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Blowing my friend's doors in.

Alright guys so my friend has a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab. He also has the infinity sound system in it. He just added 2 Kicker Comp 10" subwoofers with an Alpine 80 Watt Amp. Naturally, he thinks he's the coolest cat on the block and according to him he without a doubt has the best system in town. It honestly doesn't sound too great.

Now, my goal is to figuratively blow his doors in. I want my truck to sound twice as good as his does. I have a budget of $1000 and I need a new head unit, 4 speakers, 2 subwoofers, and 2 amps. I am going to make the sub box myself so that's not a problem.

I'm asking if you guys could throw some system ideas my way. I have researched all around and I just cannot make a decision. Any help is appreciated. Thanks again guys.

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Rockford Fosgate subs, MTX amps.
as far as head units go, you'll have to ask someone else, I didn't set up my system, just wired it.
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for your reasoning its a total waste of money
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if you literally want to blow his doors in.... you wont. do you know what literally means?
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Well, You won't make your budget, but get a JLAudio W7 12, you won't be disappointed.
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why two amps? more of a waste than just one amp.

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for your reasoning its a total waste of money
I agree, even though I have about 1200$ in my system I would never spend what I did on the subject again. going from what I have, you'll need more than two cvr's and a 1000 watt amp although, my subs will rattle your brain hahaha.
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why two amps? more of a waste than just one amp.



I agree, even though I have about 1200$ in my system I would never spend what I did on the subject again. going from what I have, you'll need more than two cvr's and a 1000 watt amp although, my subs will rattle your brain hahaha.
when mine is done i'll have like 3k in it.

OP this will do be louder and sound better than 2 pos cvrs
pioneer head unit
phoenix gold speakers
DC 2 12" lvl 3s with lvl4 coils, box like 3ft^3 @32 hz
audiopipe 1500
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when mine is done i'll have like 3k in it.

OP this will do be louder and sound better than 2 pos cvrs
pioneer head unit
phoenix gold speakers
DC 2 12" lvl 3s with lvl4 coils, box like 3ft^3 @32 hz
audiopipe 1500
Why thanks a lot, this is exactly what i was looking for.
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$1000 dollars got me some decent 31s and some really nice Eagle Alloy 058s.

I suggest you do the same, better investment, more truck props. Sounds systems only impress yourself and bros. Chicks dig big tires lol
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when mine is done i'll have like 3k in it.

OP this will do be louder and sound better than 2 pos cvrs
pioneer head unit
phoenix gold speakers
DC 2 12" lvl 3s with lvl4 coils, box like 3ft^3 @32 hz
audiopipe 1500
Audiopipe 1800!
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Dude, I dont think I could have a loud, bassy system.

Death metal, blast beats and deep vocals dont go well with pounding bass lol.
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Dude, I dont think I could have a loud, bassy system.

Death metal, blast beats and deep vocals dont go well with pounding bass lol.
That's why I got a sub that just accents them a little haha. I think incredibly loud bassy systems are overrated but OP if it's what you want go for it!
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$1000 dollars got me some decent 31s and some really nice Eagle Alloy 058s.

I suggest you do the same, better investment, more truck props. Sounds systems only impress yourself and bros. Chicks dig big tires lol
31's aren't big tires, lol.
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31's aren't big tires, lol.
x2, I consider my 33s small haha
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That's why I got a sub that just accents them a little haha. I think incredibly loud bassy systems are overrated but OP if it's what you want go for it!
So, would you recommend a small amp and sub?
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So, would you recommend a small amp and sub?
I just got the Infinity Basslink. Easy to install, userfriendly, and is perfect for metal imo. Just adds a little punch with the bassdrum but can pound pretty hard if you want it to. Plus its fairly inexpensive.

The sound I was going for was how the stock explorer system with the sub sounds, just balanced really well overall.
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31's aren't big tires, lol.
On stock trucks they are pretty big. They are huge on my 2WD and they are perfect on stock height 4x4s and Edges. Plus regular people (chicks) don't know the difference between a 31 and a 33 or even a 35.
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31's aren't big tires, lol.
Just about to say that haha
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Yeah after a bunch of research i'm beginning to notice that loud bassy systems aren't great. would you guys recommend replacing the stock speakers before or after adding a sub + amp?
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loud systems are great, im shooting for 150dB
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Yeah after a bunch of research i'm beginning to notice that loud bassy systems aren't great. would you guys recommend replacing the stock speakers before or after adding a sub + amp?
stock sucks, get a nice set of components
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loud systems are great, im shooting for 150dB
Damn! 150 out of a ranger.. props man!

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Yeah after a bunch of research i'm beginning to notice that loud bassy systems aren't great. would you guys recommend replacing the stock speakers before or after adding a sub + amp?
Check out the Soundstream Tarantulas for subs. They'll beat your brain out of your skull if you do it right. And as for speakers, look into Hertz, they sound amazing, and Hertz Diechi series are made to run on stock power. If you can afford them, go with the Hertz Millies, they're the best sounding speakers i've ever heard, and I work at a pro mobile audio shop, but at $800 for 2 , they're a budget killer . As for head units, I'm partial to Kenwood Excelon, but Alpine is good too.
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stock sucks, get a nice set of components
I agree. If I do ANYTHING to my sound system it will be some Infinity speakers to replace my stockers.
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when mine is done i'll have like 3k in it.

OP this will do be louder and sound better than 2 pos cvrs
pioneer head unit
phoenix gold speakers
DC 2 12" lvl 3s with lvl4 coils, box like 3ft^3 @32 hz
audiopipe 1500
uh, cvr's aren't really "pieces of ****". although they aren't "high dollar" or "ear bursting", they do what I expected of them and thats all I care about. and since you want to be opinionated, I think you're a dumbass for spending 3k on a system.

oh and might I add, if I wouldnt have gotten a deal on them, I wouldn't have them. so therefore, it was kind of one of those deals.
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Damn! 150 out of a ranger.. props man!



Check out the Soundstream Tarantulas for subs. They'll beat your brain out of your skull if you do it right. And as for speakers, look into Hertz, they sound amazing, and Hertz Diechi series are made to run on stock power. If you can afford them, go with the Hertz Millies, they're the best sounding speakers i've ever heard, and I work at a pro mobile audio shop, but at $800 for 2 , they're a budget killer . As for head units, I'm partial to Kenwood Excelon, but Alpine is good too.
with 2 15s and over 6k i better do 150.

iv heard that SS has gone down some. IMHO the DC lvl 3 is going to be better than the SS. and i like pioneer H/Us, alpine is great too and iv heard good things about kenwood also.
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