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    04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    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







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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull


    Sexy box


    HU and dash kit


    Sherwood amp for mids/high




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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    Any and all suggestions are welcome




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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    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.



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    Amp: Phoenix gold zx600.2 ti
    Front Speakers: Eclipse sc6500
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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    Quote Originally Posted by murph View Post
    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




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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    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



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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeguyinPDX View Post
    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
    Same to you! It's nice to have multiple people on here with similar cars to give each other advice




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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious View Post
    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.



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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    Quote Originally Posted by murph View Post
    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?




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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious View Post
    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.



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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious View Post
    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.



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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    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




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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    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.




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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenacious View Post
    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




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    Re: 04 Taurus (Temp build) - The Raging Bull

    And 6.5s fit ... But I'm making pods anyways lol so it doesn't matter




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