QUOTE(sicknasty413 @ Aug 16 2007, 03:01 PM)
...So if not black.. what color!!??...
Might I suggest Cadillac's "Lightning White" It's an optional color found on the Escilade it's a creamy pearlescent White and it look damn amazing.
QUOTE(sicknasty413 @ Aug 18 2007, 06:22 PM)
So how about we talk audio.
I'm not really audio savvy when it comes to car audio..
So any recommendations? Probably lookin' to spend around $500.. not sure though.
I need a new radio/cd player/deck thing..
Probably some new speakers (probably 4)..
And some subwoofers (preferably 2).. and obviously an amp for them.
So throw me some info, recommendations, etc.
ugh... $500 is not much to work with in the car audio world... especially when the stock speakers and wiring is probably trash... remember car audio has less space to work with, need to be resistant against extreme heat and cold, it needs to withstand and play normally through jolts in the road as well as constantly changing momentum and to top it all off it has to work with an extremely dirty power source
All of that adds greatly to the cost of car audio equipment.
Personally I like Alpine equipment and that's what I use in all of my cars. There are a number of speaker brands I like too but they're all way out of your price range... (and by that I mean a single component is more than your entire budget
I'd say buy a decent head unit. Shop around and find something you like, avoid brands you've never heard of. Pioneer tends to deliver the best bang for your buck. Sony is typically so-so but over priced. brands like Pyle and Legacy should be avoided like the plague.
I would not go used on a head unit as they tend to be abused quite a bit. Getting a used amp is hit or miss as well since heat damage can really screw them up but I'd say a used amp is safer than a used head unit.
Normally I'd suggest running a separate amp for your normal speakers but since we're going cheap just make sure your head unit has adequate power output for your speakers... and a full range pre-amp out so you can upgrade later.
As for the sub woofer I find that the box tends to be just as important as the driver itself. several 10" drivers seems to offer the best combination of punch and low frequency response while 12" can deliver lower beats they're usually quite sloppy and slow to respond unless it's a really high end driver is a quality sealed box. This would also require your main speakers to pick up some of the slack. Don't bother with the square subs they're quite sloppy and more expensive.
make sure you get a digital amp as they tend to run cooler and the last thing you want is your amp overheating on you and shutting off all the time.
Get your cables on ebay or monoprice.com use 4X shielded pre-amp wires. Monster XP or Monoprice 16ga or larger works good for speaker wire.
For power you'll want 4ga or larger and be sure to fuse it on the battery side (The amp should have it's own fuse so the inline fuse is really to protect your car not your amp. which is why you want to put it near the battery).
for speakers I'd recommend 5.5 or 6.5" round midranges with separate tweaters... since you're going cheap you might have to get 2-way units instead of separates... avoid the oval speakers if you can.
I haven't done up a car for a while so you'll want to talk to ub3rnewb, he's the resident car audio expert and can probably give you a better idea what new tech is good/bad/ugly.