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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby aksierra11 » Jan 21 2011, 3:37am

You need an adapter that will connect to the factory speaker wire coming from the back of the deck. From that it will give you pre amp outputs. Here is a page to get you started.
http://www.crutchfield.com/g_304550/Add-a-Source-to-Your-System.html?tp=119

I have two JL 10's that I plan to add to my factory system eventually so have done a little looking into this but not sure white route I want to go with.
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby atxltz [OP] » Jan 21 2011, 4:45am

I'm not sure that is what I'm looking for. I'm thinking more of a line output converter, like this one > http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142LOC80/S ... ml?tp=2001 or this > http://www.crutchfield.com/p_236REQ/MTX ... ml?tp=6870
The OEM amplifier is located under the center console. I was thinking more along the lines of splicing this into the rear speakers before the OEM amp to run to my aftermarket amp and subs. I'm going to check this option out this weekend. I'll take pictures and post my results.
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby atxltz [OP] » Jan 22 2011, 8:51pm

Well, small set back. My speaker boxes from my 02 extended cab will not fit under the rear seat of my 08 crew cab. Now I'm looking to get a different speaker box setup. I did actually go to a car stereo shop and talked to an installer and he suggested a line output converter like this one > http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142LOC80/S ... ml?tp=2001 which is what I wanted to use in the first place. It has gain settings that will compensate for the bass/volume delima.
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby aksierra11 » Jan 22 2011, 9:27pm

The link isnt working, can you repost it? Curious what you plan to use.
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby atxltz [OP] » Jan 23 2011, 1:59am

Sorry, here ya go.... http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5YartwiXQl ... ml?tp=2001
Basically, it's the same as a couple of posts ago.
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby Austin » Jan 23 2011, 2:46am

Sounds like a good plan but you can get those anywhere, try Walmart or somewhere like that for the best price.
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby big_troy » Jan 28 2011, 4:45pm

What you could do I think is crutchfield sells a amp that wires into the stock headunit they are used for people that want subs etc but with a factory look
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby atxltz [OP] » Jan 29 2011, 4:47am

The link for the LOC from crutchfield is an example of what could be used, not that you have to use that particular piece. I think you get what you pay for and if your looking to have quality sound then walmart might not be the best place to get your stuff, my opinion.
big_try, thanks for the heads-up on the amp from crutchfield but I trying to use the amp and subs I already have.
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby GMman » Jan 29 2011, 6:52am

There was a good reason why I first posted about Crutchfield's product. Customer service... Call them first and tell them what you have and what you want to do.
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Re: Installing amp and speaker boxes to stock radio

Postby aksierra11 » Jan 29 2011, 7:24pm

I am torn. Every vehicle I have had I have put an after market deck in. With my 2011 I want to add component speakers and my 2 10's under the back seat but really like the simple functionality of the stock deck and the blue tooth, USB and everything incorporated in. I know I would get better sound out of an after market deck cause the pre outs would be a higher voltage but curious how much better. Anyone have any insight?? I don't plan to compete but I am a perfectionist and if I hear that annoying dead static from my speakers with the stock deck and one of these attachments he is looking at It is going to drive me nuts.

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