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Anyone have any aftermarket stereo upgrades in there GTS's? I have an alpine iva-c800 head unit with navi, but the speakers suck......any suggestions out there?

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NO suggestions at this point - sorry. But if I would not be hijacking your thread, I would be interested in knowing if there are any better rear speakers that fit in the center console of my RT/10 WITHOUT me having to do any console cutting or destruction?

Can anyone help CPurewal and me??
 

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I did a budget system on my GTS. Got the Alpine 7995, RF Punch 301s (sub) and 501x (to drive F/R speakers). As for the speakers, per another members advice I got the RF fanatic 6" components and 6.5" coaixals in the back. They were direct replacements so no need for cutting/trimming etc. It took us a full day to do the install. The hardest part was mounting the amps and running wires. Headunit and speakers are easy.

In terms of sound quality it's not great but improvement over stock. Just adding a sub to factory system will be a dramatic improvement.

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Thanx sbkim - do the 6.5 fit under the center console, utilizing the factory grills, or did you have to crop them in from the top, and then use their new grill covers (that probably stick up beyond the height of the factory grills)?
 

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thanks guys. im hoping that i can get a small sub to fit somewhere in the back. maybe get better component speakers up front and see if i can get some subs to fit in the stock rear locations. What is the big space between the trunk and seats????? wonder if we can put a sub there?

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Ditto - whatever Chan says above, ... :cheers:
... that's what I want to do as well. Anyone interested in lending some expertise? (Again, the idea is to get an improved speakers/sound/bass, without having to modify the interior/panels.) /images/graemlins/gr_driving3.gif
 

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You won't get anything good out of just replacing the RT/10 stock subs. The "boxes" they're built into aren't at all rigid or well-sealed. I have an 01 so I only have one sub, but I'm using a fairly decent JL Audio 6W0 with a sturdy fiberglass enclosure. The bass is so-so with the top off and the car off, but once the car is running, you almost can't tell it's there. Frankly I get better bass out of the MB Quarts in the doors when I'm actually driving it.

Bass in the trunk doesn't work too well either since the trunk is well isolated from the cockpit, unlike most vehicles. I've seen $10,000 custom systems in RT/10 trunks that basically only sound good at a car show -- probably the biggest waste of a Viper there is.

Your fuel tank is that big space between the cockpit & the trunk -- don't go drilling through the back of the cockpit!

The conclusion everyone draws over and over is that you can only get half-decent bass in an RT/10 by putting a custom-built box in the passenger footwell.

As I said, it's been discussed at length over and over and over...
 

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i have 2 jl audio 8's in the "cubbies" in the back hatch. they are pushed with a 250watt jl audio amp. it isnt too much, gives really good bass, and sounds clean. i have mb quart 6.5s where the old subs were, and have the stock paper alpines still in the doors. i am probably going to do mb quart in the doors soon, but i just dont know if the quality would change that much. my system sounds good.
 

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I have a 12" sub enclosure that fits on top of the spare and fires at the back window. I had a macintosh amp that powered it and I wired it up so it could be removed for road racing. I would then run the wires to the quick connect for the back speakers (ADS). It's covered in the same carpeting as the back of the viper. If anybody wants to pay for the shipping on it I'll sell it for $100 (plus shipping).
 

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i have 2 jl audio 8's in the "cubbies" in the back hatch. they are pushed with a 250watt jl audio amp. it isnt too much, gives really good bass, and sounds clean. i have mb quart 6.5s where the old subs were, and have the stock paper alpines still in the doors. i am probably going to do mb quart in the doors soon, but i just dont know if the quality would change that much. my system sounds good.
JL in mine also!
 

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Bass sounds best when bounced off another surface. Biggest no no you can do is have 2 subs facing eachother. Kind of like dropping a pebble in a bathtub... The waves cancel eachother out. I have only ONE 10" Fosgate in my GTS pointing straight up only with a .3 cu ft box that will rip your head off. So much bass in fact I can't keep the rear view mirror on. I have a Kenwood MP3 player in the dash , kicker 6 1/2 mids in the rear and 6 1/2 rockford fosgates in the door driven by 2 Rockford Fosgate amps. This sound will rip apart any high end stereo. Just pick your components correctly and a head unit that has great seperation and has 5 VOLT out put. DO NOT get a cheaper head unit with 2.5 volts or so output
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Imho, 6.5" sub will not do you any good in the rear stock location. If you really want decent bass, get yourself at least a 10". I did the cheap way and got JL Prowedge. I also took the spare out so I had PLENTY of room.

I also concur with Gerald - one 10" is MORE than plenty for at least my musical taste which varies from techno, rap to elevatot music. I also have 4volt preout and the darn thing gets too loud very quick even with the gain turned down below 50%.
 

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i think im going with one 10" on the side. i was thinking about just getting rid of the rear stock speakers and putting great components up front.

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Gerald said:
Bass sounds best when bounced off another surface. Biggest no no you can do is have 2 subs facing eachother. Kind of like dropping a pebble in a bathtub...
Unless you run the subs as a mono channel and invert the signal on one of the subs. It's an old school technique to get more throw in the membranes (altough i have to say that it's something i rarely see these days).
Some elements which can take a lot of power but have low sensitivity can be configured in this way to give them a bit more deep bass and more throw. When i worked as a sound engineer (that's how i put myself through college, i did demonstrations, PA and some concerts), we used to coat the speaker membranes to make them heavier and less sensitive before we coupled them together.
 
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