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I have an 05 GT convertible, am finally getting to upgrade my stereo eqipment, just bought a Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD Head unit, 4 Infinity Reference 6832CF Speakers. Am now trying to decide on a sub(s) and amp. I was thinking of replacing the factory subs with the Shelby/Kicker subs but have not seen very good reviews, am seeing good reviews on the Pioneer Shallow Mounts (TS-SW841D) and on the Kicker subs. My next question is, If I replace the factory subs with the Pioneer shallow mounts, I have heard that the factory amps do not supply much power so would I need a 4 channel or 5 channel amp to supply power to all 4 speakers and the Pioneer subs? If so any recomendations? 200-300 range?


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I think those Shelby kicker amps are the way to go. Plugnplay and made by kicker. Where did u read bad reviews for the Shelby kicker speakers?

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Thanks, for the response, have seeen at leat 6 reviews on other Mustang forums that were not favorable on the Shelby/Kicker subs if you use the stock amps. Am still doing mye research, so thanks again for the input.
Have you replaced yours with the Shelby/Kicker subs and if so, did you retain the stock amps?
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I have a very similiar setup in my 2007 vert. I have a Pioneer AVIC head unit that supplies the power to (4) Infinity reference 6x8s as well. The subs in your car are powered by a small amp each located in the kick panels. I recommend not using these and get a seperate 2 channel amp for the door subs. As for subs there is actually quite a bit of room (depth) in the door sub box for mounting. I went with JL audio 8" subs but there is plenty of others choices for subs that will fit. It may save some time to pull the door panel and get the depth dimension for mounting to assist with picking your subs.

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Thanks, for the response, have seeen at leat 6 reviews on other Mustang forums that were not favorable on the Shelby/Kicker subs if you use the stock amps. Am still doing mye research, so thanks again for the input.
Have you replaced yours with the Shelby/Kicker subs and if so, did you retain the stock amps?
Yeah I would imagine there would be crappy reviews of the kicker speakers if you don't upgrade the amp. Amps do a LOT for the sound. I wouldn't change my speakers without doing an amp. I don't have the speakers/amp upgrade on my mustang, but I have had Kicker equipment before, among others, and it was top notch.
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See if you can find a review where they did all of it out of the Shelby/Kicker package. I have a hard time believing it was crap. And like SilverVertGT said, there are other options available. Speaking of, JL Audio is pretty damn nice too.
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Picked up my head unit at Best Buy tonight, but for the sake of funds I am thinking i may just leave the factory subs, but add the Infinity Basslink, which has an integrated amp and wont take up much room in the trunk. Has anyone tried the Basslink or is it a waist of money?

I have a previous wiring harness from a Kenwood unit I had before, but had to take out because the display went out, so back in went the factory Shaker 500, from what I can tell the wiring harness I now have should work.

Will post some pics of the wiring harness.

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