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Old 11-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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I plan on changing all interior speakers and changing my head unit to a kenwood. I was also thinking about doing subs. Maybe 10s or 12s? What do you guys think? Then another question is, Would i need to make a custom box for them? Thanks for the help.
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I plan on changing all interior speakers and changing my head unit to a kenwood. I was also thinking about doing subs. Maybe 10s or 12s? What do you guys think? Then another question is, Would i need to make a custom box for them? Thanks for the help.
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It depends I know for a super cab they make a box for shallow tens to fit under the back seat and super crew sound makes boxes for super crews not sure on size I wanna put tens under my backseat of my super cab but can't shallow enough speakers that I like
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They make boxes that fit two 10's and go under the backseat of a supercab. Most of those boxes require shallow mount subs. I reccomend pioneer shallow mount subs. As far as a head unit are you looking for a single or double DIN. Doubles require some trimming and makes it tough to switch back to a factory head unit. Single DIN units fit right in with the use of a kit. These kits are included with the head unit from places like crutchfield or sonicelectronix.
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They make boxes that fit two 10's and go under the backseat of a supercab. Most of those boxes require shallow mount subs. I reccomend pioneer shallow mount subs. As far as a head unit are you looking for a single or double DIN. Doubles require some trimming and makes it tough to switch back to a factory head unit. Single DIN units fit right in with the use of a kit. These kits are included with the head unit from places like crutchfield or sonicelectronix.
Okay, I found a box yesterday that will fit a supercab. And I am going with a single. Don't need the double DIN. I have a Single Sony xploid in there right now and it's just been going down hill. That why I want to replace it.
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Try to think of some of the features you want in the headunit. I wanted front and rear USB, and Bluetooth built in. The rear USB cable I ran up into the pocket in the dash adapter so I can plug my phone in and leave it in the pocket, and still have the front USB for anything else. I also wanted Bluetooth for hands free calling and music streaming. I was never a big fan of JVC but they had a headunit that had all of the options I wanted for $140 from crutchfield, so that's the one I got and so far so good. As far as speakers sonicelectronix has better prices than crutchfield.
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Try to think of some of the features you want in the headunit. I wanted front and rear USB, and Bluetooth built in. The rear USB cable I ran up into the pocket in the dash adapter so I can plug my phone in and leave it in the pocket, and still have the front USB for anything else. I also wanted Bluetooth for hands free calling and music streaming. I was never a big fan of JVC but they had a headunit that had all of the options I wanted for $140 from crutchfield, so that's the one I got and so far so good. As far as speakers sonicelectronix has better prices than crutchfield.
I was looking at this kenwood and what about an amp for 2 12s. What would I need for the pioneer shallow mount subs?
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As long as the rms wattage of the amp is close to the rms wattage of the speakers you'll be fine. When pricing amps class d amps don't require as much power as standard class ab amps. They usually cost a little more but put less strain on your electrical system, run cooler, and don't require as low a gauge wire.
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