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04-01-2018 10:38 AM
Skrillard423 probably a little late now, but i just got two line-level adapters and im going to plug the wires into the factory harness. that way ill have RCA output on the factory head unit.
05-15-2015 01:25 AM
lordperryman I put Focal 100 CA1's in the front speaker areas and I put a 10" Rockford Fosgate pre-amped sub in the back. I dont even worry about the back speakers because honestly you only need 2 really good quality speakers in the front and a sub system in the back. Back speakers get drowned out by the sub anyways so it's a waste to put anything besides subs/amps back there.
09-04-2013 08:48 PM
SRTViperDude Another option would be to go with a ReQ which is a speaker level to line level converter but also accounts for the equalization curve of the factory HU. That way you can keep the OnStar, steering wheel controls, hands free calling, and still have an external amp and speakers. It also allows you to connect a powered sub if necessary.
06-11-2013 01:27 PM
Amped Someone call my name?
06-05-2013 10:06 AM
chrisvy The dash kits are usually under $20
06-01-2013 11:19 PM
lovgun7
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Originally Posted by Elementalist View Post
Metra just released a full kit.

Metra Online

Metra Chevy Spark 2013 & up kit 95 / 99-3309B - YouTube

There is an accessory that retains all stock functions.
how much is it from metra ?
05-29-2013 11:47 PM
Elementalist
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Originally Posted by joehornback View Post
You cannot remove the factory head unit because it controls so many of the car's settings.
Metra just released a full kit.

Metra Online


There is an accessory that retains all stock functions.
05-23-2013 11:56 AM
lovgun7
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Originally Posted by joehornback View Post
I have upgraded to 6x9 kickers in the rear (made a deck for them to sit on accross the back) and still the sound quality is very substandard. I think the head unit just doesn't put out the juice (or mix) it needs to.
hmm .. my 4 kicker speakers are kicking ass (no pun inteded).

could be the wire your using.

did you switch out the 4's in the front ??? if not i would do that next.
05-22-2013 11:34 PM
joehornback I have upgraded to 6x9 kickers in the rear (made a deck for them to sit on accross the back) and still the sound quality is very substandard. I think the head unit just doesn't put out the juice (or mix) it needs to.
05-22-2013 01:08 PM
lovgun7 i think everyone is in agreement that the factory speakers on the spark will go down in history as the most crappy speakers to roll off the assembly line.

this is what im going to do

phase 1 DONE

Switched out the factory front speakers and installed 2 Kicker 4'

Switched out the factory rear speaker and installed 2 kicker 4 x 6s

its a massive improvement.

to do this take a small a thin flat head screwdriver to pop the front speaker grills open. I had a hard time with this but the easier way is to fit the driver and then move it along the circle instead of pushing down on the screw which could lead to the grill break.

the rear speakers are easy to get to. the tricky part is getting the screws on... factory speakers are screwed on by 4 screws... my kickers i managed to fit 3 screws.

Note: the factory speakers come with the new connectors. You can find 4's and 4 x 6s speakers with connectors but my kickers didn't have it.

in this case there are 3 options

1. buy speakers that come with the correct connection (easy install)
2. buy a harness for your 4 speakers (easy install buy pricey)
3. break the plastic housing and wire your speakers to the connectors.
4. splice wires.

i choose option 3.

phase 2

Infinity makes an awesome / small 10' sub woofer enclosed with an amp called the Bass link. I'll be buying that from amazon. Ive spoken with my stereo dude and he said putting a sub in with the factory stereo is not a problem.

i saw somewhere that another 2 speakers fit in the back seat doors so i might add another 2 kickers OR might add some cheap tweeters.
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