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 goodRiddick75 said:hey guys i got a question i wanna hook up a sub to my stock radio would it sound bad?
I did the same thing as you, except I don't have any of the issues you have.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.
Interesting....I may have to look at my converter and play with it and see what I can do.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.
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.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!