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Need help picking a sub!!!!

 

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Username: Shaunsom

HarareZimbabwe

Post Number: 1
Registered: May-10
hey, I am 16, just got my licence, and my parents got me a mazda 323. I have a budget of $1500 dollars to get a sub, amp, cub box, tweakers, wiring etc. I m thinking a JL 13'' W7 for its low bass and quality. Will anyone help me find quality equipment for my budget.

Thnx
 

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Username: Justgotthelz

Post Number: 12
Registered: May-10
congratz i just got my license too haha
 

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Username: Rosrock

Michigan

Post Number: 118
Registered: Mar-09
so ur looking for a hard hatting, low great sounding sub basically.. get a fully loaded fi q https://ssl.perfora.net/www.ficaraudio.com/sess/utn154be9edec40461/shopdata/0050 _Speakers/0030_Q/product_overview.shopscript
 

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Username: Stubbs563

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Post Number: 73
Registered: Feb-10
first of all....you can find tweakers at any local crack house.... secondly for subs look at brands like Fi, Digital Designs, Re, Audio Que, Amps Kicker, Sundown, RD, glasswolf will probably post his normal best/good/bad/shitty thing though.
 

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Username: Rosrock

Michigan

Post Number: 119
Registered: Mar-09
^lol x2
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1060
Registered: Apr-06
Components: re xxx $250
http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=40296

Subwoofer: AA Havoc $300
http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=38702

Sub Amp: RE 35.1 $225
http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=38859

Components Amp: Sundown SAX-125.2 $200
http://www.caraudioclassifieds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=40035

this leave you about $500 for a wiring kit, new alt, and a box. you could probably make this work.

there is a lot of good stuff out there. these are just some things that i found with a little bit of looking. it is all very good quality stuff and im sure you would be pleased with it.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

Lexington, SC USA

Post Number: 13443
Registered: Dec-03
Talk to your HS wood shop teacher and ask if he'd help you build the box after school. Then you just buy the MDF and terminal cups etc and you get a semi-pro to help do the actual cabinetry work. Figure $50 in materials. You can coat the box in "fleckstone" spraypaint if you don't want to buy carpet and spray adhesive. Fleckstone looks awesome and it's cheap and easy to apply. two-stage spraypint from wal-mart.

the alternator, figure $200-300, and your HS auto shop teacher can help put that in as a class project for his students if you sweet talk him.

The wiring, figure about $70 for a 2-amp wiring kit from a place like knukonceptz.com and buy about 12-15 feet of extra large power line and 6 ring terminals to do the "big 3" upgrade (see link)
http://www.glasswolf.net/papers/big3.htm

That should dovetail with the above post suggesting gear.

He did forget the head unit though, which is about $200-250 for a decent alpine or pioneer deck with 3 pair of RCA preouts to run the amps. Other option is keep the factory radio in the dash if its got aux input or CD or whatever and you're OK with it, and just buy a line converter to adapt the head unit to your amplifiers. Then you can use a simple electronic crossover to handle splitting everything out to 3 pairs of channels.
 

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Username: Glasswolf

Lexington, SC USA

Post Number: 13444
Registered: Dec-03
PS, here's a cheaper alternative to save a bit of money to make room for the LOC, head unit, or labor..

Alpine Type R SPR-17C coaxials in front doors
Alpine Type R 12" sub in ported box
Alpine MRP-500 500 watt mono sub amp for the type R 12"
 

New member
Username: Shaunsom

HarareZimbabwe

Post Number: 2
Registered: May-10
Thnx guys, u re all great help. never realised alpine made good subs
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Post Number: 13634
Registered: Dec-03
alpine makes good everything if you stick to the higher end products. Some of the entry level stuff is mediocre, but still well made.
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