Replacing Speakers from a Previous Bad Speaker Replacement
Have my new to me Ranger, and the audio system needs some serious upgrading.
The previous owner had a nice stereo with a subwoofer in it but decided to part it out, and returned most of the truck to stock. No more subwoofer, factory had unit, but he left his aftermarket speakers in. The speakers are a problem.
They are terrible: first all all, they are the wrong size being a 5 or 6" circular speaker mounted to a wood template to fit vs. buying replacement size of 6x8. The speakers were from Wal-Mart and were $14 each (Sidenote: guy dropped $$$ for the FX4 package new, then went dirt cheap on the stereo?) He also installed some tweeters, but those no longer work since he removed the crossover. Whatever, I don't care about tweeters anyhow, and I don't want to make this a huge audiophile project.
Also, the factor harness clip was cut. Will I need to get a factory harness replacement or can I just hardwire the speakers in with solder, or connectors?
Are all of the speakers 6x8? I know nothing about audio power and wattages; I don't want to buy nice speakers and have the head unit blow them out (I'll be replacing that too).
On the plus size, the old subwoofer rattled enough that the previous owner put Dynamat in, so that should help keep things buttoned up.
in the end, I don't need the huge bass punch from a sub, but I would like to have a little more bass than what I have now.