Car Speakers

Why should you upgrade the speakers in your car and why:

There are many reasons why you should consider changing the speakers in your car. If it is an older car, and you do not have tint, the speakers probably took a lot of UV damage from the sun and has deteriorated. Older speakers are also single cone speakers, made out of paper and are not coaxial. Coaxial speakers will have an extra tweeter or midrange on top of the main woofer to give you more highs (voices, and instruments)

Speakers come in different sizes, and come in standard sizes. They start from 3.5 inch on up.
Below is an example of 3.5 inch speakers:

The most common speaker sizes in cars are 5.25 speakers (smaller)

and 6.5 inch speakers

and 6×9 speakers which are in the rear of cars

Most Fords will use 6×8 speakers. 5×7 speakers and 6×8 speakers are interchangeable. Do not mistake 6×8 speakers for 6×9 speakers.

Speakers can also come larger than 8 inches. These are still car speakers, but typically are called subwoofers or car subwoofers. They range from 8 inches to 12 to as big as 15 inches. The larger the subwoofer, the deeper the bass.

Sometimes the subwoofers come in boxes. Which means you do not have to make your own box for it, and it is tuned to the subwoofer. This makes things a lot easier

Speaker adapters are available for some cars to make them fit. For example, a 6.75 adapter to make 6.5 speakers fit in a 6.5 opening.

 

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Car Radios

Car radios , when to upgrade and what is needed:

You should consider upgrading your car radio when it is missing a feature you need. For example, you need to add Bluetooth for calls and streaming, Navigation GPS, DVD player, aux in, CD player, Mp3 capabilities or you want to add more power to the existing radio.

Here is an example of a Double DIN Pioneer radio, which would add a ton of features to your car, along with navigation GPS.

Along with the radio, you will need a dash kit to make it fit into your car if it is not a standard din or double din size. Din size openings are 7 x 2 high and double din openings are 7 x 4 high. If you have these standard sizes, you can just buy any standard din or double din radio.

Some examples of DIN size radios below

Some examples of Double DIN size radios are below

A dash kit is usually needed to fit any radio into NON standard openings. These kits are specific to make, models and years. Be sure to pick the right one and check for compatibility. They come in all shape and sizes.

There are also less expensive dash kits which will cover a wide range of vehicles. (for example, a honda kit which will cover the majority of Hondas). Since these kits are so universal, it is also less money.

If you have steering wheel controls in your car, find a radio with steering wheel controls and then you will need a steering wheel interface to retain it also. This is optional

 

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Remote Starts

What is the purpose of Remote Starts and why do you need it?
Remote starts allow you to start your car remotely. In the comfort of your home or work. It will warm up your car in the winter, or it will cool your interior in the summer. Never get into a cold or hot car again. Also, if your car has ice on the windows, you can remote start the car with the heater on and after the car warms up, you can simply push the ice off the windows (no more scrapping!)

Most new cars will have immobilizer bypasses, you will need to bypass this security feature to install a remote start. There are modules to do this. This is required for almost all cars built in the last 10 years or so. Be prepared for this and the added cost. Some work on data, and can simply plug into the remote start. Using data, you can save the time and avoid additional wiring.

Some of these bypass modules will require a programmer, since they come blank

However, there are universal type bypasses which will cover one manufacturer and should cover most cars, (for example, one for honda, etc) - and those do not require the purchase of a separate programmer.

Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota and related models 2001 to date. The ADS-KO covers most older cars in that group.

 

 

 

There are also units which are plug and play for many type of vehicles. They are more expensive, but they come with a plug and play harness which is great for novices or beginners. The majority or all of the installation simply "Y" and plugs into existing harnesses. Be sure to check model and compatibility before choosing an unit.

If the main remote start is capable, remote starts can be programmed to start by a cellular phone app. This allows you to send a remote start command when you are in a concrete building, on an airplane, underground in the subway or anywhere as long as you have a wifi or cell connection to your phone. If the system has an alarm, it will also page your phone when your car alarm goes off.

 

 

 
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iPod Charging cables

Looking for a better charging cable for your iPhone or Android smartphone? iSimple makes cables with rugged construction designed to withstand even the most extreme conditions.

HUBLINX

This six foot charging cable is equipped with a Lightning connector, letting you charge your iPhone on the go. You can plug it into any 12V power outlet or car cigarette lighter, and it installs in just seconds. Its black cable jacket confers a high-end look, despite its super affordable pricetag.

 

 

Isimple IS9401 small but powerful USB to mini-USB charging cable is great for any compatible smartphone or tablet. Use it to connect your phone, tablet, camera, or GPS device to your home computer, charging it while syncing it with your computer’s files. With a transfer rate of up to 480 mbps, it’s fast, powerful, and easy to use.

 

 

 

Isimple IS9405 USB to Lightning charger cable is a full six feet long, one of many improvements over the standard cable that came with your phone or iPad. With a classy black jacket and universal compatibility with aftermarket radios and iSimple Connect, it’s a great choice for charging your iPhone at home or on the go.

 

 

Isimple uLinx MAX USB to micro USB cable is designed to hold up to the elements, making it a great choice for boating and other outdoor use. It’s tested for withstanding brutally hot summer temperatures over 170 degrees, as well as frigid northern winters as low as -40. Its dual layer shielding system keeps out EM and RF interference, maintaining perfect sound quality for music streaming in your car. This is the last charge/sync cable you will ever buy.

 

 

 

Isimple also offer our uLinxMAX cable with a Lightning connector for Apple products. The inside of your car can be surprisingly rough on charging cables, which is part of why many products wear out so quickly. uLinxMAX withstands even the harshest temperature extremes, and its heavy duty copper construction provides fast 3A charging. This is the last charge/sync cable you will ever buy.

 

 

 

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