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I am going to replace my cd player. I have pretty much made my decision up on the cd player I want. I just want to be able to plug my ipod and laptop into it and I want to spend under 150 bucks so this is what I came up with.

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=300&i=158GT420IP&tp=5684

I am also seriously considering replacing the front and rear door speakers at the same time. I am ordering my stuff from crutchfield therefore unfortunately do not have the opportunity to listen to it first. I am looking for some advice as far as sound quality. Here are a couple of 2-ways that I have picked out. I would like to stay right around 50 bucks for the door speakers.

Alpine
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=400&i=500SPS17C2&tp=105

Kicker
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=400&i=20655KS60&tp=105

Kenwood
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=400&i=113KFC1661&tp=105

Pioneer
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=400&i=130TSG1642&tp=105

I have a 2008 double cab taco. Crutchfield is telling me that door openings require a 6 ½ speaker. They mentioned that I would have to use an adapter or bracket because the opening is closer to 6 3/4. I have read on this forum that the front ones are 6x9’s???

My other concern is the tweeter that is mounted in the front doors. I understand that the opening is very shallow and it can be hard to replace. I was thinking about just leaving it there. Is there a built in crossover for that tweet?

Thanks,
Scott
 

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The fronts in a dub cab are 6x9s, rears are 6.5s. If I were you, I'd ditch the rear speakers, and get a descent set of components for the fronts. The Alpine Type-S components are a good set for the money. Read here to find out why you really don't need/want rears by Cam. You are going to need speaker baffles/adapters to fit any after market speakers into your doors. They are available from Tacotunes.com, Mr. Marv, ebay, or you can fab your own out of MDF wood. Those baffles/adapters will give you an extra 1" of depth.
 

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i have now been advised by crutchfield and best buy that the front door speakers are 6.5

are their databases incorrect?
You have a double cab correct? Well I have one too, check out my cardomain page in my sig and go to the audio page.
 

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Yep, fronts are 6x9's. The adapters are really easy to make too. You just pull out the old speaker, trace the outline of it on a sheet of 3/4" MDF and then mark your 6.5" circle for the new driver. I would also recommend a good set of components. Only thing is that you aren't going to find a pair of good components for $50. Two-ways won't make much of a difference in all honesty.
 

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You'll just get a little bit crispier with after market 2-way coaxials. Though, you'll lose the bass (yes, I said bass lol) that the factory speakers had.
 

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thanks for bringing that to my attention. why would i not replace the 6x9 in the door instead of using a plate and replacing it with a 6.5. i am assuming that the 6x9 would provide a little more bass.
 

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thanks for bringing that to my attention. why would i not replace the 6x9 in the door instead of using a plate and replacing it with a 6.5. i am assuming that the 6x9 would provide a little more bass.
I'd look at it like this... if you're going to put in an amp... a component system is the only way to go, you might lose a little bass, but sound quality is heads above a coax 6x9... HOWEVER, if you're simply NOT going to add an amp, I'd find a high sensitivity 6x9 and call it good. Specifically something very similar to Infinity Kappa 692.7i's http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_5024_Infinity+Kappa+692.7i.html because you'll appreciate the 2ohm speakers with 95db sensitivity with the tiny amp in your deck.

You'll still need to cut a baffle/adapter.
 

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thanks for bringing that to my attention. why would i not replace the 6x9 in the door instead of using a plate and replacing it with a 6.5. i am assuming that the 6x9 would provide a little more bass.
The reason why the manufacturers put in 6x9s is to give you more bass than a 6.5 would, but its still crappy. A circular bass driver will always give out cleaner sound than ovals (hence why subs are circular).

Thanks for the info.
I went with these Alpines
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...SPS17C2&tp=105
I understand that crutchfield gives you the adapters for 6.5's in the front. why would i still need to cut a baffel/adapter?
His link showed a pair of 6x9s, no after market speaker will fit in the spot of the factory speaker.
 
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