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kicker (opinions needed)

alright, so I sold my type r's and now I want to move on to bigger and better things. right now, I have two alpine mrp m1000w amps. I really want to stuff as much bass behind my seats as I can.. (extended cab). I have several choices, and I want some opinions on which you guys think would be best, coolest, loudest, etc

idea 1: 6 12" kicker comps, with a custom wall

idea 2: 3 12" kicker l5's, with a custom box

idea 3: 2 12" kicker l7's, with a custom box

my friend has a 12" l5, and wants an l7. but, I keep reading that you really won't notice the difference between the l7 and the l5 unless you can tell the difference between 1-3 db's. I'm not doing this for a competition, more of just to have what everyone else doesn't, in this small town I call home lol. if its as good as I want it to be, I'll def consider competitions. but for now, I'm really just trying to figure out what to get. I'm confused. and have been stuck on more than these 3 ideas for a week. also, I was considering 15's, but, I'm not sure I want to venture to 15's in a square, heard they react pretty slow.

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L7s. A buddy has 3 L7 12s in a single cab s10 with a 1500 planet audio amp. Even needing another amp he still hits 138dbs. I had 1 L5 and it does good but my L5 liked a vented box.
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3 l7's in a single cab!?!?!? :O lol
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gotta go for the L7. i have an S10L7 in my ranger in a custom box and that thing pounds. ive been very happy with kicker.
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gotta go for the L7. i have an S10L7 in my ranger in a custom box and that thing pounds. ive been very happy with kicker.
what amp are you running?
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what amp are you running?
its an older MTX thunder 502. dont remember the exact output but i want to say its somewhere around 500-600 RMS the way i have it wired. its been a long time since ive messed with it. the L7's need alot of power to perform so dont cheap out on the amp and make sure you match the amp to whatever OHM load you will be running in the speaker.
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well, my alpine's both max out at 2000 watts, so I don't think it'll be a problem :P I'm gonna wire them for 2 ohm if I get 2 l7's.
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well, my alpine's both max out at 2000 watts, so I don't think it'll be a problem :P I'm gonna wire them for 2 ohm if I get 2 l7's.
whats the RMS wattage though? peak wattage isnt as imprortant to look at as the RMS rating and at what OHM it puts out the most RMS and if it needs to be bridged to reach that.
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RMS Power Rating:

* 4 ohms: 600 watts x 1 chan.
* 2 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
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RMS Power Rating:

* 4 ohms: 600 watts x 1 chan.
* 2 ohms: 1000 watts x 1 chan.
that should be plenty. when i got my sub it was rated at 300 RMS per voice coil (dual voice coil) and i believe it was 1200 watts peak, so just pay attention to what OHM sub you get. also mines a few years old so the power ratings might have changed.
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l7 with 1000 watts will rock your sox. dooo eeett!
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l7 with 1000 watts will rock your sox. dooo eeett!
ordering one right now, some speakers, and some other junk from sonic, then in a month, I'll have two l7's, both being pushed individually by 1000 wattts
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hell yes what amps, what speakers?
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two alpine m1000's.
and I'm not sure on speakers.
I'm looking right now, but so many options makes my brain go BOOOOOOM.

& I may need to buy an amp for speakers eventually, but until then, my headunit will work :P
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ordering one right now, some speakers, and some other junk from sonic, then in a month, I'll have two l7's, both being pushed individually by 1000 wattts
sweet, what size subs are you going with?
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sweet, what size subs are you going with?
12's, not really wanting to spend the big bucks on 15's.
if I was set on doing competitions, I'd get 15's, but I'm still young and would like my hearing for a few more years
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12's, not really wanting to spend the big bucks on 15's.
if I was set on doing competitions, I'd get 15's, but I'm still young and would like my hearing for a few more years
2 12" L7's are going to be stupid loud in a ranger. what type of box are you going to build for them?
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2 12" L7's are going to be stupid loud in a ranger. what type of box are you going to build for them?
thinking a massive sealed box. my friend has a small sealed box with his l5 and hates it, but doesn't like his ported box either. so he's building a bigger sealed and gonna let me know how it is.. so I'm leanin towards a big sealed box, built for two subs, but with one in it for the time, till next month. suggestions? also, wanna suggest speakers? lol.
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thinking a massive sealed box. my friend has a small sealed box with his l5 and hates it, but doesn't like his ported box either. so he's building a bigger sealed and gonna let me know how it is.. so I'm leanin towards a big sealed box, built for two subs, but with one in it for the time, till next month. suggestions? also, wanna suggest speakers? lol.
i was in the same boat, i had a sealed box at first and didnt like it so i switched to a ported box and i like it better, its now hits harder but wont go as low. i guess its a trade off. my only concern with a ported box with your setup will be the size. to have two 12" L7's ported, the box is going to have to be pretty large.
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i was in the same boat, i had a sealed box at first and didnt like it so i switched to a ported box and i like it better, its now hits harder but wont go as low. i guess its a trade off. my only concern with a ported box with your setup will be the size. to have two 12" L7's ported, the box is going to have to be pretty large.
yeah, I was thinking a ported box will have to be huge. I think I'm gonna try sealed first, then if I don't like it, I'll just take it out and rebuild it.
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sonic has some deals going on right now, so I'm gonna order the kicker 750.1 amp for one l7, and use my alpine m1000 for the other. check out sonicelectronix.com for their 10th anniversary deals..
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Don't do any of those. If it were me, I'd do 2 12" Audioque HDC3's and run them off an Sundown 3500d.
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sonic has some deals going on right now, so I'm gonna order the kicker 750.1 amp for one l7, and use my alpine m1000 for the other. check out sonicelectronix.com for their 10th anniversary deals..
I have a Kicker 750.1 I'll sell you. $150 shipped.
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I have a Kicker 750.1 I'll sell you. $150 shipped.
whats the birth certificate say? newest model? whatd you power with it?
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No birth sheet with it. I bought it off Ebay a while back. Powered a 15" Kicker Solo-Baric. Works fine. I just upgraded.
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