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Upgrading Speakers, Front Only?

I'm considering new audio in the truck and got a really good deal on a set of components for the front. I am wondering if I should even bother with the rear door speakers. I haven't gotten an amp yet, so if I don't go with the rear speakers I can get a 4 channel amp and bridge the back two channels for the sub. If the rear speakers are necessary, then a sub amp will be needed along with a 4 channel.

How many of you are running without rear speakers?

The other option is running the rear speakers off the head unit.


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It will be almost impossible to balance the front and rear speakers using a amp for front and the stereo output on the rear. There will be a lower sound quality coming from the deck.
Best option is to run another amp for the subs along with a 4 channel amp for the doors.
Best of luck with it.


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Yeah.. I just did the same. I went with 6.5s component fronts only. But now Im adding some 5x7s ( same company/speaker ) in the rear for fill. Less wattage and less fade to the rear, but just to fill and I want to keep my front sound stage.


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I did the fronts and it sounds good. I will eventually get an amp for the fronts and possibly run a sub, but for now it sounds OK. The tweets are on top of the door panels right near the sail panels and they sound great even without an amp. I know the rear speakers are for fill and sound fine just the way it is. It may be different when I amp the front, but for now it sounds fine.


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Yeah now it wont be much difference but when you amp the fronts the rears will fall out of stage.


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rears are for rear passengers IMHO

many good systems are mids and tweets front
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rears are for rear passengers IMHO

many good systems are mids and tweets front
sub rear
Agreed, separates will have the most stable sound and will sound best. The bass in the rear works well. I have midrange/high channels in all the doors and I can hear all of them. When I fade a rear channel I notice it from the drivers seat. Not as much as the fronts but they do finish off the overall sound.
The door enclosure will never produce good low frequencies, will garble the midrange more than anything.


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I spent a bunch of money on my rear full range speakers on my last truck

not so much on this one LOL

at low levels i think the rear full range or mids come in ok but as soon as the knob goes up I can't hear them at all

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Yeah...I may just put some mid bass speakers in the rear doors and a sub behind the seat...but until then, it sounds fine.


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