Putting a System in an Explorer *HELP*

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  1. wongerbonger

    wongerbonger New Member

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    okay, so i posted a long time ago about what kind of system i should put in my car.. but i didn't have the car yet..

    but now I finally do, a 1998 5.0L V8 Ford Explorer XLT (ibthefordhaters)


    right now I have some random JVC deck in my car and the stock speakers..

    the speakers sound like they are good enough to the point where i don't need new speakers in my car..

    so i'm looking for a good sub + amp combination to fit in my car..

    i'm looking foor a good mix of SPL and SQ.. i want to be heard from 49 feet away (50 ft is a noise violation :mamoru: ) but i also want it to sound good while its banging

    i'm looking from anywhere from 10s to 15s.. one or two.. doesn't matter..

    i just don't want it to take up a lot of trunk space..

    what im planning on is getting a custom install at this pro audio place my mechanic can hook me up with..

    any suggestions would be great
     
  2. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    just mention a maximum price and i'm sure we can help you out. Would you be willing to go with a ported setup (a bit more space, but could be worth it) or would it need to be a sealed setup?

    A good SQL sub would be the brahma, or XXX or IDMAX. all very nice SQL subs that would likely impress you
     
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    wongerbonger New Member

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    i'd probably want to stay under $700 for the system..

    and i kind of want to keep it as small as possible, because i dont want my subs taking up my entire trunk space
     
  4. On_One

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    2 15" TI 15's ported - 220 for subs + plus 35 for box materials
    1 Hifonics BX1500D - 300

    Or if SPL while saving space is more of a concern
    2 15 L7's sealed - 450
    1 1 Hifonics BX1500D - 300
     
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    wongerbonger New Member

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    i'm not familiar with the TI.. what kind of brand is that?


    and would 2 15" L7s be crazy loud in my car? and don't they take up a lot of space??
     
  6. On_One

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    It's the Phoenix GOld sub i reccomended in the last thread;) 2 15" L7's would take up probably 3 cubic feet
     
  7. wongerbonger

    wongerbonger New Member

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    okay, well i found a custom box that i think i am going to buy

    it fits two 12" subs

    he ran two RF HX2-12s and a bd1000.1


    i was thinking of going with a JL 500/1 and a JLw3v2

    but i kind of want something cheaper maybe..?
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    For $700.

    Hifonics 1500 off ebay $270
    Resonant Engineering 15" XXX. $370
    + shipping costs probably $50

    = $690-700

    build a custom box and destroy your ears with the loudest SQL you've ever heard lol.

    the L7s will make more noise yep, but this will make your music sound seXXXy :cool:
     
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    I haven't heard good things about hifonics.. :hs:

    and im looking for two 12s
     
  10. On_One

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    What bad things have you heard. Like all companies some of the product lines are better than others. I've heard nothing but great reviews on the proposed BX1500D. In fact i just bought yesterday.

    Check out some of the user reviews here

    http://www.carreview.com/Amplifiers/Hifonics,BX1500D/PRD_173046_1806crx.aspx

    http://www.sounddomain.com/shop/reviews/list.pl?reviewed_sku=HIFBX1500D

    Or ME MAG's review on one of the zues series

    http://www.m-emag.com/article.asp?section_id=11&article_id=34&page_number=1&preview=
     

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