Before a lot of us were mini-truckers, or at the beginning of our mini-truck-inspired lives, the stereo is where the do-it-yourselfer usually begins. Not everyone had welders and plasma cutters sitting around, but everyone has a set of wire cutters. The first stereo you hooked up just to hear it blare into your eardrums, the first set of subs you blew, and always having to carry spare fuses to keep that amp pushing. Here's a compilation of some heavy metal for you to gaze at while you save your money to make it happen.
Audiobahn AW100TWhat is it?: Excursion Series subwooferSizes available: 10-15-inchImpedance: 4-ohmMounting depth: 5 inchesPower: 400 watts RMSAdditional: 60-ounce strontium magnetAudiobahn(800) 488-8595www.audiobahn.com
Boston Acoustics G110What is it?: G1 Series subwooferSizes available: 10-12-inchImpedance: Single and dual 4-ohmMounting depth: 4.75 inchesPower: 200 watts RMSAdditional: RadialVent voice-coil cooling designBoston Acoustics(978) 538-5000www.bostonacoustics.com
Kenwood KFC-W2510What is it?: Typhoon cone-shaped subwooferSizes available: 10-inchImpedance: 4-ohmMounting depth: 4.606 inchesPower: 175-watts RMS/350 maxAdditional: Typhoon-shaped injection polypropylene coneKenwood(800) KENWOODwww.kenwoodusa.com
Lightning Audio Strike 12" VC2What is it?: The power of Zeus in the palm of your handsSizes available: 10-15-inchImpedance: Dual 4-ohm coilPower: 500 watts RMS/1,500 watts maxAdditional: Aluminum cone and a 3-inch, 4-layer voice coil on an aluminum formerLightning Audio(480) 967-3565www.lightningaudio.com