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PostSubject: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:13 am

Ebay has a stereo upgrade kit for the 94-96 Impala SS. Amp,better grade speakers,wiring,etc. Any reason this wouldnt work on my 91 OCC assuming I run the 96 head unit? Thanks in advance,Andy....


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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:57 am

Wouldn't even bother.

What do you want out of your sound system? You can piece together more powerful better performing aftermarket solutions with ease.
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:27 pm

I want to retain factory look but add MP3 plug. Louder more powerful sound.
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:44 pm

Got a link to the kit you were referencing?
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:12 pm

No,but it is easy enough to find on ebay. At least three different models/levels...
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:49 pm

Andebe wrote:
No,but it is easy enough to find on ebay. At least three different models/levels...

I can't find it,..
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:04 am

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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:16 pm

Okay. So it's not a car-specific anything, they just target it by the search terms.

Everything there will work with your OCC without changing the head unit. You will need to add a line-out converter and splice the 4 speaker wires from your stock radio harness to the LOC, then plug the RCA cables from the amp kit into that.
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:26 am

I'd just get some better quality speakers and put them in. Don't really need an AMP.

In fact, I'm still running the stock Delco speakers, the sound quality was much improved with my Alpine headunit over the stock Delco deck. Plus I have Bluetooth hands free, and several inputs for USB, MP3 player, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:42 am

That would probably work. But I would upgrade the front speakers to 6.5" to start. They will give much better bass than the stock 4x6.

An amp, new 6x9 in the rear and a small sub will work wonders.

I don't see anywhere that adds the MP3 plug, unless you plan to wire that in seperately.

Honestly I would just save the stock head unit, get an MP3 head unit, new speakers, and see how that works. I believe stock speakers are 10 ohm, aftermarket are 4 ohm, so they are much more efficient.
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:49 am

The aftermarket speakers often have a taller guard around the outside, and your grills may not fit over them if it is too tall. I had that happen with the White Elephant.
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:41 am

Thanks again for all the imput,guys. I think Im going to go for it,and let you know the results.
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:08 pm

I'll agree, Pretty decent deal, Kicker DS series is good stuff, I used them in my S10 and in my old Cavalier, both sounded great off the headunit without an amp. When I do mine I'm thinking about using all 6.5 component speakers off an amp rather than coaxials. Coaxials are a good stock replacement but the components come with a better crossover and your average person won't be able to tell the difference.
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:38 am

Think it would be possible to use that system and still add at least a 6/8 sub speaker in the back?
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PostSubject: Re: GM Stereo upgrade kits...   Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:53 pm

Sure, but you'd need a separate amp or a powered sub.

Or a nice 5-channel amp.

Many ways to skin that cat.
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