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I have a 06 with factory Bose. How hard would it be to add a amp / sub to it? Do I need some kind of signal converter box?
 

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would not be hard but like i said in the other thread i would say get a aftermarket radio even with a amp and sup on the stock head unit it does not sound clean
 

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would not be hard but like i said in the other thread i would say get a aftermarket radio even with a amp and sup on the stock head unit it does not sound clean
No interest in an aftermarket stereo. If you actually read the post I made, you'll see I want to add a sub/amp to the factory stereo.
 

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ok and i said yes you can just take out the stock sub and than work with it than by getting black box i dont remember the real name we just call it that
 

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You either need a High low converter or just buy an amp with the high level inputs. I have a amp and 2-10s hooked up to the factory Am/Fm radio in my Lmm. It sounds good. I also had to add a couple tweeters to calm the bass down. You having a bose system you should still be able to hear it clear and add some extra kick.
 

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Yup I did it to my truck!

You need a RCA converter where you attatch it to your speakers to grab signal. I spliced into my rear speakers then ran wire to the rear were I had my amp so I only need 1ft long RCA's. Then run the amp and wires like normal. I got 2 box's with 4 10's total. It slams :rockin

This is like the converter you need. I think best buy sells them :cool:

CAR STEREO HIGH LEVEL TO RCA LINE CONVERTER HIGH LOW - eBay (item 320382693171 end time Mar-08-10 00:14:34 PST)



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Do you splice this converter in before or after the factory amp?

Not ment to de-rail here, but it was said to take out the factory sub?How do you go abouts doing this and what are the actual benefits?
 

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the factory sub in under the cup holders in the center console and it dosent matter if ir is before or after i dont think
 

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I bought an amp with high level inputs. Took out my rear door speaker and spliced into those wires and ran that back to my amp. Works awesome. Super clean. Plus with a stock head unit you still get SCV and all those goodies.
 

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Thanks for the info!
 

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i used a converter called the MTX Re-Q.

search it up, it works awesome, i liked it cause i was able to make adjustments on the re-q, and on my amp.

i couldnt get the bass i wanted out of a regular high/low conveter, this re-q did what i needed:)
 

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Take a peek in the search, lots of info weve went through this a few times lately
yep...thanks also........TON of threads already on this issue.....
 

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I have the above adapter^^^^^ Its brand new and I will sell it to you for $20 shipped. I bought it to do what your lookin to do but ended up buying an afermarket head unit.
 

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I have the above adapter^^^^^ Its brand new and I will sell it to you for $20 shipped. I bought it to do what your lookin to do but ended up buying an afermarket head unit.
Deal, PM sent.
 

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Do you splice this converter in before or after the factory amp?

Not meant to de-rail here, but it was said to take out the factory sub?How do you go about doing this and what are the actual benefits?
AFTER,the benefits are that it'll work,if you hook it before like you did the audio will be very low!!
the factory sub in under the cup holders in the center console and it doesn't matter if ir is before or after i don't think
It does man,I did it before the first time and I got a ''protect'' light on the amp,it never would let my particular amp work,I called one of my friends and he told me get the signal afterwards that the amp was seeing too much voltage for a speaker input and giving me the protect mode[that's when it worked that is,the audio was also very low too]
A PAC adapter is a high quality, usually cleaner, line option.
Killerbee you are right on the money!!
Yes that is what I have and like it a lot,for twenty bucks it is the right thing to do ..A clean signal from under the center console and no one is the wiser,everything is really neat/hidden,and the amp doesn't clip or pick up static from power lines,gas powered vehicles near you at the red light etc...
Splicing a regular old RCA line into your speaker wires is sure to get you some nasty interference,and at that point it is of little importance what quality of equipment you have, it'll sound cheap......

i used a converter called the MTX Re-Q.

search it up, it works awesome, i liked it cause i was able to make adjustments on the re-q, and on my amp.

i couldn't get the bass i wanted out of a regular high/low converter, this re-q did what i needed:)
does it have a frequency crossover in it??I been trying to find one that is adjustable rather than build one.....
OH use two PAC adapters......one for the front,one in the rear sets of speakers,also using two when you adjust your fade or balance the bass will stay consistent.....I had only one,attached to the right rear speaker,and it sounded a bit weird[[[like only one side was playing,but indeed everything was correct]]],then added my second one and WHAMO world of difference being it was only getting signal from one rear speaker......one is on right rear,other is left front..
 

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Yup I did it to my truck!

You need a RCA converter where you attatch it to your speakers to grab signal. I spliced into my rear speakers then ran wire to the rear were I had my amp so I only need 1ft long RCA's. Then run the amp and wires like normal. I got 2 box's with 4 10's total. It slams :rockin

This is like the converter you need. I think best buy sells them :cool:

CAR STEREO HIGH LEVEL TO RCA LINE CONVERTER HIGH LOW - eBay (item 320382693171 end time Mar-08-10 00:14:34 PST)




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Hey Tow Master,
Where did you get your boxes for subwoofers?
 
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