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Old 10-11-2010, 04:11 PM
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Default 2004 dodge ram 1500 stereo system

Im looking to upgrade my stereo system, and i was looking for some suggestions. Ill be the first to say I dont know much about car audio so any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:26 PM
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First off, what do you have right now? Basic 4 speaker stereo or do you have the Infinity stereo>
Also, how much are you looking to spend and are you looking to install amplifiers and/or subs? or just replace your speakers and headunit?

Lots to consider.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:28 PM
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as far as i know its just the factory speakers. im going to get the door speakers first then i was going to look into deck sub and amp but i really dont know which order i should purchase them
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:49 PM
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Crutchfield will help pick on that fits in your truck...they will also stay on the phone helping you install it, but it is easy.
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:39 PM
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my apologies for hijacking the thread, but I'm pretty sure my truck has the infinity sound system (has the infinity badge on the two front pillars). I've been looking into a new stereo on crutchfield and it asks if its a 4 speaker set up or 7. Because I have the infinity system does that mean it has 7 speakers, or is it the standard 4?
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:55 PM
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Infinity is a 7 speaker setup.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:49 PM
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Depends on what you want to get out of the stereo...louder sound(new speakers)?...crisper sound(new head unit)?...more bass(subs & amp)?. Do your homework though first. Any good stereo upgrade is gonna cost you quite a bit. Remember though, like anything else...you get what you pay for.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:59 AM
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Get a deck first, the stock deck turns down the bass as the volume gets louder which saves your speakers but sounds like crap loud. Then sub, then speakers. If you're on a budget, look on craigslist for stuff. Try to avoid the stuff that's obviously hot
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:16 PM
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I have the newest alpine single din in my truck, with components made by DD (digital designs) both front and rear. New deck will help alot, especially if you look into how much the deck actually puts out, the higher the output wattage from the head unit, the louder you can get, and ive found that a simple but high quality deck is a lot better then a fancy low quality flip out head unit. As far as a sub, i built a box that fills the rear middle seat, making an arm rest and storage area for the two rear seats, my box is L shaped so it bolts to the ground and wont slide around, i have a DD 9500 series 12 in it that can handle up to 6000 watts and makes an amazing sound. Tweeters are going to help the most in terms of clarity IMO, look into components, with the stock system your going to have to cut a hole for the tweeters in the door panel, but that was no big deal and an easy install. Quality is the main thing to look for when you are looking at speakers IMO, the better the quality, the better they will sound when you put more power to them, my door speakers are amped up by a kicker 450x4 amp, and there arent many trucks that will get louder then mine in terms of stereo.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:00 AM
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What is the output on the stock head unit?
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