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Unread 12-13-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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I have been wanting to get a new sound system for my truck. It's a 04 GMC Sierra single cab. The speakers it has now sound terrible, and I like a high quality sound in a vehicle. I was curious what would be the best kind to get? I've been looking at subwoofers but now that I've done some research I don't know how well they'd fit in my truck... But if I could get some fairly good quality, low priced ones, what would be the best choice? I also plan on getting an aftermarket radio, nothing fancy there either. So, best choice in subs, and what else would I need to go along with them?
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I have a single cab and I fit 2 alpine type r's behind my passengers seat and I put a 1000 watt amp under the seat. My truck hits pretty good for the small boxes they are in. They are not the shallow mounts.

Are you looking for something bass heavy?

Heres my subs
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Oh okay thanks. Would I still have some room behind the seats, or do subs take up all that space?
Ya, I really like the way yours sound! I do want something bass heavy, but if I was playing music that isn't, like country, would subs like that mess up the sound with too much bass? Or how does that work?

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I still have room behind my seats. They arent all the way back either. I could fit one more behind my seat if I really wanted to. As far as other music goes, some country has bass and some has none, it still sounds really good.
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I always had a remote for my set up that allowed me to adjust the volume and frequency roll off for my subs so I could adapt it on the fly for different kinds of music. Sub boxes in trucks are usually a little tricky though. If you were closer I would offer you a truck box I have sitting around with a kicker L5 in it that would fit nicely behind one of your seats, but shipping costs might hurt the deal. I did a custom job for a buddy where I replaced his center seat with a sub box/arm rest that looked pretty slick but that gets pretty in depth.

TLDR; You have a lot of options, whats your exact budget, what kind of music do you listen to the most, and how comfortable are you making your own box and do you have the tools?
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Thanks y'all! Ya, I would like to keep as much room as possible, since it's a single cab.
I don't have alot of money to be spending on this, so basically I want something pretty inexpensive that will also generally sound pretty good. I've found some subs when I've been looking online, for about $100, which is about as high as I want to go right now... How much do the boxes typically go for?

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So, I talked to someone at best buy, and they explained what I'd need specifically for my truck. They sell a Kicker kit, with the box and amp and everything all together... would that be a good thing to get? Is Kicker a pretty good brand? Also, they told me my year of truck needs special equipment to hook up the sub to the radio. Can someone explain what that is exactly? They mentioned a harness, but I don't remember what else...
And, I'm looking to replace the current speakers... I need six inch.. But I don't know other than that. Should I get two way, three way, etc..?

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kicker is not competition subs. Look for deep cone subs with heavy magnets for the most bass. I am thinking 12 or 15 inch 2000 watt subs each with a 5000 watt amp. Then a capacitor on the battery.
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So, I talked to someone at best buy, and they explained what I'd need specifically for my truck. They sell a Kicker kit, with the box and amp and everything all together... would that be a good thing to get? Is Kicker a pretty good brand? Also, they told me my year of truck needs special equipment to hook up the sub to the radio. Can someone explain what that is exactly? They mentioned a harness, but I don't remember what else...
And, I'm looking to replace the current speakers... I need six inch.. But I don't know other than that. Should I get two way, three way, etc..?
if you want basic that's the kit. Best buy will hook everything up for you they have the wires to the stock radio etc.
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i have had a pair of kicker cvt's in my sierra, but i heard rockford fosgate has good slim mounts too

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