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This is the second time that my sub has gone out since I got my car in 2004. I was driving down the road listening to music today and then BAM - sub is dead...

Anyway, sorry to make this my first post... but is it even going to be possible for me to get a replacement for the 9006 Audiophile system? I'm not even sure what model of subwoofer it comes with in the first place.

Basically, I don't care if I have to replace the amp and sub, as long as Best Buy/Circuit City/insert place here can do it... I just don't want to have to replace my head unit. New head unit = dead give away for a decent stereo to steal... and trust me, people in Denver still break into cars for tape decks...

What's a good replacement unit that is similar in size and power for the amp and sub (since I'm sure I'll have to do both)?
 

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well its an 8 inch sub so Circuit or Best Buy do not even carry 8 inch woofers so you will have to pick one up somewhere else...It is possible too that it might be the amp or even a fuse that popped.....I would check those first before I got too crazy
 

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just get a jigsaw and cut the opening to 10 inches and get a better sub and amp, that's what I did

I have an infinity kappa sub and a JBL amp (don't know anything other than that, got them used from a buddy for cheap[thumb])
 

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I don't know how to check the fuses and all of that or I would... I know zero about that stuff. I know where the fuse box is but I don't know what fuse would control my sub. I'm pretty sure the sub just died again like it did last time but who knows...

There are two audio stores around me that stock and install 8 inch subs. I'm going to call around today and see what they have to say about cost and such.
 

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also, cehck the resistance rating on the factory amp. i believe its 8ohm...

that being said, get a sub that is either 8ohm, or can be wired to 8ohm

im pretty sure that factory amp is 8ohm...
 

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You can keep the stock stereo and get a different sub and amp. The only different thing you need is a LOC(line output converter). That is always another route to go. Cause the stock sub and amp are weak sauce.
 

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Yeah I'm heading down to Quality Auto Sound right now to see what they can do... Here goes my hard earned cash lol.
 

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I ended up getting two Rockford Fosgate P1 10" subs, a Jensen 900 watt amp, a custom made box, and all the wiring and mods done completely clean (can't see the wires anywhere) for 475.

I can tell you right now... I'm MUCH happier that I went this route than going factory... holy crap do those 10s pump some power! I'm worried if I turn it up too much, the trunk and doors might rattle right off lol.

They were able to use the stock 9006 head unit and everything... had me all done in about an hour and fourty-five minutes.

Anyway, they do a lot of replacements on the 9006 system at that store. They said they see blown systems quite a bit there and that there is definitely quality issues involved.

Oh and I had a friend check the fuses... none of them were popped. Thanks for the tips everyone. I'm one happy camper now! Though I can't say the cars driving by me on the street are probably too happy. ;)
 

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yeah i had the 9006 audiophile system in my svt as well but i gutted it out because it just lacked what i consider sound quality....it wasnt bad for being stock but i ended up with this

 

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I've seen and heard ^^^ in person. that shiz is loud
 
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