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Old 02-25-2018, 11:45 AM
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Well, I'm down to just the one speaker on the passenger door, so I think it is time for me to get a new set. What is good, but won't cost an arm and a leg? Considering just going to a salvage yard and grabbing some on the cheap. If I do this is there a way to test them at the yard?

Rockauto seems to only have AC Delco and they are $50 each... I'm a college student, I can't justify spending $200 for car audio.

Any brands to stay away from? Any real good ones that are affordable? What should I look for in a new set?

Found these at best buy, would they work if I bought 2 sets?
 

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Just find some cheap speakers online if you are only looking to put sound back in. Something in the lower watt/rms scale is going to perform better for you if your running it off the factory headunit. Using speakers from a junk yard won't save you much over just buying online or even something from say Walmart especially if you consider your time in the equation.

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Dash: 4" x 6"
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:42 PM
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What range should I shoot for in RMS and Watts? I still have the factory radio. I'd like to get something similar or maybe slightly better than the stock set up.

Something below 'X' what's X?
 
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What range should I shoot for in RMS and Watts? I still have the factory radio. I'd like to get something similar or maybe slightly better than the stock set up.

Something below 'X' what's X?
Go with something around 20 watts RMS per speaker. You should be just fine as long as you're not looking for big sound.
 
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I've always been a Rockford Fosgate fan myself, but I also don't leave the factory stereo in ANY of my vehicles lol. I'm a bit of an audiophile...

But quite honestly, if you're running the factory radio and don't want to break the bank, just grab a set of the Pioneer speakers off the shelf at Walmart and rock on. They don't usually have a high wattage rating and pair nicely with the lower output of a factory radio and will sound decent enough. I would never run them in my vehicle, but that's partly because I would just smoke them as soon as I turned up the volume since I'm running a fully amplified 4 channel system :P well, 6 channel if you count the 2 subwoofer channels
 
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Mind if I ask a question on top of that one here guys?
 
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Mind if I ask a question on top of that one here guys?
What do you have for us, Maverick?
 
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Rockford fosgate here
 
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Rockford fosgate here
Components in the doors, subs and amp in the back. Wouldn't have it any other way









My old 01 Corolla got the same love









 

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Has anyone used jbl club 6 1/2s? Crutchfield recommended them to me . I have lanzar max 3 ways now powered by a pioneer gm d1004 4 channel amp and they're crappin out on me. Would the jbls really be worth the money? They're 2 way coaxials and I plan to replace the lanzar 2 way 4x6s in the dash with regular tweeters . And can somebody please tell me how the front door and dash speakers are wired into the factory harness? Would I be better leaving them like they are or run the door speakers off of the amp and maybe run the tweeters off of the head unit?
 
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