questions about the 290watt and the tremor systems - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-20-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
questions about the 290watt and the tremor systems

i have the am/fm/cd (single)/sat receiver HU.

if i wanted to install a HU from the 290 system or the HU from the tremor, would it come with pre-outs for the sub/amp?

are there any differences between the three HUs?

i was just curious and wanted to keep a stock looking stereo. i don't want to do a lot of splicing of wires and was hoping one of the two would be almost plug and play.

thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-20-2010
ranger024x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: nova
Posts: 5,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
i have the am/fm/cd (single)/sat receiver HU.

if i wanted to install a HU from the 290 system or the HU from the tremor, would it come with pre-outs for the sub/amp?

are there any differences between the three HUs?

i was just curious and wanted to keep a stock looking stereo. i don't want to do a lot of splicing of wires and was hoping one of the two would be almost plug and play.

thanks.
I havent seen the back of one, But im pretty sure It will be like the 'audiophile' system on the f150s with the factory sub. It will have an extra plug for the subwoofer harness, but it wont be like an aftermarket headunit with rca's
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-20-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
that is fine. would i need to run an amp or could i connect the subright to the HU?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-20-2010
ranger024x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: nova
Posts: 5,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
that is fine. would i need to run an amp or could i connect the subright to the HU?
you would need an amp.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-20-2010
trextegra's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Beacon Falls CT
Posts: 304
lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-20-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
i have an old rockford 120 punch and i have a 10" pioneer sub. would that be too much for the stock HU?

kyle what's funny?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-21-2010
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
I think he's laughing at you wanting to install the tremor sound system when you could just get a better system with better tuning options and superior signal processing.

Or he thinks it's funny that you had to ask about getting an amp for a sub.

Or he's giggly.

I'm just not sure
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-21-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
i don't like aftermarket looking on or in my truck. to each their own right? i also don't wanna spend a ton on a system. i just want a little more kick when i listen to music.

i had a guess that i'd need an amp for the sub. i just wasn't sure if the HU had some sort of amp built in.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-21-2010
ranger024x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: nova
Posts: 5,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
i have an old rockford 120 punch and i have a 10" pioneer sub. would that be too much for the stock HU?

kyle what's funny?
Dont forget, you would have to get the harness for the subwoofer side in order to make good use of that headunit. IMO, if you want to keep a stock deck, get a line converter run off the rear stage. Trying to get a tremor unit to work properly would be alot of work, plus it looks tacky.

I understand why you wouldnt want to add an aftermarket as most do not match the interior right and look out of place. Im a huge pita when it comes to matching, and ran out and bought a f900bt headunit just because the headunit I have doesnt match my interior at all.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-21-2010
trextegra's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Beacon Falls CT
Posts: 304
im sorry i just thought the idea of trying to hook up a woofer without an amp was funny... my buddy tried it and blew up his headunit how i dont even kno
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-21-2010
RangOH's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Madison, Ohio
Posts: 854
no the amp is not in the head unit. its in the center console.

You could however, tap into the harness of the tremor unit and pull a low voltage signal for your RCAs. the head unit uses external amplification so, thats the only signal it puts out is low voltage rca. you would have to have amplifiers for the sub and fronts.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-21-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
thanks guys. any schematics (sp)? also what harness and what is a line converter? as far as the non matching pieces. yea, that is a biggie with me. i don't want this "ugly" non matching thing in the middle of my dash.

i didn't get the 290 system because i wanted a bench. i'm not a fan of the full console.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-21-2010
RangOH's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Madison, Ohio
Posts: 854
I have no schematics, thats something you would have to figure out yourself. I just know that that headunit only acts as a preamp. you should be able to find a harness for a pioneer oem ranger.. there is probably* two separate plugs one for power and such, then one for the external amplifiers. those will be your "rca" outputs but you will have to put rca ends on the bare wires yourself. I didn't say it would be easy.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-21-2010
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Morris, I can send you the wiring diagrams if you want out of my manual if they're any good to you or pull out my HU and snap a pic as I have the 290w system.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-23-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
sure adam, a pic would help. thanks for the help so far. both of you.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Buy's Keyless entry systems...? shuckyd General Technical & Electrical 6 08-29-2005 12:47 AM
Regular Cab Systems.. pimpwitharanger Audio & Video Tech 43 08-01-2005 03:50 AM
new to Ranger systems Sirrion Audio & Video Tech 11 04-29-2005 04:19 PM
ranger systems Jardo87 Audio & Video Tech 12 03-03-2005 11:16 PM
Air Induction Systems FORZDA 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 0 02-01-2005 06:01 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:42 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.