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11-10-2008, 11:09 PM
ok im new to aftermarket speakers and installation and all that. im putting new speakers in a f150 07 and they are 6x8 speakers. i know that much. now what else do i need other than an amp? does the amp need to be 4 channels since there are 4 speakers? and what about wiring? what kind of wiring do the speakers need? just like normal 16 gauge speaker wires. im sorry for all the newb questions.


11-10-2008, 11:12 PM
I would go with 6.5" components and a decent 4-channel amp along with some 12awg~ wire... You can go with smaller wire if you are going to run less power, my comps run about 200W rms so I went with slightly bigger wire. If you run Coaxials, they usualy run on like 75w~ depending on brand/size in which case you could get away with smaller wire...
Or if you stick with Coaxials, you can run them off your deck but everyone knows that *****... probably putting like 20~ watts to them from factory deck.

Personal i am running 2 pais of SS TRC.6N's on a CRUNCH P1800.4 and i LOVE it!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/SOUNDSTREAM-TRC-6N-6-1-2-TARANTULA-COMPONENT-SPEAKERS_W0QQitemZ190259165646QQcmdZViewItemQQptZC ar_Speakers?hash=item190259165646&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-CRUNCH-P1800-4-4-2-CHANNEL-CAR-AMPLIFIER-1800W-AMP_W0QQitemZ120326942864QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Am plifiers?hash=item120326942864&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318

11-10-2008, 11:15 PM
ok so you wouldnt go with 6x8's? just 6.5 comps?

11-10-2008, 11:15 PM
and how do you find how many voice coils are on the speakers? this ish is confusing.