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Old 07-03-2017, 12:47 PM   #1
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Anything worth doing?

Hi guys,

Is there anything worth doing to the stock BA audio system for $400 or less?

I did disconnect the front center speaker. It actually made a nice improvement!

Thanks for any info!
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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Change out the stock amp, first thing. BA amp is less than optimum!
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:37 PM   #3
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Change out the stock amp, first thing. BA amp is less than optimum!

What would you recommend and would it just be plug & play?
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:39 PM   #4
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:40 AM   #5
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There are a handful of 4 channel amps that will fit. You'll need the s u b thump adapter too. And potentially a mounting adapter. It's been A while since I did mine. But if you shop around you can do that for under $400.

Or buy a Rockford Fosgate woofer with box and amp for around $180. Add the wiring kit for $25 or so and you've got money left over to dynomat or fake dynomat the trunk.

But I'd go amp first.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:07 AM   #6
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There are a handful of 4 channel amps that will fit. You'll need the s u b thump adapter too. And potentially a mounting adapter. It's been A while since I did mine. But if you shop around you can do that for under $400.

Or buy a Rockford Fosgate woofer with box and amp for around $180. Add the wiring kit for $25 or so and you've got money left over to dynomat or fake dynomat the trunk.

But I'd go amp first.

Thanks for this info! It helps a lot!
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:10 PM   #7
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Not to be the use the search function guy, but I think someone did a detailed write up with pics on the amp replacement on here.

I'm sure there is a dynamat install writeup because I remember the guy was sore as shit the following day.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:54 AM   #8
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go check sub thump's website

they have a FARK harness you'd need, along with links detailing getting it installed - this will allow you to use existing wiring with an aftermarket amp. I'd look at JL amps.

You can get away with a *nice* JL 4chan amp for $450, another $100-150 in the harness + mounting board so $5-600 can make a huge improvement to your existing sound stage as well as give you the option to put in different components at a later time (this is what i plan on doing)
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:45 AM   #9
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I purchased this amp: JL Audio JX400/4D 4-channel car amplifier last March. It is currently on sale for $167.49 with free shipping. I'm sure there are better amps out there, but this should work in your budget. I also got my FARK from the classifieds here and saved some cash that way.
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