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  1. After many many years and many many different sizes and styles of audio systems I decided to go very simple on this build. The B&O mids and highs aren't the best, but for factory they are pretty good so for now they are staying that way. This build consists of adding a single sub with ported box, using a Incriminator Audio Lethal Injection 12", Atrend 2.12cuft ported box tuned to 32Hz, a Sundown Audio SFB-1000D amplifier with a Audio Control LC2i. I also have some important NOTES at the bottom of this post for anyone who is doing an install similar to this in a 2019/2020 Edge ST. Here is my baby. There was one main hurdle in this install, that's the power wire there are very few factory spots, in fact I could only locate one, it wasn't until I actually bought the gear to put in my edge did I finally get off my butt and use that spot. This is an oval shaped grommet on the left side (as you look at the engine bay) firewall. This Photo is NOT mine however it shows the location of the grommet I used. I used a tool I picked up a while ago to make this easier they are wire insertion tools, I got a set of them one is 8 gauge the other is 4 gauge. https://www.amazon.com/Thexton-THE476-Wire-Insertion-Combo/dp/B000K1IEAC/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 Here is a picture of the 4 gauge one I used to run my power wire. After getting it through the grommet you will want to push towards the left side of the vehicle, so towards the passenger door, the wire will eventually poke out from behind the blower which to get to you have to undo the glove box which has a small side arm that you slide inwards slightly then pull it out, then there are two tabs at the top of the glove box you push in slightly then pull down the glove box. Here is a picture of the power wire at the battery. I then routed the wire down the step panels all the way into the rear hatch area. Be careful of breaking the white clips ford used for the step panels and other panels inside the edge, if you break some, as I did, grab a bag of them off amazon as I did. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ML5BW95/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I also recommend this kit if you don't already have one, helps a lot with removing clips and panels with little to no damage. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081GFP4SK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Since I had the power wire done, it was time to move on to the amp/LC2i mounting. I wanted to do as little modification as possible so I used a small piece of plywood covered in black carpet to fit inside the foam insert under the rear hatch. This was screwed in from the bottom of the insert to keep it from possibly sliding around. With that done, I used a 1 and 1/8th hole saw bit to drill out a hole and put a snap grommet in with a little adhesive. I then routed all the wires in and got things where I wanted including the fuse holder. With that done, I then moved to putting in the box and holders for it. The holders are just 3/4" plywood carpeted and screwed in from the underside of the floor cover. And here is what it looks like with my normal use things in the rear, the net and 3 moving blankets. Overall, I am VERY pleased with how this came out, the sound is perfect for me. And I can remove the sub/box in under 5mins, wire nut cap the leads and have all my cargo room back if necessary for a trip to HomeDepot/Lowes. NOTES 1) This vehicle has Active Noise Control, and this WILL introduce a solid TONE over any subwoofer addition using a converter such as the LC2i or similar. You can use Forscan with a laptop to turn off ANC, you will need the OBDII adapter and the software around $80-$150 depending on how long of a license you purchase for forscan. You can also cut the ANC wires (I don't know which they are) at the amplifier. OR you can do what I did which was free, and only a minor pain in the rear, AND it does not modify the vehicle permanently. There are THREE ANC microphones in the Edge ST, two up front and one in the rear hatch in the headliner. The rear microphone is the ticket, you can pull up the hatch seal that contacts the headliner at the rear, then gently pull down the headliner, there are a few magnets that help hold it up, so do NOT freak out when they disengage. Then you can squeeze a arm in and undo the clip on that rear microphone, and your ANC is now OFF. 2) Subwoofer wire tapping; there are 4 wires to the factory sub in the Edge ST because its a DVC subwoofer. At the time of doing this install, there were NO diagrams online I could find, so I reached out to some contacts and I got information for what each pin is. Coil #1 Purple/Blue is Positive, Yellow/Blue is Negative. Coil #2 Yellow/Purple is Positive, Green/Blue is Negative.
  2. Does anyone have a resource to look up the factory wiring color codes for a 2019 Edge ST with B&O stereo? I have everything done except wiring the tapped wires from the factory sub into my LC2i. The four wires are Purple/Blue, Yellow/Blue, Yellow/Purple, and Green/Blue. I have scoured google and the web to come up empty. Thanks!
  3. Thanks I did end up going through that grommet, it was the only place I could find suitable to put the 4 gauge through.
  4. So last December I bought my first brand new vehicle, and while I love it I do of course want to upgrade the factory speakers and add a small sub. However my biggest problem at this point is finding a spot for a power wire run, its a 2019 Ford Edge ST. By all accounts from what limited info I can find online its virtually the same at least back to 2016 for the Edge model series. I have searched and searched online to come up with very little, I have checked the firewall which is far back in this vehicles engine bay and came up with nothing. If anyone has done installs or an install on an Edge in the 2016 and up years can you please let me know and if possible add photos of where you ran your power wire? Thanks.
  5. New wheels and tires for the new ride, TSW Ascent 20x8.5 on Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 Plus 255/45/20.
  6. I am selling the subwoofer and ported box tuned at 35Hz from my previous vehicle, its a DD 9512 dual 1ohm coils currently wired to .5ohm mono. I take great care of my gear as this sub looks brand new still. The box was in a trunk setup so the back half is NOT carpeted. Asking $450 picked up in Longwood, FL sub and box together.
  7. As others have said, time is the only cure, and while she will always hold a special place in your heart, something I could suggest is if possible get a pet. I have cats, and whenever I am down or really feeling bad, my cats always are there for me with a smile, a head bonk and purrs. A pet will never replace your love, but it can help in the grieving process. I am sorry for your loss and you will get through this.
  8. Congrats on the new ride and the scores, as someone who also has been working his score up from a low 600 for the past few years it does feel really good when you hit that 800 for the first time. Just remember your scores fluctuate so if it dips do not get discouraged! When I bought my Sliverado I walked into the dealer with 798's and paid 0 down, and it felt good to know I could do it.
  9. June 2011, would have joined long before that but heard some bad things and just stayed away. Needless to say they were all BS, and I don't plan on leaving. Orlando, FL been doing car audio since 1988.
  10. Thanks guys i opted to try out a pair of Eminence Alpha 6c 4ohm. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002FOYY6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  11. Just some additional information, I will be running around 75watts to each one, they are going to be in factory locations. I can run MORE power to them but 75watts is probably right at what I will be giving them. I want something louder than my current mids, which are OLD but still very nice JBLs but they were designed in a more SQ car fashion.
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