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Old 06-15-2009, 11:22 PM   #11
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Alright... Well it seems I'm gonna have to sit with a blown speaker for about two weeks when I get my next paycheck :( this is going to be brutal lol.. I guess I just have to turn down the music then the speaker won't rumble. But anyways.. Does anyone know how much it should cost to get a professional speaker installation? (Component Speakers in front, maybe 6x9'* in back, and an amp.)
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NOOOO lol it shouldnt be very hard to do, could do it yourself with some help and some basic tools like screw driver, wire cutters etc, but nothin real special. not sure how much it would run to pay a place cuz been doin it myself for like 15ish years lol. not too hard at all though and worth doin it yourself
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idk.. it just seems kinda scary cutting holes and stuff in my car.. lol
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If I decide to do it myself what do I need to buy as far as wires and cables go? And is there anything else I need besides wires and cables and tools? Also, I was going to buy monster cables/wires, any thoughts on this?
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monster wiring is decent for sure. if you have nothing sittin around as far as wiring just get a kit, makes things easy or if you can buy it little ata time from a discount site lol but if your just wantin to get it done a kit including RCAs will do just fine. as for tools id say screw drivers, 8mm wrench(or whatever works) to take your battery cable off before installing, blade or wire cutters, some electrical tape if needed(comes in handy) and if you have a dremel they can be a headach saver for any trimming that might be needed to done to fit the speakers. a drill might be needed to make a ground for the amp if your not able to find a factory spot for it
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Knuconcepts has good wiring kits for decent money. Most cheap wiring kits are crap and the gauge is not what it says it is.
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Well, after looking at infinity comp. speakers I've decided to up my budget and get Infinity Kappa Perfect'*. And as far as the amp goes I was looking at kicker amps and I found the ZX6504 Kicker amp. 120 watts x 4 channels @ 4 ohms. I can get it for about $300 at the most on eBay (any thoughts on this?). But I have not yet found any 6x9'* that I want. I'm thinking I'll probably go with infinitys since I want all my car speakers to be the same brand.

Amp - ZX650.4 - Kicker 4 Ch 650 Watt ZX Series Amplifier

Infinity Kappas - KAPPA PERFECT6.1 - Infinity Kappa Perfect Series 6-1/2" Component System

On a side note.. I HATE having a blown woofer.. I have to listen to my music with the high pass filter enabled on my headunit.. Even then I hear some rumbling every once in a while.

And with the wires I'm thinking I'll buy everything seperate from monster since I know there a decent brand and I don't want to skimp on wire quality. I want my system to be working to it'* full potential.

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I never buy Monster because of their overpriced products and shady business practices. They're stuff may be good, but it aint worth the money. (I'm talking home theater here, but I'm sure car audio'* not too far off).
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alright well I've decided on everything I'm going to buy. But the speakers that I want to buy are 6.5" and the opening on a bonneville is 6-3/4". My question is: How will I fit a smaller speaker in a bigger opening?

CTX65CS - Image Dynamics 6.5" Component Speaker System

Those are what I'm doing for my front speakers and I'm just not going to get 6x9'* and just use subs
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Those look like nice speakers.

If your 03 is the same as my 02, the speakers actually attach from the back of the panel. I think they will fit just fine.

Like I said before, I attached mine differently. I took the grill out and dropped the speakers in from the top (the front of the panel, like a surface mount) then put the grill back on over them. I had to trim some of the panel to get them to fit, though. It looks nicer, and I was worried about the excursion of the woofer hitting the panel with it mounted from behind.
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