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Who knows about speakers, amps, etc?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Breathtaker, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Breathtaker

    Breathtaker Rockstar

    For 2009 Silverado, I wanna replace the oem speakers (front and rear), what size are they? also which amps should I get for 2 woofers 8" and all 4 speakers, 2 or 4 channels, 2 or just 1 amp? everything Kicker, dont know anything about it so help and links would be really appreciated, thank you.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2009
  2. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    First, what is your budget, second are you getting an aftermarket head unit as well?
  3. kgibson181

    kgibson181 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    This site should get you started and get you some important specs. Got it from another member and it really helped me. http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/autoinfo/autoinfo.asp?lp=/app/Car/MyCar.aspx This site will tell you what size your speakers are and give you all options that fit fit in your truck
  4. Breathtaker

    Breathtaker Rockstar

    Budget would be around $1500 and I keep the oem headunit.

    Yep, I already checked this website and it did give the speakers that would fit in my truck, but they are different ones and dont know which amps to get, so I'm still a little confused.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2009
  5. kgibson181

    kgibson181 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    It's really your preference about what type but for speakers I would reccomend Alpine Type-R and for the amp and subs i would recommend kicker.
  6. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Honestly, for my money i go with Boston Acoustics for everything if I can. I have an Alpine V12 600watt amp tha I have had for 13+ years so thats my opinion but from top to bottom Alpine is a very good brand too. You have the first step down, your budget. Call Crutchfield their customer service guys are very good. You can tell them just what you have told us and they can point you in the right direction.
  7. Breathtaker

    Breathtaker Rockstar

  8. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Is that as big of speaker that comes in those? I would think they would be 6 3/4", i would think you could make bigger ones fit though
  9. Breathtaker

    Breathtaker Rockstar

    Well I want quality sound not quantity, I could get bigger subs but I think 8" would fit great under the back seats and good enough and as for the Alpine speakers I dont know.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2009
  10. breakdown

    breakdown New Member

    ditch the rear speakers... stay away from kicker if you have money. If your looking for something simple. Fork out some money for a quality set of front door components and than get a box for the back. I dont know how much airspace is in the back but since you just want quality get two tens. Get a two channel amp for the front doors and a mono for the subs. Than buy yourself a wiring kit with 0g so theirs no resistance and over heating.

    kicker is known to be loud but lacks in clarity. pm me and ill help you out.

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