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Old 07-20-2011, 06:10 AM
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Default good aftermarket speaker brands?

how would you rank quality of speakers according to their brand? i have never used aftermarket speakers so idk which ones sound the best. how would you rank say Alpine, Kenwood, pioneer, rockford fosgate?

im not planning on ever doing subs so i want some that have some could handle some bass without sounding horrible. (i listen to rock/metal mostly)

thanks im planning on replacing the four speakers, two in door, two behind seat. those are 6x8s right? thanks!
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:47 AM
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Default Re: good aftermarket speaker brands?

There are not to many speakers to pick from in a 6x8, but i know kenwood makes them and they sound pretty good, I put a set in my old car.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:50 AM
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does a 5x7 fit?
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Yes just go with a Pioneer 5x7. It is DIRECT FACTORY FIT for our trucks. 60 for a pair at walmart. I love mine
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:52 AM
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ok cool i was wondering what the factory size was. are they pretty easy to put in? just wire the new ones in basically?
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:30 AM
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This is a good read to learn about speakers. You know how I found it? Google.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:40 AM
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This is a good read to learn about speakers. You know how I found it? Google.
oh thanks. i was actually looking for advice from people who have aftermarket speakers their Ranger and which work best for them, could be different for every vehicle.
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oh thanks. i was actually looking for advice from people who have aftermarket speakers their Ranger and which work best for them, could be different for every vehicle.
Use the information in the crutchfield article to make an informed decision and I promise you won't be dissapointed.
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Use the information in the crutchfield article to make an informed decision and I promise you won't be dissapointed.
yes im looking for a basic full range speaker since im just replacing the stock ones only. but i was just asking how you would rank the brands because i was looking for the best bang for the buck
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: good aftermarket speaker brands?

I would replace 6x8 originals with the traditional 6.5 inch speakers
They will sound great!
Alpine, Sony, Pioneer... The choices are unlimited!
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yeah, just cut the factory plug off, put new wire ends on (included in box) and wire them up. Screw them down and you are good to go. All the screw holes and everything line up. If im correct, I think Pioneer provides the OEM speakers and stock head unit for the Ranger
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Default Re: good aftermarket speaker brands?

I have Alpine. and they sound great.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:27 AM
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ok good they shouldnt be bad to put in then. so does it take 6x8 or 5x7 speakers? i see replys for both
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ok good they shouldnt be bad to put in then. so does it take 6x8 or 5x7 speakers? i see replys for both
You can use both if in not mistaken

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Old 07-20-2011, 09:44 AM
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ok, maybe ill get the 5x7 so i have some more room fitting them in

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what size are your alpines?
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