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des343
01-27-2012, 11:13 PM
hey i am in the market for some interiors for my explorer i believe the fronts are 6.5 and the bakc are 6x9

i want the best COMPLETE component set ups i can find for my price range...i would like to get everything for under 250 bucks

i dont know much about component systems or exactly how the work or how to exactly hook it up properly so any important info about this is appreciated too im used to just having typical speaker sets connected to the deck.


i was looking at rockford t1 or t2 set ups that come with the crossovers (only because my main set up are t1s) BUT they are a little pricey just to keep it rockford i was considering alpine? also really like polk interiors

Louisiana_CRX
01-27-2012, 11:25 PM
most likely 5x7/6x8 in front and back

des343
01-27-2012, 11:28 PM
most likely 5x7/6x8 in front and back

you could def be right ill look it up and post otherwise if thats the case i did only eyeball but any recemendations?

fasfocus00
01-27-2012, 11:28 PM
its a ford so it's probably 6x8s all the way around but lets say your right. I have a set of MB Quart 6x9 comps and MB Quart 6.5 comps, I have one set of passive crossovers and an active crossover (Audiocontrol 2XS crossed at 3kHz). $300 shipped for all if interested.

Louisiana_CRX
01-27-2012, 11:29 PM
This would make a good set...Id run these in the rear and leaves you $150 budget for front http://www.caraudio.com/forums/speaker-classifieds/527717-rare-pioneer-plate-6x8-5x7-componet-system.html

des343
01-27-2012, 11:35 PM
actually im having a lot of trouble figuring out just what it is...apprently these explodeders come stock with all different sizes of speakers


i dont know what mine is i dont want to take it apart just to find out if anyone can help

i have a 98 ford explorer sport.

people were talking about different generations of them and the OP was asking about the same vehical so a little confused

sorry guys

des343
01-27-2012, 11:38 PM
its a ford so it's probably 6x8s all the way around but lets say your right. I have a set of MB Quart 6x9 comps and MB Quart 6.5 comps, I have one set of passive crossovers and an active crossover (Audiocontrol 2XS crossed at 3kHz). $300 shipped for all if interested.

well i did some searching and this is what i found people saying


98 Speaker Size - Ford Explorer Ranger Enthusiasts "Serious Explorations" (http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215484)

people mention 6x9 5x7 6.5 and all kinds of stuff really got me confused the fronts def appear to be smaller and round


but sorry its a little out of my range im very strict on my 250 limit as this is honestly more than i can afford but i am in desperate need for interiors ive finally blew all my crap stock ones lol

Louisiana_CRX
01-27-2012, 11:40 PM
I use to own a 99 Explorer and it was size I told you in that model

fasfocus00
01-27-2012, 11:41 PM
well i did some searching and this is what i found people saying


98 Speaker Size - Ford Explorer Ranger Enthusiasts "Serious Explorations" (http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215484)

people mention 6x9 5x7 6.5 and all kinds of stuff really got me confused the fronts def appear to be smaller and round


but sorry its a little out of my range im very strict on my 250 limit as this is honestly more than i can afford but i am in desperate need for interiors ive finally blew all my crap stock ones lol

i can do $250 but you'd still need to get a set of passive crossovers for one of the sets.

des343
01-27-2012, 11:43 PM
This would make a good set...Id run these in the rear and leaves you $150 budget for front http://www.caraudio.com/forums/speaker-classifieds/527717-rare-pioneer-plate-6x8-5x7-componet-system.html

hmm might not be too bad if theyd fit idk yet. but also we will see if u still got it when i have the money waiting for taxes which will b on the 8th

Louisiana_CRX
01-27-2012, 11:45 PM
Heres a pic of my old explorer if yours is same body style...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/99%20Ford%20Explorer%20XT/ExHouse001.jpg

des343
01-27-2012, 11:49 PM
haha well yours was WAY nicer than mine but mine is also only a 2 door but other than that same basic style

des343
01-28-2012, 01:37 AM
what about something like this instead of components?

Rockford Fosgate Power T1682 (T1 682) 6"x8" 2-way Coaxial Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_19508_Rockford-Fosgate-Power-T1682.html)

seems much more cash friendly as well as install friendly

kramer_212
01-28-2012, 01:46 AM
what i always do in fords, is make a quick thick cardboard cover or thin wood cover to cover the gaps on the sides and run 6.5 inch components, belive me you wount regret it.

not sure if it was asked yet are you using an external speaker amplifier? or hu power.

keep_hope_alive
01-29-2012, 12:44 AM
Polk Audio DXi570 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way car speakers at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DXI570/Polk-Audio-DXi570.html?tp=105)

These 6x8 fit front and rear. $99 per set. Buy from Crutchfield and they will include wire harnesses, mounting adapters, instructions, etc.

Don't forget some closed cell foam weatherstripping to seal between the speaker and the door panel, just like the factory speakers do.

Anything other than 6x8 requires modification to fit. You don't seem to be capable of modifications on your own, no offense.

keep_hope_alive
01-29-2012, 12:47 AM
Here is an affordable 6x8 component set that Crutchfield says fits.
Kicker DS68.2 6"x8" component speaker system at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206DS682/Kicker-DS68-2.html?tp=105&nvpair=FFDesign%7c%5brank6%5dComponent+System&nvpair=FFSpeaker_Size%7c6X8&nvpair=FFSpeaker_Size%7c5X7)

des343
01-29-2012, 02:02 AM
Here is an affordable 6x8 component set that Crutchfield says fits.
Kicker DS68.2 6"x8" component speaker system at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206DS682/Kicker-DS68-2.html?tp=105&nvpair=FFDesign%7c%5brank6%5dComponent+System&nvpair=FFSpeaker_Size%7c6X8&nvpair=FFSpeaker_Size%7c5X7)

would they be any good though i can get these for literally almost half that price from a different website...

keep_hope_alive
01-29-2012, 02:15 AM
Sure, no warranty, no adapters, no help reduces the cost. If you already know what you are doing, you can save money. If you don't, having the help is gonna save you a lot more money in the long run.

des343
01-29-2012, 02:23 AM
Sure, no warranty, no adapters, no help reduces the cost. If you already know what you are doing, you can save money. If you don't, having the help is gonna save you a lot more money in the long run.
not too concerned with the warranty and i can find all of the "help" they supply online if need be...but what kind of connectors would i need that typically doesnt come with it..


i was thinking of something like doing 6x8s all the way around since it seems like it would fit...and go with something like the rockfords that have the crossover and all that built in

what i do like about the rockfords particularly is that the tweeter is not taking up and of the woofer cone space. would there be a big quality difference if i were to do speakers like these as opposed to actual component sets?


btw the site is sonicelectronix which is pretty decent

keep_hope_alive
01-29-2012, 02:56 AM
Sonic is a decent site, I've purchased from there before when building systems for others.

If you want to reuse the factory speaker wires you'll need to adapt the harness or cut and terminate the wires yourself. The speaker may not be a perfect fit, and you won't know until you buy and try. If not, you'll need to fabricate a mounting adapter.

I also prefer speakers that don't have a large tweeter housing in front of the woofer, but components have a remote mounted tweeter pair to allow for more control over how the system will sound. You control your highs by proper placement and aiming of the tweeters. I don't like coax speakers since factory speaker aiming is usually poor.

"help" is detailed instructions and all the hardware you need to successfully complete the install the first time. Purchased separately, the included hardware resolves the cost difference. Sonic may sell the adapters as well, or may include them also.

I bring it up because after helping thousands of people, i see a trend that those that shop at Crutchfield don't end up asking dozens of questions nor spend weeks troubleshooting to get stuff installed properly.

zako
01-30-2012, 08:07 AM
I'd get the JL Audio C5-570 components for the fronts and call it a day, then save a bit more money and put a coaxial version of these in the rear. The C5 series are nice speakers and should be a head and shoulders better than most of budget speakers, and as bonus they come in 5x7 form factor (I _believe_ they should fit right in the 6x8 holes). If you can't afford these, there is also the C3 series which are cheaper. Perhaps you should find a JL Audio dealer and listen to both.

Otherwise, I wouldn't even look at the other available 5x7 components, and head instead to using round speakers with an adapter bracket. There aren't really many great 5x7/6x8 component systems available. Kudos for JL Audio and ID for making 5x7 comps.