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Kaos
12-01-2004, 06:27 PM
I have a Ranger w/ 4 speakers and a pair of 10" subs. I am looking into getting some componet spks. to replace the front 2 spks. in the truck, is it necessary to replace the back w/ componet spks. also or do I just unhook them? TIA.

squeak9798
12-01-2004, 06:29 PM
Just unhook them

Kaos
12-01-2004, 06:48 PM
So all I need to do is get a good set of comp.'s for the front door panels and unhook the rear spks. Would it be beneficial to get some sort of filler for the rear, i.e. a pair of Kenwood 2-ways or such? TIA.

`pr0digy
12-01-2004, 06:53 PM
So all I need to do is get a good set of comp.'s for the front door panels and unhook the rear spks. Would it be beneficial to get some sort of filler for the rear, i.e. a pair of Kenwood 2-ways or such? TIA.


I'd just completely ditch the rears, if I were you. Especially in a truck... I have a wagon, and only use the front set of speakers, sounds great :)

The Tempest
12-01-2004, 07:56 PM
Truck interiors are too small to need that many speakers to get loud. One nice high quality component set not only saves you lots of money, but should get more than loud enough for any daily driving application.

Kaos
12-01-2004, 08:31 PM
I'm looking into some Fosgate Power 6x8's w/ tweets. Is there any diadvantage to haveing an oval spkr. as opposed to a round one? And does anyone have any feedback on these spks. TIA

bibby
12-01-2004, 08:33 PM
i have two 6x9's, two 4x6's and 4 tweeters, on a 75wx2 amp, and it screams at you! (91 s10 ext cab)

Sleeklsc
12-01-2004, 10:06 PM
people say ovals distort quicker and dont have as good of a midbass responce then round ones..

you can prob fit 6 1/2's in there..you will have to make a plate for them though..it just converts tthe 6x8 to a 6.5...its rather easy to make as well..use 1/2" mdf..

Kaos
12-01-2004, 10:22 PM
I do sheetmetal work for the USCG, I could probably whip up a bracket there out of aluminum, unless you guys think it would vibrate. Suggestions welcomed.

squeak9798
12-02-2004, 10:06 AM
i have two 6x9's, two 4x6's and 4 tweeters, on a 75wx2 amp, and it screams at you! (91 s10 ext cab)

Doesn't mean it sounds good ;) :D

squeak9798
12-02-2004, 10:08 AM
I do sheetmetal work for the USCG, I could probably whip up a bracket there out of aluminum, unless you guys think it would vibrate. Suggestions welcomed.


Unless you went with very thick metal, I'd probably advise you to stick with a wood bracket. Metal would definitely resonant badly. If you wanted to stick with metal....then sound deaden it heavily and it would proabably be a good idea to wrap some molding clay on it as well (the heavier the better). But I would atleast make a wood baffle for the speaker to mount too.

audiolife
12-02-2004, 01:29 PM
0id just buy qforms kicks and a roll of sound deadner. unhook all your factory stuff and amp the component set and the subs. results arent as good as making your own kicks(if you are experienced) but better than just nob diving into fiberglass work...but then again if it intrests you you gotta learn sometime lol....have i confussed you yet?

Kaos
12-02-2004, 05:15 PM
I built offshore fishing yachts for 2.5 years and know about glassing, but I don't really want to go that route. I will probably go w/ the 1/2" MDF. I do however have access to 1/8" Lexan (sort of like plexi-glass, but bulletproof). Do you think that would deaden the sound, or should I just go w/ wood? TIA.

squeak9798
12-02-2004, 06:55 PM
Wood.