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What are good replacement speakers?

I have a double cab.

I am trying to spend less than $500 to replace all the speakers.

Thanks for any help

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You'd be better off asking in the Interior/Electrical section, or searching in there.

If you're not planning to spend that much, I would suggest just staying with the stock speakers for that price. Nothing you find for that little will be much better than stock. :2cents:
 

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Try crutchfield.com With $500 you'd be better off buying an add-on amplifier/subwoofer package and keeping the rest of the system stock. Just turn up the treble and have the bass at half or below, and the subwoofer will add depth to the music, without you overworking your stock speakers.
 

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What year is your truck? Just get you some new speakers and a new Head unit. with $500 you can get a good system.
 

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01 - 04 double cabs have one major problem with aftermarket stereo. No room for what you want. 8" subs dont cut it and installing a 10" sub is a pain in the ass. I had a custom box built to locate mine behind the center console. It worked better then expected but now only 4 people fit in the truck.

As for speakers. I recommend the Clarion 5x7 coaxials. They are plate mounted so the tweet and woofer are sperate. They sound nice and clean and install with out hassel. (be carefull with you door panels dont break clips)

http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLASRC5796?vq_id=none x2

Next you have to power the speakers with an amp. Clarion makes a few very affordable amps that will give those speakers a true 50w not like the 15w your head unit gives them.

http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLAAPX4240

Now a subwoofer is next you can make the custom box your self or a shop can also make it. I put a big clarion 10" in mine. This was mainly to make sure i had twice the watts in lows to my highs and mids.

http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLAPXW1052

Now to power the sub. A nice 1 channel and as previously said rule of thump is 2x the low compared to the highs and mids so you will need about 400w. Ran at 2ohms this amp will do just what you need

http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLAAPX1300

The above can be purchased at cardomain for 564.70 and free shipping

Now with a nice head unit i like clarion music catching head units my self but all opinion and some good wiring dont go cheap get the good stuff the first time its like revtek to hoes. Revtek is fine for a few months but then u relise you made a mistake. Then your done you have clear sound with thump when you want it.

For those who doubt Clarion products who invented the first aftermarket car stereo? So who knows it better then Clarion?
Not many car stereo companys can say they have been in the business since 1950...
 

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Anthony Sordi said:
01 - 04 double cabs have one major problem with aftermarket stereo. No room for what you want. 8" subs dont cut it and installing a 10" sub is a pain in the ass. I had a custom box built to locate mine behind the center console. It worked better then expected but now only 4 people fit in the truck.

As for speakers. I recommend the Clarion 5x7 coaxials. They are plate mounted so the tweet and woofer are sperate. They sound nice and clean and install with out hassel. (be carefull with you door panels dont break clips)

http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLASRC5796?vq_id=none x2

Next you have to power the speakers with an amp. Clarion makes a few very affordable amps that will give those speakers a true 50w not like the 15w your head unit gives them.

http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLAAPX4240

Now a subwoofer is next you can make the custom box your self or a shop can also make it. I put a big clarion 10" in mine. This was mainly to make sure i had twice the watts in lows to my highs and mids.

http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLAPXW1052

Now to power the sub. A nice 1 channel and as previously said rule of thump is 2x the low compared to the highs and mids so you will need about 400w. Ran at 2ohms this amp will do just what you need

http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLAAPX1300

The above can be purchased at cardomain for 564.70 and free shipping

Now with a nice head unit i like clarion music catching head units my self but all opinion and some good wiring dont go cheap get the good stuff the first time its like revtek to hoes. Revtek is fine for a few months but then u relise you made a mistake. Then your done you have clear sound with thump when you want it.

For those who doubt Clarion products who invented the first aftermarket car stereo? So who knows it better then Clarion?
Not many car stereo companys can say they have been in the business since 1950...

EDIT: I just reread your post and saw the "X2" by the speakers. I was confused by the 4 channel amp. You thinking of amping up the stock rears?


Very nice system for the price. I didnt add it all up but are you thinking 4 speakers or 2? Reason I ask is that in my 04 d-cab I installed 4 speakers in stock locations and a 10 behind the back seat, when I bridged my amp (from 50x4 to 100x2) and unhooked the back speakers/doubled the power to the front speakers (Infinity Ref components) it was a huge improvement in sound. The location of the rear speakers is just so crappy that I could never get anything but mud from them. If you were thinking 4 speakers then maybe he could go with 2, and a 2 channel amp and just run the stock rears off the HU for rear fill.

As for Clarion, they make some very nice stuff. Seems like their quality is very consistent from year to year. Kinda the opposite of the Alpine mood swing that happens every 2-3 years.
 

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Well I know I don't have a lot of credit on here since I am new but honestly man, just start with a great head unit. My personal favorite is the higher end pioneers. An good aftermarket deck will have much better tuning options, processing, and added power which will all help you to achieve a much cleaner sound. Another suggestion is to sound dampen your doors to keep some of the road noise out of your truck. Then if you still want more, look into a nice set of component front speakers (The tweeter is seperate from the mid range) and a good amp (50 to 75 watts per speaker should sound awesome) As for speakers, I would reccomend MB Quarts, a lot of people like JL Audio, RE Audio, and an awesome brand called Hertz.

www.mbquart.com
www.jlaudio.com
www.reaudio.com
www.hertzaudiovideo.com

Just some suggestions, hope this answered some of your questions.

PS There might be a couple misspelled words, sorry I am a pretty crappy speller
 

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This will sound much better then just replacing the door speakers:

2 jl audio 6.5" subs - $150
http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_subs.php?series_id=23

Build your own box for behind the bax seats - $50
Home Depot/lowes partical board, glue, connectors, etc.

Amp with low level inputs - $160
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...t&productCategoryId=cat03085&id=1141762608422

Front speakers - $120:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...t&productCategoryId=cat03076&id=1117177858212

By running an amp dedicated to subs you can turn down the bass to your compnent speakers and adjust the bass via the amp to your subs. It will substantially clean up your bass and and highs and give you decent volume as well (much better than stock). I did this in my d-cab when I had it and it did sound decent. You'll never get booming bass or terrific sound in a d-cab without major custom work or having you sub exposed.
 

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Im not sure if he wanted a sub or to just replace the stock speakers but since people are throwing sub ideas out there I would second the JL 6.5W0's I worked for a JL dealer for a long time and they are pretty impressive little bastards. I am not too sure how much room are in the double cabs but here is another suggestion.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=106

Really shallow mounting depth and doesn't require a lot of airspace. 1/2 cubic airspace is what they reccommend. They also make great amps to.

Overall though if you are just looking for a cleaner sound, I would just stick to getting a nice cd player. I have the Pioneer Premier 780 and I love it and it has treated me great over the year.
 

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I'm with Dimensions. First a high end pioneer head unit, some nice set of component front speakers, dynamat, and a 10"sub. i ran that set up for awhile and was very happy with it. The only problem would be is that you will always want to add on more and more and more.....
 

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Dimensions said:
Im not sure if he wanted a sub or to just replace the stock speakers but since people are throwing sub ideas out there I would second the JL 6.5W0's I worked for a JL dealer for a long time and they are pretty impressive little bastards. I am not too sure how much room are in the double cabs but here is another suggestion.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=106

Really shallow mounting depth and doesn't require a lot of airspace. 1/2 cubic airspace is what they reccommend. They also make great amps to.

Overall though if you are just looking for a cleaner sound, I would just stick to getting a nice cd player. I have the Pioneer Premier 780 and I love it and it has treated me great over the year.
That skinny sub is a nice find! I've got an ImageDynamics IDQ10 in a ported box behind the back seat of my d-cab and it was a pita to fit. It is possible to get a good sub behind the seat though, and totally worth the work. Mine is behind the left rear seat, I still have most of the storage space behind the center/passenger rear seat, and the sound is great (for a d-cab).

Back on topic:
With a $500 budget I'd get one pair of good components, one amp, and a 10" sub.

speakers, JBL 6x8 components, 2 ohms. 2 ohm speakers will get the full potential 100x2 watts from the amp shown below. $110. http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7436.html

amp, Alpine MRP-F450, 100x2 for the comps + 200x1 for the sub. Amp will take speaker level inputs so you can use your stock headunit. $230. http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_6534.html

sub as shown above $70. You need the single4 version
http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?t=0&products_id=106


$410 + shipping, wiring and sub box. Build a box for the space behind the drivers side rear seat. You can get about .45 cu ft pretty easily, that ed sub will love it. Let your stock head unit power your stock rear speakers for now, use the front speaker outputs to drive the amp. You will probably want a head unit soon, but your question was about speakers. The setup I'm posting will sound great with the stock HU, and even better if you upgrade the HU. BTW, the rear speakers in a d-cab are in such a bad location that they are just about useless unless you have ears in your ankles. I spent some serious $ on a pair of great sounding 2 ways for my rear doors, but even with 80 watts each on them all I got was muddy sound from the rear. My rears are unhooked now with all the amps power on the front components, it sounds much better.
 
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