He's been gone for two long years... far too long for me to bear.
But, alas, god bless my wonderful grandparents who have offered to help the cause.
We're making room in the garage... (2 1/2 car... has the cadillac in there now... gonna throw out the ****, get a shed for the utilities, and make room for this guy) for my old friend -- 1988 (yes 88) standard cab D150 Dodge Ram 'workspecial' pickup.
- 8 ft bed.
- 15" steelie rims.
- Mopar Slant Six 3.9L engine.
- detuned Mopar 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission.
- Twilight (dark navy) Blue with pearl coat and Electric Powder Blue pin stripe.
It needs a lot of work last I knew, but I care not... it needs me... I need it. I miss it -- a lot -- its pathetic.
However... once I get all the mechanical work -- well maybe half of it -- ok fk it... before I do any mechanical work... (lol) the following audio is my first choice for installation...
now before I tell u, keep in mind the two systems this truck used to have.
1- Kenwood 309S head / 4 Polk original DB series 6x9's (behind the seat upward firing) / Optimus 400XL 4 channel amp.
2- Alpine CDA-7863 head / 2 Polk DX 6x9's behind the seat up firing / 2 Polk DX 6x9's in a custom center console in front / 2 Polk DX 10" subs behind the seat forward firing / MTX 500D / Optimus 400XL
now I've got the following ideas floating through my head... which one will it be... I WANT VOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!
1- do the original #1 system for sentimentality sake... I still have the optimus amp in my grandfather's truck, and if i buy him a new amp I can take it... then either find 4 OLD DB 6x9's or preferably go with 4 of the new MOMO Carbon 6x9's behind the seat just like before ... with a much nicer new Kenwood or Alpine top of the line head.
2- new alpine or KW head / polk momo 6.5" component set up front (gonna take some work in the ****ty ass old doors - John, feel like making me some friggin fiberglass or bondo "door cups" so when i put the woofers in the doors they dont friggin get drenched with rain and **** ?- this bitch leaks...) / power the comp set with an MTX Blue Thunder Pro 150x2 with any of the following sub combinations.
---- A - four polk momo 8" subs downfiring behind the seat (or upfiring... gotta figure out which will acoustically sound better) with say an MTX Blue Thunder Pro 300x2 pushing them (750 x 1 at 4 ohms... it'll do more than the rating though -- so about 200 per sub).
---- B - single polk momo 124 with a Blue Thunder Pro 150x2 (450 - 500 x 1 bridged) on it -- or hell the damned 300x2 on it!
---- C - single polk momo 2124 (baby momo) with the BT 150x2 on it.
---- D - dual polk baby momo 2104's with (dare i say) an MTX 500D *yes the factory outlet still has them!!* on it.
3 - the above but with maybe like momo 5" coaxials for the rear or momo 6x9's for rear... help!!! need advice -- i really value the "rear bassyness" of 6x9's when u put a small port hole in the enclusure you put them in -- that **** frigign used to make my ass DEAF.
************ side note -- NOW I NEED "GO N DEF 2" plates for it!!!!!!!!!!! or maybe "GONE DEF " ********************
... and i'm sorry to my newly loved company, Image Dynamics, but I PROMISED Old Blue that I'd get him a set of momo's way back in the day, and I never did... and god dammit, he deserves his momo's!!!! so he's getting them!!!!!!!
note - i really want to try and stick with mtx blue thunder amps.... the silver casings with blue and gold accents really will compliment the truck ... they're also rock solid amps that i can get very cheap factory rebuilt, and since he's "old blue" i thought "blue thunder" was appropriate. but if you guys have any other really good amp suggestions that'd fit into this mold and its something that I'm familiar with and won't be difficult for me to deal with, then please suggest... just keep in mind, whatever goes in Old Blue better be bulletproof.