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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.
I like that idea.
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^ Cause it's gonna slam haha
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kicker ftw :D
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Didnt read through all the posts since mine but here is pictures of the 3 L7's in a single cab s10. Box comes back to the fenderwells.

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And he has a amp fixing to go in it. Its over 2ft long and is a Kicker 2500x1

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thats crazy. and yeah kickers amps get more massive with more watts. I thought my alpine 1000w was big till I seen my buddies kicker :O
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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.
i like that idea

stay away from kicker subs, they sound like crap, look at 2 12 or 15" DC lvl 4s they will destroy the l7!
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A massive sealed box is completely counter-contradictory to sound quality.

You either have a small sealed box, or a big ported box - you dont mix them.
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When dealing with kicker subs, you have to break them in. That is key to them lasting.
Just build a box that equals the airspace needed for the sub. That is where it was designed to run best. Kicker does not lie on their air space. It is right on the head.
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Kicker why?

I thought you wanted something that everyone else in your small town doesn't have.
so much more out there.. Image dynamics, JL, Alpine, PheonixGold, Orion, Infinity, JBL, Dayton, Sundown, RE, etc... etc...
all of those brands make subs that would put those kickers to shame. for less
show your friend up by using better, cheaper, more efficient setup.
you don't have much power available with that amp.
only thing good kicker ever made was large a/b amps in the early 90's like the one pictured above. the rest is just over-marketed interesting-looking junk.

Ive got beef with audio companys that spend more on looks and marketing then they do on speaker quality and engineering.
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if you need to have the box built let me know and i can build one for you, just need to know what the air space that is needed and what the sub size is, i built my own box for my extended cab and it really makes the sub hit hard
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Kicker why?

I thought you wanted something that everyone else in your small town doesn't have.
so much more out there.. Image dynamics, JL, Alpine, PheonixGold, Orion, Infinity, JBL, Dayton, Sundown, RE, etc... etc...
all of those brands make subs that would put those kickers to shame. for less
show your friend up by using better, cheaper, more efficient setup.
you don't have much power available with that amp.
only thing good kicker ever made was large a/b amps in the early 90's like the one pictured above. the rest is just over-marketed interesting-looking junk.

Ive got beef with audio companys that spend more on looks and marketing then they do on speaker quality and engineering.
no one has subs here, hence kicker. I've only had alpines, and my friend has had jl and kicker. I didn't like his jl, but his kicker is alright. I was looking at RE. but I'm not one to buy something I know nothing about. can't really find many reviews on RE stuff. so if you can refer me to anything that I can get two or three of, and bump, send some info my way.
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if you need to have the box built let me know and i can build one for you, just need to know what the air space that is needed and what the sub size is, i built my own box for my extended cab and it really makes the sub hit hard
I'll keep that in mind, thanks. I was just gonna build my own, cos its really not that hard. as long as you know dimensions and everything for the sub.
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yeah was just letting you know, by the way what part of spartanburg to you live in
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I'm actually in chesnee, right next to good ole boiling springs lol.
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yeah my girlfriend lives between chesnee and boiling springs and i usely spend a lot of my time over there, we should try to meet up some time
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yeah my girlfriend lives between chesnee and boiling springs and i usely spend a lot of my time over there, we should try to meet up some time
thatd be sick. how about after I order my subs or whatever I want, you, me, and my friend can cruise or something. his ranger makes mine look like lol. wish I had a 4wd,
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yeah no kidding on want 4x4, i just got new mud tires on mine so its disguised as a 4x4 but its really 2wd
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I found some 33 swampers on cragar soft 8's for a couple hundred and they have 60% on them. I was gonna buy them and a 3 inch body lift, but people will be like #[email protected]#%^ whyd you lift a 2wd?!?! so idk :/
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no one has subs here, hence kicker. I've only had alpines, and my friend has had jl and kicker. I didn't like his jl, but his kicker is alright. I was looking at RE. but I'm not one to buy something I know nothing about. can't really find many reviews on RE stuff. so if you can refer me to anything that I can get two or three of, and bump, send some info my way.
well for RE dont even look at the new "X" line crap. get the older SE or SX. i had a 15" SX and i was loud. but i would also look at DC, they have amazing CS and the products are amazing.
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well for RE dont even look at the new "X" line crap. get the older SE or SX. i had a 15" SX and i was loud. but i would also look at DC, they have amazing CS and the products are amazing.
^^^ Yea that. ^^^
I used to be a kicker guy, but as you've already heard you can get better for cheaper. Don't get me wrong kicker l7s will slam in a ranger. And if I were you I'd build a ported box for the l7s. If you had say the cvrs, I'd stay sealed, but the l7s will be better ported, if the box is built to spec.
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I keep changing my mind lol. I'm open to anything that I can power 2 or 1 of with my 1000w amp, and that is gonna pound. preferably under 400$
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