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post #1 of 5 Old 01-10-2010, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I am trying to buy all the items needed for a stereo upgrade. I have choosen everything but my replacement speakers. I need some assistance choosing them. I will be using an Splk2 box with 2 Pioneer Shallow Mount 12" subs, pushed my a 750w Kicker amp. I will be using a Kicker 400w amp for the door speakers. I am trying to find a set of kick panels as well to add additional 6.5and tweeters to put in it. If I find them then I will be running another amp to power those as well. For the front doors I am thinking of running a set of shallow mount Kicker 6.5 Subwoofers if I can locate the kick panels for my truck. I think this 6.5 sub will give a good midbass and with the kick panels, a full rich sound. Anyone have some recommendations for me. I will also be using 6.5"s in the rest of the vehicle if they will fit. Thanks in advance!
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Stock locations hold a 5x7/6x8 speaker. I used Infinity reference in the front (Had them from my ranger) and put some Infinity Kappas in the rear. Just changing the speakers helps a ton. I'd just use the 5x7 size if it was me, just because it's easy, and I dont see you gaining anything by doing a kick panel with 6.5's. You can get 5x7 separates too. I know Infinity sells some.





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I looked at Infinity but everyone else keeps saying to switch to 6.5's and use an adapter plate. I had a Dodge crew cab and put a total Infinity system in it with Kappas and it sounded amazing. I might just go that route again. Thanks for the input.
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Kick panels help alot with imaging, the distance from speaker to ear is much more balanced with kick panels than door speakers.......this helps you set a front sound stage which is important in SQ

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The problem I am having with the kick panels is that I can't seem to find them for my truck. It might be operator error but I can't find them for a 2006 F350 Harley Davidson edition. I don't have a problem with installing them, I just can't seem to find them. Do you think that I should install kick panels and maybe install some rear door speakers? I could run the factory located speakers off of the head unit and run the kicks and the custom rear doors off my amp? I am serious about my music and it has to sound clean, crisp, and full no matter what.
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