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Peter_O
07-14-2014, 09:20 PM
This will not be anything to brag about but I'm hoping to get a good sound with a little volume to it.

After installing an amp and woofer in my sons truck I got the itch for something better in my truck. I'm looking forward to enjoying my music instead of just hearing it. I wanted nav, crack up camera, and separate RCA sub out puts, The Clarion nx404 fit the bill for a decent price. I then replaced the 4 factory 6x9's with Memphis 6x9's. That set up sounds ok but the volume has to be at least 3/4 before you really hear it. A sub and amp will be next!

Mandatory pics

The truck

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb250/Smaxxin/Dodge%20Ram/Ram-1_zps6874ac2c.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Smaxxin/media/Dodge%20Ram/Ram-1_zps6874ac2c.jpg.html)

Clarion NX404
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb250/Smaxxin/Dodge%20Ram/photo4_zps3336012c.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Smaxxin/media/Dodge%20Ram/photo4_zps3336012c.jpg.html)

Door
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb250/Smaxxin/Dodge%20Ram/444_zpsbe080f17.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Smaxxin/media/Dodge%20Ram/444_zpsbe080f17.jpg.html)

Rear
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb250/Smaxxin/Dodge%20Ram/rear_zps703c274e.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Smaxxin/media/Dodge%20Ram/rear_zps703c274e.jpg.html)

Peter_O
07-19-2014, 10:10 PM
Soundstream PX5.580
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb250/Smaxxin/Dodge%20Ram/Soundstreamamp_zps692d4f3e.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Smaxxin/media/Dodge%20Ram/Soundstreamamp_zps692d4f3e.jpg.html)

Kicker comp 10
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb250/Smaxxin/Dodge%20Ram/kicker10_zps3f3b452b.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Smaxxin/media/Dodge%20Ram/kicker10_zps3f3b452b.jpg.html)

bradl79
07-19-2014, 10:47 PM
i had that sub before, it was not to bad, i couldn't get it to loud though, but it was nice.

Peter_O
07-20-2014, 12:46 AM
Now that I removed the factory storage bin from behind the seat I realise that I have a lot more space back there than I thought! I might try to build a better box for the sub. I also have a pair of 12's that I'm considering, it will depend on how it sounds once everything is installed.

Peter_O
09-05-2014, 07:59 PM
New amps and sub! On highs/mids a Rockford Fosgate 300x4, for the sub a Rockford Fosgate 1200.1, and one Soundqubed 12......MUCH BETTER! I'm in the process of getting the amps mounted but heres a shot of the sub and enclosure that I built for it.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb250/Smaxxin/Dodge%20Ram/soundqubed12_zps638c421b.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Smaxxin/media/Dodge%20Ram/soundqubed12_zps638c421b.jpg.html)

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb250/Smaxxin/Dodge%20Ram/banginbox_zpse80ad3f6.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/Smaxxin/media/Dodge%20Ram/banginbox_zpse80ad3f6.jpg.html)

Greggk
01-15-2015, 05:27 AM
whats your input on the Clarion NX404?

Jeffdachef
01-15-2015, 05:32 AM
Another thing that is overlooked is making a proper seal on your speakers and then sound deadening the doors, sealing up all the gaping holes on your door turning the door into a proper speaker enclosure will make things sound a helluva lot better.

sthib
01-15-2015, 05:41 AM
I live in Eunice not far from you it's nice to see someone on here that's in my area. X2 on the deadening, should be a good set up.

winkychevelle
01-17-2015, 06:16 PM
I live in Eunice not far from you it's nice to see someone on here that's in my area. X2 on the deadening, should be a good set up.

Very few guys in the area. Lots of big diesels though. And a decent import scene for such a small town

sthib
01-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Very few guys in the area. Lots of big diesels though. And a decent import scene for such a small town

Yea if only I was one of those diesel owners lol

winkychevelle
01-22-2015, 03:42 PM
theres nothing to it just a lot of smoke and a waste of money

LosIsATool
01-22-2015, 03:44 PM
Buddies with diesels are all ticked their gas prices stayed so high. They must be rationing a lot of kerosene this year.