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So I saved up $1000 and want to put subs in my accord. What is the best setup I can have, with money left for installation? And I think I am going to b buy this head-unit, Alpine CDA-105, and I want 2 Subs but still want to be able to access the spare tire. So any suggestions?
 

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really depends on the type of music you listen too..if you just want bass or Sound Quality.and with the setup right,you can make one sub outperform 2.
so for bass and no sound quality i loved my 12" kicker L7 powered by an Hifonics 750watt mono amp.
but for bass WITH great sound quality i loved my 12" JL audio W6 with a 1000watt MTX thunder amp..

but it all comes down to box design,and what i listed earlier..
 

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Well I really just want bass, I dont really care about the words because the music is hip-hop lol...
 

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well..from my personal experience.my kicker produced alot of bass just for one 12.
so possibly a ported box..with 2 kicker L7s..and one a kicker amp to power them. and install your self?

ebay:
Box-$70.00
12" Kicker L7-$189.00(each) free shipping
and for an amp..search for your price range..kicker amps are very expensive,but put out the power ratings they say they are..unlike other 1000watt amps putting out 250watts.
 

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2 15 alpine type r's in a ported box and a rockford fosgate amp
 

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if REALLY looking for insane bass go with a DD95012g sub with custom (made to specs) ported box, MTX TE-1501D amp and 1/0 AWG wires.

if you're looking for a sub thats just slightly cheaper, go with Image Dynamics IDMax 12 with same amp setup. i had this a while back in my car and had enough bass to have my windshield move back and forth.

all this should push up against the $900-$1000 range...oh and you'll need a new battery. Optima Yellow Top for this type of setup.
 

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well im 16 and will need someone to do the install for me. I will just get the parts and have someone else doit for money. but i like what im hearing so far.

and why 12 inch and not 15. I like bass that you can hear a block away that shakes everything :)
 

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15's would be very tight fitting in our accords. you can probably fit one but the box may have to be custom.take measurements of your trunk and look at boxs to see if itl fit or not. but remember the trunk its self is bigger than its opening.ha
 

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don't let your age stop you from not installing this yourself. everything i have EVER learned about wiring and building a system was found online. google is your friend ;)
/\ very true!...better learning how to do all this yourself than having to pay people over and over to do it.

edit: price range and stuff i listed above was for just 1 sub...you wont be needing 2 subs with that kind of install IMO. this way it saves some trunk space and weight since you do want to access your spare.
 

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also our radios are one of the easiest to get in/out..and wire up..only hard part is finding an opening in the firewall to run the power wire!
 

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lol i changed the cabinfilter with maninder, aka on this forum 1fastJ30A1 we couldnt remove the bottom plastic cover under the glove box, then maninder pulled and snapped it in half lol. The thing is, this car is in near perfect condition and i just see myself ruining it by doing it myself. If i know what parts to buy, and i can set it up inside my garage, and my car was really messed up, i would doit my self. i just would rather have some professional doit so i dont break everything.

so i should get 12z hmm now what is a good company to get them from and which amp should go with it?

and do i need like a dc to ac power converter or something?

finally can someone tell me exactly what i would need? so far i think it is...

Head-unit that has pre-amp out
Subwoofers and a box for it
AMP
wires

thats it?
 

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oh yeah I forgot to ask. Anyone know a headunit that will allow me to use the steering wheel controls with it?

my car is a all stock Accord EX-L so it is the 6 disc cd changer...
 

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Now do I need to buy new speakers for the doors? Because they sound really weak, or is that just the stock head unit?
 
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