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Rear Panels Help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i need some help on 2 things.
    i am redoing my rear panels and have 2 questions
    1~ do i have to cover them with carpet or can i just paint it?
    2~ Am i able to 2 sets of 6x9's? 2 on each side? my main question on that is, can i run 2 6x9s off 1 power line and not take away power etc....?
    thanks guys


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  2. Truckfan2

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    Running two pairs of 6x9's off one channel will lower the power. say you have a head unit that puts out 4x25 watts. you have 4 channels: RF(right front), LF, RR, LR (left rear)... each channel has 25 watts going to it. hooking up 2 6X9's to one channel, LR for e.g., will cut the power going to each... unless you ran them in series (or parallel??? i forgot) but then you may overload (ohms has something to do with that) the head unit. My suggestion is to just get a small 4 channel amp and decent 6x9's so it'd sound good. I have like a 7 year old (guessing) amp that is 2x30 watts and it fits behind the dash on top of the head unit... it actually doesn't sound too bad. I used to install higher end systems over the past couple summers but i forgot alot.

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    Confed, I just made up pannels for my 87 this weekend and installed a killer system. I cut the pannels out of 1/2" plywd then glued some carpet over them and stapled the back. It looks great. Make your speaker cut outs first. As for two 6x9 WHY? I have a set of infinity 6-1/2" front, infinity 6x9 in back, a 12" rockford sub and a Alpine 5 channel amp. I don't know if my ears could handle much more.........It cranks. If I get some pictures I'll post them, Good luck
    By the way, it was a bitch but I tucked the pannels under the top lip and scewed them in from the front. added snap on screw cover caps to finish it off.

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  4. Confederate9

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    Storm Trooper~ well i have a sub box. 2 10's to be exact.
    and i was gonna add t sets on 6x9's for an added UMPH!@!! hehe
    i was just brain storming.
    what kind of carpet did you use? and where did you get it?

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