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Old 01-17-2015, 09:25 AM   #1
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Upgrading sound system

Guys I want to upgrade the sound in my 13 V6 base model. I definitely don't want a sound system that is going to rattle my trunk off but would like a deeper bass than what I have now. I am looking at upgrading all 4 speakers to some Alpine type R's but not sure if u should add a small amp to give the stock unit more power.

Has anyone done this? will it give me a significant upgrade in quality


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I would add an amp and also a small powered subwoofer in the trunk. I was just going to add a powered sub to mine since the stock speakers seem pretty decent.


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Old 01-17-2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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The Alpine will probably be more clear and clean sounding. I replaced the factory speakers in our 2010 f150 with kickers and it made it a lot better.


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Am going to have to go to local shop and get some pricing


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Old 01-17-2015, 12:09 PM   #5
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I did all four speakers, a new head unit, and the dash kit all for under $800 and the sound improvement is worth every penny. I did not add an amp then, but today I'm adding subs (picked up a set of premium door panel take offs) to the doors with an amp because the bass just isn't quite there coming out of 6x8s.

Long story short: like Noodles said at least add a small sub to the trunk if you want good, quality sound at all ranges. Even an 8" is worth the trunk space.
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I did all four speakers, a new head unit, and the dash kit all for under $800 and the sound improvement is worth every penny. I did not add an amp then, but today I'm adding subs (picked up a set of premium door panel take offs) to the doors with an amp because the bass just isn't quite there coming out of 6x8s.

Long story short: like Noodles said at least add a small sub to the trunk if you want good, quality sound at all ranges. Even an 8" is worth the trunk space.

That's exactly what I did to my base model. I hated the plain look of it, and wanted some more bass. I still wanted the stock look so I got some take off premium door panels.


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Where did you guys get the panels I was thinking of going this route.


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I got them from a guy who bought a wrecked 2011 gt. He bought it for the coyote motor to swap it to a different car , so he had no used for any other parts. You can get it from any salvage mustang. I got mine for 80. He also wanted to sell me the rear leather seats for 100 and the premium color door sills for 30.


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Nice I'll keep my eyes out. Found a pair on eBay but they were asking 500 bones.


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Yeah ebay is not a good place to buy parts like that. I wanted more bass, but still have the stock look. So I went that route. I also want to know how to make the ambient lighting work on the premium doors.


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I got mine at... eBay. eBay is a great place to get parts for our cars. Almost all of my take offs I've gotten awesome deals on eBay. You just gotta wait for the right deal. I got mine for $300 for the pair.
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Yeah ebay is not a good place to buy parts like that. I wanted more bass, but still have the stock look. So I went that route. I also want to know how to make the ambient lighting work on the premium doors.


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I decided to go with Alpine type R for the front and back but was wondering how hard I would be to do the install myself. Local shop wants more for the install than the price of the speakers


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I decided to go with Alpine type R for the front and back but was wondering how hard I would be to do the install myself. Local shop wants more for the install than the price of the speakers


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Are you using an amplifier as well? Reason being these type Rs wouldn't sound too good with stock head unit. I mean yeah there will be sound difference as compared to stock, but nothing night and day. You're better off getting pioneer TS-A or TS-G 6x8s
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Yes, had Shaker 500, Switched Speakers first, then switched Head Unit to Kenwood: DPX500BT -CD,MPS,SAT, Bluetooth.
Shelby GT/Kicker: 8" and 6X8" Speakers in front.
JL Audio: 5X7" and 10" Woofer in Rear.
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Sound Stream: Rubicon 5 Ch. AMP.
Memphis Audio: 1000D Mono AMP.
Phoenix Gold 1 Farad Cap.
Sounds nice and the Amps were a Definite Plus.
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