Originally Posted by GearBoxKevin
((The head unit and speaker selections are done.!.)) I dont know, in order for my radio to work i had to plug the blue amp wire for the radios harness to another blue wire on the factory harness side, and if you take out the radio theres a little black box hanging to the left of the hole with a bunch of wires comming and going out of it. I also had two other people tell me that it is a factory amp.
hmm.....well....from what i'm understanding from this previous statement, you need to take the blue wire from the headunit and cap it until you have your amp in. That's the "switch" control for the amp. Tells the amp to turn on. That's if you have your pioneer h/u in....and it sounds like you do. Stock head units have a built-in amplifier...no extra wires going to it, as it's internal.
My suggestion on subs & amps......i'm allll about kicker. In my truck currently I have a 12" CVR 2ohm w/ a 400.1 Kicker amp....had that combo for probably 3 years now....and love it. It's alot.....but not alot......as.........my subaru has a Kicker L7 Solo Baric 12" in it w/ a 800w MTX amp. It was overkill in the ranger ,lol. I am going to replace the CVR12 and amp in my truck with a 12" L7 and a KX750.1....one of these days.
Do you have a reg cab? I can't really tell from the pic. reason i ask, is i installed one of those MTX Thunderform's in his reg cab....and it sounds good. Not as good as mine, but sounds good. I believe you can get them unloaded and empty....just the box.....choose your sub and hook up your amp and it fits great in the back of a reg cab driven by a 6'1" driver.