Aftermarket stereo concerns

JRicky

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and again, anything pertaining to your aftermarket, much better than factory, setups

comments/questions/concerns
 

Doc_Cody

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Ok ok. I got a wire harness, mounting kits, Pioneer head unit. Got a couple questions...

1. OEM speaker sizes in the doors and back?

2. High end speaker wires?


I'm not putting subs cause I don't want the extra weight in the back, and I have heard "MONSTER" makes really good speaker wires...any ideas?
 

JRicky

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honestly...the speaker wire I have is from wal mart...

speaker sizes are 6x8 all around, yeah, weird size but again, walmart, is where I picked up new speakers for the doors, )they're pioneer so its not like they are walmart durabrand or whatever...)

and my rear setup is pretty custom...well, it consists of 2 6x9's sticking thru the decklid...I just looked for a pic and I dont have one
 

Doc_Cody

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Awesome thanks. The 6x9's that are sticking through the lid, where they too big or was that just something you did?
 

JRicky

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yeah, they were too big to really fit...my mom bought em for me cause I blew out the rear speakers first set of rear speakers I put in the car, and she didnt really know what size they had to be, so I just went with it
 

Wendy

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Seems like I ran into that once too. Like the measurements are just including or not including the tabs you put the screws in?
 

airforceranger

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ok, as far as the speaker wire goes.... as long as your not running any really high end componets (i.e. boston acoustic components, infinity perfects) you should be good with your standard 16 gauge wire... i personally wouldnt skimp down to 20 gauge due to it can lead to some distortion on the speakers cuz of the restriction of current flow for such a small wire.... if you dont want to put a sub in, but still want some good low end sound, you could pick up a set of good 6x9's and push them with a small amp ( 100 watts x 2) and it would still sound good
 

Drummer_192

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i have an alpine 12 inch sub and a sony explod amp(it was all i could afford after my alpine went out) but it worked fine for the longest time then one day it stopped and about 5 minutes later it came back on, so i didnt think anything of it, maybe it just got a little hot or something. But maybe like week later it did it again only this time it didnt come back on for about 3 days, then maybe another week later it did it once more and that was 3 weeks ago and no it hasnt come back on at all. Ive tried messing with it, i know the sub still works cuz i hooked it up to my home stereo and it worked fine. The amp always still had a green light, and never smoked or anything and never turned of or got a red light or something. Just that the sub wouldnt hit. I replaced the RCA wires and that didnt work so i do not know what the problem is, please help.


Logan
 

lazerred232

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Drummer_192 said:
i have an alpine 12 inch sub and a sony explod amp(it was all i could afford after my alpine went out) but it worked fine for the longest time then one day it stopped and about 5 minutes later it came back on, so i didnt think anything of it, maybe it just got a little hot or something. But maybe like week later it did it again only this time it didnt come back on for about 3 days, then maybe another week later it did it once more and that was 3 weeks ago and no it hasnt come back on at all. Ive tried messing with it, i know the sub still works cuz i hooked it up to my home stereo and it worked fine. The amp always still had a green light, and never smoked or anything and never turned of or got a red light or something. Just that the sub wouldnt hit. I replaced the RCA wires and that didnt work so i do not know what the problem is, please help.


Logan
i agree with jricky, check ur ground bolt kuz if you drilled thru the trunk floor, it could have driven itself back out, or even if its an existing bolt, it happens a lot... simple fix
 

redsix04

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this is a question for anyone with subs...

what did you do to stop the rattling noises made from the speakers? inside my sound system sounds awesome, but outside i can hear alot of rattling and i dont really want that. Is there something to put in there to absorb some of it?
 

JRicky

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you mean the speakers rattle? cause thats prolly an air leak if so...

but for panels rattling, like my trunk lid used to...and I only have a single 300 watt sub.. I put the dynamat stuff all over the car

try http://www.fatmat.com its like dynamat only MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper
 

redsix04

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yeah i meant the panel in the trunk. the speaker is good, its a 10" kicker with a 500w alpine amp. im gonna have to try that stuff, thanks
 

JRicky

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no prob...I bought a big roll of the stuff off that site for $20 and it may be thinner than dynamat...but for less than half the price, you can buy a couple rolls covr the entire trunk and still be ahead, but def get some to at least do the trunklid I know from mine that it makes a lot of noise
 

redsix04

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yeah it does, thats what i hate the most about it. sounds good inside but kinda crappy outside. so i will definitely be taking care of that!!
 
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