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    I have two 12" kicker comps and a 1,000 watt Sony Xplod amp currently hooked up in my truck. It doesn't seem to beat as hard as I want it to. I was already planning on upgrading the amp. Since I am planning on doing that I think I am going to upgrade my subs as well. What kind of amp and subs should I get? I am probably going to end up selling the subs and amp. I am probably gonna end up having around $400.
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    Two memphis mojo 15's and an audiopipe 1800watt amp that actually puts out the power it says it does!

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    Unless you just want to spend money, why not look into a different enclosure for the subs and whats your budget.



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    I am trying to stay under $400. My truck is an extended cab so I have a custom box built underneath the rear seat. I was thinking of getting two 12" Alpine type R's and have them replace the Kicker's. Their peak power is around 1,800 watts each and their RMS is between 300-600 watts. I know a guy near me that sells them for around $100 a sub. If I did that I don't know what size amp I should go with. I want to keep my back seat, two 15's are too much.
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    Check this site out, they have several amp/sub combos. Sure you will find something to your liking.

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i...ub-combos.html

    ---------- Post added at 11:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:40 PM ----------

    if you stay with the R's your current amp will be fine. make sure what ever you buy will work with the air space your current box supplies.

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    The mounting depth for the Kicker Comp's I have are 5-7/8" and the Alpine Type R's I want have a mounting depth of 6.375". Do you think the Alpine's would still work? The box was custom, but I don't think they were custom built to the mounting depth of the Kicker's.
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