Been a lurker here on TW for a month or two and figured I'd join in and share my first mods of my 2011 Regular Cab I picked up not long ago. I really enjoy the truck but the factory sound system is terrible! I've devised a plan after some online research to get the sound I'm looking for without breaking the bank. I'm going to share a list of the components I plan to purchase to start off. Then as I recieve each item I will write a quick review and share some pictures with everyone. This will be a lengthy process because funds are limited. But I'm hoping the end product will be more than satisfactory while still keeping a very stealth look.
Headunit: I will be sticking with the stock base model CD player, I like the controls and look of it. Plus I'm not looking for any special features. The unit plays MP3s and has an AUX input that's about the extent of my needs.
Amp: Kenwood KAC-PS300T
Line Driver: Rockford Fosgate 3.Sixty BLD. Since the factory deck doesn't have RCA outputs I will need a quality way to "create" some for my amp. This is a simple 2-channel unit that has a high voltage outuput so it should really help produce a clean sound.
Speakers: Hybrid Audio Technologies Imagine I61-2 (6.5" Components)
That's it for now. I may possibly add a small 6 1/2" or 8" sub in the future. However I want to see how this setup sounds first. My amp can be ran as a 2-channel or 3-channel so It would be fairly easy to add a sub on at a later point. I'm not into massive bass like I was 10 years ago so I'll see how this setup sounds first.
I am going to deaden the doors with Stinger Roadkill (similar to Dynamat) and possibly deaden the rear pillars around the back window as well. This truck has tons of road noise even with the factory tires on it.
I will try to create a YouTube video once I'm done with this setup if I can find something suitable to record with!