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Old 09-15-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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So I saw this on another forum. A guy used a PAC-CHR3 harness to install an aftermarket amp with his factory head-unit. My questions... I'm replacing my six factory speakers, so what kind of amp do I need to run power to all of them? I was hoping to use the one I took out of my last truck, but it's a 4 channel. Are the two little ones in the dash worth running on an amp, even after-market ones? My second question is, using this harness you run the RCA cables to the amp. How do you get the signal to the speakers? Do you have to run wires to the speakers or back to the harness? Sorry for the noob questions, but places around here want over $1,500 bucks to put all the stuff I had in my last truck into my new one, and I can't do that.

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So I saw this on another forum. A guy used a PAC-CHR3 harness to install an aftermarket amp with his factory head-unit. My questions... I'm replacing my six factory speakers, so what kind of amp do I need to run power to all of them? I was hoping to use the one I took out of my last truck, but it's a 4 channel. Are the two little ones in the dash worth running on an amp, even after-market ones? My second question is, using this harness you run the RCA cables to the amp. How do you get the signal to the speakers? Do you have to run wires to the speakers or back to the harness? Sorry for the noob questions, but places around here want over $1,500 bucks to put all the stuff I had in my last truck into my new one, and I can't do that.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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id personally put the dash speakers in and amp them and the front doors and just the the rear doors on the HU, you coulsd also pick up a 2 ch amp with the same power output per ch or you could get a 6 ch amp, i would deff run a sub tho
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:22 AM   #4
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I have all the stuff from my 2007. I put the 3-way 6x9s in the front this weekend. I'm going to pick up a set of 2-way 6x9s for the back soon, and some dash speakers. Then I think I'll look into the six channel amp. When I get the nerve to hook that up, I'll throw my 10" subs and amp in at the same time. Since I've never done any of this before I'm taking baby steps. I'm still trying to decide if I want to put my head unit in. The only thing I can't do with my factory one is the back up camera, which I miss a lot.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #5
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I did a 6 1/2" component system in mine with crossovers. U can see my install pics down the list in this forum. I didn't amp them but if I ever did it again then I would probably get a Kicker 700.5 amp. 4 channel for surround speakers and a monoblock for the sub. Then u just amp thefronts through the crossover and it has settings for the tweets. Sounded good non amped but would have been awesome amped. From talking to a Klipsch engineer on here he recommendedthe 6 1/2" component setup over 6x9s for clarity and quality of sound. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #6
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pretty sure the back doors are 5.25's...i had 6.5 infinity's around my old truck with a kicker l5 sub, the infinitys ran off a kicker amp and it sounded beautiful..then u turn up the bass knob and you got a massage and the mirrors became useless haha
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:31 AM   #7
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The back doors in my '07 were 5.25s. My '12 is 6x9s front and back. I got the two up front. Now I just need to get me a set for the rear. And get brave enough to try installing the amp.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:10 AM   #8
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i only have 2 doors so i wasnt sure haha
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I was a little disappointed at first. But once I either have the money to pay to have all my stuff put in or find time to do it myself, I'm sure I'll be happier with the sound of 6x9s all the way around.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #10
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Just remember when you do run an amp to the door speakers to run all new wire to them. I would use 12 or 14 gauge speaker wire depending on how much power you plan to run.
Trying to run an amp over the small gauge factory wires isn't good for the amp and is almost useless.
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