My Truck (Stock to Rock!)


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Username: Senatorgleason


Post Number: 2
Registered: Aug-07
originally posted in the wrong forum

Hi guys, I just upgraded my 2001 Ford Ranger from stock Everything to a formidable system.

I started by adding an Alpine CDE-9881, because my main concern was compatibility with my iPod and the ability to read MP3 cds.

Then the itch kicked in for me to do the speakers, so I did some research and ask a few people who knew a lot about car audio and I ended up putting in 2 pairs of Infinity Kappa 682.7CF 6x8 speakers.

After that, It came down to a decision of how i wanted to go about putting a subwoofer in. Build a box or find something custom-fit? Well MTX did not disappoint me. I found a pre-fabricated, custom fit enclosure that fits 2 10" subs.

I bought an Infinity Reference 1300a 300-Watt amp to get the subs goin, and I was ready to install. I already had the HU put in at bestbuy (free installation since i bought it there), I did the speakers myself, and I took the sub/amp to bestbuy and let them do it. I can handle simple wiring, but the task of getting the sub running was out of my league.

The quality of sound in my truck has increased exponentially as a result of my upgrade and I'm starting to wonder why I waited so long to do it lol.

Now, after all that, I have a question. My truck can be heard (clearly) halfway across the parking lot of Six Flags Great Adventure. But IN the truck, the voice is distorted due to the subs. What do I need to do to make the vocals come in clearly at higher volumes?

Pics are coming soon.

New member
Username: Senatorgleason


Post Number: 3
Registered: Aug-07
Outside view of the truck, nothing special, cept my 8-ball gas cap decal woot!

Here's the HU, the remote for it, and BUDDY CHRIST!

Here's the speakers, they're behind the grills but you can still seem them ok.

Here's the subwoofers running across the back. They fit so nicely under the jump seat. Good thing too because my friend had to sit back there on the way to Six Flags.

The amp fit nicely under the passenger side front seat.

After everything was up and running i put an Infinity and an MTX decal on the rear window.

That's about it. Hope you enjoyed checking out my rude. Sorry for the messy carpet btw. The car wash and vacuuming is due next week lol.

Silver Member
Username: Thed42

Post Number: 106
Registered: Jun-06
hahahahah I love the plastic jesus. Have you heard Billy idol cover that?

New member
Username: Senatorgleason


Post Number: 4
Registered: Aug-07
I don't mind if it rains or freezes, as long as I got my plastic jesus riding on the dashboard of my car!

That's the first thing i started singing when i put him up there.

Btw. can anyone recommend a good car battery? I figure i'm gonna need a new one with the extra power drain from my stereo components.

Silver Member
Username: Kpa2727

Post Number: 549
Registered: May-07
kinetik or a optima yellowtop optima would prob work fine. i love infinity amps i got the 1600a.

Silver Member
Username: Jtown

ATX, Texas

Post Number: 585
Registered: Mar-07
you should turn that LP down a bit....

Silver Member
Username: B3n07

Louisville, Ky USA

Post Number: 482
Registered: Jul-07
yeah rock the infinity i love mines i have two of them hooked to two kicker 10 CVRS
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