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Old 07-17-2017, 01:00 PM   #1
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I have come to an end with my modification list, so I am trying to come up with a new one.

My latest thought is the speakers in the cab of the Freightliner. Right now it is hard to hear the speakers and they are pretty small.

I am thinking about adding a subwoofer, amp and two speakers on the underside of the cabover. I found a company called retro pods that makes a surface mounted speaker, 4" 5.5" and a 6x9. any of them would fit.

Just wanted to see if anyone else has done this yet or has an interest in figuring it out.

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Old 07-17-2017, 01:26 PM   #2
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I have come to an end with my modification list, so I am trying to come up with a new one.

My latest thought is the speakers in the cab of the Freightliner. Right now it is hard to hear the speakers and they are pretty small.

I am thinking about adding a subwoofer, amp and two speakers on the underside of the cabover. I found a company called retro pods that makes a surface mounted speaker, 4" 5.5" and a 6x9. any of them would fit.

Just wanted to see if anyone else has done this yet or has an interest in figuring it out.

Aaron
Many of the systems i have built have been 3 channel.
Replace the door speakers and add a subwoofer. Run a 4 channel amp in 3 channel mode. Will sound great.

What are the factory speakers ?


edit.. quick google says they are 5.25.
A nice set of components would work well.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:35 PM   #3
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I replaced the factory speakers when I got it. There are only two small speakers in the dash, facing the windshield. I replaced them with a Polk. The only issue is they are too small to carry any sound, plus bouncing off of the windshield doesn't help.

When I use the Apple Car Play, it is hard to hear the person without turning it way up, then when I hang up the radio is way too loud and distorted.
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Poopy.. Nothing in the doors eh. I would take it to a stereo shop to have some new door panels built, with a pair of speakers in each door.
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that is cool. Need to find one with the storage bin and the speaker. Now I am just getting picky.
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that is cool. Need to find one with the storage bin and the speaker. Now I am just getting picky.


I agree with you...miss the storage bin. These show here come in the Sport Chassis.

I'm thinking something similar to you, already replace the two front factory ones, but thinking is putting in a couple more new speakers in the cab, amp, and sub. I have the little love seat behind the passenger seat with nothing under it....was thinking that is the best place to put the sub and amp.
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Let me try that again....stupid phone with the little letters.

I agree with you...miss the storage bin. The door panels shown above come in the Sport Chassis.

I'm thinking along the same lines of you. I have also replaced the two front factory ones, but thinking of adding a couple of more somewhere in the cab. I have the little love seat behind the passenger seat with nothing under it...was thinking that is the best place to put the sub and amp.
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Retropod makes a surface mount pod, would mount to the flat wood up under the bed, would be above the seat backs. Amp probably wont fit under the seats and I took out the loveseat.

I wonder if sport chassis would sell the door skins? Probably a couple grand.
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