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Old 08-09-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
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Was wondering if anyone messed with the 2000+ stereo system. Sometimes I wish it was louder and just more powerful in bass, etc.
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Was wondering if anyone messed with the 2000+ stereo system. Sometimes I wish it was louder and just more powerful in bass, etc.
Mine is original and sounds flat now too. was thinking of replacing just the speakers for now, I'm sure they're cooked
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a couple of us have... what would you like to know???
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a couple of us have... what would you like to know???
...details, do you change just the speakers? the whole system? add an amp only?
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Hey boott, there are a couple ways to go about doing that. All you need to do is decide what you want. If you just want new speakers go buy them and install them,

As far as more bass goes you can do this several ways also, you can: add a amp to power your speakers( there is a factory amp but as you have noticed it tends to run out of power pretty quick). Adding an external amp will give you more power and way better sound quality and also way more flexibility.

You could add an amp and sub(*).

or you can just buy an amplified sub such as the bazooka tubes and I also believe audiobahn sells and amplified tube.

Now for the tricky part, if you want to do a new headunit you Will have to buy a new harness from a place called Metra.

They sell several different models and you just need to pick the one that corresponds to you system.

Find a headunit you like that fits your needs, buy the harness from Metra and an install kit and go to work.

Several of us have done aftermarket headunits most with good results if you need any more help just post were all here to help.

If I can help any more just let me know.


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Bonnemac has some good tips.. here is a little more:

It depends on exactly what you want from your stereo.. if you just want a little better sound quality you can get by with just replacing your current speakers with a quality set of components in the doors.. however, this wont make it much louder if at all.. but will increase the sound quality tremendously.. If you definately want to go louder.. the first step is to upgrade your headunit.

Id take it step by step, unless you know exactly what you want

with the new headuinit installed you then have a few more steps to an awesome stereo..

1. Component speakers in the front doors. (Dont waste your time with coaxials.. the quality is WELL worth the price.. anyone will tell you that.)
2. Subwoofer (even if you dont want BOOMING bass, a small 10 inch sub will do wonders for bass fill..)
3. If the new headunit and replacement speakers still arent cutting it for you... the next step is amplifying the door speakers.. This will not even make it louder, but increase sound quality, and actually prolong the life of the new speakers by delivering the proper ammount of power so as not to have "amp clipping".
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alrite.....Im pretty sure(99.999%) that we can just cut the factory end off the speaker wire and connect that to an Aftermarket speaker right?!?!? and/or are there connectors i can buy for the new speakers?

also.....what size are the front door?? 5.25???

and...it requires the removal of the door panel to install new ones right?!?!
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alrite.....Im pretty sure(99.999%) that we can just cut the factory end off the speaker wire and connect that to an Aftermarket speaker right?!?!? and/or are there connectors i can buy for the new speakers?
Yes, crutchfield sells adapters so no factory wiring has to be cut
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The front doors are 6.75" component speakers. Some 6.5" components will fit without an adapter. It depends on the brand really...
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yes, the door panel has to be removed. Luckily it'* not too hard of a task to remove the door panel.
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ThaNKs!
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was thinking of replacing just the speakers for now, I'm sure they're cooked
i would do the head-unit as well as speakers. your sirius will sound worlds better for sure
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