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definitely not going to be up there in the sound quality department.. you might be happier with the addition of a component sub because you can get more bass while turning down the bass levels on the current speakers (which may result in a "cleaner" sound to you)
 

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I installed an 8" rockford P3 250watt (rms) sub with a 400w infinity amp. I hooked it up directly to the factory unit (using a high low converter that cost about 40 bucks). Since the truck is owned by the company I work for I didn't want to invest a ton into it, and basically I wanted something that I could easily remove with not a lot of notice.
It definately adds bass, but since it is hooked up to the factory head unit when you turn up the bass on the system it turns it up for all the speakers. This means that if you crank up the sound, the other speakers will become distorted.
It sounds better than factory....but if you are keeping the truck invest in a head unit.
 

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Riddick75 said:
hey guys i got a question i wanna hook up a sub to my stock radio would it sound bad?
I ended up running a amp for the subs and a seprate one for the mids and highs. I dont have after market speakers in the doors, i just set the high pass eq to block the bass and keep it from distorting., sounds pretty good
 

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BiGGTRD said:
I installed an 8" rockford P3 250watt (rms) sub with a 400w infinity amp. I hooked it up directly to the factory unit (using a high low converter that cost about 40 bucks). Since the truck is owned by the company I work for I didn't want to invest a ton into it, and basically I wanted something that I could easily remove with not a lot of notice.
It definately adds bass, but since it is hooked up to the factory head unit when you turn up the bass on the system it turns it up for all the speakers. This means that if you crank up the sound, the other speakers will become distorted.
It sounds better than factory....but if you are keeping the truck invest in a head unit.
I did the same thing as you, except I don't have any of the issues you have.

I turned down the bass on the headunit to -3. On my high/low converter I adjusted the input sensitivity. I can turn up my system as loud as I wish with no distortion from the door speakers.
 

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NorCalTacoma said:
I did the same thing as you, except I don't have any of the issues you have.

I turned down the bass on the headunit to -3. On my high/low converter I adjusted the input sensitivity. I can turn up my system as loud as I wish with no distortion from the door speakers.
Interesting....I may have to look at my converter and play with it and see what I can do.
 

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Yes!

Definately look at your converter. There should be some adjustment screws in there to play with the sensitivity.

BTW: Where did you tap into to get the signal for your amp?

I tapped into the rear passenger door speaker for my signal. I tapped right in at the passenger side door sill. Very easy!
 

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NorCalTacoma said:
Yes!

Definately look at your converter. There should be some adjustment screws in there to play with the sensitivity.

BTW: Where did you tap into to get the signal for your amp?

I tapped into the rear passenger door speaker for my signal. I tapped right in at the passenger side door sill. Very easy!
where's the best place online to get the converter? I think i'd invest in the new head unit... but wanna do some research on the converter setup.:confused:

Nathan
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davidnavone.com . . supposed to be pretty good. I am of the opinion get a good unit. I was going to upgrade the head unit in my RX7 but did not want to change it. It has 29K miles and all stock, so have a converter that was never installed. NOt a david navone . . .
 

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i have the regular head unit wasnt lucky enough to get the 6 disk ....i want to put bass in the truck because there is a new speaker by kicker its a slim sub and it comes in a 10 and 12...reason im so iffy is that there hitting me up for 600 bones so i wanna make sure i get what i want ..how much better would it sound from stock?
 
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Don't spend 600 bucks for that please!!!!

I can build an entire system including a headunit for that much.
 

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damn well i wish you lived in florida i talked to them today and there gonna put it under the seat 2 subs amp dinomat wiring the box...all that
 
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O I thought you meant just for the part.

I assumed you were going to DIY.

I would just DIY and save your money and get better stuff. Plus it's a great learning experience.

Wanna see(parts wise) what I could do with 600$?
 
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