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I was not impressed with the bass in my 2012 GT/CS so I decided to upgrade with a mono 600 watt amp. First thing I did was remove the sub box from the trunk. Having previously owned a 2005 GT with the shaker 1000, I was surprised at how light this enclosure was. I had upgraded the 2005 with a JL woofer and some big amps, and I still had the '05 sub box. I removed the 10" drivers from both boxes. Man did Ford ever cheap out on the new system. The old drivers have huge stacked magnets and large vented voice coils, much larger than the new ones. I installed the '05 drivers into the 2012 box and put it back in the car - huge improvement. Another change is the '05 had 4 power amps driving the subs, the 2012 has only one, same size as one of the old amps. I still want to install a better power amp. I have a 500 Watt RMS mono amp that accepts speaker level inputs. Does anyone know what the pin outs are for the 2011/2012 shaker 1000?


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I wouldn't rely on the factory wiring but that's me. I would rather run at least an 8 gauge power wire, 4 gauge preferred along with a new ground. Too may issues with grounding.


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I was not impressed with the bass in my 2012 GT/CS so I decided to upgrade with a mono 600 watt amp. First thing I did was remove the sub box from the trunk. Having previously owned a 2005 GT with the shaker 1000, I was surprised at how light this enclosure was. I had upgraded the 2005 with a JL woofer and some big amps, and I still had the '05 sub box. I removed the 10" drivers from both boxes. Man did Ford ever cheap out on the new system. The old drivers have huge stacked magnets and large vented voice coils, much larger than the new ones. I installed the '05 drivers into the 2012 box and put it back in the car - huge improvement. Another change is the '05 had 4 power amps driving the subs, the 2012 has only one, same size as one of the old amps. I still want to install a better power amp. I have a 500 Watt RMS mono amp that accepts speaker level inputs. Does anyone know what the pin outs are for the 2011/2012 shaker 1000?
That's the plan, along with a device that provides the remote turn on by sensing audio output. ie: a PAC TR-4

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That's the plan, along with a device that provides the remote turn on by sensing audio output. ie: a PAC TR-4
I installed the Alpine MRP 500. I bought a kit that included #8 wire, a ground, various connectors, a 60 amp fuse and a remote turn on wire (Street Wires). Connected the #8 wire from the red post on the battery (using the 60 amp fuse). Connected the PAC TR-4 which gives me the remote turn on with a 2 second delay. All works well except for a loud pop when I turn off the ignition and open the door. Wonder what I can do to stop that, anyone have any idea?

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