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Old 02-06-2008
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Audio Shop ???s

Based on experience, would I be better off price-wise purchasing a 4 channel amp at wholesale price on ebay along with the wiring, and bring it to a shop to have it installed, or buy at the shop at there prices? Do most shops give you good deals. I have this one by my house that I have been to twice before and purchased from them but it was kind of expensive and they didn't help me out with covering installation or anything.
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get good RCA/wires outside noise is annoying!!
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Old 02-07-2008
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I definitely will. Anyone else got anything?
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Stereo places around me are all for wheelin' and dealin'. Forexample, a few years back when I bought my system, I bought my sub, amp, and wires from one place. I was acting real hesitant to drop a load of cash......then we started throwing around prices. It was a slow day and they needed a sale.....so i roughly got 25% off their asking price for everything.

Best part, I traded my old 10" truck box and $20 and got a 12" hatchback SubZero box!

I'd go in there and see what they can do for ya. Me personally, am a little weary of purchasing that type of item off ebay, but that's probably just me though. My next setup will likely be off ebay just for the hell of it. Cuz local shops want an *** load for L7's.
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Cool. I'll just go there with a budget and if they can't fit it in I'll buy the stuff separate and pay them $75 for installation. Thanks for the help guys.
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My next setup will likely be off ebay just for the hell of it. Cuz local shops want an *** load for L7's.
dont buy it from hifisoundconnection i got one off there as a referb and a 3 month warrenty 1 week before the 3 weeks i blew it and they wouldnt return it. and just install it yourself. i used to install and still do on the side, the rangers are cake!
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ya save your money and learn something new do it your self. im 19 and have never done any thing like this before. lol i dont even know how to change my oil. but i just bot all the stuff and googeled and read a lot and my system kicks. im glad i did it my self it was fun and saved me a lot of money :)
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ya save your money and learn something new do it your self. im 19 and have never done any thing like this before. lol i dont even know how to change my oil. but i just bot all the stuff and googeled and read a lot and my system kicks. im glad i did it my self it was fun and saved me a lot of money :)
That's good to hear! I might try that out but I hope I don't screw anything up lol.
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when it comes to sound systems, its really.... you get what you pay for.
your best bet is to not settle for cheap products to get it "right now!" save your money and spend smart. i dont know how much bass your loking for but dont settle for that walmart/kmart/ebay stuff because its cheap and it sounds powerful. ill tell u what. its not.

I would recommend a single 12'' Alpine Type-R. Non-Ported box(hits harder) and highphonix or Alpine Amp. ur looking roughly around $500 for everything if you do yourself.

i will be installing my single 12" Alpine Type-R and 2400watt Rockford Amp this weekend so if u want i will make you a picture by picture and step by step guide on how-to.
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i had a R for a long time i loved that sub, heavy ****er. and that amp is spelled hifonics. i had one of them powering the R. sold it to a buddy it is in his truck now. 3 years no issues.
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I buy some stuff off ebay. Parts for my truck like the air raid intake, brake lights, head lights, xenon bulbs, etc.

I am hesitant about purchasing electronics off of ebay though. Electronics can have problems as we all know and the hassle of getting them returned through ebay usually is not worth the extra money you save.

Personally I would not buy car stereo stuff off of ebay. If you want to save some money look at crutchfield.com or other sites like it. Watch the deals and buy something off of there. Atleast they are reputable site and if you have problems returning the item will be a lot easier than trying to return an ebay item.

I would also suggest using your local stereo dealer as someplace to gain knowledge about the products. Thats how I learned in the past, talked with the salesman, the techs, read online about the products before making the purchase.

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i got two power acustik **** 10's that i have had for just over 8 months powered by a rockford fosgate punch 1500w 2ch amp. They rattle my entire cab it will just about rattle stuff out of my cup holders

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the shop by me will cut ya a deal but im upfront about it. ill just be ike what can you do for me. if they say nothing ill just start leavn normally they will say well let me check it out hold on and come back cheaper. i got 2 12s and an amp for 300. mtx 7500 subs and a thousand watt amp.
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