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Re: Car Fit Guide

Hi there,
I was just wondering if you could possibly help me out. I have a 2016 Honda Civic Coupe ex-p and can't find the speaker sizing anywhere. Could you please maybe tell me what my sizes are and if possible everything you think I'll need to buy from best buy to get a good sounding system out of this.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. Look forward to hearing from you soon as I can't wait to get started.

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Billy.S
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Re: Car Fit Guide

Hello there Billnuts19-

 

Regrettably, I’m not a technician so I can’t really advise you on this.  My recommendation would be to visit your local Best Buy store and speak with one of our autotech’s or you can wait to see if the community responds.

 

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Car Fit Guide

Taking off on a flight currently and I will be much more elaborate once I land, but to answer your questions on speaker sizes it will be 6.5 in the fronts and 5.25 on the rear deck.

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Re: Car Fit Guide

Thank you so much for that, if you could please go into a little more depth on what is possible for the car (headunit) and subs etc, etc. That mean a ton to me. Please have a safe flight hope to here from you soon.
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Re: Car Fit Guide

Billnuts19,

Thank you for your patience as I am usually much more prompt on my replies.  Going back to the grind after a vacation I had quite a lot of catching up to do, so thank you for waiting as long as you have.  I realize that you are looking to replace the radio.  Are you wanting to replace the radio because you are looking to have a new aftermarket one installed, or are you looking to replace the radio because you think you need to, and have subwoofers?

 

If you are wanting to replace the radio, I would highly recommend speaking with an installer at your local Best Buy because of all the options that "could" come installed OEM, that we can integrate into with appropriate harnesses and adapters, but there are so many that I feel it could overwhelm this post trying to explain it all.  I can however tell you that we can supply you with all the parts that you may need, but I really feel that you would get a lot more by speaking with an Autotech in person for replacing the radio. 

 

As far as subwoofers go there are a lot of options that we have stock and also some great options that will allow you to save some money if there is a promotion being offered.  We do have everyday offers that can really help you save some money, but honestly I have been stuck in the Midwest and the cold is still running rampant, so remote starts are what I have been doing as of lately.  I do hope that we can offer you some great subwoofers at the price that you are looking at.  I am pretty biased towards kicker as I think they are the most cost effective, sound the best, and look really clean.  We carry tons of options in store, and even more on Best Buy.com so take a look by clicking the link HERE!

Once you have established a few options that you are interested in please fill me in.  There are so many options and prices across the board that it would be hard to make a suggestion based on what was provided. Feel free to browse around and should you find anything that catches your eyes post it on here, model numbers are more than enough, and I can get much more detailed based on your choices.

 

I really do want to help you out as much as possible so please get back to me at your earliest convenience and I will do the same.  Have a great night and hope to hear from you soon!

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Re: Car Fit Guide

Your the best,
Thanks so much for your help and even getting back to me. I will look into my options and post here, because I would truly love to hear your thoughts on things. Again thanks a million bud.
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Re: Car Fit Guide

There is a post in this section where the customer gave me some information along with a budget, that may also give you some ideas to work from too. I hope it all helps out and just keep me posted, I'm here for you if you need anything! Take care and talk to you soon!
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Re: Car Fit Guide

Hey autotech796,
Ok so after thinking about what I want to do I came up with this idea. If you could kindly let me know how this sounds or if it's plausible that would be great. After looking into it and thinking about what I really want to do I decided to start with a minor adjustment start saving up to get what I really really want. So I picked up the kenwood amp 2000 watts (1000 rms) and 2 12" kenwood subs 400rms amp kit and a capacitor 5 fered. Would it be good to install that, keeping my factory speakers and headunit. Do you personally think it would make a decent difference in terms of sound. Hope I gave you enough information. I truly hope to hear from you soon. Again thanks for all your help and all the information you provided thus far.
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Billy
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Re: Car Fit Guide

Billnuts19,

The information that you provided me with was EXCELLENT to say the least.  I am glad to hear that you have such a great basic understanding of what you want, and unlike most people, are willing to save up to really make sure you install what you want, rather than skimping by because of the budget that you have.  I certainly think that your setup sounds fantastic and I really do think that you will notice quite a bit difference to your sound.  Keeping your stock headunit is pretty uniform these days, and that is why we have adapters that aren't too expensive that allow that to happen, usually in stock at all Best Buys. 

 

Not only does it sound like you fully understand the sound that you will get, but you are also protecting your charging system too with that 5 farad amplifier.  It is always smart to make sure that you are supplying enough power by either replacing your alternator to a high output alternator, or to install a capacitor of that size.  The 5 farad is a good choice because it takes 4x as long to charge as it does to dump its energy, so anything less, in farads, really doesn't take long to start to pull from the alternator again.  Great choice to purchase the 5 farad, and really great to hear that you do have alot more than basics for your setup, give yourself alot of credit man!

 

With that said, I personally do not know much about kenwood amp and subwoofers, but as long as you match up the RMS values and not the MAX power ratings (especially kenwood! and their overadvertising of power) then you are going to be just fine.  Since your 2 subwoofers are at 800W RMS combined, having a 1000W is a perfect match!  I can't honestly think of anything else to really add minus the line output convertor that you will need to run your amp and subwoofers off the factory headunit, but those are only $14.99, and will have a $24.99 installation charge.  There will be a charge for the amp install, capacitor, and factory integration below is a basic breakdown.

 

Materials fee $5.00

Amp install $99.99

Capacitor install $34.99 (will probably be charged an capacitor kit if there is no extra wire from the installation)

Line output convertor install $24.99

Line output convertor $14.99

Total before tax $179.96

Time 3-3.5 hours (probably much less if you have an experienced tech that isn't busy that day, but not by much)

 

You are definately going to want to replace those factory speakers eventually, as I am sure they will not be powerful enough or have the range to really push over the sound of 2 subwoofers, but keep them until you either have the budget or they blow out.  They will either be enough for you right away, or you are going to not be able to hear your music, but again the choice is yours to replace whenever you deem fit. 

 

Great questions, great knowledge, and this has truly been a great conversation with you.  Let me know if I can be of any further assistance! Have a fantastic night!

 

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Re: Car Fit Guide

Wow what a guy,
I hope best buy realizes what they have for an employee. You have hands down the best customer service skills I have seen to date. Autotech796 thank for the info I'm excited to get started. I also want to thank you for being such a great help as well as Donig it in a way that shows me why I pick best buy time and time again. If there's anything I can do to help (call your manager) or leave a review anything please let me know because I truly would love to leave a fantastic review on your behalf. Keep up the great work bud.
Million thanks,
Billy.s
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