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if you make a custom box for where the jack is you will be running dangerously close to the minimum box volume that that sub requires. according to the meausurments you gave you ended up with .95 cu.ft not encluding the thickness of the meterial its made from or the displacement of the sub itself.

the 10" version would be a better fit. those subs need lots of space to work good.
10 INCH Subwoofer Set Up

Kicker Solo-Baric L5 Series 08S10L54
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dual 4 ohm voice coils
50-450 watts RMS

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Oh I figured it might be, but at crutchfield (where I'm getting all this info) it went from 500 to 750.
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the 750w you show is actually cheaper though. weird.. the 750 will work just as long as your head unit doesnt have 5volt preamp outputs.

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50-450 watts RMS

Kicker 08ZX500.1
mono subwoofer amplifier
500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
this would be a perfect setup.
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this would be a perfect setup.
Awesome, so now we have speakers, head unit, and wires to go?
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any stuff in particular you have picked out?
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Hah, no actually. I just want to get a HU that has an auxilary port(preferably in the back) or one that can take iPod's with 3.0 software, and have a blue display/lights.

Speakers...don't really matter, just some moderate ones will be fine.

Wires...and tweeters, I could use some help there too.
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Speakers wise ... id look for something under 30watts RMS otherwise you should really buy an amp for them too. The stock speakers actually sound rather good once you feed them a little bit more power from an aftermarket HU.

basicly any hu nowadays has an aux input.
you will likely want the hu to control and charge the ipod which many have the option to. this is when you can run into compatibility issues with newer ipods but even then they typically still work with all ipods. You will get better sound from a HU that controls the ipod and does not connect through the aux input. FYI

wires ... if your just running a 500w amp and have no thoughts of adding more amps in the future then 8ga wirekit should be plenty.

I would not buy separate tweeters. Typically tweeters are part of a package of component (separate) speakers. which include a midbass speaker, crossover, and tweeter. these are more expensive then coaxial speakers and require custom mounting. but can sound much better if they are installed in a good location.
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And remember your just at the point of picking out the parts of your system.

Tuning your system properly is a whole other topic.
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So look for a HU that has an ipod hookup, and 30 watt speakers at 4 ohms?
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basically yes. ipod hook up or usb hookup.

I can't believe not one other person has made a comment.
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alright, awesome. Thank you so much for the help RangOH, in a way... you taught me how to fish.
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You were doing so well explaining everything it seem sacrilegious to interrupt.
I have done a few systems for my self and friends and fixed a few bad systems. Everything mention above is good solid info and you should be able to build a great system, remember it's a truck so no big voids to fill with sound or create harmonics. My two cents sound deadening the more the better. Great speakers in a tin box make a tin sound. Go to a stereo store before you buy and listen to them to see how they sound to you, trust your ears cheap speakers in a good enclosure will sound better then great speakers in a bad one.
The system in my truck cost me just under 1000 with GPS and Bluetooth by shopping around sometimes last years model will be a lot cheaper and the only changes would be cosmetic
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Subwoofer x2:
Pioneer TS-W308D4 Champion Series 12 Subwoofer
Dual 4-ohm voice coils
50-400 watts RMS
20-180 Hz

OR

Kicker 10CVR124 CompVR 12 Subwoofer
Dual 4-ohm voice coils
50-400 watts RMS
25-500 Hz

Amplifier:
Eclipse ZA1200
Mono subwoofer amplifier
1,200 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms


Speaker(s):


Head Unit:


I'm not sure on a head unit, I'd like a nice touchscreen double din that's under $400.

This is for an ext. cab chevrolet. Can someone direct me to a calculator to see how much air space or whatever I need for a subwoofer?

And would three 12's or four 10's sound better in one's opinion?
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