I'm going to get flamed for this .. i know it.
I want to keep the stock head unit,but run an amp and some speakers I have laying around. No budget right now for a new headunit and the stock speakers are just pitiful.
So the plan is to ditch the stock speakers, make some mounting brackets for the 6.5 comps, hide the xovers and run the amp.
The only question is can I run the speaker signal off the stock HU to the amp without blowing the amp?
The amp is a JL 300/4. It has a 'hi/low input' switch, I need to look up how much the 'hi' input will handle. The gains of course can be turned down. Just not sure if this has been done before with any success.
To make this even more ghetto .. I'm not touching the rear speakers for now, those will run stock off the headunit. The amp will only power the front comps in bridged mode (150W x2 channels.) If I get this far, hopefully I can use combination of gains and fader setting to balance out the fronts/rears.