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I've been searching and searching for a how to on a sub install but cant find anything. Ive got an 08 GSR with the factory nav option but no SSS (dont ask me why it was ordered this way as I'm the second owner). Anyways I'm not very knowledgeable about stereo/speakers but I picked up an all in one kicker sub/amp combo to add a bit of bump to the otherwise flat stock system and I'm looking for some guidance on how to go about installing it. Any help would be much appreciated!
 

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I've been searching and searching for a how to on a sub install but cant find anything. Ive got an 08 GSR with the factory nav option but no SSS (dont ask me why it was ordered this way as I'm the second owner). Anyways I'm not very knowledgeable about stereo/speakers but I picked up an all in one kicker sub/amp combo to add a bit of bump to the otherwise flat stock system and I'm looking for some guidance on how to go about installing it. Any help would be much appreciated!
You're a lucky man. I'm a badass at car stereo, and I just so happen to have the adapter you need to install an amp/sub into a stock stereo. Plus the battery is in the back on an Evo. Shoot me a PM I'll help you out.
 

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Well hot damn lucky day. Ill hit you up as soon as I get it in the mail.
 

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LOC. Line-out converter. Takes high frequency (ie. door speaker output) and converts it to low frequency (ie. subwoofer output) via RCA connections. Factory radios don't offer low freq pre-outs so the LOC allows you to steal signal for low freq while retaining factory unit. You can get them pretty much anywhere that sells car audio equipment.

Connect four wires to a speaker output (+/- wire on a door speaker) and install amp kit with compatible wire gauging and you're set.

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Thanks to ikt for hooking me up with a converter!
 

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Zander, what mods do you have on your X?
 

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So this is just for the woofer? Can I use this to amplify speakers as well? I was thinking of the JL Audio clean sweep
 

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So this is just for the woofer? Can I use this to amplify speakers as well? I was thinking of the JL Audio clean sweep

This adapter adds a high to low converter to your factory stereo, so you don't need to mess your stock harness to add a Sub out.

the adapter line out goes to your amp line in

for the speakers is a different setup
 

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I don't have a factory amp. I would like a sub, but would prefer to add some power to the speakers as well. That eBay kit looks like it can be used to amplify the speakers as well
 

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I don't have a factory amp. I would like a sub, but would prefer to add some power to the speakers as well. That eBay kit looks like it can be used to amplify the speakers as well
It doesn't work like that it goes like this

Radio -> adapter -> AMP -> Sub woofer

If you want extra power to the speakers, you should get a new set because the OEM sucks big time, add an AMP for the speakers, and a additional one for the sub woofer, I'm not an audio guru, so I recommend you to read more in the forums, I seen a coupe of threads about this subject.
 

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Radio -> adapter -> AMP -> Sub woofer
It's is correct. However, the rest of those speaker wires that had the butt connectors put on them can be ran to a JL Audio cleansweep and amplified with an amp before they go back out to the speakers.
 

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So this is just for the woofer? Can I use this to amplify speakers as well? I was thinking of the JL Audio clean sweep
This would be just as much a pain in the ass as buying a new amp and installing it, and also doesnt make sense. The HI/LO converter allows you to send a signal to an amp powering a subwoofer without a sub pre-out. without this the amp gets a signal the same way the speakers do. you only want the amp getting a signal when bass tones play.

EDIT: Do yourself a favor also and do not buy scosche. Dont cheap out on this converter or you'll notice serious signal noise and distortion.
 

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I don't have a factory amp. I have a GPS, but its not the R. Fosgate system. When putting in a DVD movie, you have to crank it all the way up to 45 to get any sound out of it. So I'm looking for a way to amplify it without messing up the factory harness. Sub would be nice, but I would like to amplify the speakers while I'm at it. I just don't know how to explain it any other way to you guys. I hope this makes sense
 
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