View Full Version : Need replacement 6x8's for 3 Ford F-350's...

03-29-2011, 10:51 AM
Looking to spend roughly $70 a pair or less, Non-component speakers.

Most of the speakers are blown in 3 of the company F-350's, and well, it just can't go on this way.

These will be powered by the stock HU, so realistic RMS is probably 10-15 per speaker. That means I don't need anything with high RMS power handling, preferring respectable sound with high sensitivity to make up for an amp-less setup.

So far I've demo'ed:
Pioneer TS-G's (2-way, but only in 6.5)
Kicker (the 3-way coaxials)

And unfortunately that is it. All our good audio stores closed down in the last 3-4 years, so I only had a paltry selection at our Best Buy.

Honestly, the Kicker 3-ways sounded the best, even unamped (but on Alpine deck). Unfortunately, I can't find these for less than $90 a pair. I was also thinking about the Type-s, but I'm worried about them lacking some bass that maybe the Kicker would have. I know they will have good highs, as I've never been dissapointed by a Type-S on deck power. Not being able to demo speakers causing choosing issues, and brings me to you guys.

I just want something that will be able to reproduce respectable lows (once again, as much as an unamped 6x8 will produce) and have nice clean mids and highs....for around $70 a pair. I don't mind higher price suggestions, as long as I can find deals around that price ;)

Thanks for you time!

EDIT: Can a 6x9 be slapped into the F-350 easily? I haven't delved into it yet...

Jason Brubaker
03-29-2011, 04:55 PM
Try Polk db series. Or look here at all Amazon has to offer:

Amazon.com: 6 x 8 car speakers - Coaxial Speakers / Car Speakers: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_scat_10980771_ln?rh=n%3A10980771%2Ck%3A6 +x+8+car+speakers&keywords=6+x+8+car+speakers&ie=UTF8&qid=1301428499&scn=10980771&h=fde7f96ce53818ad6369e4a53a889db373f9568c#/ref=sr_nr_p_76_0?rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A%21493964%2Cn %3A1077068%2Cn%3A226184%2Cn%3A760560%2Cn%3A1098077 1%2Ck%3A6+x+8+car+speakers%2Cp_76%3A1249137011&bbn=10980771&keywords=6+x+8+car+speakers&ie=UTF8&qid=1301428504&rnid=1249135011)

03-30-2011, 02:20 AM
For your budget I would recommend the Arc Audio Coaxials, I sell them for $65 a set at my shop and they come with a silk dome tweeter which is a very rare find for that price of a speaker. I have been very happy with these and never had a single customer complain with them.

03-30-2011, 09:07 AM
HO; got a link for me to see the specs on them?