I'm having trouble finding a grommet to route my amplifier power cable through. I'd prefer one near the back of the cab for hiding purposes, but I will settle for any solutions you might have. I was looking under the truck and there appears to be one that would be perfect for the job, but upon further inspection, there appears to be sound deadening material blocking the hole. I've attached a few pictures of said grommet:
It's a 2006 Ranger XLT SuperCab, and i've installed a Double-Din JVC EXAD KW-AVX800 HU and Memphis Power Reference 5" x 7" coaxials in the doors and rear. Probably running 4 Gauge Memphis or Esoteric cables here in the next week, with a Memphis Amp of some sort coming right afterwards.
I guess what i'm asking is... has anyone routed their cables through this grommet?
Last edited by Agent Orange; 05-31-2011 at 02:12 PM.
I ran my 4 gauge power wire through a grommet in a similiar spot. All i did was poked a hole in the grommet and push the wire through. The sound deadening just needed to have a slit cut in it to get the wire through. The only thing i did was used some of that gasket goop and sealed the grommet around the power wire. I would post a pic but i dont have any of that part of my install.
When routing under the truck try to stay away from fuel lines and sources of heat.
Very clean install on that head unit. Do you know what mounting kit you used? I cut up a cheap mounting kit that came with my kenwood just to get it in the truck.
2003 fx4 levelII 4.0 5speed manual t-case 4.10 gears with eaton E locker in the back.
I used a double-din kit from crutchfield for the head unit. I had to sand the bezel on the top and bottom for the unit the squeeze in there. The USB cable doesn't detach from the HU, so that's why i modified the center console to accommodate the cable in a easy-to-reach location. The rocker switch will be attached to my remote wire so I can cut the bass from the sub on the fly.
I purchased some 3/8" heat resistant flex tubing to help protect the wire under the truck. I guess i'm going to use some zip ties and cable holders to keep the cable flush with the undercarriage.
(Not to mention that the damn cable is roadwork ORANGE. Hideous....)