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Old 04-28-2011, 02:26 PM
kylendm kylendm is offline
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Hey guys this is my first post on this forum so, hello from NJ. A while back i scored a 95 extended cab ranger for $100. Its my first vehicle and ive been driving it for about two years now, keeping it mantained and replaced a lot of crap and cleaned up rust and paint. Anyhow, i blast music in this thing like crazy and have been since i got it. I figured it time for an upgrade.

I listen to rock\metal and i like a nice bottom end but this truck just doesnt seem to cut it and i think the speakers in the rear are dying. So where do i start? Whats good, and whats ****? I really know nothing about car audio or systems or any of that jazz haha. I realize more money equals better quality normaly when it comes to audio. Im willing to go used, just help me out before all the speakers blow.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:08 PM
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I usually use Crutchfield.com, they can take the specs of your truck and tell you what is good. They will also bundle packages and give you lower rates and they have awesome stuff! I highly recommend doing that, I have been using them for 15 years and have never been disappointed. Welcome to the forum by the way...where in NJ are you?
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:08 PM
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^^X1000 on crutchfield,I'm a pioneer pimp.
You get a lot of features and quality at affordable prices with pioneer.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:01 PM
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I'm going to be that guy, and say go alpine, but I'm biased cause my whole system is alpine. If you want a good mix of everything, you are probably best to go with 4 speakers, an amp for those 4 speakers, new head unit if you dont have one, and maybe a 8" or 10" sub to help out with the lows. And if you listen to rock/metal, I'd go with a sealed box, so it hits quicker for the bass hits.

I know others will have other opinions, you just have to find out what works for you.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:22 PM
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As another Alpine owner, I would definitely recommend anything they produce. As for as the low bass notes, a single 10" should suffice. Also if you buy from Crutchfield, they supply the wire harness adapter and other installation 'goodies' for free.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:21 PM
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As another Alpine owner, I would definitely recommend anything they produce. As for as the low bass notes, a single 10" should suffice. Also if you buy from Crutchfield, they supply the wire harness adapter and other installation 'goodies' for free.
I have my 10" type r in a sealed box and it pounds, But I am getting a ported soon hopefully.

I had bad luck with my first alpine type s, blew it within 2 months, so once i got my type r, no problems at all and it would be more than enough to add bass to your rock/metal
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for the welcome guys.

I think I'm going to start with a head unit, then speakers, then sub. What's a decent headunit that'll last me if I were to ever get upgrades. Some of these Kenwoods look nice.
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