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Originally Posted by Allentown View Post
As others have said here, look into replacing the speakers. I would however take it one step further and drop in an amp and a moddest subwoofer in the trunk (around 200-300w should be all thats really needed).

I did this in my 05 and it sounded AMAZING (and the shaker 500 is a bit better now than it was in 05).

I have 1000 watts feeding the two 12"s in my trunk now, which is complete overkill with the top up and somewhere between awesome and silly with the top down. Earlier I suggested a minimum of 500watts as the top, when down, sits between the trunk and cockpit, with a rather large area that absorbs the bass response.

But if you have experience with only 200-300 watts being adequate with the top down, then that is good to know. When i put my system together, i figured it is always easier to turn down a stereo than it is to turn it up.

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