Originally Posted by RedzTaco43
After reading what i posted i sound like a dick.. lol but Im going to get a kenwood kdcx595 headunit and stick with the sub and amp..
And Joehs, im always open for ideas.. I'd love to hear yours
That's a good head unit IMO. Kenwood makes great sources.
What type of truck do you have, first or second generation? I'm quite a bit less familiar with first gens, due to not having one, but as far as second gens go, you're going to have a hard time using an L7 in an appropriate sized box without losing a seat somewhere. If that's fine with you, then I say go for it.
I know most (read: non fabricators) go with a box behind the rear seats in a double cab, or one between the rear seats in an access cab. Generally in that situation you're limited to ~5.5" of mounting depth without doing some major cutting/blow through. Doing a build back there also limits your box dimensions, and it seems like most people can get between 1 and 3 cuf, depending on design.
Pending those requirements, the selection in woofers goes down quite a bit. It's getting a lot harder to find sub drivers that have <6" of mounting depth in any size, unless you go "slim".
If you're in a dcab, some of my suggestions would be:
-IDQ10v2 or a v3
I've also heard good things about the new alpine slim type R's, and even the new type R 8's. However, I have not demo'd them so I cannot attest to their strengths or weaknesses.
Almost none of the options are going to give you as much SPL as an L7 in a properly built vented enclosure, but you also don't have to lose a seat.
If you're installing in an access cab, the game is totally different.
ItalynStylion knows a whole lot more about it than I do, and I'd value his opinion a lot if I were you. You can also look up MrMarv and give him a call, he's a great guy to deal with. Both of them will easily be able to tell you what's possible and what's not. Biggest thing to remember is, everything is possible when it comes to audio, as long as you've got the money for it.
Audio is a crazy thing to get into any deeper than "I got a new headunit so I can play my ipod through it, and I bought a prefabbed box and sub from best buy". It's quite the rabbit hole.