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Ok so all things truck related, audio isn't really my strong point. I'm just wondering, roughly, what I would be looking at price wise to have a "nice" (good SQ, nice range, can get loud but doesnt have to be heard 2 miles away) system. Basically nice components up front, something good for rear fill or maybe more components in the back? dont really know. good, quality deck/maybe an in dash screen and possibly something with the ability to upgrade/add to in the future. quality subs with a focus on SQ i think, quality speaker wire, fuse blocks, crossovers, etc etc and the right amps to power everything. and then sound deadener for the whole cab pretty much, plus cap if necessary and an optima batt. i would guess

i know thats a pretty wide range, but on average what would be expected for one to pay for stuff like this? i was thinking in the neighborhood of $2-3k? Like i said im pretty not up to speed on audio stuff, what to look for, whats good, etc, etc, but the install and sub box-fab i can do and will do myself. I listen to mostly rock and country, about 90% i would say, lots of metal, metalcore, hardcore, pop-punk blink-182 type stuff, and then southern rock/country, so i'd really like something thats got a focus on sound quality over pure volume or bass like some like. i wouldnt mind being able to turn it up and hear to clearly for outside the truck, but i think anything over that good old stock 94 "system" :lol: is gonna sound pretty mean.

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you could get away with about 12-1500 with a nice system, add 500-1000 if you want a screen. If I paid retail for all mine it would be over $4k and its really modest. 4ch amp, mono amp, comps up front, plates in the rear, 2 10s, underseat box, Dynamat, RS alarm, indash Navigation, and wires
 
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If you buy off the net you should be about to spend between 1500-2000 and have a REALLY nice system.

On the system in my Tahoe I spend about $3,000 on it and retail on all of my equipment was over $6000-7000.
 

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My stereo is all memphis and top end mostly
200$pr for the 2pr coaxial's in door
500$ for a 4channel amp
700$ for a 1000w mono sub amp
700$ for 2 DVC 12's
Pioneer AVIC N2 DVD/GPS stereo was about 1800$
upgraded alt was $200
Battery isolater relay for dual batt's was 70$
Plus the cabling and such that was about another 100$-200$
I'm sure I'm leaving some stuff out,but those are general cost's.
Of course you can bring that pioneer down to about $400 for a nice unit.
I have alot of stuff laying around from other project vehicle's,so I don't just buy a new system everytime I put one together either.
The pioneer came out of my wife's daily driver
 

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Ive got around $900 in mine but if I had paid retail prices it would be around $3000. Ive got a flip out screen up front, comps up front, 2 channel amp, 2400 watt mono amp, 1 12", wire, and I built the box.
 

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| DYN10455 | Dynamat Xtreme Bulk Pak Damping... | 3 | $118.50 | $355.50 | in stock |
| KIC04SS652 | Kicker SS Series SS65.2 Compone... | 1 | $285.12 | $285.12 | in stock |
| KIC06S12L74 | Kicker Solo-Baric S12L74 Subwoo... | 2 | $190.08 | $380.16 | item on order |
| KIC06ZX15001 | Kicker ZX1500.1 Subwoofer Mono ... | 1 | $470.45 | $470.45 | in stock |
| KIC06ZX4502 | Kicker ZX450.2 2-Channel Amp | 1 | $209.09 | $209.09 | in stock |
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Subtotal: $1700.32
Shipping Cost: $82.95
Sales Tax: $0.00
Total: $1783.27

plus $700 for an avic D3 and another $150-200 for wiring and accessories

so, around $3k pushing $5k if i had paid retail.
 

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$2000 will get you a nice system with a little shopping around on the net. I have built numerous systems for friends with that budget and less and have had great results!
 

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I have about 3 G's into mine.
 

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retail Ive got about 10,000. I think ive got about 3000, with 4 2250 watt amps, 4 subs, mids and highs amp, kick and door components, 4 tvs, all the batteries, wire, and alarm with extras.
 

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id say anywhere between 1-5 depending on the deals you get. Retail of equipment, wires, and all i prob got close to 15k in mine.
 

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I just finished mine and it rang up to about $1800 and i saved money by having my cousin install it all.
 

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i can get ya some kick ass deals on some stuff friend of mine closed his shop and has a bunch of wires,fuses blocks, couple amps, subs. i got under 1k in my truck and thats all alpine type r compents, 2-12" alpine type r's, sony gt5021 headunit, twisted rca's, 4ga power/ground and a 1500watt alpine amp
 
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