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I'm really disappointed with the stock stereo, non-alpine, on my 2013 1500.

In the old days, I'd have gone right to Crutchfield, ordered a new head unit, and speakers, and called it a day. Now with the 8.4 interface, it's not really an option.

My goals are to add clarity and volume, at a reasonable price, with minimal install work. I don't need a system to crack the welds on my roof, just a well rounded system that rocks pretty solid. Here's what I'm thinking;

Front: Infinity reference 6.5 components http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Refer...nity+component

Rear: Infinity Reference 6x9s http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Refer...s=infinity+6x9

Amp: Alpine ktp-445u http://www.amazon.com/KTP-445U-Alpin...lpine+ktp-445u

I'd buy 6x9 to 6.5 plates for the front doors to install the components, and put the highs in the dash where the stock 3.5's go.

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Do I need a plate or bracket to put the component highs in the dash?

Does the Alipine Amp need a line out converter or something of the sort to get a signal?

I'm not ready to start dismantling my new truck, so the more simply install, the better. Anyone else have opinions/advice? I'm open to other ideas for sound as well.
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Anyone have any insight?
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Hi there was just wondering if you added this set yet to your truck,I hate the sound in my truck just waiting to see if anyone did anything to thev2013's yet thank u
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Actually I went a different route, and ordered alpine type S components for the front, and type S 6x9s for the rear. For an amp I ordered an alpine mrp-f300 50Wx4 amp. They should be here this week, and I'll do an update (prob a new thread) when they're installed.
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I'd like to see an install thread, particularly how you get the rca preouts for your amp/sub.
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Actually I went a different route, and ordered alpine type S components for the front, and type S 6x9s for the rear. For an amp I ordered an alpine mrp-f300 50Wx4 amp. They should be here this week, and I'll do an update (prob a new thread) when they're installed.
What's up bud,just wanted to see if you did anything to your stereo yet,please get back to me thank u
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I put in the speakers and amp this week. I have another thread describing that I'm a little disappointed in the sound. Mostly due to the tweeters being too prominent and bright. The rest of the system sounds and functions very well. I'll prob just replace the alpine tweeters with something else.
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I didn't see the write up on it,can u fwd me the link,also what head unit do u have
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I have the 8.4A, upgraded to have navigation. If you look in the audio/video section (this section were in) there's a thread started by me near the top titled "Alpine aftermarket system installed, some issues"
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