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Old 06-20-2013, 08:00 PM
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So I got sick of the flat/muddy sounding "premium" Alpine system and decided to order up the Kicker speaker packages. The front one was simple enough 77KICK42 gets you the two 6x9 woofers for the front doors and the 3 2-way mids for the dash.

What I found odd was the suggested rear speaker pack that replaced the 6x9's in the rear doors with the 3-way 6x9s while doing nothing about the rear headliner tweeters..... Enter the 77KICK28AB: This gets you a set of 6x9 woofers for the rear doors (identical to the ones in the front) AND a set of 1" dome tweeters for the headliner. I DID have to do some trimming on the mounting plates for the tweeters to fit in the headliner - this was done in under a minute with tin snips.

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I actually work for Kicker, and hope you like the kit. We have a powered 10" sub that fits for those as well.
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I should have gone this route vs. adding my own afermarket amp/speakers. It gets real messy and expensive in a hurry. It's easy enough to integrate an amp+sub, but trying to find a full-range signal is worse than pulling teeth.

It's somewhat ironic that Kicker would be a signicant improvement over "Alpine". In the pure aftermarket world, they are about equal (or Alpine slightly better in some cases). I think the OE system should be labeled Boss, Dual, or Sparkomatic, because that's what it sounds like.
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I actually work for Kicker, and hope you like the kit. We have a powered 10" sub that fits for those as well.
Well y'all have for a LOT of my money over the years. And some more here soon. Lol. You wouldn't have been in Tulsa a couple months ago were ya? I seen a truck VERY similar to yours near the drag strip between ttown and owasso! It was when they gave away a bunch of free tickets.

Speaking of which I need to take my truck some time and run it...
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Well y'all have for a LOT of my money over the years. And some more here soon. Lol. You wouldn't have been in Tulsa a couple months ago were ya? I seen a truck VERY similar to yours near the drag strip between ttown and owasso! It was when they gave away a bunch of free tickets.

Speaking of which I need to take my truck some time and run it...
Yes i make runs over there occationally, we run in tulsa ( race car, not my truck) at tulsa raceway often.
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I should have gone this route vs. adding my own afermarket amp/speakers. It gets real messy and expensive in a hurry. It's easy enough to integrate an amp+sub, but trying to find a full-range signal is worse than pulling teeth.

It's somewhat ironic that Kicker would be a signicant improvement over "Alpine". In the pure aftermarket world, they are about equal (or Alpine slightly better in some cases). I think the OE system should be labeled Boss, Dual, or Sparkomatic, because that's what it sounds like.
The Alpine is an 8" sub, low powered and tuned high, while the Kicker is a 200 w 10" sub, significant increase in lowend.
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Almost anything OEM is going to be tuned to be on the safe side, does it sound good for factory? I think so, but I'd save the money and do it myself and sound better.

I'm 99.99% sure it was you, I was checkin your truck out and my GF was like c'mon!!! Stop being a creeper!!

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Almost anything OEM is going to be tuned to be on the safe side, does it sound good for factory? I think so, but I'd save the money and do it myself and sound better.

I'm 99.99% sure it was you, I was checkin your truck out and my GF was like c'mon!!! Stop being a creeper!!

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Everyone that has, LOVES the upgrade, its really a 1 hour install....plug and play, doesnt disrupt the CANBUS at all...
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