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Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bevans, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    bevans

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    Hey,

    I'm new here... just bought an 07 access cab and am wanting to upgrade the speakers. I did a search and thought that any speaker replacement would require new mounts(like tacotunes). So I go to a couple audio shops today and both places tell me that 6x9s up front and 6.5s in the rear will fit in the stock locations without any additional mounts. Is this true?

    I'm trying to decide between alpine type r's and polk db651's if anyone has any info on both these speakers. I want to keep the truck interior looking stock so I plan on keeping the factory HU and probably will run a 4 channel amp.

    Thanks
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  2. Apr 2, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    I believe this is correct, however I believe you may need the speaker baffles because of mounting depth restrictions. I would STRONGLY suggest calling MrMarv for your baffles. Taco Tunes does not have a good reputation.

    Depending on your budget, there are after market options (in particular a double din HU) that look completely stock. Some that are even plug and play (Eclipse AVN 6620).

    If you are not interested in changing out your HU, you will need an external processor to clean up the signal from your factory head unit, like the JL cleansweep.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Ese Loco

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    Rockford Fosgate 360.2 is a much more customizable solution to keeping that OEM look over the JL Cleansweep.

    I'd look into it.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Yep it's true. My 6x9's fit in the front with no mods
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    I took a dremel tool to my factory 6x9s and made my speaker mount out of my factory speaker. It is timely but I didnt have to buy anything.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    That looks pretty sweet! Have you had a chance to hear and see one installed? I wonder how the bluetooth works with the cell phone...
     
  7. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Audio shop I just had put in a new set of Hybrid Imagine series 6.5"ers built 1" thick baffles out of mdf. They just measured up, drew a template, cut em out and blammo.
     
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    What 6x9's did you go with?
     
  9. Apr 3, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    if they dont fit use your stock speakers and cut the speaker and use the the frame then just mount the new speaker and you could save some money them buying some spacers from tacotunes. I dont think you would be able to just just put the 6x9 withought any mods cause you will need a spacer or would have to use your old speakers frame cause the magnet would not clear the window inside the door when you roll down the windows.

    Do the same with the back and they are easier to mount using the factory speaker frame
     
  10. Apr 3, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll try to use the factory mounts or just buy some MDF and make my own.
     
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    All you need is a handheld jigsaw. Take the old 6x9 out, trace the outer mounting plastic, then trace whatever size circle you need for your new speaker in the middle. Cut both parts out. Doesn't need to look pretty, you'll never see em. Also remember the mount for the existing 6x9 (assuming you have the jbl audio upgrade) is part of that speaker, there's no decoupling the speaker from the mount.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    A set of Alpine Type R's. They were brand new in 2005. Still runnin strong!
     
  14. Apr 5, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    do you have an amp connected with those type R cause it dosent sound as clean as with an amp

    so thats why i went with the type S cause i wont be running a amp for now but it still sounds clean
     
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    Just to throw in my two cents, the RF 360.2 is a SERIOUS piece of equipment and not for the "installation challenged" nor the person who just wants a cleaner sound. i had it in my last car and yes, it made the stock stereo amazing, but it was a SERIOUS pain in the arse. I had planned on writing a separate review, so i will leave it at that
     
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    use retrofit mounts. you don't want 6x9s up front. 6x9s are junk speakers. use 6.5 components in the front and 6.5 coax in the rear
     
  17. Apr 5, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    Why are 6x9 junk speakers?
     
  18. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    there not really junk...but it is true that a round speaker will sound better than an oval speaker. i'm not really sure why but i have heard this for years
     
  19. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    It's because of the shape of the sound wave is round as opposed to oval.... If applied correctly a 6x9 can be damn good.

    I agree, 6.5'' is the way to go, but to each their own. :D
     
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