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Old 06-22-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hello fellow S197 Owners, I remember the first Week I drove my Mustang; I felt like the Shaker 1000 stereo system was amazing. But since then I feel I've become use to it; the more time I spend in my car the quieter my stock stereo system sounds.

So I was wondering if there is anything I can do to make the overall performance of my Shaker 1000 better.
-AMPS
-Watts
-Decimals
-Bass

Can you replace a 6 disc CD changer with an aftermarket headunit, and still hold 6 discs?
Can you replace the factory Subs, with aftermarket subs, using the same wiring?
Will replacing my stock speakers with aftermarket ones make my system louder?
Can You add an amp to a factory system?

I want to drive faster, listen to music louder. While looking better!
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Old 06-22-2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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you can do all that stuff there is theards on it
a cool thing to do is upgrade the subs in the doors it looks sick
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Old 06-22-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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Short answer is you can keep the factory 6 disc changer....its built in to the head unit.
replacing the factory subs gives you small gains really. New 5x7/6x8 speakers all around does improve the sound alot

If you want more bass.....take the shaker system out of the trunk, get a new amp, rewire and put a new box in the same spot as the shaker box, crutchfield has everything you need to do all of this.
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im still thinking of replacing the door subs on my shaker 500. its a PITA to take the door panel off but i guess it could be worth it. i gotta find a replacement 8" that will fit yet
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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They arent really any 8s that fit without modification.....honestly i replaced mine but it really it not worth the money or effort IMO
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:12 PM   #6
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you can do all that stuff there is theards on it

Uh, alloutt I think you forgot to send the link...

Thanks howarmat
Your information was probably most helpful.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:16 PM   #7
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Double post!

My goal is to have a head turning stereo system. With an attitude like: I don't care if you don't like Motley Crue; your going to be listening to them anyway, because my stereo is louder! Suck it!
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The first thing you can do to make a noticeable difference in sound quality is to change out your head unit.

If you are intent on keeping the 6 disc in-dash changer then Pioneer offers a few. Here's a link to one I found: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-P6000DVD.html
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The first thing you can do to make a noticeable difference in sound quality is to change out your head unit.

If you are intent on keeping the 6 disc in-dash changer then Pioneer offers a few. Here's a link to one I found: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-P6000DVD.html
Hey djmac95,

Thanks bro! Although I'm not the biggest fan of Pioneer [:'(]

I'm a fan of:
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The first thing you can do to make a noticeable difference in sound quality is to change out your head unit.

If you are intent on keeping the 6 disc in-dash changer then Pioneer offers a few. Here's a link to one I found: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-P6000DVD.html
I am far from experience in car audio, so please excuse my ignorance, but, wouldnt something like this sound WORSE just dropped in place of the factory unit because of the factory head units build in 500 watt amp? Or 1000 for people that have the shaker 1000.
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