I saw people posting pics of cool ways that they installed subwoofers into the bottom of the back seats, but I'm not really interested in extreme bass. Could be something to think about in the future, maybe just a little 8" subwoofer to help with the low end a little. If I go with the "2 sten II's in one" box, it will cost me around $150 US, so if there is a theft, it wouldn't be a huge setback. I can also look into my car insurance and see what they have to offer for theft. My buddy had his laptop stolen from his car in his driveway, and his renters insurance actually covered it!
The amp has been sitting for about 5 years, so it doesn't really count towards the budget. I tried to sell it, but people kept low-balling me. Since it doesn't take up much space to store it, I decided to keep it for a future project since I didn't really need to get rid of it. Glad I held onto it
But I''m really not concerned about that, since it will be bolted to the bottom of the passenger seat. Hopefully no one tries to unbolt the "double bookshelf" speaker bar, I'm not sure how well that will stick around. We've have been thinking about getting a dog anyway because of increased crime and theft in the area as a deterrent. Well and because I want a dog now that we have a house with a yard. I think an english bulldog laying in the driveway will deter thieves.
BTW, if you have any experience with diy speakers, does this sound like it will work? I don't have much experience in speaker building, so do you know if combining two bookshelf speakers into one long enclosure will work? I've only built subwoofer enclosures at this point, very straight forward. Speakers seem almost as easy, just a matter of cutting wood and following directions with the crossovers and what-not.
Edit: I hear you on the destruction to avoid enemy use. I was in the army, and if anything had to be left behind because of emergency circumstances, it was to be destroyed. I think they told us to just destroy everything just to be sure. I never had to, but I remember in training, if you had to leave a disabled vehicle behind in a combat zone, you had the go-ahead to just blow it to hell. Wish I could say I got to do it.