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Clyde Tipton
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Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
I haven't had a system installed in a vehicle in 18 years. I thought I grew out of it...

Now I'm staring down the barrel about to turn 40 and in a slight mid life crisis moment I popped on a 1993 bone stock Cadillac Sedan Deville "barn find". 70,000 original miles. It was a lady I work with grandparent's car that sat in a garage since 2014. New battery, new tires, cleaned the fuel tank, changed the oil and a few other maintenance procedures and she's running like she should.

Which brings me to the point of the thread. This thing needs a system.

How I got it...
Image: https://i.imgur.com/wM2dVsV.jpg


After new tires, maintenance, wash and wax...
Image: https://scontent.fmem1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/178368882_10218021529759424_7880504091941801136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=aT0tXyxSRoYAX_5RUo-&_nc_ht=scontent.fmem1-2.fna&oh=ac2f5896e6e3718ed64209934f08c97b&oe=60AE77D1



So, what's changed in the audio system game? I know touch screens are big, but I kind of want to stay old school with a CD deck with USB. Seems like Rockford Fosgate, JL Audio and Kicker are no longer the big dogs in the speaker game. I called a few audio shops and Cerwin Vega speakers have been recommended twice. I've heard of them, but I do not know much about them as far a quality vs. price, etc.

Who makes good amps?

What would you put in this beast? It will take 6.5's in the front doors, and has factory 6x9's across the back dash. I'm thinking 2 12's in the trunk...

Let's discuss...
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Splackavellie
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
Love the titty pink color.


Captain Crown
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
6 12's


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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
First things first, playa. You gots ta drop some 20s and tint dem windows homie.

Then you need to put 4 15's where you don't see the wires so you can really hear the boom from the amplifiers .
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Colonel Angus
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
Focal make good speakers for a decent price point


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hob
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
Long horns on the hood.


Rando
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
My next tinkering will be skar audio subs and Hertz components.

You don't need two 12s. It is astonishing what a single sub can do these days.


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jl audio subs and amp. focal speakers


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
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First things first, playa. You gots ta drop some 20s and tint dem windows homie.


It goes in for tint in the morning, and that guy is going to give me an audio estimate once he has his hands on it.

Gold spokes would look good, but I'm going to keep it factory. I had a jeep back in the day and it started driving like shite once I started messing with the wheel and tire size. I'm not doing that again.


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Mike da Tigah
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about to turn 40


Seriously?




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Clyde Tipton
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
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Long horns on the hood.


That is going to happen. I have a few longhorn skulls laying around. My step dad is tinkering with a way to mount the horns with a soft fabric backing so it won't scratch the body. Removable would be nice too. Put them on to stunt taking my wife to a wedding or something, but not to pick up the kids at school.


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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
IDK about audio systems, but the 4.9L V8 in those is pretty stout. Cadillac had worked out all of the problems from the earlier 4.1L, and of course increased its displacement considerably. They also went from TBI to port injection for the 4.9L. Stock power and torque figures are similar to a Ford 5.0HO motor.

Interestingly, these engines have iron heads on an aluminum block, which seems backwards.

Of course, in typical GM fashion, they perfected this "HT" engine family only to kill it and replace it with the Northstar... which people have mixed opinions of.

You'll want to run premium gas.


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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
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Seems like Rockford Fosgate, JL Audio and Kicker are no longer the big dogs in the speaker game


Good lord I'm old.


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
quote:

My next tinkering will be skar audio subs


Those have been recommended as well.

quote:

You don't need two 12s. It is astonishing what a single sub can do these days.



I'm thinking the same. I don't want to rattle it to death, just a modest good sounding system.


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
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IDK about audio systems, but the 4.9L V8 in those is pretty stout. Cadillac had worked out all of the problems from the earlier 4.1L, and of course increased its displacement considerably. They also went from TBI to port injection for the 4.9L. Stock power and torque figures are similar to a Ford 5.0HO motor.

Interestingly, these engines have iron heads on an aluminum block, which seems backwards.

Of course, in typical GM fashion, they perfected this "HT" engine family only to kill it and replace it with the Northstar... which people have mixed opinions of.


I found that out researching it before purchase. It has a very desirable engine.


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re: Let's talk car audio systems... Update pg. 6
You have your priorities messed up.you need dem swangas first.


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Leave it stock if you're looking for those nursing home panties to drop.


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