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Im wanting to get a new stereo and after that i want to get one 12" sub and two 4x10's, But i dont know what stereo will hold that and what looks best ? Im thinkin like Alpine, But how would i connect the Wiring and trim the faceplate ? Any ideas or instructions ? Pics ? and what stereo you used ?
 

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I have an Alpine CDE124-SXM and love it. Pic here.

http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23778705

Great sound and clarity. I built a console to put it in so as not to hack up the dash.

Probably wont handle the subs without an amp though. I'm running 2 amps for a total of about 1200 watts.
 

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Kenwood click on my link. There's been a few that have used my idea and love it. 8in bazooka 4-6x9's two hidden 3x5's in the dash 300 watt punch. I don't know about a 78?
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Don't get 4x10s, I have NEVER known anyone who has had any luck with 4xanyting. Its all about round speakers and 6x9s. The best 4x10 won't sound as good as the run of the mill 6x9. They sell the stereo adapters at walmart, heres a pic of mine:
 

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And if i buy the wiring harness for now and use the stock speakers until i get more money for a whole system, How would i hook up the aftermarket speakers and subwoofers ? The RCA output for the amp-sub and what for the 6x9's ??
 

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Whichever stereo you purchase, assuming it is new, will have some pretty complete diagrams for hooking it up, with different combinations of other equipment. Like 6x9's directly to the stereo, and output to a separate amplifier for larger speakers and a bass bazooka style for that extra thump.

If you are buying used, perhaps the manufacturers website has diagrams online.
 

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Here's what I did

Here's all you need. My sub or bazooka is hooked to the punch by it self The sub is in a long tube so it gives you extra room like in my pics. AND IT KICKS JUST FINE.
Attachment 1549 $99.00 8-inch 400 watt without box/ KICKER CVRr84

Attachment 1550 ? KENWOOD KDC-MP235 discontinued

Attachment 1551 on sale 89.00 reg. 159.00 300 watt without box KENWOOD #KFC6999IE

Attachment 1552 $149.00 ROCKFORD FOSGATE # PUNCH P300-1

Attachment 1553 $40.00 PIONEER # TS-A878 FITS JUST FINE IN THE TOP OF THE DASH AND COVERS GO BACK ON JUST FINE.

Attachment 1554 PRICELESS
some good speaker wire.
I just pulled the numbers off my system and went to google so these prices could by high or low. get a amp cheap and X the subwoffer and you will have a good sounding unit. $300.00 or less and install yourself. Back in the old days i would use a ten band equalizer $35.00 100 watt amp $40.00 four 6x9's $60.00 Then buy a stolen pioneer under dash supertuner $40.00 and it sounded great.
Hope this helps.:secret::secret:


Hook your amp to the blue with white line.

 

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Here's what I did

Here's all you need. My sub or bazooka is hooked to the punch by it self The sub is in a long tube so it gives you extra room like in my pics. AND IT KICKS JUST FINE.
Attachment 1549 $99.00 8-inch 400 watt without box/ KICKER CVRr84

Attachment 1550 ? KENWOOD KDC-MP235 discontinued

Attachment 1551 on sale 89.00 reg. 159.00 300 watt without box KENWOOD #KFC6999IE

Attachment 1552 $149.00 ROCKFORD FOSGATE # PUNCH P300-1

Attachment 1553 $40.00 PIONEER # TS-A878 FITS JUST FINE IN THE TOP OF THE DASH AND COVERS GO BACK ON JUST FINE.

Attachment 1554 PRICELESS
some good speaker wire.
I just pulled the numbers off my system and went to google so these prices could by high or low. get a amp cheap and X the subwoffer and you will have a good sounding unit. $300.00 or less and install yourself. Back in the old days i would use a ten band equalizer $35.00 100 watt amp $40.00 four 6x9's $60.00 Then buy a stolen pioneer under dash supertuner $40.00 and it sounded great.
Hope this helps.:secret::secret:

Your attachments are NOT working !!
 

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Hello,
Im wanting to get a new stereo and after that i want to get one 12" sub and two 4x10's, But i dont know what stereo will hold that and what looks best ? Im thinkin like Alpine, But how would i connect the Wiring and trim the faceplate ? Any ideas or instructions ? Pics ? and what stereo you used ?

Here you need a stereo I have this one that's been sitting around for a long time. The unit works perfect I had a whole new system put in when I had my interior done.

You can have it just give me your address and I will ship it to you .

FREE!!!!!!!!!!:secret::secret::nanawrench: Don't take it if your not going to use it please.!!!!

It has the face plate and slide in mounting carriage. I 'm sure I have the book that came with it.






 

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Can't beat that deal....

All he has to do is get the right setup and it will sound great. I have taken crap stereo's back in the day and made them sound great. This one was less than a year old when I took it out and been sitting in my dresser ever sense.:beer:
 

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Here you need a stereo I have this one that's been sitting around for a long time. The unit works perfect I had a whole new system put in when I had my interior done.

You can have it just give me your address and I will ship it to you .

FREE!!!!!!!!!!:secret::secret::nanawrench: Don't take it if your not going to use it please.!!!!

It has the face plate and slide in mounting carriage. I 'm sure I have the book that came with it.

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m636/HKDUP87/UNDER%20THE%20HOOD/100_1298.jpg?t=1335716605

http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m636/HKDUP87/UNDER THE HOOD/100_1296.jpg?t=1335716336


http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m636/HKDUP87/UNDER%20THE%20HOOD
/100_1295.jpg?t=1335716319

ok i'd love to have it, What else would i need to get for it to work ? Like wiring harness ? Dash install kit ?
 

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The stereo in the pic. has the wiring harness attached. If you don't know how to wire it just go to You tube put in wiring a car stereo they should have lots of videos. For the face plate if you need a universal face plate filler any place that has car stereo's has them like Wall Mart Pep Boys ect . The wires on the back of the stereo should match the colors of the trucks stereo wiring? YELLOW WIRE TO BATTERY FUSED or fuse block/ key switch so it doesn't stay on and the black to ground that's your power all the rest are speaker and acc. wires. PM ME YOUR ADDRESS.
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The stereo in the pic. has the wiring harness attached. If you don't know how to wire it just go to You tube put in wiring a car stereo they should have lots of videos. For the face plate if you need a universal face plate filler any place that has car stereo's has them like Wall Mart Pep Boys ect . The wires on the back of the stereo should match the colors of the trucks stereo wiring? YELLOW WIRE TO BATTERY FUSED or key switch so it doesn't stay on and the black to ground that's your power all the rest are speaker and acc. wires. PM ME YOUR ADDRESS.
Robert


http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m636/HKDUP87/UNDER THE HOOD/002.jpg?t=1335730598
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m636/HKDUP87/UNDER THE HOOD/001.jpg?t=1335730669
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m636/HKDUP87/UNDER THE HOOD/004.jpg?t=1335730673
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m636/HKDUP87/UNDER THE HOOD/005.jpg?t=1335730672

I just PM'd my address to you, Thank you very much,
 

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From the pics it has a harness so its not stolen:poke:
 

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So those of you out there who has did this before what combination works best ? one 10" or 12" subwoofer and two 6x9's ?? And what brands of subs,speakers and amps do you recommend ??
 
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