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Old 11-14-2009
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I am: dennis williams
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Stock Unit Compatibility for 08 XL Reg Cab

Just picked up a gently pre-owned '08 XL Reg Cab, 33K miles, manual. Super-clean! But it came with only AM/FM and 2 fronts. There are boxes behind the seat for 2 more speakers.

Want to upgrade and add 4 Kenwood or Pioneer 6x8's (I love Infinity and Polk but don't want to amplify), and also get an OEM head unit with CD and maybe even aux in.

If I switch out the AM/FM-only for an OEM with CD, what should I look for to make sure it's compatible. Did they change the design/wiring after '05?

I'm thinking it's the new passive security feature which would require me to get an 2006-up unit.

I'd go aftermarket but I don't want to get broken into--been down that path too many times. Thanks!

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I am: Bill White
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I'd go with four of the Pioneer 4way 6x8s and stock CD HU for fairly acceptable sound on a budget. I don't know whether the wiring is there for the rear speakers, but a stock 06+ HU should plug right up.
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