I own a 2000 XLT extended cab ford ranger that current has nothing but the stock stereo system in it. Lately I have noticed that for some reason my right front passenger speaker seems to rattle whenever there are lower bass tones. It almost makes me wonder if its somehow the rubber surround around the cone tore apart, or the speaker grill has popped lose, or something else is rattling around in the door? Also my current setup just doesn't provide much bass at all and is pretty flat sounding most of the time. Lastly I use an FM transmitter with my iPod touch for listening to music(quite a hassle) since I'm using the stock single CD disk stereo headunit. Its practically impossible to drive while changing tunes
So I have decided its probably time in invest in something better however funds are limited. Right now I have $350 available. I also like the idea of sticking to a Pioneer system. Have used their stuff for years :)
Here's what I'm thinking of getting so far:
Pioneer 6x8, 3-way, TS-A6872R
- $56.86 for pair at walmart
I'm not sure if i should get a pair for the back doors as well because i heard it was a pain to install and not really worth it?
$164.99 at cruchfield including accessories
Scosche 12" Subwoofer Enclosure Kit, SE12KT
$35.87 at walmart
Pioneer 12" Subwoofer, TS-W302R
$58.87 at walmart
I'm not exactly sure atm but I would like it it to be around 400w or be lower powered then what the 12" Pioneer sub can handle so I cant blow it
Supposedly the subs power range is 50-150 watts RMS with 800 watts peak power. I'm looking for just enough bass to sound smooth and really good but not enough to rattle the entire vehicle and be heard blocks away.
At first while I was Walmart i found this Virtual reality sound labs amp that had a 200w rating on it for $49.53 then came home only to research and find it out was junk. If i can I would like to find a decent amp for $100 or less. Anyone have any ideas? Also does the amps max wattage have to match the RMS rating of the pioneer sub?
Also any other thoughts, ideas, or suggestions are welcome :)