The shaker 500 consists of "upgraded" speakers (i use the term loosely) an amplifier and door "subs". The base system sounds absolutely terrible, a surprisingly embarrassing level of quality for ford to put out. In my previous mustang 12 V6 had the shaker and after replacing the door speakers it sounded reasonably good, however in my current 13 GT with base stereo I have replaced all speakers added a 4 ch and mono amp, added a sub, and a clean sweep. Next stereo project is to replace the head unit.
Where is this stock amp and is the base radio the exact same thing as the Shaker 500 radio? I'd like to know if I can simply buy the stock amp and plug it in to the Base radio with a stock harness thereby giving power to the door subs in the panels that I will be buying.