Originally Posted by Stroker01
Well I guess I would do a head unit first then work my way to speakers then a sub and an amp.
Aftermarket head unit + stock speakers = same crap, just louder.
The speakers is the BEST bang for the buck. As with a aftermarket head unit OR stock, you will destroy your speakers (stock or aftermarket) if you don't protect them with bass blockers or frequency cut outs of some sort. Distortion will kill a speaker quicker than wattage any day. Yet the 2 go hand in hand.
Stock paper cone speakers distort very quickly. If you are on a tight budget, save up for the best speakers that you can afford that sound the BEST to you. The MB Quart setup I took out of my other vehicle and put in my truck didn't sound as good as the kenwood or Infinity's that I installed later (or the kevlar's I run now).
Just get a good mid range polypropylene-mica speaker. 70-100 bucks a pair will do nicely. Spend more on your front door speakers than the rear. You will hear more of the tonal qualities from the front than the rear even if you balance the power more towards the rear.