Glad to hear everything went alright. If I knew you had trouble with the bracket, I made a template in AutoCAD a while back, and could have emailed it to you to save you some time. That was a pain for me, too. Seemed like it took forever to get it right. For your dimming problems, try uprgading your wiring first. Get some 2ga or bigger wire and replace the wires from the positive post to the alternator, the negative to ground, and the engine block to ground. See if that remedies the dimming problems, first. If not, then you're right about needing a new alternator. How do you like it with no rear fill? After running the components up front, there's no way I'd go back to having rear speakers. I love the music up front, and with rears it just brings it to the back too much. I'm glad you like the components so much. I'll probably upgrade from the classics to the HD's later down the road. Well, congrats on the install. That's a great SQ system.