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post #1 of 25 Old 07-05-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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I went to my local car audio shop today and asked for a recommendation because I do not know much about this stuff. He said only 2 10" subs will fit so we have to rule out 2 12"s off the bat.

He showed me 2 new 10" Rockford P3's in a pretty boring looking box and an 1000 watt rockford amp (Sorry, I dont remember model #'s or anything but I am assuming everything is brand new and just came out.) He said for all the wires and installation it would cost $1,000.

Should I go through with it and pay 1,000 or is there cheaper, better products that cost less?

I only want your opinion because I vaguely remember 5 years ago, my Ford Escort had 4 speakers, wires, a capacitor, 2 12" subs and a 2000 watt amp all installed for about $1200.

Please point me in the right direction. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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2 12's will fit..I have two myself
nothing wront with 1 or 2 10's..or 1 or 2 12's

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I would like to have something that takes up the space of 1 10" but sounds like 2 or 3 12"s or even 15"s. Is this possible? I still want a trunk but I also want a killer system.
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go with JL W3 or W0 10" for the sub and phoenix gold xs amps. i have always had JL. their stuff is the best. 1 10" is as good if not better than other companies 2 12". look on ebay. their cheap. you can get a sub for around 100 bucks and a great amp for around 150 bucks.

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I have the Rockford Fosgate amp and two 10" subs and I couldn't be happier with my system. I love my music super loud and I can't imagine ever needing anything more. I paid a similar price and have never regretted the expense. That being said...it's always cheaper to buy the stuff on your own and diy.

You can mount a 10" speaker on either side of the trunk and still have all the room down the middle.

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go with JL W3 or W0 10" for the sub and phoenix gold xs amps. i have always had JL. their stuff is the best. 1 10" is as good if not better than other companies 2 12". look on ebay. their cheap. you can get a sub for around 100 bucks and a great amp for around 150 bucks.
I agree 1 10w3 JL will hit hard enough.

If you want to get a am go with a 250/1 JL Amp and there 10w3 Sub and that should give more than enough for you.

You probably wont even turn that 250/1 up half way in a Camaro.


My Truck I got 2 10w3's and a 500/1
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I went to my local car audio shop today and asked for a recommendation because I do not know much about this stuff. He said only 2 10" subs will fit so we have to rule out 2 12"s off the bat.

He showed me 2 new 10" Rockford P3's in a pretty boring looking box and an 1000 watt rockford amp (Sorry, I dont remember model #'s or anything but I am assuming everything is brand new and just came out.) He said for all the wires and installation it would cost $1,000.

Should I go through with it and pay 1,000 or is there cheaper, better products that cost less?

I only want your opinion because I vaguely remember 5 years ago, my Ford Escort had 4 speakers, wires, a capacitor, 2 12" subs and a 2000 watt amp all installed for about $1200.

Please point me in the right direction. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Also if you get normal speakers and whatnot they send detailed, illustrated instructions on how to install. I used them back when I had my 97 S-10 and was installing new door and dash speakers.



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I agree 1 10w3 JL will hit hard enough.

If you want to get a am go with a 250/1 JL Amp and there 10w3 Sub and that should give more than enough for you.

You probably wont even turn that 250/1 up half way in a Camaro.


My Truck I got 2 10w3's and a 500/1
i had 2 12" jl w3's in my escalade with a phoenix gold xs 2500 amp....... it was loud

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Question, in the convertible (little trunk space) the audio route to go would be just to swap all existing speakers with newer ones correct? Would this include putting a new amp in? Just curious.


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you can put a system in whether vert or not. their is a huge sub( i think 10" ) between the rear seat. not sure it you can just swap in a new one. i think some rewiring will have to be done for that, unless you get a different headunit(radio). but there is no reason why you cant put a system in your trunk.

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