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post #1 of 6 Old 11-25-2011, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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New sound system help

I was able to get a Pioneer deh-33hd head unit for about 75 bucks today so that started my new project of a better sound system. I ordered this for mounting kit(I did the frequently bought together thing and got that harness for a penny):
Amazon.com: Metra 99-5808 Single DIN Installation Multi-Kit for Select 2004-up Ford/Mercury Vehicles (Black): Car Electronics Amazon.com: Metra 99-5808 Single DIN Installation Multi-Kit for Select 2004-up Ford/Mercury Vehicles (Black): Car Electronics
I am getting these speakers:
Amazon.com: Pioneer TS-A6874R A-Series 6"x8" 3-Way 350 Watts: Electronics Amazon.com: Pioneer TS-A6874R A-Series 6"x8" 3-Way 350 Watts: Electronics
Do I need the speaker harness under the "frequently bought together"? Can anybody think of anything else I will need?


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You won't need the speaker harness if you don't mind splicing in the new wires.

One thing I would get are a couple dynamat door kits so you can do both doors and the pillars in the back. One of the biggest improvements in sound and cab comfort will come from the dynamat.

Are you sure you want to go with those speakers? Maybe you should look at these.Pioneer TS-D6802R (tsd6802r) 6" x 8" 2-way D Series Speakers
They are a little more cash, but the will work nicely with this setup and if you ever decide you want to run an amp later you don't have to buy new speakers.


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I just bought the wiring harness. That way if you sell it, you can put the factory radio in without cutting more wires.

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buy the harness, no splicing required. just plug and play
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You might also want to look at just getting 6.5" speakers they fit in the same hole and most come with a plate to cover up the rest of the whole. 6.5's sound better to me and theres a lot more choices. You can also put 5x7's in our doors. You dont have to just do 6x8's. I'm putting in these in the front doors and the tweeters in the a pillers Rockford Fosgate T2652-S (T2 652 S) 6-1/2" Power Component System
and putting these in the rear Rockford Fosgate Power T1652 6-1/2" T1 2-way Coaxial Car Speakers
If you dont want to mess with mounting tweeters you can do those second ones in front are rear and still sound great

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You can just wire the door speakers into the factory wiring and just wire up the harness in the dash then plug into your head unit. I have never used a speaker harness before dont see much need for one usually the connections on the speakers work just fine when you strip and wire up directly to the speakers.

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