With the mounting plate finished and painted, the stereo system was completely installed. The system sounds great great (4x50w) and the iPod integration works terrific. Surprisingly this was an easy installation, and only took 3-4 hours (total time).
I finished the installation of the Fiero sub woofers, and powered up the SST radio for a test run. I still have a wiring mess to hide, …but it sounded great!
I finished mating the SST harness to the Fiero radio harness. I bought the Fiero radio harness off eBay for $5. It allows you to adapt any radio harness to the stock harness. It also allows quick disconnect/reconnect for servicing – all without cutting any wires.
The new SST radio comes with a flush mounting kit. This allows the controller to be mounted “properly” in the dash – rather than using the standard bracket. In order to mount it in the Fiero, …like everything else, …fabrication needs to be done. I used 16 gauge steel to create a mounting plate.
My new audio system arrived in the mail the other day. It is called the Secret Audio SST – “Stealth Sound Technology”. In other words it is a radio system designed for vehicles without a standard radio/deck DIN size.