New Guy... need some sound

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  1. ARogg619

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    Hey guys,

    First post here... I Recently bought a 2000 Yukon SLT ( 2 days ago lol). Its my winter/work ride so my Camaro can finally get a break from Daily Driver duty. Being that this is not my main car, and I got it cheap, im not looking to unload a ton of money into it but the stereo sucks. It is a non-bose, with factory sub and onstar system with the stock indash CD setup. Eventually im gonna change the Headunit but for now I just wanna swap some speakers in to hopefully gain a little bass. My factory sub does work, I see it moving but it barely puts out anything.
    What size speakers are the doors both front and rears? Im thinking of just running to Best buy on the way home and seeing what they have on sale and throwing them into the doors to hopefully gain some sound quality. Also, is it worth replacing the factory sub? Down the line when I do a headunit ill be able to add some subs but I doubt its worth adding 2 12's to the factory headunit.

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    915_Tahoe Your GM Parts Specialist

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    front is 6.5"
    rear is 5.25"
    sub is 8" i replaced this with a planet audio that i purchased from walmart.com
     
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    I saw one site say I can put 6.5" in all 4 doors. Is that correct? Or for ease of installation, should I just buy (2) 5.25 and (2) 6.5?

    **edit** I actually also just saw another thread on this forum that said 6.5s for all 4 doors as well. GRRRR
     
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    Welcome to the Forum. Folks here are happy to share experiences and offer advice based on their experiences.

    Crutchfield can confirm all the speaker sizes for you. I originally had a 1997 Yukon SLE, and I installed 6.5" speakers in all 4 doors.

    As a general rule, better sounding speakers require more power to operate them. As such, just changing out the speakers with higher quality speakers may not produce the sound improvement that you desire. Ultimately, you may need to add an aftermarket power amplifier to achieve your desired sound quality.

    It sounds like you are open to upgrading your sound system in phases, so when you look at door speakers, make sure that they are aligned with what your future overall system plans are.

    Good luck!
     
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    It seems my door speakers are fine now that im really listening to it. They just are all highs, no lows. The rear sub is definitely blown. Can I just unhook that and add my own subs? What would be the easiest way to add them keeping the stock headunit for now?
     
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    Or should I just throw out the stock sub and replace it with the Polk one I keep reading about on this site. I have 2 10s and a perfect sized box but if itll be a pain, maybe I'll be happy with just replacing the 8"?
     
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    Can I remove the stock sub and use those leads using a line out converter to give a signal to an aftermarket amp to power my 2 10's? Obviously I will run new power and ground to the amp. What would I connect the remote wire to? Sorry with so many posts, I just have a million ideas running through my head and I wanna try to get this done before it gets too cold out
     
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    Ok. I kinda went crazy with mine but took a few years little by little.
    Depends on ur budget.
    I'm a techy guy so I put an android head unit in there and barely fit and love it.
    Bare minimum just to replace what's there and make it worth it,
    I'd replace the head unit, get a 5 channel amp, replace speakers and sub in back, doesn't have to be crazy, but it's a good foundation if you wanted more. Any specific questions, let me know, iv.done a ton of research or more to make it sound as best I can and keep everything looking stock hidden
     
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    So I replaced the stock blown out sub with a 8" kicker compRT. definitely not mind blowing but it sounds good for what I spent. It definitely added the bass that was missing. Its nothing compared to my Camaro with a full JL audio setup but I also spent a lot more on that car and setup. Next will be new door speakers. After winter ill be adding an amp or 2 and switching out the 8 in the back for 2 10's.
     
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    Na not bad that sub. I have 3 in the center and a comp r In that rear box. I just didn't want to lose space

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