1. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    2004 Xterra SE w/ Rockford Fosgate stereo system

    My front door speakers have started cutting out after 13 years of use so I figure the rest are soon to follow and might as well replace everything.

    I have been looking at these for the front:
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_575R165X3/Rockford-Fosgate-Prime-R165X3.html?tp=105&avf=Y

    And these for the rear:
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_575R1525X2/Rockford-Fosgate-Prime-R1525X2.html?tp=105&avf=Y

    Just looking for some positive or negative feedback on these. Any better suggestions? Places to get them cheaper? Any input is appreciated. I've never bought speakers before.
     
  2. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    Honestly, if you are not running an external amplifier I would pick whatever brand you like best, chose the speaker in that brand that fits your budget adn go on. Anything is going to be an upgrade from stock. I dont know anything about their brand as far as speakers like that go. The materials /stats they have seem very similar to other speakers in that price range. I wouldnt be scared to try them. I honestly think most speakers in that price range from known vendors are about the same. I usually use JVC / Pioneer for stock replacements and those seem similar.
     
  3. Muadeeb

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    Don't the RF speakers have an odd impedance though? Thought I heard they weren't a standard 8 ohm.
     
  4. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    Might have to check that for sure. I wouldnt think standard door speakers would be off, but I know they make odd impedance woofers, yes.
     
  5. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    Nope, website shows them as 4ohm.
     
  6. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    And for the record, if I buy speakers, I buy them from Crutchfield. Even if you could save a few bucks elsewhere, Crutchfield gives you all the stuff you need to install them free, free installation instructions, and free tech support. Hard to go wrong with that.
     
  7. ThompsonXterra

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    I actually have an external amp for a 10" sub, sorry forgot to mention that. But I was hoping I'd be able to plug them right into where the OEM speakers are. Or does it not work like that? Lol
    I found them cheaper on Amazon, but good point.. might stick with Crutchfield.
     
  8. kirk

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    Sure, your head unit will power those fine, just like it does now. I like crutchfield myself, because there is no doubt Im getting just what i need and if I have issues (I did once on my buddies Trailblazer, issue with the factory amp and they walked me through it perfectly). As for the speakers, if I was just looking for a factory replacement speaker, powered by the head unit, I cant see why those wouldnt work perfectly.
     
  9. ThompsonXterra

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    Might go with Crutchfield too for that reason, knowing me I'll need some additional instruction.
    Thanks for the help man.
     
  10. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    Of course man, good luck!
     
  11. ThompsonXterra

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    One last question! Will the 5 1/4" circular speakers linked in the OP work in the rear? Or do I need 6x9" speakers? Which is believe is the stock speaker dimensions.
     
  12. Muadeeb

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    you'll want 6x9. You'll have to fab your own bracket to make 5 1/2 fit
     
  13. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    What he said. But double check, Crutchfield may give you the adapter since they show those speakers as fitting.
     
  14. ThompsonXterra

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    According to their website the speakers "fit with bracket" so would that mean they come with the bracket/adapter?
     

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    Answered by own question! Did a little digging on their website and the speakers come with the bracket. I'll let you guys know how the install goes when I get them. Thanks again.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    I do audio for a living. Heed my advice. If you are replacing speakers, you'll want the 6x9s in the back. the low end response is SOOO much better than anything a 5 1/4" speaker can produce.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I only ordered the 2 front speakers for now, but when the time comes I'll be sure to get 6x9s for the rear.

    Another question for you, a lot of places sell speakers in pairs. Stock, I have 1 sub and 1 speaker in the rear. Would it be easily possible to replace the sub with another 6x9 speaker? Since I already have an aftermarket sub
     
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    Yes. The body work is unchanged. So a 2nd 6x9 will bolt right in. I'll have to take another look at the schematic for the RF system, but I don't think you have to change the wiring at all.
     
  20. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    Pretty sure you dont, and if you decide to sell the factory RF sub and enclosure, I wouldnt mind having it. Thats a pretty simple thing to replace as I remember.
     
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    Just checked the schematic. Sub is driven by the left rear output (and right rear), so just need to swap out the harness end.
     
  22. ThompsonXterra

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    On Crutchfield's website it said somewhere the sub is 8" so a little trimming would have to be done to fit a 6x9" speaker, but that could be incorrect.
    I'd probably keep the enclosure because I have a weather mat in the rear that fits it, but I'd sell the stock sub. I'll let you know if I do.
    That's what I was hoping. Thanks
     
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    The enclosure is a plastic box that bolts to the side of the truck and fills the factory 6x9 hole. Remove the enclosure and install the 6x9.
     
  24. ThompsonXterra

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    Awesome, that makes that part easier too. Thanks Prime.
     

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