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Old 06-24-2009, 08:51 AM
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AFtermarket sub/amp to factory HU

Hey guys,

I am new to the forums and new to the diesel world. I came from an F150 and F150online and hope this site is just as helpful as the F150 site!

Anyway, like the title says is there anyway to hook up an after market sub/amp to the stock HU? The reason is my Sirius is hooked up to my HU, it has the 6CD player and I would like to keep the look of stock. The factory sub is way under powered.

Thanks for any info!
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Welcome to the org.

And here is a for yu.
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Yes and no. You can use the audio leads that feed the factory amp. You'll just have to terminate them with a n RCA connector. You can pick up these bare terminals at radioshack for peanuts. They do require soldering though. However, the factory amp, for whatever dumb reason, uses a 6v signal for remote turn on so you'll have to run something seperate from a 12v source. What I did was just run power through one of my upfitter switches.
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or you can get a line out converter that wires into the (+) and (-) speaker wires at the head unit or at the speaker, just make sure its on the right and left side. they seem to work well. just make sure its the non adjustable. If not you will be messing with it all the time. stinger has a nice one. hope this helps
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Hey thanks for the replies! Do you have any info on this stinger harness you are talking about? It seems kind of complicated to use the stock HU for aftermarket stuff.
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its very easy to install. 4 wire on one side and a set of RCA jacks (for you amp to plug into) you connect the wire to the (+) and(-) on the right side and left side speaker wire. that what feeds the power for the rca's to work. i have a few extra if you want one. i keep them on hand for stock Navi set ups. i put one in my wifes car and it was perfect. just let me know. looking about 35 bucks shipped. once you see it you see its pretty easy to install.
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correction, 35 is what i paind for both. it will be about 18 bucks shipped. sorry about that. Mine is actually made by Peripheral. i like it a little better. its non adjustable HI output so you dont have to crank your amps up high.

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Hey guys. Well after a few month and a free day off work I decided to hook up my sub with the factory HU. I went out and bought 4 gauge PG power wires/Ground wires and followed instructions I found in the search. Wow what a difference with an after market amp and sub. And the stock HU sounds pretty decent too I am impressed not to mention it looks clean!
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Any pictures of yall's set ups? I am looking at doing this same thing. Thanks................ew
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