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I need some help :(

Hey guys,

So I want to get a sub for some extra 'kick' when listening to music. I've never installed or even looked at an installation of this sort of thing, but I am willing to learn.

What I'd like to know is how do I do this? (how to get started, what I need to think about, what I should buy, best way to install, etc..)

I don't want something huge, because I still will need space to pack stuff into the cab (it's an ext. cab), so something that replaces one of the jump seats or something that sits in the middle that gets rid of the cupholders/jack storage.

I have a 2010 Ford Ranger ext. cab if that helps.

Thanks for the help.
Frank

PS: I was originally looking at exhaust, but I've decided to (hopefully) do something a little cheaper for now since I'm still a student.
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Are you willing to lose seats? (back seats)

What are you willing to spend?
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Yeah, I can lose the back seats, as long as I still have some storage space for moving etc..

I'm willing to spend enough for it to be a decent, properly installed system, but nothing huge.

What would something that I am thinking of cost?
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give us a budget so we can help u out.
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The best I could probably do is ~$400 CDN.
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Depends if you get a custom built box or a prebuilt.

My box is custom and was kind of expensive, pre builts are a good deal if you don't want the "custom" look
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I'd say you should start with a headunit and door speakers, then build your way up from there, especially since you're only working with 400
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What exactly would a headunit and door speakers do? Clearer and higher quality sound?
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Yes, signal processing is important, and so is quality speakers to produce the sound efficiently and clearly
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What exactly would a headunit and door speakers do? Clearer and higher quality sound?
yes! it will sound much better.
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are they easy to install?

Whats a good place to buy them? (Best buy or something like that?)
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You can get wiring harnesses for new units, color matching wires
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stay away from bestbuy. prices are crazy. ebay aint too bad.
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Alright, well what brands do you buys recommend?

I appreciate the help, I know literally nothing about this stuff, so I'm going to act a like a sponge while talking with you all and try to absorb it all.

Frank
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For entry level headunits, Alpine makes good affordable ones
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^^alpine and pioneer
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PIONEER DEH-3900MP.CD/MP3/WMA RECEIVER.AUX *IPOD READY* - eBay (item 370414238680 end time Aug-28-10 11:57:16 PDT)

same as mine but it is refirbished. i love this HU, 3 sets of RCAs and a nice EQ
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Amazon.com: Kenwood KDCX794 AM/FM/USB/CD Receiver: Electronics

I got that the other day and its fantastic, I love it. I have some mid-level Pioneer 3-ways in the doors, sounds great IMO.
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for door speakers i would reccomend Phoenix Gold, they aint to bad on price on ebay, i love mine. and when i do my next build im going with 2 sets of PG RSD comps.
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Amazon.com: Kenwood KDCX794 AM/FM/USB/CD Receiver: Electronics

I got that the other day and its fantastic, I love it. I have some mid-level Pioneer 3-ways in the doors, sounds great IMO.
Whoa, F-- I almost bought that from Crutchfield, Amazon it is

Hey Trent still waiting on that vid lol
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Yeah not gonna happen, I can't get the vid off my phone due to not being able to connect to the wi-fi here. Went by the IT guys today and the *****es weren't in the office all day long
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Yeah not gonna happen, I can't get the vid off my phone due to not being able to connect to the wi-fi here. Went by the IT guys today and the *****es weren't in the office all day long
Can you send it in a text?
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I could if I had more than 1 bar of service lol. I'm up in BFE in the NC mountains right now.
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I could if I had more than 1 bar of service lol. I'm up in BFE in the NC mountains right now.
I'll PM you my number
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I'll try and send it then, won't be til sunday though. Its a HD video though so idk if it will go or not.
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