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Old 10-04-2013, 01:32 AM
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I was just wondering what speaker size we have in our truck? I heard they are 6.75", if so, what adapter is a good cheapo one?
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Crutchfield says 6.5".
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They are all 6.5 trust me. I've replaced mine at least twice...
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Yep, 6.5", all four.
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Perfect, thanks guys. Putting performance aside and working in the sound for once lol.
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Components > 2 way.


This > http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...FC-P709PS.html <
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Word! I got polk db all the way around with tweeters and hid the crossovers in the kick panels. Awesome sound!
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Subscribed. This might help me too.
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lol...gotta laugh...reminisce...damn I miss my truck....I had the infinity system in mine and it was PLENTY loud for me....I had people constantly ask me what kind of system I had....factory I told them, no one believed me. Maybe it's old ears but I was (and still do) listening to heavy dub....bassnectar.....lfmao, deadmau5.....anything with a bass drop....the Infinity system in my Dak never failed to reproduce the lowest of lows...the ones you cant hear but feel.....imagine my surprise when I was so stoked my little Sebring had an infiinity system in it....4 6x9" speakers and it does not come close to the bass the same system with 6.5" speakers did in my Dak, maybe it's because shes a vert...missing the "whole cabin" thing...anyways.......Did I mention I miss that truck?
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I ended up ordering 4 Kenwood 6.5" 3 ways. Not extreme, just better than stock with the clarity of 3 different ranges. Then I ordered a Polk 8" subwoofer, it will go in the custom enclosure I'm making. It replaces the center seat / console, sits right on the brackets that the seat attached to. Should all work together to bring much better quality audio to my beast.


Kent, my stockers hit pretty hard too, a lot harder that any cardboard speaker I've ever used before, and mine is just the non-infinity system, must be the acoustics..

And I never was a dubstep listener until recently, I like mostly the heavy drop stuff as well. If you ever hear Deadmau5's take on dubstep, he says he hates it lol. Because it cheats music quality, according to him, it can be played on any system and sound good... something about the full range being flooded with sound. You should check out Celldweller, I'm kinda hooked on it. Mostly the Space and Time remix album. A lot more vocals than most dubstep/electronic music. Good artist

Here's a quick peek at my work in progress. These are the sized up and cutout pieces sitting in place ready to be glued and nailed. It's glued and nailed now, but the bottom is not going on until I skimcoat a good layer of fiberglass resin all over the inside, and pool some in the corners to sorta round off the interior.

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I run rockford fosgate components in the front. Had to drill out the top of the door panel on the triangle to put the tweeters. Has Memphis coaxiles in the rear. On a MB quart 4.60. On a RF 8" sub. I love how loud and clear it gets on any type of music and so does alot of my buddys lol. its fun going down in the middle of no where and walking so far away and hear the echos of the music haha!

I'm interested in seeing this finished. May give me a better idea on my sub setup.


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So these are the speakers I'm going with for the doors;
Amazon.com: Kenwood KFC-1664S 6-1/2" 180 Watt 3-way Coaxial Speaker System Including Speaker Grilles: Car Electronics Amazon.com: Kenwood KFC-1664S 6-1/2" 180 Watt 3-way Coaxial Speaker System Including Speaker Grilles: Car Electronics


This is the sub I'm going with, I didn't want to go with anything crazy, as I don't need the boom. I just want clarity and punchy bass for those double bass hits in all my death metal lol. It was also affordable.
Amazon.com: Polk Audio db840 8-Inch Single Voice Coil Subwoofer (Single, Black): Car Electronics Amazon.com: Polk Audio db840 8-Inch Single Voice Coil Subwoofer (Single, Black): Car Electronics


And the amp I'm using, it should be enough for the small sub, I got this one because the size will fit perfect in the recess I made in the sub box console replacement.
Amazon.com: MTX RT250D Mono Block Class D 250-Watt Amplifier: Car Electronics Amazon.com: MTX RT250D Mono Block Class D 250-Watt Amplifier: Car Electronics


Here's the latest progress, and I'm working more on the box tonight as well. Speakers will be here tomorrow and I might finish it up tomorrow night or the next day.

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that is super cheap for a pair of speakers. mine are getting to a point where they may just need replacing
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Would HIGHLY reccommend Sound Deadening your doors while your in there. Makes a Huge Difference in sound quality with those speakers.

I've had those kenwood 6.5's they were acceptable. too much on the High end for My Liking but acceptable. I did replace them with components after a short time though.
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Inside of the plastic panel or just dynomat the sheet metal back there? Or fill it with fluff?
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The Sheet metal does the most good with resonance. The Door Panel has alot of Fluff in it already. but the Metal in the door itself will retain moisture and rust faster if you fill the actual metal door with Foam, since the windows drains through the door somewhat.

But to answer your question. Just cover the Metal with Second Skin or Dyna Mat or an equivelant. I used to user Peel and Seal rood sealant but its much thinner now.

It will make a big difference.

I did fill my back doors (Club cab) with R13 insulation and it did cut down on exhause drone and make for a quieter ride. But thats not really an option in a crew cab since the windows roll down.
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On an extended cab, how do you guys do rear speakers?? when I tried installing one with the plastic mount, my speaker was like too tall or something (been like 2 years) and it wouldn't work that way cuz the plastic trim wouldn't fit back over. ANy ideas?
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Jeremy, I'm not sure since I have a quadcab. Maybe someone here has an idea.


So, I finished the box, installed the speaker, and I tested it on my home threater system and it hits really good. It's not a boomer by any means but it certainly does what I want it to do. I want to hear full range, not really needing my neighborhood to hear it too.

The Kenwood speakers... well they suck. plain and simple. The highs are high, and the mids are ok until the bass distorts them. And they thump, with hardly any bass input they will thump like they are bottoming out. I listen to metal and dubstep, these speakers just don't cut the mustard. Might be fine for someone who listens to country, classical, or jazz. but not the bass heavy music like rap, metal, or dubstep. And they don't hit the lows that the stockers did either. I'll sell all 4 if anyone wants to try them out.... I have some much better infinity Kappas on the way from Amazon this time.


But, I also installed the box into the truck tonight. I think I did a pretty good install, it's hooked to a 12v switched relay under the hood, with a fuse, then fused again at the amp. The line out converter works well, makes me happy to keep the stock stereo. I'll get some pics of how the box looks now with the amp mounted to it and the carpet all over it. I didn't install a cushion on the armrest yet, but I will some day. It's comfortable for now since I wear a jacket most the time now. Very happy about it, just not so much those kenwoods.
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Got the infinity kappas today, I'm installing them now then I will get some pics! They are cool, coaxial but they have a real crossover built in, instead of the capacitor bass blocker than most coaxial speakers have.
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