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Old 02-09-2012, 07:05 PM
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Hey guys,

I looked around through the forums and a lot of you all have some pretty crazy systems! I just bought the truck and im not happy with the sound that the stock speakers are giving me. Im a total novice when it comes to replacing anything like this. According to one of the stickied threads my 2000 ranger uses 8x6 speakers, and I found some pioneer ones that look nice. Dumb question but when you buy speakers do they come in pairs or are they usually sold separately?

Thanks for any help guys.

If you have any suggestions please throw them at me!
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:57 PM
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They come in pairs unless stated that they don't.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:14 PM
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use crutchfield.com to figure out what speakers will fit your truck
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i would go with 6" components in the front and 6x9 coaxles in the rear with a 10" sub in a sealed box
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:52 AM
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6x9's don't fit and if you have components in front (nothing wrong with 6x8 components, Infinity makes some nice ones that work well off head-only power) and a sub in rear, you don't need rear full range speakers, as in - you won't know they are there.

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Hey guys,

I looked around through the forums and a lot of you all have some pretty crazy systems! I just bought the truck and im not happy with the sound that the stock speakers are giving me. Im a total novice when it comes to replacing anything like this. According to one of the stickied threads my 2000 ranger uses 8x6 speakers, and I found some pioneer ones that look nice. Dumb question but when you buy speakers do they come in pairs or are they usually sold separately?

Thanks for any help guys.

If you have any suggestions please throw them at me!
What year model and body style/trim is your truck ?

A signature line with all your truck info is easy to make.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:29 AM
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Its an xlt extended cab. If I get a sub do I also need to get an amplifier too? And I would also need to build a housing too, correct?

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5x7's are the cheaper bet if you dont want 6x8's.

Which for some reason those come seperately in most applications. A good set of 5x7s will run 30-60 bucks. A great set is still under 100.
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5x7's are the cheaper bet if you dont want 6x8's.

Which for some reason those come seperately in most applications. A good set of 5x7s will run 30-60 bucks. A great set is still under 100.
Huh ? 5x7 and 6x8 are the same !

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Its an xlt extended cab. If I get a sub do I also need to get an amplifier too? And I would also need to build a housing too, correct?

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Yes, if you get a sub, you will need an enclosure (box) to put it in, and an amp to power it. You can replace the stock speakers with better ones to either run off the stock head or an aftermarket head, or you can get speakers that will handle power from a 2 or 4 channel amp. You can install a new head, component speakers in front, 4 channel amp, sub/box ... this is all you need for very good audio. What is your budget ? Let us know if we can help further !
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Yes, if you get a sub, you will need an enclosure (box) to put it in, and an amp to power it. You can replace the stock speakers with better ones to either run off the stock head or an aftermarket head, or you can get speakers that will handle power from a 2 or 4 channel amp. You can install a new head, component speakers in front, 4 channel amp, sub/box ... this is all you need for very good audio. What is your budget ? Let us know if we can help further !

Maybe around $300. I can aquire everything over time. For right now I just want some new speakers and a new header so I can plug my phone into the AUX output and listen to pandora (what is wrong with the radio today? lol). Can you suggest some good speakers to replace the original 4 in the truck? and maybe a decent header? I've heard Apline makes some good stuff and everyone on here seems to be happy with their Apline products. Later on after I know more about the technicals I should be able to just add the sub and the amplifier right?
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I have kenwood performance series speakers and they are pretty amazing but run about $80 a pair. If you want more bass then look into kicker brand speakers. Ive always had good luck with my pioneer in-dash. Sony also makes a good one
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Maybe around $300. I can aquire everything over time. For right now I just want some new speakers and a new header so I can plug my phone into the AUX output and listen to pandora (what is wrong with the radio today? lol). Can you suggest some good speakers to replace the original 4 in the truck? and maybe a decent header? I've heard Apline makes some good stuff and everyone on here seems to be happy with their Apline products. Later on after I know more about the technicals I should be able to just add the sub and the amplifier right?
Kicker and alpine and some other speakers are good, but mostly recommended for amped systems. Speakers for lower power as from the head-only are more efficient and can make better use of the low power.

Several heads and speakers combos to choose from. You can for sure get a new head with good features that you can upgrade from later and quality new speakers for $300. If you plan to amp the speakers with an outboard high-power amp later, you need to go ahead and install speakers that can handle that, now, even though they won't be as good off the head-only power. They will, however, be better than the stock head/stock speakers setup.



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Maybe around $300. I can aquire everything over time. For right now I just want some new speakers and a new header so I can plug my phone into the AUX output and listen to pandora (what is wrong with the radio today? lol). Can you suggest some good speakers to replace the original 4 in the truck? and maybe a decent header? I've heard Apline makes some good stuff and everyone on here seems to be happy with their Apline products. Later on after I know more about the technicals I should be able to just add the sub and the amplifier right?
Also, I can't tell if your truck is regular cab, supercab, 4 door, or 2 door.

If it is a single cab, usually best to use only front speakers if you are planning on adding a sub, now or later. You won't hear or even know the rear speakers are there anyway. Componnet speakers are recommended for front-only, but most component systems are sesigned for high power. some are sensitive enough for low power, and I will list them.

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Maybe around $300. I can aquire everything over time. For right now I just want some new speakers and a new header so I can plug my phone into the AUX output and listen to pandora (what is wrong with the radio today? lol). Can you suggest some good speakers to replace the original 4 in the truck? and maybe a decent header? I've heard Apline makes some good stuff and everyone on here seems to be happy with their Apline products. Later on after I know more about the technicals I should be able to just add the sub and the amplifier right?
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...|065SE85&g=400

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...8GT700HD&g=300

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...8GT740UI&g=300

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Old 02-13-2012, 07:29 PM
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Kicker and alpine and some other speakers are good, but mostly recommended for amped systems. Speakers for lower power as from the head-only are more efficient and can make better use of the low power.

Several heads and speakers combos to choose from. You can for sure get a new head with good features that you can upgrade from later and quality new speakers for $300. If you plan to amp the speakers with an outboard high-power amp later, you need to go ahead and install speakers that can handle that, now, even though they won't be as good off the head-only power. They will, however, be better than the stock head/stock speakers setup.



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Also, I can't tell if your truck is regular cab, supercab, 4 door, or 2 door.

If it is a single cab, usually best to use only front speakers if you are planning on adding a sub, now or later. You won't hear or even know the rear speakers are there anyway. Componnet speakers are recommended for front-only, but most component systems are sesigned for high power. some are sensitive enough for low power, and I will list them.

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http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...|065SE85&g=400

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...8GT700HD&g=300

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...8GT740UI&g=300


Honestly I don't know what I'm looking at here. I do plan to eventually get a sub, just not right now. Which header/speaker pair should I get for now that would allow me to make the additions at a later time? I appreciate your help

BTW the truck is an extended cab, 2 door.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:58 PM
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Okay so after browsing around on Crutchfield I found a couple goodies. I need some input on these choices:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500CDE1...T.html?tp=5684

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206DS68...S68.html?tp=93

Would this header/speaker pair enable me to later add in a sub and an amp? also is there any special tools or other equipment i might need to install this stuff?
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Sooo, after all the work I did for you, you're not going to take my advice at all ?

The head is not really expandable and the speakers will not work well on head-only power.

If you look at the links I posted above, the first link is speakers that will work well for you with only your head power. The other 2 links are heads that will allow you to expand your system later.

No, no special tools needed. they will send a stock stereo removal tool and other free goodies I listed above.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:29 AM
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I called up the crutchfield adviser and that's how I ended up with those choices. He said that with that header I would be able to later get a sub with an amplifier of course. The kicker brand ones, as I have read from replies on this thread offer more punch, so I may even decide that I don't need a sub at all. Im really not sure lol I've never had nice speakers in a car before.

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