Brand new to this forum but have a few straight forward questions. First i will post links to the desired speakers i want to upgrade too.
Possible 8" if thats easy enough to install.
JL Audio 8W3v3 Subwoofers - Car Audio Subwoofers
6" sub JL Audio 6W3v3 Subwoofers - Car Audio Subwoofers
3-way door speakers JL Audio C2-650x Evolution Car Audio Speakers
future amp upgrade i might ask on here for easy install and swap out for the factory.
1. The first question is about the sub size in the back. I understand that the speakers stock size all the way around is 6.5. I also understand that it is possible to put 8" subs in. For the 8" option i was wondering how this process actually works. is there a mounting frame that will raise higher than the rear deck to create the space for the 8". Links to pics are always easier to understand if anyone has those.
If its a mod needed for the 8" then i will just go with 6.5 since im not building a competition system. Just looking for clean low rumbling at high volume without allot of BS to do this project.
I plan on leaving the stock tweeters since those sound perfectly fine for me at high volumes, its just the bass @ 43 volume level is the max with standard bass settings. Not overly impressed with that.
2. I understand that the door speakers are 2 way speakers. Will a 3-way still have any effect if placed in the door speakers. I might anyways since the bass factor in many 3ways speakers seem better than the cheaper 2way models.
3. Now i know the stock amp is a little 45watt piss ant. If i was to wait on that item would the speakers that i posted in the above links work for a short time till i get and replace the stock amp. Also the speakers im looking at are all 4 ohm. this is kinda more common ohm rating when doing the smaller speakers vs. the stock speakers or subs in general.
If I had it my way. I would just put in normal 3-ways all around and have 1 12 subs and be done. But that trunk too damn small for such a big car. damn gas tank lol. I already have a nice kenwood 12" in a Q-logic band pass and a higher end pioneer head unit that was like $350 back in 06. I want to use that head unit but i dont want to loose the sterring wheel controls. Plus the sound the stock head unit produces seems fine to me.. just the stock bass in the GTO is TERRIBLE. I had an 04 chrysler crossfire and never upgraded that car since it actually sounded very good stock. Props to infinity over blasucks. plus the trunk in that was even smaller so I never put the sub in that car.
Iv seen recommdations for kickers subs but want to go with JL since the resent speakers upgrade in a 08 dodge avenger with 6x9 JL C2 series sounded better than any of the other brands i have tested in the past. Plus the build quality was awesome. The bass from just the 6x9 was almost like having a sub the bass reproduction was so well done.
okay long winded post but to anyone that can get through it any advise on this post would be greatly appreciated.