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Old 03-15-2012, 10:32 PM
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Been waiting on my second amp and my sub/box to get here.Finally came today. It took me forever to find a sub and amps that I wanted that would fit behind the seats in my regular cab.Here it is,RF 500.1 amp(320 RMS@4ohms),JL W1v2 10'' in sealed box(300W RMS@4 ohms)and I recently got the Boston(60Wx2)from Crutchfield for the 5x7 Polk db's.
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I had to cut my cab wall cover for the box to fit.I got the cut perfect but have a little bit of black marker to dye over(can't see it anyway when seats are back.Wiring is going to be fun.Luckily I have the vinyl floor and it has plenty slack.
How's everything sound ? Do you need help with your wiring or head or amp settings ?
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:20 AM
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I have no clue where i can run wire in my truck without it showing. Right now it runs along the middle under the seats. I have to find a place, help!
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:34 AM
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Along the driver side door trim on the floor. You can do it. Believe in yourself!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:53 AM
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Along the driver side door trim on the floor. You can do it. Believe in yourself!!
but I have no trim...I have just the carpet and metal siding. I would have to run the wire under the carpet but that includes ripping it all out..
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:33 AM
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but I have no trim...I have just the carpet and metal siding. I would have to run the wire under the carpet but that includes ripping it all out..
What is the year model and body style of your Ranger ? Have you looked at any tutorials ?
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:55 AM
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How's everything sound ? Do you need help with your wiring or head or amp settings ?
I haven't installed it yet.Just put em in there for a pic and to see if it fits like I thought it would.I'm sure I'll have questions.Thanks


Actually I seen it's raining here so I might have a chance to work on it today.Then when i grabbed the amp wiring kits, I realized I forgot the speaker wire.
What guage do I need for the (2x60RMS)amp to the Polk db's? What guage for the sub and mono amp?
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:38 AM
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I got a 50 ft roll of 14 ga at wal mart. might be overkill for the speakers but better too much than not enough.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:56 AM
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I haven't installed it yet.Just put em in there for a pic and to see if it fits like I thought it would.I'm sure I'll have questions.Thanks


Actually I seen it's raining here so I might have a chance to work on it today.Then when i grabbed the amp wiring kits, I realized I forgot the speaker wire.
What guage do I need for the (2x60RMS)amp to the Polk db's? What guage for the sub and mono amp?
18-16 gauge is fine for the Polk's. 14-12 gauge is fine for the sub/box.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:09 AM
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What is the year model and body style of your Ranger ? Have you looked at any tutorials ?
1989 xcab xlt. Where would i find one??
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:28 AM
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Okay, I've seen some REAL NICE systems on this thread. Mine would be
equivalent to "This is your system, on drugs" (I did this on budget, but it sounds pretty good)

Head Unit:

Passenger Side Door:

Rear Driver Side Door:

Rear Door(s):

My Oldie-but-Goodie Amplifier:

Side View of my poorly dressed box, and loose wires :

Front View of 10" MTX Sub:

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:43 AM
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1989 xcab xlt. Where would i find one??

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Learn...x?g=710&tp=539



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Okay, I've seen some REAL NICE systems on this thread. Mine would be
equivalent to "This is your system, on drugs" (I did this on budget, but it sounds pretty good)

Head Unit:

Passenger Side Door:

Rear Driver Side Door:

Rear Door(s):

My Oldie-but-Goodie Amplifier:

Side View of my poorly dressed box, and loose wires :

Front View of 10" MTX Sub:

Sooo... that's a 2 channel amp, bridged ?
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:19 AM
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This may sound dumb, but when I bought the amp (lightly used, from a friend) I could not find on google how to bridge an old "MTX Blue Thunder Pro 1502". So its actually not bridged.

Its a 300W RMS amp (150x2) pushing only 150W into an MTX TT5610-04 (300W RMS) sub. It doesn't look like much, and looks like a meth-head installed it (I do not do drugs nor will I ever), but it does a surprisingly good job at providing me with ABOVE ABOVE factory but way below competition sound.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:35 AM
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Whos cares how loud it is, sound quality is the key aspect.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:10 AM
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Whos cares how loud it is, sound quality is the key aspect.
Exactly. Your system isn't shit if it's sound distorted beyond recognition
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:10 PM
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I got a 50 ft roll of 14 ga at wal mart. might be overkill for the speakers but better too much than not enough.
I stopped at AutoSound and got 50 ft of 18ga and 4 ft of 14ga and it cost $17.xx.Went there because it's close and I was in a hurry.
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