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Old 11-25-2007
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wont a sub with stock head unit

hey this is my first post on here i just got my 2008 ranger ( i love it) and i eont to put my sub in it but do not wont to change the head unit just yet. can so one please help me
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Easiet (not always the best) would be to put in a line level converter which 'piggy-backs' off the signal from your stock stereo and turns it into a line-level signal good for use with most amplifiers.

Some four channel amps can take in the four channels straight from a radio (no line level), amp the 4 speakers and then send a stereo signal out to another amp, if I remember right.

I guess if your looking for the easiest way to put in a sub, so then I'd get a line out converter and splice it in to feed an amplifier. Which amp/sub are you installing by the way?

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alpine type S10 with a apline V12 1000W 5 channel amp thanks i think i have it all hoockup now, i used a converter that uses the high inputs and changes them to lows t
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That'll work!
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Old 11-27-2007
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when i hooked up the high to low signal converter the head unit stops puting out sound could it be a bad contverter?? or is it a saftey thing the new head units have ??
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dude, you know how cheap you can get an after market headunit that has a sub preout?? Like $150 or even less. Sound will be SOOO much nicer from it.
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The stock unit in my 07 holds 6 disks indash, plays mp3's, has sirius satalite radio built in, i can hook my ipod up to it but to thieves it is just a stock headunit and not worth stealing. I just added a line level out converted to it and a small amp and single 12 and it sounds great. Perfect for what i wanted. i can even still use both jump seats with the box i went with.

I originally wanted to upgrade the deck to a dvd indash but my factory one does all the things i just mentioned and no one is going to try and steal it . plus it sounds surprisingly good.
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I have a The Mach head unit in my 03' reg cab, I just want to put in on 10" sub in my cab, ( I measured and the box dims i drew up will fit) without changing the head unit.

Is This Possible?

I really like my head unit and don't want to spend another $150 when my amp+sub is going to be $200.
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i have the same setup. only thing i have to say is if you go to bestbuy or cc and get one of there LOC's they suck i have used a few and been disappointed in the output, so bad that i had to puy a line driver to boost the voltage. now all i use and install for people are from http://davidnavone.com/ it puts out like 9.5v's the dude is a genious and when you call you can talk directly to him. NE-7V is the one i use
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Thats a pretty sweet site!
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