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Old 01-13-19, 10:25 PM
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Car audio setup questions. NON-BOSE

Hey guys,
I'm new to the car audio setup and I'm trying to make my non bose FD more up to date as far as audio go. I'm not looking to run any Sub, just speakers.
I've got some
Noico Noico
for some sound dampening.
I got a Pioneer AVH-500EX for my head unit,
MB Quart 6.5 2-Way Component Car Speakers XC1-216 MB Quart 6.5 2-Way Component Car Speakers XC1-216
that came with tweeters and crossovers.

My question is, what 6x8 speakers should I get for the rear. coaxials? or components?
If I choose to go either route, I'm assuming I need to purchase an amp to get the most out of all my speakers.
Would this
Alpine KTP-445U 4-channel Power Pack Amplifier Alpine KTP-445U 4-channel Power Pack Amplifier
suffice?

Do i need to purchase any extra harness?

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Coaxials for the rear. And you have chosen components for the front, in which case you will need to make a hole somewhere on the door cover to mount the twitter, personally I'd go with coaxials in fronts too just to avoid drilling new holes.
Alpine KTP-445U would be a great choice, you can keep it in the glove box too - just connect the headunit wires to the amp and then the output wires from the amp to the existing speaker wires (have the FD wiring diagram in front of you).
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Coaxials for the rear. And you have chosen components for the front, in which case you will need to make a hole somewhere on the door cover to mount the twitter, personally I'd go with coaxials in fronts too just to avoid drilling new holes.
Alpine KTP-445U would be a great choice, you can keep it in the glove box too - just connect the headunit wires to the amp and then the output wires from the amp to the existing speaker wires (have the FD wiring diagram in front of you).
Thanks for the reply.

I got coaxials for the rear.
For the amp, I got a bigger one. I went with
Kenwood KAC-8406 900 Watt 4-Channel Class AB Car Audio Power Amplifier Amp Kenwood KAC-8406 900 Watt 4-Channel Class AB Car Audio Power Amplifier Amp
and place it in the back. I think because I'm running this amp, I'll need to have a speaker wire to go from the battery to the amp, and then speaker wires plugged to each channel.
I guess I gotta do more research.
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I can tell you, with little experience, you don't run speaker wire from the battery to the amp. You need a larger gauge wire for that.
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I think 8 awg cable (with a fuse) from battery to the amp would be fine.
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I did this over the summer. Drilled tweeter holes in the A-pillars and mounted amp on the divider in the hatch. The bitch is running the speaker wire into the door speakers. Once you're done you'll be glad you did it, audio is so much better for me now
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I did this over the summer. Drilled tweeter holes in the A-pillars and mounted amp on the divider in the hatch. The bitch is running the speaker wire into the door speakers. Once you're done you'll be glad you did it, audio is so much better for me now
I wonder where you made the holes - on the triangular plastics or somewhere else?
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This is how I did mine.
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