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Tenacious
01-22-2013, 02:20 AM
I'm planning on buying a newer car before I go off to college... So I'm not going to invest too much in equipment that can't easily be transferred. (Ex: HO alt)

So far:
HU: Kenwood KDC255u
Mids and Highs: Pioneer 6x8 3 ways
Mids and Highs Amp: N/A (Old school Sherwood Xa1240Q ready to install)
Subs: 2 American Bass XFL 1244
Box: 4 cubes tuned to 33 Hz (Starr Mountain Sound)
Sub Amp: Hifonics HFi 2500d
Other: Big 3 in Knu CCA 1/0, less than 1 year old interstate battery under the hood

Plans for this car:
Mids and Highs: Unsure, but needs an upgrade. I'll install the Sherwood when I upgrade these.
Sub Amp: US Amps merlin md3d - I've found two for sale different places. Running 2 rather than 1 is an option
Other: AGM battery in the back

Other ideas: I came across two boxes for 6x9s for free... I have this strange idea about putting two 6x9s in the trunk and removing my rear deck speakers so that there's more airflow between the trunk and cabin. Not sure how it would work, but it's just an idea

Tenacious
01-22-2013, 02:22 AM
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**** box

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HU and dash kit

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Sherwood amp for mids/high

Tenacious
01-22-2013, 12:45 PM
Any and all suggestions are welcome

murph
01-22-2013, 12:55 PM
No rear fill needed just remove the 6x9's in the back. I will be selling my current comps in probably 2-3weeks. Only looking for 105 shipped and they are known to compete with comps in the 300-350 dollar price range.

Tenacious
01-22-2013, 01:13 PM
No rear fill needed just remove the 6x9's in the back. I will be selling my current comps in probably 2-3weeks. Only looking for 105 shipped and they are known to compete with comps in the 300-350 dollar price range.

What size comps? Ford uses strange sized speakers

SomeguyinPDX
01-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Nice ride! System is looking good. I'll be posting my Taurus Build log soon. Check out my taurus at: 2001 SEL System rebuild - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum (http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/117-electronics-security-audio-visual/174530-2001-sel-system-rebuild.html)

Tenacious
01-22-2013, 01:17 PM
Nice ride! System is looking good. I'll be posting my Taurus Build log soon. Check out my taurus at: 2001 SEL System rebuild - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum (http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/117-electronics-security-audio-visual/174530-2001-sel-system-rebuild.html)

Same to you! It's nice to have multiple people on here with similar cars to give each other advice

murph
01-22-2013, 01:17 PM
What size comps? Ford uses strange sized speakers

6.5's you just need a baffle. My car also has 6x8's in the front.

Tenacious
01-22-2013, 01:30 PM
6.5's you just need a baffle. My car also has 6x8's in the front.

Alright. So you'd recommend no rear stage at all?

murph
01-22-2013, 01:51 PM
Alright. So you'd recommend no rear stage at all?

It's not needed especially if you have subs. Without subs you can pick up on it a bit. Thing is it is playing the same thing you are playing up front and can be harmful to imaging. With t/a some people like to delay the rear speakers a lot and try to get it to seem like you are in a hall or big room. Overall do without it.

SourDeez
01-22-2013, 01:57 PM
What size comps? Ford uses strange sized speakers

Ford uses 5x7 which is actually pretty common and you can use adaptors to make 6.5 fit really easy.

But like suggested, might as well remove rear fill. I did, and you wont notice it.

Tenacious
01-22-2013, 08:14 PM
Sounds like I'll be buying some 6.5 comps (very possibly Murph's) and removing the rear deck speakers. I can power them with the Sherwood.

This is probably a stupid question, but where should the tweets be mounted?

Also, I've got the money to buy a US amps md3d from a local guy on Craigslist. It's scratched all to hell but it still works perfectly and it's a good price. I see a second md3d in my future too... 4k RMS might be a bit much though

Tenacious
02-03-2013, 08:32 PM
Found an old coustics EQ the other day. It'll be going in along with the Sherwood since it doesn't have a built in HPF.

Timmy13091
02-03-2013, 08:47 PM
Alright. So you'd recommend no rear stage at all?

I'm removing my rear stage and just running a real nice full front stage ... Really all your gunna need imop.. Anyway

Timmy13091
02-03-2013, 08:48 PM
And 6.5s fit ... But I'm making pods anyways lol so it doesn't matter

Tenacious
02-03-2013, 09:07 PM
And 6.5s fit ... But I'm making pods anyways lol so it doesn't matter

I'm going to be making some MDF baffles once I buy some new comps. I have no idea where I'll mount the tweets though.

Also the rear stage will be gone as soon as I put in new comps and an amp for them

Timmy13091
02-03-2013, 09:28 PM
I'm going to be making some MDF baffles once I buy some new comps. I have no idea where I'll mount the tweets though.

Also the rear stage will be gone as soon as I put in new comps and an amp for them

I'm glassin my tweets into the a pillar but there's that spot at the corner of the door panel by the mirror they will fit also

Tenacious
02-03-2013, 09:41 PM
I'm glassin my tweets into the a pillar but there's that spot at the corner of the door panel by the mirror they will fit also

I'll probably do that, I don't want to do any major modifications to this car lol

Sidenote: Bought Diamond D662 comps from Timmy, will be going in along with the crossover & sherwood

Tenacious
02-10-2013, 10:58 PM
I bought a set of WCC 6.5s (rebranded Diamond D662s) from Timmy - I will be putting them in on the Sherwood amp shortly. The crossover will also be going in since the Sherwood doesn't have a HPF. I'm also buying some stock tweeter housings for the sail panels since my car didn't come with the stock Mach audio system. I think that will look better than cutting holes in my current sail panels

I put my volt meter in a couple days ago as well. I also removed my rear deck speakers and cover... It doesn't look too good and I'll probably put the cover back on, but it does seem to be louder with it off.