Audio upgrading speakers

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Burden33, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    HYey guys about to go ahead and try and finish my stereo project and was wondering what do everyone like for aftermarket speakers. Also whats the biggest size speakers i can fit in the door
  2. Cheez

    Cheez Member

    I am a fan of Kicker door speakers. I have them in my doors and a 12" Pioneer subwoofer under the back seat. For my truck (2004 extended cab) I believe it's 5.25" for the front doors and I'm not sure what size goes in the back. With a little persuasion you can make a 6"x9" fit in the extended cab doors.
  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    NBS Ext cabs take 5.25's up front. (Not sure on NNBS.) The front door holes are large enough to accept 6.5's up front without issue, but you'll be drilling new holes for your mount rings and doing some light fab work on the interior door panels so that the door panels have openings sufficient for the 6.5's if you go with them.

    NBS Ext Cabs also take 4x6's in the rear. (Again, not sure on NNBS.) The rear door panels can take up to 6.5's easily enough if you're willing to do some shee metal cutting and custom interior door panel work. The shape of the rear opening on the interior panel is rectangular, so fab work for an opening for a round speaker that's larger than the interior door panel's opening is tall will be moderate (probably difficult for a novice) if the stock look is something one is trying to retain. A 6x9 might be a lighter job while retaining a stock look ... if you like how they sound. (I don't.)
  4. Cheez

    Cheez Member

    I figured the front would accept a little bit larger speaker. I didn't bother there b/c circles are a bit harder to cut than squares... My 6x9s took a fair amount of cutting and I built a mounting plate for the speaker to sit in. None of this is really difficult, just time consuming really.
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I agree that enlarging the door holes is easy and just takes time/patience. Making a clean revision to the interior door panels such that the entire speaker is exposed to the cab is another matter for people unaccustomed to such work ... and becomes more difficult if you're using odd shapes while trying to keep a stock look behind stock speaker grilles.
  6. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew New Member

    I'm almost positive 6 3/4 will fit in the NNBS. I've been working on planning out my system for my truck and have been looking at the JL Audio C5-653 for the front. Every place I've looked, including crutchfield says they fit in my truck and they're either 6 1/2 or 6 3/4. I can't remember off the top of my head. Should be the same size for the back as I've been looking at the C5-650 for the rear and everything I've heard and read says those will fit.

    Verify it though and don't take my word for it. I'd be willing to bet on it for my own truck, but wouldn't spend someone elses money on that bet.
  7. lquattro04

    lquattro04 Member

    Iv'e replaced all of my speakers with 6.5 Kicker RS component speakers and they fit perfectly without any modification. Although, I kept the door panels on so I wasn't able to add my grilles without cutting out the existing ones built into the panels. I plan on getting kick panels this summer and having all of the grilles and interior accent pieces hydro dipped to match.
  8. tigersdl65

    tigersdl65 New Member

    Hey guys I hate to use Burden33's thread for this, but y'all seem knowledgable. Is there a 4x6 size component out there that will handle a little power. I have 4x6 kickers installed but they r disconnected because they can't handle enough power to be turned up loud. So i just have some 6x9's on the back seat. Just wondering if anyone knew of a good set of 4x6 size.
  9. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Could you be a little more specific and tell us how much power? That'd help...
  10. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    dont worry about it but like everyone says it depends on how much power your looking for.

    thanks for the infor guys soon as my truck comes out of the shop for warranty work ill be taking off my panels and sizing it up to see if i can get the 6 1/2 speakers in there. it looks like ill be running alpine type r since my parents shop is finally a dealer for alpine and its good advertisement
  11. duckduckdog

    duckduckdog New Member

    I just order 6.5's for my truck and according to crutchfeild they will work without modification. I plan to start tackling the beast this weekend so I will update. I went with KENWOOD based on some real good reviews and being pretty cheap.
  12. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Stick with 6 1/2's They will fit and Have a better sound then a 6x9... As for the guy with the 4x6.. Some Co's do make a 4x6 plate speaker But they will only handle about 40-60 watts RMS.. Some Better 4in Speakers come with 4x6 adp plates.. Some people have put in 5 1/4's in there and they will sound good..

    As for Sound? I like Jl Audio, Focal and the higher end Kenwood,Kicker and Alpine..
  13. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    I put 6.5s in my back extended can door. It's a pain to make them fit and I do not recommend it. They came out clean and stock looking but they will easily dominate if you don't tune carefully because they are so big and so much closer to your ears then your door speakers.
  14. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    I threw in schosche (sp?) HD speakers just for a replacement of the blown 13 year old speakers and I like them so far. Just have to get some for the rear now and maybe put the 6x9s in 2 separate boxes under the seat maybe
  15. tigersdl65

    tigersdl65 New Member

    I'm running at least 100 watts rms to them. They are on an orion 600.4 the last time I checked it it was about 120. The ones I have installed pop on a hard bass drum hit or something, even with a xover and bass truned all the way doen on the amp.
  16. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    What speakers are you useing? Brand and model?
  17. tigersdl65

    tigersdl65 New Member

    I'm using Kicker KS series 4x6. They run 60 watts max and 30 rms. So they don't handle much and sound bad.
  18. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    As I said before a 5 1/4 will fit with a little work But make sure it's the same Brand and series that you have up front.
  19. duckduckdog

    duckduckdog New Member

    The 6.5's work without modification. Installed all four in about 1.5 hours. That included fishing out four clips that I dropped inside the door for about 30 minutes. Easy breezy! And the sound is much improved!
  20. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    Lol uh no...in an extended cab you HAVE to modify the rear doors...

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