I have had a lot of systems over the years that I pieced together second had form kids that didnít know what they were trying to sell. I like most used to be only about the boom but I now want a SQL set up. I have been reading on this site for a lil more than 3 years and there is a lot of good info. I kno that first hand experience is the best but I donít have the option of going to a shop and hearing or playing with products. All the places around me have like JL, Rockford, Alpine and larger box companies. I am a very handy person I can make boxes or kicks and mess with fiberglass so all kinds of fab is ok with me I have no problem cutting up my car as long as It looks good in the end.
SO here is the breakdown of what im looking to do. First I have a 99 ford expy. I first want to replace my front stage. I want a good set of comps with crossovers and tweets. Maybe even an 8 in their as well. I donít mind buying different brands to mix and match in search of the best SQL in my price range. Of about 200-250$ not including amp. Im not experienced enough to run ( I think its called active) so I will need crossovers unless I pay a shop to tune or teach me how to tune properly.
Next is the rear doors. I kno that most people just use it as rear fill or even eliminate the speakers all together. But I am always running with people in the back so I would really like the music to be just as enjoyable for the rear passengers as the front so I have the same budget as the front stage. It doesnít have to be all the same equipment as the front so I am open to all ideas.
Next is an amp/ amps to run the front and rear. This is the part that I get confused so I will need a lil more explanation if you say I could get one amp and just wire it all a cretin crazy way. Im not sure if I can use one amp or if I have to have 2 so I donít have an exact budget set for this but I want to keep I reasonable but good SQ
After the front and rear is done I will sound deaden and sound block. Not just from vibrations but road noise as well. I want my car to sound like im in a cadi. So input on this is accepted as well or where I can get the best materials for the best cost.
I think I am looking for 2 15s but will probably buy them one at a time unless I have more money at that time. I have an expedition so space really isnít an issue as long as I can see out the back. So unless im talked out of it I want some really efficient SQL subs and box. I will have someone on this forum design the box for me but I will build. Probably 200-300$ a sub
The amp for the subs would be next. As for the other amp I donít have a specific budget but just reasonable and for SQ.
I will do the big three and an upgraded batt before I buy anything else. Even a second batt before I buy the subs if needed. If I donít have to spend 300-400$ on a upgraded alt I donít want to but I really want a quality system so if I have to I have to. If you read my whole post youíre a better man than I. im not going to buy it all at once so im not in a huge rush and I will put in the hours to do it right.