ianinedm, ryan_r_simpson, thanks guys I appreciate it!
I'll use this as motivation and get off my butt and finish my write up. I don't want to highjack GTOdrifter thread
my total cost was $945 (including building my sub box twice)
ryan_r_simpson, I looked at the bit ten those are nice, I ended up with the Cleansweep because i got both for $150 and couldn't pass on that deal
I was moving towards the 3Sixty.3 or something from audio control also and if the cleansweep ever fails I'll probably swap it out. that's why I ended up with the cleansweep and an eq, still the total was like $210 for all that hardware
ososlow, that looks like the same 9 conductor wire I used, they are good for keeping the cabling clean, but man they are hard to run.
GTOdrifter, in regards to running lines down the middle of the truck, I've seen pics of folks doing it but they normally were also taking out the seats and carpet, I chose to go down the sides, cause it's really easy in these trucks and you're extra is about 4/5ft. If you do go that route, I think there is channeling there so the cables won't bulge up the carpet.
As for cutting the wires, trust me I sat there for a good 20 minutes with the clippers on the wire before I was extra sure I wanted to do this with 8 different websites up and printed diagrams, lol
With the oem nav systems there is no choice...no aftermarket harness exists
it really wasn't bad at all and I learned a lot about the truck and getting a truly good clean sounding system in the process. And the cool thing is I can completely remove every bit of my aftermaket setup and install the factory stuff within 2 hours (give or take a dropped screw in the door)
Check out Jmeo's thread, I got alot of my inspiration from his work:
and here's the location for the stereo wiring diagrams, check out page 3 maybe: http://www.intyss.com/downloads/2010F150AUDIO.pdf