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    Car Audio Ideas...I don't know much about it.

    I was looking at the 10" Slim Boss Bass1500's Underseats, apparently they fit the WRX under the seat ('09) and sound great.

    I was under the impression I need a 2 ohm amp, which will easily fit under my right passenger seat.

    Can I do this and keep my stock head unit or am I looking at needing a new head unit too?

    This should cost me about $200 before labor...

    Heres the sub:
    Boss BASS1500 Reviews

    If someone wouldn't mind helping em find an amp, I want them to fit under the seats as I need the cargo room.

    Does anyone know what this kind of labor runs as well?
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    You'll need a line out converter to grab signal from the existing speaker output. They are pretty cheap. That way you can keep the stocker radio.


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    Is that something I can expect a car audio place to have on hand? I want to purchase the amp as well as teh sub and just bring it in and have them put it int eh car if i can

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    Oh yeah they should have them. I'm pretty sure even walmart carries them. They run about $10-$15. It just converts high level signal from the speaker wire to low level signal with small adjusters to fine tune.


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    Perfect, the guy put some aftermarkets in the car, so the speakers sound aite, like enough to hurt my ears at full volume and they sound good the bass just sucks cus the stock sub is like 6.5...

    What u think labor would run me for installing the sub & amp and getting ti hooked up to my stock head unit

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    To be honest, I really couldn't say I've done my own installs since I had a car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by azWRX06 View Post
    To be honest, I really couldn't say I've done my own installs since I had a car.


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    Hmm, maybe I'll do some research on that, I don't wanna void my warranty tho either

    off topic btw, how far is Gilbert from Flagstaff?

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    If there are aftermarket speakers already installed then the coverage on the radio would already be gone.

    Rest assured it won't void the whole thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwalk View Post
    Hmm, maybe I'll do some research on that, I don't wanna void my warranty tho either
    Are you serious? .. the only warranty Item you might possibly end up denied on after changing audio components would be the audio components. Unless you had a serious electrical issue directly related, but if you have a reputable shop install the goodies you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    Are you serious? .. the only warranty Item you might possibly end up denied on after changing audio components would be the audio components. Unless you had a serious electrical issue directly related, but if you have a reputable shop install the goodies you should be fine.
    Alright bro...I stated I'm new... lol...so yea... I was serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwalk View Post
    Alright bro...I stated I'm new... lol...so yea... I was serious.
    No worries man I wasn't tryin to be a jerk.. sorry came off harsh. But literally.. changing audio components wont effect any part of the warranty but the components you changed. UNLESS something installed damages another system. Which is highly unlikely but always possible. This is why its best to hire a pro if the necessary skills/familiarization aren't available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azWRX06 View Post
    You'll need a line out converter to grab signal from the existing speaker output. They are pretty cheap. That way you can keep the stocker radio.
    Some amps come with line level inputs too, that would eliminate the need for the converter. Something to think about if you're shopping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwalk View Post
    I was looking at the 10" Slim Boss Bass1500's Underseats, apparently they fit the WRX under the seat ('09) and sound great.

    I was under the impression I need a 2 ohm amp, which will easily fit under my right passenger seat.

    Can I do this and keep my stock head unit or am I looking at needing a new head unit too?

    This should cost me about $200 before labor...

    Heres the sub:
    Boss BASS1500 Reviews

    If someone wouldn't mind helping em find an amp, I want them to fit under the seats as I need the cargo room.

    Does anyone know what this kind of labor runs as well?



    I wouldn't go as far as saying they sound great.. mediocre is more of the word I would use. And what do you plan on using the amp for? FYI that sub has a built in amplifier..

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    I was under the impression it would need an amplifier... If it doesnt I guess I'm golden?


    They sound sub par? I just want more of a bass kick.

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