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Thread: Putting a sub in with stock radio

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    Putting a sub in with stock radio

    So I've been think of putting a sub in my fleeteood but I want to keep the original radio, trying to keep it looking stock. Was wondering if anyone knows how I could hook a sub and amp directly to my iPod and still be able to connect to a cassette player adapter I have. I was thinking of taping into the radios 12 volt line for power and running that to the back seat then have an amp screwed to the side of an old sub I have and have that just sitting back there. Any thoughts are appreciated.


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    Re: Putting a sub in with stock radio

    Why not just get an aftermarket radio, install it in glove box and keep your stock radio in the dash.
    That's how I did mine and my stock radio still has power to it to lite up the digital time on radio.
    Just a suggestion.
    I'm sure Benzilla can chime in, he did some MacGyver type shit to his, lol

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    Re: Putting a sub in with stock radio

    Hadn't thought of that, good idea!! Ill keep that in mind for the future. Right now I'm just looking for something quick and easy so I can bump while I'm in college. After I graduate I'm gonna basically redo the whole interior so ill rewire the audio then. The idea just popped into my head now cause I found an old sub in my closet that still works. So I thought might as well put it to good use.

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    Re: Putting a sub in with stock radio

    DO NOT power your amp through the tiny lead to your stock radio. Unless you want an electrical fire/ damaged wiring/ a poor performing amp.
    Buy some of this and run a wire from your battery (with an appropriately sized fuse within 18 inches) to the trunk. Run the ground wire to the rear seat back bolts....just scrape the paint off around the bolt on the floor.
    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=100-174
    As for fancy tools, use a utility knife to cut/ strip the wire and a pair of channellocks to crimp the eyelits on the wire.


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