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I probably went against what alot of you would have, done but I went to a few stereo shops on Saturday to see about geting an amp & Sub installed in my 05 DC. Every one wanted to take the console out or tear out something else. So, I opted to just put a box with a sub in it behind the drivers seat. There are only 3 of us that ride in the truck 90% of the time so ot is not in the way, and If I need the room all I have to do unhook two wires and remove the sub box. Here's what I did....I left the stock stereo, speakers, and amp in. I bought a JL Audio 10" Sub in a box, and a Rockford Fosgate Punch P325.1 Amp. Mounted the amp under the drivers seat and the Bass control gain under the dash. What a difference! It sounds awesome. Clear with tons of bass, more than I need really, but I love it. It was a cheaper and less "Tear up the truck" way to go in my opinion. The whole thing cost me under $500.00 installed.
 

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hey, brandkd!

i think what you did is a pretty common choice. one way to really get the most out of your addition is to add some high pass filters to each of the factory speakers. you can buy them or make them (google search) if you have some basic soldering/wiring skills. the function is to roll off the lowest frequencies going to the factory speakers. this allows them to only produce tones that are say, over 300 hertz, and lets the new sub do all the real heavy lifting on the bass end. you will be surprised by how much louder and clearer everything sounds when the little factory speakers aren't being driven to produce the real low bass.

just an idea. i have done this on other vehicles and also on my home system with great results.
 

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I did something similar, but went with an 8" and put the box behind the center consol. Amped it up and it sounds great. Can still seat four people too.
 

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Did you use a wiring harness to tap into the existing wires? I am thinking about doing a similar mod, but I don't really want to cut & splice and I want to make sure I know what I'm getting myself into. Any suggestions/pointers would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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:tu: Did the same thing with my truck and couldn't be happier. I really don't need more, if anything I might upgrade to a navi-screen in the future. But as of now, I am very happy with how my stock stereo sounds with a sub installed. I have a 15" L7 Kicker, sounds great!:tu:
 

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Did you use a wiring harness to tap into the existing wires? I am thinking about doing a similar mod, but I don't really want to cut & splice and I want to make sure I know what I'm getting myself into. Any suggestions/pointers would be appreciated. Thanks!
If your addressing me, I have nothing stock in my truck with the sound system. Different head unit, two amps, and four speakers, and all new wires.
 

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hey, brandkd!

i think what you did is a pretty common choice. one way to really get the most out of your addition is to add some high pass filters to each of the factory speakers. you can buy them or make them (google search) if you have some basic soldering/wiring skills. the function is to roll off the lowest frequencies going to the factory speakers. this allows them to only produce tones that are say, over 300 hertz, and lets the new sub do all the real heavy lifting on the bass end. you will be surprised by how much louder and clearer everything sounds when the little factory speakers aren't being driven to produce the real low bass.

just an idea. i have done this on other vehicles and also on my home system with great results.
Which ones in particular would you recommend?
 
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