Originally Posted by Hardcorehehaw
Cool, thanks for the fast reply.
These have great reviews, I was thinking about getting them:
I had a pair of Infinity 6x9s in my Explorer (replaced the "JBL
" speakers and really liked them.........I just got a pair of Infinity 6020cs for the front of my 2009 dbl cab. I also got an Alpine 9886 HU......will get rear speakers, sub and amp later. I got the components for the front first because those are what you really hear when you are in the drivers seat <g>. I intend to get coaxial for the back....if you read some of the threads, there is some discussion as to whether rear speakers are even needed.
I installed the Alpine this weekend - it's louder than the stock radio, but boy do the OEM speakers sound like crap - I can't even play it that loud because the speakers sound so bad. I will be installing the Infinitys this weekend. I ordered from Crutchfield and they give you free speaker adapter/mounts, but they are cheap plastic. I got some 3/4" mdf and will make my own mounts.
There are a number of good write-ups about how to upgrade you sound system.....go to the Audio forum and take a look. you might want to start with this one:
As far as 6x9 vs 6.5 I think it comes down to a personal choice (although I think most components are 6.5).
If you deal with crutchfield, they may tell you that certain speakers don't fit (they say that no 6x9s fit the front), but I think it is a clearance issue.....the speaker mounts they provide are thin plastic.....if you make you own mounts, I believe the clearance issues will go away. But you have to make sure <g>