A client from Tamiment recently contacted the team at Mobile Edge about upgrading the stereo system in his 2015 Dodge Challenger show car. The client had recently visited another shop to have the system upgraded, but the results weren’t to his liking. After some repairs to the old equipment, he returned to find out how we could transform the stereo into something truly impressive. We worked with the client to lay out a plan for a premium sound system that would be worthy of the amazing look of his Challenger.
Challenger Speaker Upgrades
We started by creating custom mounting brackets for a set of Hertz Mille component speakers for the doors and dash of the Challenger. The brackets are made of plastic to ensure that they won’t warp or become moldy due to damp or humid conditions in the doors. We added a layer of Hushmat damping material to the door adapters, then placed a set of silicone rubber acoustic coupling adapters behind the drivers to ensure that all the sound from the ML1650 speakers is fed into the interior of the vehicle. The 3-inch ML700 midrange drivers are mounted in the dash of the Challenger on similar brackets. We mounted a set of ML280 tweeters at the base of the A-pillars to deliver crystal-clear highs.
Custom-Fabricated Steel Amp Rack
Mike welded up a steel amp rack to mount the large collection of audio equipment used in the vehicle. The client already had a five-channel Pioneer amplifier that had been powering the speakers we removed and a subwoofer in the truck. We added an Audison bit Nove digital signal processor and a Hertz HCP-4 amplifier to provide an additional set of channels to power the woofers in the doors. Mike included space for a pair of MLCX2TW passive crossovers that handle the division of audio frequencies between the midrange drivers and the tweeters. We also added a 2.5-farad Audison Connection SSF2.5DGT stiffening cap to ensure that power is delivered to both amps clearly when the volume is cranked. The amp rack bolts beneath the rear parcel shelf and keeps everything off the floor and away from the compressor and air tank from the air-bag suspension system.
Dodge Challenger Audio System Design and Tuning
We added a set of Audison USS4 speaker simulators to the outputs of the factory sound system so that we could use the signal to feed the bit Nove processor. The Pioneer five-channel amp powers the midrange and tweeters in the dash through the passive crossovers we added, as well as a set of rear-fill speakers mounted in the stock locations in the back of the vehicle. The HCP-4 amplifier is configured as a two-channel to provide up to 190 watts to each of the woofers in the door. The fifth channel of the Pioneer drives his subwoofer.
With the system installation and tuning complete, the client returned to Mobile Edge in Lehighton, excited to hear his new sound system. He was absolutely thrilled with the way the new stereo in his Dodge Challenger sounds and loves the tidy installation with the amp rack. If you are interested in upgrading your car audio system, drop by our store or give us a call. You can click the red button below to schedule a personal consultation with one of our product specialists.