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Old 09-10-2010, 01:02 PM
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Just wanted to drop a "hello" note to the forum.

just bought my first Dodge... so I am new to the Dodge/Mopar family but so far I love it.

I have been working on cars since I was 12 yrs old. Rebuilt my first vehicle (1976 Chevy Nova) when I was 14 - 15 and have been hooked on cars/trucks ever since.

In the late 80's and early 90's I got bit by the car audio bug and then got bit HARD by the Phoenix Gold and Sound Stream bugs and just havent been able to shake the need... over the years I transitioned from being a bass-head to being SQ (I wouldnt call myself an Audiophile as my pocketbook (and wife) wont let me pick up the level of gear I REALLY want) oriented.

I picked up the Dodge after selling my Toyota Tacoma that we pretty much just outgrew.

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no pics yet... I have a few with my blackberry but they dont do the truck justice. Its a really clean truck, I lucked out in that respect. At least it appears that way so far... time will tell the real tale of this trucks life.

my planned mods will start with a stereo system.

HU: not sure yet, something somewhat inexpensive, this isnt going to be a hardcore SQ system
Fronts: CDT components (6.5" mid, 1" tweet)
Subs: 2-choices here either 1 Fosgate P3 10 DVC (dual 2ohm) in a ported enclosure (1.25 cu/ft) or 2 8" CDT's in sealed (.5 cuft each)
Amps: 2 Elemental Designs Nine.2 (one for front, one for sub)
Line Driver: Phoenix Gold TLD44

I already have everything but the head unit... and to be honest, I dont need a "great" head unit for the truck, just something that will read USB, have an aux-in and has bluetooth. Heck, I may even go with a cheapie Dual brand stereo...

other than that, I will probably just get window shade/vents and a bug guard. Maybe put together a DIY CAI.

I do need to do some brake work since the rotors are warped and I need to track down a rather loud and irritating squeak that sounds like its coming from something rubbing on the outside of the cab in the back.

I also need to figure out if its possible to lay the back of the back seat down or if its in a fixed position. that will help me figure out where to put the amps.
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