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zthumper
07-09-2006, 07:02 PM
I am looking to spend no more than 200 bucks on some component system (tweeters, components, and crossovers). I like kicker so do you guys suggest anything they have. My stock speakers are 6x8 so what size would I need 5.25? Also what amp do you think i should push them with. I would like to spend less than 500 on the whole front stage.

squeak9798
07-09-2006, 07:11 PM
My stock speakers are 6x8 so what size would I need 5.25?

6.5" speakers will likely fit with little to no modifications.

How much depth do you have to work with?

Also, what type of vehicle?




I would like to spend less than 500 on the whole front stage.

If you are looking to spend less than $500 on your frontstage, I'd increase the speaker budget some and lower the amplifier budget (I'm assuming that budget includes the amplifier cost). For example, this is a great amplifier that would suit your needs nicely at a "blowout" price: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=269-160

That would leave you with around $300 to spend on speakers, and $200 for the amplifier, wires, installation supplies and materials and sound deadening

Reason I'm suggesting this is that it would allow you to widen your budget on your speakers, which (in general) might allow you to buy slightly better sounding speakers and increase the overall performance of your stereo.

Sound like an option?

zthumper
07-09-2006, 07:18 PM
I have a '99 Ford Ranger ext. cab. Yeah I guess it doesn't really matter where the money goes im just shootin for under 500 total. I like kicker products so are there components any good? Also I will most likely get some kind of kicker amp (zx200.2 or along those lines).

squeak9798
07-09-2006, 07:31 PM
I have a '99 Ford Ranger ext. cab. Yeah I guess it doesn't really matter where the money goes im just shootin for under 500 total. I like kicker products so are there components any good? Also I will most likely get some kind of kicker amp (zx200.2 or along those lines).

I would, personally, go with products other than Kicker. Nothing wrong with them...good products at a good price. But to maximize your performance with the price you have stated, I think your money would be better spent elsewhere. For example, that amplifier I linked. Would work extremely well for you and not eat up much of your budget. Just as good, quality wise, as the Kicker ZX series.

Likewise for speakers....for $300-$350, I think your money would be better spent on components other than Kicker. Simply to optimize the amount of performance you are getting for your money. Kickers sound decent....but there's better, especially in your price range.

zthumper
07-09-2006, 07:56 PM
I would, personally, go with products other than Kicker. Nothing wrong with them...good products at a good price. But to maximize your performance with the price you have stated, I think your money would be better spent elsewhere. For example, that amplifier I linked. Would work extremely well for you and not eat up much of your budget. Just as good, quality wise, as the Kicker ZX series.

Likewise for speakers....for $300-$350, I think your money would be better spent on components other than Kicker. Simply to optimize the amount of performance you are getting for your money. Kickers sound decent....but there's better, especially in your price range.

What would you suggest as for components then? THanks for your input too.

spudracer326
07-09-2006, 07:59 PM
rainbow slc!!!!
entry level dls!!!

azbass
07-09-2006, 08:21 PM
go listen to comps.

Beerdrnkr
07-09-2006, 08:31 PM
You can get Focal 165CA1's for $150.

zthumper
07-09-2006, 09:06 PM
What do you guys think of this setup
components:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KICKER-RS56-2-5-25-360w-RS-COMPONENT-CAR-SPEAKERS_W0QQitemZ300004975064QQihZ020QQcategoryZ3 2818QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Amp:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kicker-ZX200-2-ZX-200-2-SERIES-2-CHANNEL-AMP-AMPLIFIER_W0QQitemZ130005028914QQihZ003QQcategoryZ 79829QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

cam5860
07-09-2006, 09:42 PM
Look man different companys specialize in different things kicker is good at making subwoofers thats there thing not speakers. Same thing with mtx they are know for great subs not speakers.

If you want a good set of components I would look at the polks. They are good speakers for the money. You can get the DB series components for 200 or the momo's for 300.

zthumper
07-09-2006, 09:53 PM
Look man different companys specialize in different things kicker is good at making subwoofers thats there thing not speakers. Same thing with mtx they are know for great subs not speakers.

If you want a good set of components I would look at the polks. They are good speakers for the money. You can get the DB series components for 200 or the momo's for 300.
Thanks man thats what I wanted some other opinions and what other people think are better components. I am not set on kicker components but I will most likely go with a kicker amp becuase I know a local store owner pretty well and he can get me a good deal.

scrappy
07-09-2006, 09:53 PM
rainbow slc!!!!
entry level dls!!!
x2 I love my dls and have always heard god things about rainbow

zthumper
07-09-2006, 09:56 PM
x2 I love my dls and have always heard god things about rainbow

Where can you find rainbow products and looked and I didn't find anything.

scrappy
07-09-2006, 10:58 PM
I dont think its authorized not sure but here is a link for the specs of rainbow products http://www.iqcaraudio.com/rainbow/?gclid=CMay-qOZhoYCFTtiOAodEEKq_A Like squeak said put more towards your speakers to step up to a better set. I have the dls ur6s a little more than 200

NJAV1
07-09-2006, 11:53 PM
Where can you find rainbow products and looked and I didn't find anything.
If your interested in the Rainbow line and what they have to offer then send..
6spdcoupe (aka Don) a pm here on caraudio, he is the resident Rainbow leading authority. :D

Dave

pimpedout97x
07-09-2006, 11:55 PM
im selling 2 sets of diamond audio d661s components. 185 shipped obo. brand new.

they are 6.5", all you'd have to do is get some MDF and make a new mount, cost about 10 bux and take maybe 15 minutes to do.

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1976000#post1976000

zthumper
07-10-2006, 04:13 PM
Alright I think I am going to go with some Rainbow SLC 265 for the comps but how much power should I give them?