system in it, but twas out-dated.
Here is what this clean truck got:
Pioneer AVH-3300NEX w/ Bypass, Bluetooth and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
Overhead Video (Customer Supplied)
Buddy of ours brought in his Ford F350 for an Audio Upgrade.
This beast previously had a system in it, but twas out-dated.
Here is what this clean truck got:
Pioneer AVH-3300NEX w/ Bypass, Bluetooth and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
Overhead Video (Customer Supplied)
Grand Cherokee gets a BOSS Navi System
Client dropped by randomly to see if I could help him get his stereo working.
He purchased everything needed but didn't feel comfortable wiring everything up....my specialty!
After a few minutes behind the soldering gun, she was ready to fire up and perform.
His Jeep Grand Cherokee had the nice Navigation system in it, but it was DOA when he bought it.....so we yanked that out, retained the steering wheel controls and added a backup camera as well.
I was actually quite surprised by how well this unit look.
The controls were a bit slow, which is to be expected for a BOSS headunit....but the navigation was smooth and the screen was one of the best I've seen, especially when you engage the backup camera...it was very very sharp and crisp.
Have you ever wanted to cram sooooo many electronics into your vehicle...almost doubling the 'worth' of it?
I know right? So have I!!
This 2016 Subaru Crosstrek owner felt the same way.....kinda.
Here is how the e-mail read: "I want a WiFi Enabled Touchscreen stereo...witht he works."
After a few back and forth emails, we determined that "The Works" literally means anything and everything Trax Customs can do Electronically.
SO Here is what I installed in this otherwise incognito vehicle:
Kenwood DNN992 Navigation, BT, WiFi, Touchscreen, DVD Multimedia Stereo
Arc Audio XDi1100.1 5 Channel Amplifier
Arc Audio XDI 6.2 Component Speakers (Front Doors)
Arc Audio XDi 602 Coaxial Speakers (Rear Doors)
Arc Audio Arc-10 10" Subwoofer
Custom Fiberglass 10" Subwoofer Box
Stinger Professional Noise Reduction Throughout
K40 RL360i Professional Radar and Laser Defense
Brandmotion 360 Degree Camera System
EchoMaster Rear Side Collision Detection System
The biggest hurdle here was the owner wasn't 100% certain what she was getting into....mainly when she saw the subwoofer box I had gotten here....a small ported 10" wooden box. That wouldn't work because she needed the cargo room in the rear....so, I didn't want to NOT install a woofer, so I opted to custom fabricate her a fiberglass box in the rear passenger cargo area. Tape, Wood, Resin, and fabric helped construct this box and I was able to only take up 2" of actual usable cargo space while getting .67 cubic feet of airspace for this Arc sub to perform at optimal performance...and it sure does get down and dirty. It was covered in Black Carpet and secured to the OEM panel it covered up.
I installed the 5 channel amplifier under the passenger front seat and this allowed plenty for room to fit all the necessary wires easily for future maintenance if needed....with plenty of clearance under the seat.
Once the amp was installed, I ran new wires from there to each door, into the door jams and to the new speaker locations...which replaced the stock speakers.
I then applied Noise Reduction material on the External layer of door then sealed up the 'service holes' on the inner door skins and sealed those up.....creating a box to product plenty of midbass front and rear.
The front dash speakers were replaced with the ARc 602 component tweeters and I fabricated adapter plates to mount to the OEM location/bolts. The crossovers had a nice place to rest in the front footwell area...which allows for easy maintenance if needed. All wires were Tesa-taped for an OEM look and noise reduction as well.
The Kenwood unit was a pretty extensive unit to install.
It has built-in Navigation, so an external navigation antenna was ran.
The WiFi dongle and an additional USB port was ran into the glove box.
The OEM USB Input and Aux Input were Retained in the center console.
The OEM Steering Wheel controls were all Retained and function as they did before.
The Bluetooth Unit was installed in the upper driver pillar for hands-free operation.
The 'Speak-to-Talk/Text' button was installed near the drivers Left Hand for ease of use.
The Satellite Radio Module was ran and installed next to the GPS antenna.
The Rear and Front camera inputs were utilized with the 360 degree system, later explained.
REAR SIDE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM
This was a fairly simple addition...since I was already removing the bumper for the rear radar system.
This system uses 2 sensors that attach to the rear bumper and detect anything close once the vehicle is moving. I placed the 2 visual indicators in the front A Pillars where the side mirrors are located so they'll be visible when turning or changing lanes. They indicators will light up whenever it detects objects in the rear and the speaker will audibly beep if your turn signals are activated (turning or changing lanes)....very useful and can be added to any vehicle.
360 DEGREE CAMERA SYSTEM
This was a fun one...I've wanted to do a system like this for years since I first saw it at SEMA. It utilizes a Front, Rear and 2 side cameras...then can 'stitch' them together to form a 'top' image for precise parking.
The Rear camera will come on when the vehicle is placed in Reverse; but it will also show the 360 image as well.
Then, at the press of a button on the Kenwood unit AND the wired controller in the center console, the driver can monitor each camera separately as needed, while driving. The most useful will be the Front camera while in motion so you don't hit curbs or anything.....but this can be very useful when parking.
The main brain was installed under the driver seat along with all other sensors with this build.
K40 Radar and Laser Defense
This right here ladies and gents is ONE BAD Mamajama!
This Subi has a Front and Rear Hidden Radar receiver that can detect X, K, KA and many other radar signals from miles away and alert you Audibly and Visually.
The front recieved 2 Laser Jammers as well...that I Frenched-into the front grill.
I placed the 2 Visual LED Indicators into the Rear-View Mirror, behind the mirror...so it's completely hidden out of sight.
The RL360i controller was tucked into a nice OEM appearance next to the dimmer switch on the dash for easy use whilst driving; but looks OEM enough that you'd never suspect it as an aftermarket Radar/Laser defense mechanism.
The speaker and brain was installed under the driver seat.
All-in-All this was a massive project...not like a full-vehicle build...but with the amount of wires going into this and how much more tech is thrown into this Subi.....it makes for an interesting ride, that's for sure.
The Noise Reduction makes you feel like your in a Caddy, the Sound...well that can't be replicated by ANY OEM Manufacturer...the 360 and Rear Collision Systems are something most newer vehicles come with...but the Radar system is something that will more than likely never be offered by OEM ever.....so this Subi will be incognito on the road...which was the point, but the owner will have a smile on her face for years to come!!
Had a pretty unique opportunity to work on a couples truck and RV.....normally this would be quite the hassle for a client.....they wanted to upgrade their old system in an older diesel truck as well as their camping RV......now most shops would have you bring them down to work on them....which is ok...but such a hassle sometimes.
Luckily for Trax Customs.....we are mobile.....so I picked up their truck for them....worked on it...brought it back and then worked on their RV AT their house......customer service baby!
Had an existing Pioneer Premier installed....so I replaced it with a Pioneer Fold-Out DVD player so he can use his new backup camera to help him hook up to his RV! Then I replaced all the speakers in the truck with Pioneer Front Speakers as well as Rear Speakers in Bedliner Boxes so they can take them out and listen to music when they camp.
Replaced the 4 ceiling speakers with Pioneer Marine speakers and then fabricated a custom faceplate to replace the old/massive FM headunit with a newer Pioneer unit.
Two-Fer Audio Upgrade
Clients found us online and thought they'd give us a try because of our stellar online ranking.
They were relieved to see we stood up to what others have already known.
First project was a 98 Ford F250 Diesel truck.
Had an existing Pioneer Premier headunit installed but everything else just wasn't up to snuff....and the pioneer was showing it's age.
So I replaced it with a 7" Fold-out DVD player with BT, USB and Backup Camera for when he hooks up to his RV.
Then I replaced the front OEM speakers with Memphis Audio 5x7 Speakers and Rear JVC 6x9s in Custom Bedliner Boxes....with enough wire so they can be relocated outside of the truck if the couple wasn't to jam out to some tunes outside of the truck.
Next up after that was the RV aforementioned above.
It had a very dated AM/FM/Cassette receiver powering some old 6.5" ceiling mount speakers.
I replaced all the speakers with Pioneer Marine speakers and fabricated a new face plate to house the new Pioneer BT/Aux/USB headunit. Now they have plenty of inputs and power to have a party anytime/anywhere.
Had a good buddy bring in his Wife's Dodge Durango for a Birthday/Christmas gift....slash....'Keep the Kids busy' gift.
I'd previously installed some 9" Dual Headrests in her prior vehicle....but this time around, we opted to go with the more luxurious, higher-end Tablet setup....and since the Durango's have Active-Headrests, you're not really supposed to remove them....so Vizualogics makes these nice Active Add-Ons that look factory and definitely fit as if they came with the car; with the matching OEM Leather and Stitching.
We went with the 32GB Dual Tablets with Dual DVD players.
These are super nice, with enough memory to store all your movies and the ability to play games and connect to a nearby wireless/tethered device.
Overall, I'd highely recommend any product by Vizualogic.....for the quality; but also because we're dealers for them :-D
Dodge Ram - Audio/Visual Upgrade
Local Client brought in his 2010 Dodge Ram Hemi for an Audio and Visual upgrade...here is what I installed:
JVC KW-NT310 DVD/CD/Navigation/Bluetooth/Pandora/iHeartRadio/Touchscreen
Sirius Connect Satellite Radio Module
PAC RadioPro4 (retains steering wheel controls, speed sensors, reverse signals, etc.)
Sony 6.5" Coaxial Speakers (front and rear)
Install went very smooth....only thing I'm seeing a pattern in are Chrysler/Dodge/Jeeps that have the internal dash cavities just a 'hair' smaller than ALL OTHER aftermarket housings...so you have to trim them....nothing anyone will ever see, but it adds about 30 minutes of fit/finish to the project.
Jeep Cherokee - Video System Upgrade
Had a good buddy of mine in need of a video upgrade on his Jeep Cherokee.
He's a Real Estate salesman and wanted to step up his 'presentation' when showing clients around....he already had a nice ride but the Entertainment and Presentation side of the interior was lacking....what better way to step it up than add a DVD player with Mirror Link so he can have legit navigation and bluetooth controls. He also wanted to add a little 'travel time help' for his kiddos by adding some rear entertainment screens.
We did a JVC DVD Player with Bluetooth, MirrorLink, USB and Aux inputs and dual 9" Headrest monitors in the rear. I had to bypass the active headrest system (if a rear impact occurs, the headrest move out 2") and this was the first time i've encountered this....but the bypass went off without a flaw....so replacing them was not an issue
A client brought in his Nissan Frontier for an interior and exterior upgrade.
For the Interior, this is what was on-deck:
Arc Audio XDi 600 watt mono amplifier
Arc Audio XDi 6.5" component speakers
Arc Audio XDi 6.5' coaxial speakers
Pioneer TS Shallow Mount 10" Woofer
Custom Made subbox that fits under rear seat
I removed everything related to the crappy Rockford Fosgate system in there and replaced it with quality aftermarket audio components.....I placed the amp and crossovers exactly where the OEM Rockford amp was....so he lost zero room to components he'd never have to mess with.
For the exterior, he wanted the grill to resemble the Ford Raptor....at night.
So I added three super bright Amber LEDs......I think it got the job done!
A buddy brought in his friend for some audio and visual upgrades to his 2013 Hyundai Sonata.
We went with the Pioneer Avic-Z150BH for DVD, CD, MP3, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, Navigation, Steering Wheel controls and HD Radio.
Retained the OEM Steering wheel controls
Installed a backup camera
Then I added some Morimoto HIDs to his OEM Projector Headlights
Hope this one will come back for some custom headlights down the road :)
Buddy of mine brought in his 2006 Chevy Silverado for a sound upgrade...here is what I put in:
JVC KW-AV61BT DVD Player with Bluetooth, iPod and Aux Inputs
Digital Designs 2 Channel C2C Amplifier (320 watts RMS)
Arc Audio's Arc10 10" Subwoofer
Custom Built Carpeted Sealed Box
This DD and Arc combo is my 3rd this year and for the price, I'm thinking it's going to be hard to beat...it's a solid setup.
Return Client finally got his Japan-Special back-up camera from overseas....with little hope that it'd work (mainly because of how inexpensive it was), he needed it put in.
I liked the design of the camera; it replaced the OEM license plate light lens and added the drop-down camera. Installation of the actual camera was a TIGHT fit, but it worked very well once done. Only a little bit of the bumper shows since it's a very tight tolerance.
Image output is what I'd expect from a standard backup camera and made the 6.5" Pioneer screen look very good once placed in Reverse.
Customer was stoked that it actually worked.....i was stoked with the cari
Faithful past client brought in his Accent again to 'just' get a backup camera.....after talking with him, we upgraded his stereo to a Mirror-Link JVC, so now he has access to his iPod via the 6.5" touchscreen, access to his Android phone via Mirror Link, DVD Playback, Bluetooth, Steering wheel controls AND backup camera.
Perfect finish to this car that we've been adding things to over the past 6 months.
Client brought in her 2007 Toyota Sequoia for a full swap of the electrical system.
Here is what I installed:
Sony XAV-701HD Multimedia DVD Player with Pandora, HD Radio, Bluetooth and much more
Generic Backup Camera, mounted by towing receiver
Steering Wheel Integration Module for a seamless installation
Limo System Upgrade
Had a customer contact me about his newly purchase limo.
It was a used model from California that he was rebuilding to start his own business.
Replacing old headunit and ripping out non-working DVD player
Replace damaged speakers
Replace dvd screens
Add auxiliary inputs to system
Add subwoofer to system.
Basically, customer wanted to do this on the cheap, and instead of selling him a few products from my mid-level brands, I wanted to go all out and do all high-end ENTRY level products....mainly to see what they were all about. I mean, I am a dealer of them, might as well see what I'm offering my customers. Basically, once this was all said and done, the system sounded great, I wasn't blown away from the product, but I've come to the conclusion: High-End Low-Grade Products (top of the line stuff offered from my lower end companies) Equals the same as the Entry level Mid-Grade Products. So I guess it all depends on what you want....quality over quantity in this case.
System sounded great, sub carried even into the drivers compartment; I'd want this Limo if I was planning on a great night out with friends and wanted to BUMP the music......it'll definitely do that!!!
Had a customer come in with his new 2012 Kia that needed some rear seat entertainment for his little ones. Wanted BIG screens and the ability to show two different movies at once or a single one on both......no worries there.
Check out these monster 9" Screens with built in DVD players x 2!!!
Overhead DVD in a Sienna
Had a customer bring in their 2001 Toyota Sienna for a quick Overhead DVD player installation. They will be going out of town in a few days and what better way to entertain the kids than an overhead DVD player.....out of the way, yet blends perfectly with the stock interior.
Installed a 9" Flip Down TView overhead unit, with LED Dome Lights.
The tan color matched the stock panel colors perfectly...so it's hard to tell it was installed as an OEM product.
Quick DDin DVD Player in a Nissan
Had a buddy of mine that was in need of an upgrade.
Wanted a deck that would allow him to do everything he wanted but wasn't sure what was available.
JVC to the rescue. This JVC KW-AV70BT Double Din Multimedia unit does it all; coupled with a KS-U30 Video iPod Cord and Sirius' SXV100v1 Tuner Kit, this deck will do HD Radio, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, Pandora, USB and SD Card reading, as well as DVD Playback with future expansions of a backup camera. This deck doesn't offer Navigation out of the box, but with a simple download of JVC Navigation App on his smart phone, the owner will have a fully featured Navigation unit as well. With a few Metra Vehicla Specific parts, this big beast fit nicely into the 2009 Nissan Frontiers Dash.
Tahoe is road-trip ready
Had a customer come in with some Power Acoustic Dual DVD Player Headrests he wanted put in....but he also wanted a way to integrate in his Xbox when needed.
Simple .... I hardwired in a 300 watt Stinger Power Converter and custom mounted a Stinger "Game Plate" in the existing spot where his un-used rear audio controls were.
He was somewhat ok with just having the built in FM Mod for sound throughout the car, but I informed him of iSimple's latest products and he was IN. Now he has crystal clear iPod audio input, as well as a Mini Jack audio input and hardwired DVD audio.
After all the dust settled he can no Listen to songs from his iPod, Listen to the DVD player that is showing off his new Dual 8.5" screens, as well as plug in an Xbox and play video games on-the-go.
Pretty cool road trip upgrade...his kids are going to love it!
WRX and a Pioneer DVD Player
Pretty simple install......Subaru WRX STI with stock headunit gets a Pioneer P2300 dvd headunit install....customer will be back to add Navigation.
Bypassed the video lock-out feature with a relay so customer doesn't have to keep flicking a switch to bypass everytime.
Had a customer come in with a Crown Victoria and a Pioneer AVIC-903BT.
Solid little unit, and he plans to use it to it's full potential.
He has an iPod with a stash of music and videos....we the aux inputs will be on most of the time.
These cars aren't meant to have DDin units installed in them, but after a little Dremel action, she fit just fine.
Got the factory DVD viewing disabled, so he can watch his DVDs, iPod video and enter navigation changes while on the move. After some troubleshooting, we figured out that he would need the Pioneer suggested ipod cable so he can watch videos from his iPod....other than that, simple install.
Yukon gets updated.....
Had a customer come in with a 2001 GMC Yukon XL.
Purchased products from one of our suppliers that recommends us.
Jensen Fold-Out 7" DVD Player
Jensen Bluetooth Adapter Kit
Jensen Aux/USB Adapter Cable
Jensen Back-up Camera
All in all it went great and customers were happy.
Not bad for a few hour night-time install!
Well, it only took us 2 months, but I've finally brought on what I think is the top company for all my mobile video products (minus in-dash DVD and Navigation options).
This company only deals with dealerships directly, so this is what would have came in your car, had you had the option...basically.
Had a close friend's family bring me their 2010 Toyota Sequoia wanting some headrest DVD players.
Got her my 7" Dual Headrest DVD Player options.
Dual 7" Screens in factory matching leather
Dual DVD players
All this hides away like it was stock, and work perfectly.
Hit me up if you want to know more about this awesome brand and what they will look like in your ride!
Project Mr. T
So Ryan left over the weekend...which allowed me to have the truck.
Round 1 of installs went like this:
JVC DVD/Navigation/HD Radio/Bluetooth/USB Reciever
Bluetooth Mic installed in Gauge Cluster (so you don't look like you are yelling at the top of your windshield)
Satellite Radio installed to reciever
Backup Camera installed near hitch reciever.
Ryan has previously been painting EVERYTHING on his truck two-toned black (new limo black, that has some candy in it). So the middle console area was taped off and painted as well.
Had a sweet lifted truck in today. Owner put on all the mods himself, but decided to have Trax do the system. Got alot going in, so it was a full day.
Truck looks and sounds good now.
Clarion DVD player with video bypassed, iPod input and steering wheel controls (coming this week).
Arc Audio 3 channel XDi amplifier pushing
(2) 10" Arc Audio XXD subwoofers in a custom made box that fits under the rear seats and
Hybrid Audio Technologies Imagine Series 6.5" Component Speakers
Invision Dual DVD player headrests
Custom LED lighting in Dome light and under each persons' feet area.
Custom mounted Backup Camera
We're your one stop shop for all your car audio stereo, iPod, Bluetooth, Navigation sales and installation needs in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Garden City, Mt Home, Caldwell, Emmett, Kuna and the surrounding areas. Diesel and Gas performance and suspension and custom fabrication all in one location. Boat audio and visual as well as home theater sales and installation. We've got the