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Old 12-30-2019, 01:50 PM
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Question Help Determining which set of speakers go where

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Iím working on a new-to-me 1999 Ford Ranger extended cab and was going to use some old school aftermarket speakers I still have lying around from a same year Ford Explorer I had in the past. But I was wondering Ė ignoring headunit and potential upgrades like an amp Ė which speakers should go where? I currently have 3 different sets of 6x8 and am not sure which should go in the front/rear based on the Rangerís acoustics. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Pioneer TSP-682 Plate Speakers
Pioneer TS-A6895 Speakers
Pioneer TS-A6882R 4 Way Speakers


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Old 01-02-2020, 12:06 PM
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Better speakers up front. I personally would get new speakers. You can get some half decent speakers for $120-$150, throw a small power pack amplifier ( goes behind the radio ) and it'll sound amazing for a low price.
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:37 PM
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Thank you! Right now, I'm just trying to work with some extra sets I've had sitting around over the years, but depending on the sound quality, (it's likely not a daily driver), I might look to upgrade. I even have some extra amps and subs, but I feel like that would be overkill even in the extended/2 door cab. They're 12s

Looking at the speakers and going off your suggestion, I think I'll throw the Pioneer TS-A6882R 4 Way Speakers in the front. Then thinking Pioneer TS-A6895 Speakers in the rear panels.

Are there any issues to look out for like shallow speaker depth or maybe something not required but a big improvement for the buck like speaker baffles?

Thanks again!
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: Help Determining which set of speakers go where

i’m a fan of the foam baffles but . . . IMO they do not sound that good sealed and should have some vent holes slit into the back (i did two 3/4” x 2”) and lightly stuffed with polyfil.

The holes defeat some of the weather proofing aspect but it doesn’t seem like an issue with our trucks the polyfil does a good job of filtering any dust and keeping things clean on the reverse side.
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Old 01-03-2020, 10:20 PM
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Thank you! Right now, I'm just trying to work with some extra sets I've had sitting around over the years, but depending on the sound quality, (it's likely not a daily driver), I might look to upgrade. I even have some extra amps and subs, but I feel like that would be overkill even in the extended/2 door cab. They're 12s

Looking at the speakers and going off your suggestion, I think I'll throw the Pioneer TS-A6882R 4 Way Speakers in the front. Then thinking Pioneer TS-A6895 Speakers in the rear panels.

Are there any issues to look out for like shallow speaker depth or maybe something not required but a big improvement for the buck like speaker baffles?

Thanks again!
Some kind of sound deadening material like Dynamat, StingerMat, SoundSkins, etc.

Makes a world of difference and can find some decent stuff on Amazon cheap
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Old 01-10-2020, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: Help Determining which set of speakers go where

Thanks all for the input! I'm walking into this with the mindset "I'll use what I have" and now I'm slowly warming up to the idea of putting dynomat or whatever equivalent everywhere. It's like a disease!
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