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can i run a sub off my stock head unit?

if soo wat do i need? btw its in a 97 ranger with the standard stereo
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You will need an amp to run the sub, I don't know if an amp can be hooked to the standard radio of a 97. I'm sure it can be done
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yeah i have a sub an amp and wiring kit but i was wondering if anything needs to be done to the headunit
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yep all you need is a line converter. go to a local stereo shop and ask for one. there about 20 bucks and easy to hook up. there easy to hook up. ground and 4 wires that run into the speakers. 8 if its a 4 channel unit. some may have a remote built it in, some dont.
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yep all you need is a line converter. go to a local stereo shop and ask for one. there about 20 bucks and easy to hook up. there easy to hook up. ground and 4 wires that run into the speakers. 8 if its a 4 channel unit. some may have a remote built it in, some dont.
Truuf, but first check and see if the amplifier has a built in line converter, some do.. some dont, about half the amplifiers iv had in the past did, it could save you a few bucks if it does though, it will just be a little 4 wire connector thats probably never been used labled something like left and right speaker +/-.

What model amp are you thinking about using anyway?
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kenwood KAC-5204 350 watt. it does have the built in line converter. soo how do i hook it up?
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kenwood KAC-5204 350 watt. it does have the built in line converter. soo how do i hook it up?
Its the same way as an aftermarket converter, you just tap into the speaker wires for 2 or your speakers, it should be labeled left and right posetive and negative, pretty straight forward.
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ok thanks alot. can i put bass blockers on the speakers still? mine dont have any right now
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i suppose you could, but having an amplifier gives you a much better crossover then a head unit alone would give you, adjusting it correctly should eliminate the need for them really, iv had to sell/install alot of them in the past and haven't seen a noticeable difference when using an amp to power them, id say listen, use some common sense, set all your adjustments on the head unit to zero when you initially set it up and add whatever your listening habits like afterwards through your deck.
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ok thanks alot. i appreciate it
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A small donation ALWAYS shows appreciation , im just saying... paypal verrified

lol, just kidding man but good luck with it let us know how it turns out.
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hahahahah i will.
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