Anthony Sordi said:01 - 04 double cabs have one major problem with aftermarket stereo. No room for what you want. 8" subs dont cut it and installing a 10" sub is a pain in the ass. I had a custom box built to locate mine behind the center console. It worked better then expected but now only 4 people fit in the truck.
As for speakers. I recommend the Clarion 5x7 coaxials. They are plate mounted so the tweet and woofer are sperate. They sound nice and clean and install with out hassel. (be carefull with you door panels dont break clips)
Next you have to power the speakers with an amp. Clarion makes a few very affordable amps that will give those speakers a true 50w not like the 15w your head unit gives them.
Now a subwoofer is next you can make the custom box your self or a shop can also make it. I put a big clarion 10" in mine. This was mainly to make sure i had twice the watts in lows to my highs and mids.
Now to power the sub. A nice 1 channel and as previously said rule of thump is 2x the low compared to the highs and mids so you will need about 400w. Ran at 2ohms this amp will do just what you need
The above can be purchased at cardomain for 564.70 and free shipping
Now with a nice head unit i like clarion music catching head units my self but all opinion and some good wiring dont go cheap get the good stuff the first time its like revtek to hoes. Revtek is fine for a few months but then u relise you made a mistake. Then your done you have clear sound with thump when you want it.
For those who doubt Clarion products who invented the first aftermarket car stereo? So who knows it better then Clarion?
Not many car stereo companys can say they have been in the business since 1950...
That skinny sub is a nice find! I've got an ImageDynamics IDQ10 in a ported box behind the back seat of my d-cab and it was a pita to fit. It is possible to get a good sub behind the seat though, and totally worth the work. Mine is behind the left rear seat, I still have most of the storage space behind the center/passenger rear seat, and the sound is great (for a d-cab).Dimensions said:Im not sure if he wanted a sub or to just replace the stock speakers but since people are throwing sub ideas out there I would second the JL 6.5W0's I worked for a JL dealer for a long time and they are pretty impressive little bastards. I am not too sure how much room are in the double cabs but here is another suggestion.
Really shallow mounting depth and doesn't require a lot of airspace. 1/2 cubic airspace is what they reccommend. They also make great amps to.
Overall though if you are just looking for a cleaner sound, I would just stick to getting a nice cd player. I have the Pioneer Premier 780 and I love it and it has treated me great over the year.