replacing stock speakers - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Electronics Discussion TV's, Radios, everything electric and NON-Performance.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-03-2010, 08:43 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Evans Ga
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
replacing stock speakers

The sound in my truck just isnt cutting it... the stock speakers suck. What is a good pair of replacement speakers?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-03-2010, 10:10 PM
Oilfield Trash

 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bryan/College Station, TX
Posts: 26,302
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I have 5x7s in mine and are sony expload. They suck. So dont get em.

However 6x8s are the replacement size to get in which I should have got in the first place. Thats what you get for listening to a Best Buy dude on speakers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-05-2010, 08:20 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it kinda depends on how much you wanna spend. If you don't mind dropping a little cash I would recommend either morel or focal, but if you wanna do something a little cheaper mbquart is always a good medium. I would recommend getting a amp to power the speakers as well. That will really step up the sound a lot. Check out this website Woofersetc.com the online car audio super store, the largest selection at the lowest prices! I buy all my stereo equipment from them. They are cheap and ship stuff quick.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-05-2010, 09:17 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Carthage, Tx
Posts: 565
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
JL AUDIO ONLY WAY TO GO!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Evans Ga
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
im looking to spend around 150 per set.... what is the best brand then... MB Quart?
how hard is it to fit 6.5 in the front and the back of a cc?
are 6.5's better than 6x8's?

I dont know much about car audio anymore...

Last edited by cconnell; 12-05-2010 at 10:38 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-05-2010, 10:41 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,364
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have polk Db's, got then from circuit city (alas no more CC, lovedf their buy one get one sales lol) but the speakers seem to be holding up well, sound good, but cant handle much bass at all, as i wouldnt expect door speakers to.......so i have a couple 8's for the bottom end, but if i could afford it i'd have Focal or JL Audio or Boston Acoustics, in that order for mids and highs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-05-2010, 10:44 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
For around $150 a set mb quart is gonna be one of the better choices. JL audio is ok, way over priced IMO. You could also check out image dynamics and Polk audio. It's pretty easy to fit a 6.5 in those spots. If you look online you can find adapter plates that screw into the 6x8 spot that allows you to put a different speaker in it's place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-06-2010, 05:47 AM
NOT a Democrat
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Robinson Twp PA (Pittsburgh)
Posts: 4,506
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Galaxie
Are you using your stock head unit? If so, there really isnt any need to get a great speaker.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-06-2010, 06:57 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Evans Ga
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yes I'm keeping the stock unit for now. What are the best speakers to go with? I want a Tad bit more bass and better highs.

My wife's escalade has the Bose package. Is there any way to get it to sound like that without amp and stuff.

Last edited by cconnell; 12-06-2010 at 07:02 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-06-2010, 08:43 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Didn't even think about if you had the stock head unit or not. Agreed, with the stock head unit your not gonna get a very impressive sound regardless the speakers you buy. It will sound better then stock, but not near as good as if you had a aftermarket head unit. Head units are cheap, I would pick one up along with the speakers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors