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Old 08-19-2012, 03:00 PM
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Exterior speakers?

I enjoy tailgating and every time I really crank up my system it over heats. I want to put exterior speakers somewhere and just hook them up to my current amp. any suggestions or pictures would be great! thanks!
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:24 PM
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I had two speakers from an old stereo system laying around and I simply spliced into my two back speaker wires and made a little connector so I could just plug in the two speakers and lay them on the roof or put them on the side rails and I was amazed how loud they were. I don't remember exactly what kind of speakers they were or what wattage but they sounded really good. That was on a stock head unit and no amp too. I'm sure you could wire up some stereo speakers to a amp and sub and have one kick azz system for tailgating without burning anything up. I always took a spare fully chagrged 850CCA battery when I went tailgating to avoid killing the batteries. Just swapped them out before I started the truck and never had any problems. Good luck.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:58 PM
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thats a good idea I was thinking about getting a tool box and mounting some underneath it but i might just go with the easier way like you said.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:49 PM
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I have a buddy who loves to be obnoxiously loud. So he threw two speakers up front behind his grille, and then if I remember correctly he mounted 2 more somewhere in his wheel wells in the back? My guess would be marine grade speakers? I could be wrong for the rear speakers but I'm positive about the 2 behind the grille. I'm pretty sure he has some in the rear wheel wells though.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:02 PM
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Why don't you just use an Ipod or external speaker system? It'll be cheaper than hooking up speakers to your truck and not risk draining your batteries.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:33 PM
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Either jcwhitney or lmctrucks had a tailgaters package. It was a speaker with a built in cooler that hooked up to your truck. I believe when mounted and tailgates up it looks like a tool box.

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:45 PM
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There ya go

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:07 PM
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i just mounted two 6x9s inside the toolbox and put them on a seperate switch so i can have just those 2 on for outside parties or the ones inside just on
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^that cooler speaker thing is awesome!
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