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    Can I drive a 4 ohm component or speaker from a factory stereo?

    Hi there, I was thinking of driving a set of component speakers(4 ohm) from the factory stereo that comes with my car, I won't be able to get an am for a month or two, so I was just thinking if it will work for now... Will there be any problem because factory speakers are always like 8 or 16 ohms or semething like that, and the components are gonna be 4 ohms...?

    Has anyone ever tried this? Will it work good enough for now?


    THX in advance....







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    i dont see why it wouldnt work..... i never messed with stock stereos though so........



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    Would it burn the stereo inner amp and make it worth less?....

    THX in advance...




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    depends

    It depends on how big your component system is and how much power it draws. Being a factory head unit it probably doesn't have a high output power. There is a chance that it will become too hot and burn out the internal amp.




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    THATS WHY I DONT **** WITH THEM STOCK STEREOS LOL....DAWG JUST GET A NEW HU, GET A CD PLAYER OR SOMETHING LOL



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    I don't wanna change the factory stereo, it's an in dash 6CD changer with cassete player also, really cool loking....

    Will any small good brand 4 channel amp be better than the factory stereo? I guess so... probably a stupid question...sorry guys, just wanted your toughts...


    THX again...




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    Mate, a 4 channel amp will beat a internal amp anyday. I tried to run 3-way components off my H/U but it got really really hot so I went out and bought a 4CH amp and it runs sweet. If you can help it, don't run anything off you internal amp because they usually don't have a high RMS rating.




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    oh also, thats a pretty cool factory H/U that cars got!



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