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Old 02-27-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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14 GT - Replacing Stock Stereo?

Has anyone replaced their stock stereo system?

If so, what brand and how much? Would appreciate as much information as possible.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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If you have Sync you should keep the stock one. Instead of replacing it I replaced all the stock speakers and added a four channel amplifier. I also scored a new Raxiom navi for under $500 and am putting it in this weekend.
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I havent replaced the head unit yet, but have replaced the speakers. Popped in some JL Audios and that alone made a pretty big difference. Ill eventually add an amp for the speakers and get something like the stealthbox or customer kicker box for a sub. I want that raxiom navi sooooo bad!!!
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If you have Sync you should keep the stock one. Instead of replacing it I replaced all the stock speakers and added a four channel amplifier. I also scored a new Raxiom navi for under $500 and am putting it in this weekend.

How the hell did you get the raxiom for that cheap.
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I havent replaced the head unit yet, but have replaced the speakers. Popped in some JL Audios and that alone made a pretty big difference. Ill eventually add an amp for the speakers and get something like the stealthbox or customer kicker box for a sub. I want that raxiom navi sooooo bad!!!
How much did you pay for your JL speakers? Did you install it yourself and how was that?
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I will vote for starting by replacing all 4 speakers if you have the base model. it's a DIY job (afternoon) Crutchfield will guide you in fit and reviews. I found entry level Focals in the clearance bin and after a long time to break them in they sound good. It ain't a killer system but for the cost and difficulty was well worth it. Hint: Google "Crutchfield coupon code"
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I had taken the alpine double din out of my previous car to put in my new mustang. I got the scosche kit off amazon for $225 and the metra wiring kit for $90 at a local shop. It beats the stock setup hands down. The alpine has navigation, Bluetooth, and handsfree microphone.
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How much did you pay for your JL speakers? Did you install it yourself and how was that?

I got JL audio c2 570x's. I think I paid around 350 and it included installation, so I didn't have to so it myself, but looking at them do it, it didn't seem like a big job by any means.
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How the hell did you get the raxiom for that cheap.

Got it used off mustang forums but had to respond within the first 10 minutes and paypal the money within the hour. The guy needed cash quickly.
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Not a fan of the aftermarket radio bezels with the AC/Fan controls looking like the don't belong.
We went a different route that makes your base stereo absolutely is awesome. Install some good quality 6x8 speakers in your door. We replaced the deck speakers with good 6x8s as well. The BIG change is simply adding a Kicker Dual 12" Sub/Amp package in the trunk. It is self contained, doesn't take up much usable space and will absolutely make your base unit hit HARD! We paid big money for a system in our '65 that this one keeps up with and we spent little and install is a cinch. You tie in the main power to your battery and the on switch to the blue wire on your antenna in the trunk. It turns on the unit when you turn your stereo on. The input wires simply tie into your two deck lid speaker feeds. Splice into them right there. Unreal how good the base system sounds when you do these simple things. You also keep the stock look of the dash.
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Another option is to install 8" round three way speakers on the doors and replace deck lid ones. Then add a compact 4 channel amp to power them. Routing the wires through the firewall is the toughest piece; easy but time consuming. The sound will be amazing though.
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That set up is awesome! Exactly what I'm looking for as an upgrade. I'm in Bristow, aren't you from the Tulsa area?

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That set up is awesome! Exactly what I'm looking for as an upgrade. I'm in Bristow, aren't you from the Tulsa area?

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I will say though, after doing this, if you just want good sound, this a relatively easy and inexpensive way to get big sound. We were shocked how good it sounds. I actually found the Kicker Amp/Sub on Craigslist selling for $150 and I offered $125 and he took it. With the upgraded speakers in the door, it has a great all around sound and you literally can rattle the car when you crank it up.
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My set up so far

So far I have replaced the rear speakers and went with a Raxiom unit so I could keep the Sync set up but upgrade to Navigation.
I am very happy with it, I can tell a huge difference on the rear speakers so the fronts are next. ( I am just having a problem putting out 70$ for speakers when they used to be 35$ - 40$ for the same quality a few years ago.
Im not planning on running anything big in my car either.
I may tape into the unit and upgrade the Amp.. I may get fried for this on line but in my opinion the stock head unit really isnt the problem. When you are adding an amp then your bypassing the power issue. Unless you are a huge music pro or into competitions. If I did not want Nav in the unit i would not of gotten Raxiom.
But.. all things as I last looked....
Face plate alone 225$ - 550$ depending on brand Raxiom was 599.99
Radio with Nav. 600 and up plus install kits (price varies)
Steering wheel adapters 60$ and up
Sync adapter 60$ and up
So i think Im ahead on that one. 945 - 600 means Im up 345$ and can use it for my other Mustang goodies..

Amp and front speakers will most likely run about 600$ for all and im done with Audio funding.
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