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System in stages

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by GoBlueFan, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Apr 6, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    GoBlueFan

    GoBlueFan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Step bars, billet grill with custom TOYOTA, MB Quart RSI 216 components, Hifonics ZXi 4410, RAAMmat deadened doors/back wall/roof covered with ensolite , 24" Magnaflow muffler, hand polished stock exhaust tip, tinted, OEM TRD Bilstiens all around with 1/4" spacers up front to level it out. Sport wheels added.
    Like most peeps, doing up your system in stages is usually the way it ends up going.
    I am planning on replacing the head unit first (still searching options), then swap the factory speakers out with MB Quarts 6X9 component set, then add an amplifier (Hifonics 2 chan), then a sub (Apline SWR DVC 10"). I already have the sub, just have to build the enclosure.

    Since the factory head unit tends to "color" the sound and processes it, do the factory speakers sound better with just an aftermarket head unit?
    :confused: Just curious is all.

    Anyone notice a difference after just changing the head unit?
    TIA
    Jon
     
  2. Apr 6, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    sooner07

    sooner07 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

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    Always working on the stereo, painted the front skid plate black to match the truck, debadged , toy tech ultimate lift kit, light racing UCAs, ARB bumper Looking into a supercharger and new exhaust.
    I thought that mine sounded better with an aftermarket HU. I could better control the sound output so that it was getting good bass response at the volume I liked listening to it.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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    That was my thinking...


    I am hoping with each upgrade, my sound quality goes up.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    tacomajason

    tacomajason the anti mpg

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    with a good aftermarket hu, the difference is night and day.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    GoBlueFan

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