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Old 10-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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460 MACH replacemnt help

I used to drive a land cruiser and got into the stereo field. I know the ins and outs of all this so I don't need any technical explaining, lol. I just need something I'm most likely overlooking pointed out.

I installed an aftermarket headunit into my 01 with the 460 and I want to take out the two amps and four woofers and replace them all with 6-1/2's that I already have.

How would I wire the 4 new speakers if I want to keep the head unit hooked up to the four tweeters?
I have a 4 channel amp I'm most likely going to run the new ones of off. The only problem is that the 4 speaker wires coming from my head unit are going to my tweeters so idk how I would add the amp and speakers.

I plan on adding my subs and amp later on, but I want to first figure this problem out.
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Well if you use the stock wires they should be speaker wires going to the back because factory amps were back there to power the speakers. Now for the amp must have a aftermarket radio.
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So the bundles of tight tape/wire have speaker wire inside them along with power wire for the amps? Is there a way I could tap into that power wire?

My main problems is I have no diagrams or schematics so what I'm looking in the car doesn't help. If there was something that showed what wires were and where they were going that'd be super helpful.
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Well i had to test each wire and no you can't use that for power. Not enough for your amp. Just put your own wires and its easy to make your own map. I changed my into a dual amp system and i used the stock wires from the speaker to the amp
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So you ran two amps from a power that had a divider in it that split into two powers? That makes sense. Can the cars alternator handle the power of the normal plus a 400W sub system. It won't be slamming, just filling sound.

And you said you used the wires as in you used the ones that were going to the amps to wire into a new amp then your speakers right?
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Yes to both. I have two amps one is a 600 watt amp and the other is 760 amp so I'm sure u can run 400 watt fine.
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Thanks bro. Helps a lot.
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Yeah anymore question I can help like i said I dealt with all the work I wanna help people not take as long as me
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I think that's it for now, but if I run into any snags, ill be back haha
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Ok
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ok, sow just bypass the front and rear speakers to the exiting tweeters and from the front radio pass four newlines of speaker wires from all speakers to the rear to your new amp and now you have all speakers and tweeters hookup (15yearexpirienceinstaller)
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Do you have bass reducers aka x-overs on your tweeters? It's a very small thing that can make a huge difference in the sound and allow better results when using the 4 to 6 speaker splice.
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you mean crossovers,, yes I put some on mine sow now I have a nice mids on bottom and highs on top also added some dome tweeters by the top pilars, am planning on using the stock amps as bass for two 8" woofers I got the diagram already setup

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since both amps are the same in watts and ohms 2channels each about 50watts each I calculate sow am putting two dual 8ohms kikers 8" each channel for each coil and both harness hook up togeter to a rca high to low input for my radio that should give me a nice bass not to much but something

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the x-overs the ones you mention are actually capacitors to reduce the low frequency from a bass and only high frequency gos into tweeter yeah thouse are really helpful if you want nice sound and also if you don't want to burn your tweeters
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here's the diagram to by pass the stock amp to radio lines, very simple just remember the positive wire in a speaker is always on the right when you facing the speaker whit the magnet up
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