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2006 Mustang, Replacing Shaker 500 & More

24845 Views 19 Replies 18 Participants Last post by  Lee Yoder
I have become disappointed, for among other reasons, by the lack of options Ford has offered with the Shaker 500 system in my 06 stang. I want to add my XM/ipod – and not through a FM crapulator – however there seems to be no ‘real’ option do this except through the AUX port, but… The AUX issue seems to be a black hole, with information from Ford, after market people (like PIE), and then just cool people on these forums, all conflicting, not to mention the simple fact that not much can be hooked up to it - and even if you can hook it up you can't use the stock head unit to view or control the device, SO I AM REPLACING IT!

Any help, suggestions, pointers, or other enlightening information anyone can provide is VERY VERY much appreciated!

The plan is to install:

Panasonic AVIC-N2 Nav System

1 Kicker SX900.2 Amplifer

1 12' Kicker Solobaric S12L72 in ported Kicker Box

But the problem... as it seems some have faced... is the stock audio system that accompanies the Shaker 500.

Has anyone pulled this out and replaced it with aftermarket gear, with what and what were the results?

Does each speaker have its own amp? Or is the head unit the amp for each speaker?

-If the head unit is the amp for all the speakers - what is the best option, to 'see' how good/bad it sounds with the aftermarket unit powering them - or just to outright replace all the factory speakers and install a separate amp?

-If each speaker has its own amp attached to it, can it be utilized with aftermarket gear? If not can it be bypassed?

If the stock head unit is taken out does any other part of the system have to be modified in order for after market head unit to work (other than wiring harnesses to interface with aftermarket head unit)?

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how do those kicker speakers sound as far as after market speakers go?
would it be a better idea to get these kicker 8" subs or go thise route?
Shaker 500 Door Subs Replaced (Walk Through) -

also is there a comparable amp that i could get instead of this kicker one for cheaper, that would give me the same power?
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Where are all the audio gurus or should i just post this on the v6 tech forum?
how is this package price wise?
Ford Mustang Coupe 05-08 Dual 10" C10 Sub Box Enclosure W/ ZX400.1 Amplifier
my friend has teh kicker comps and they sound good but is this a good deal? also where would the box fit exactly? having a hard time visualizing it i would consider getting this insetad of the 700 dollar 10" sub offered on the shelby site. i would greatly appreciate help..
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