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is it hard to replace the rear speakers in an extended cab?

the front ones are easy.....but the rear ones look like they may take a little more finesse. how difficult are the rear ones to swap out? I was just looking to replace the factory ones....not sure if I'm going to amp them yet though.
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4 door or 2 door? I would imagine the 4-door is a touch easier, simply because the pannel is seperate and you can swing the door open to work on it. Removing the pannel on my 4-door is trivial.
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Its a 4- door but from the other threads ive read, the back ones arent worth the trouble, but I'd like to amp all 4. The head unit I have pushes out 50x4 so I'd like to see what some amped aftermarket speakers could do.

A buddy of mine just built a really nice box for his s-10 Xtreme and the amps are mounted in the center behind plexiglass with 4 led pc fans cooling them. it looks really nice but i often use the space behind the seats for riding gear when we go out on the weekends. so im not really sold on 12's or 10's though that might rattle the covers off of the rear speakers for me lol
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I didn't bother replacing my rears either.. just the fronts. And even that I did just because I had the speakers already from my previous truck. I am looking to sell/trade my truck now and I won't bother swapping out the Boston's I've got in the front even though I still have the originals, it isn't worth the trouble.

That said I would never bother w/ an external amp either. An aftermarket deck has more than enough power for my needs.. and I'm not willing to sacrafice the space for a sub or the equipment to support it. But to each their own..
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i have a 4 door and i replaced mine in the rear...it was hard but its doable...all you have to do is pull really hard on the plastlic and hopefully some of the plastic push-pins holding it in will come out and the rest you have to pull out with pliers and put them back on the panel. its not that hard but u have to be careful not to break anything
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If you want a good laugh, I will have somebody video tape my fat a$$ trying to get into the back of my 2 door....

I wish I got a 4 door again...I was stupid.
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hahaha yea id love to see you do that
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I need to replace my rear speakers, but if you are in the market for some 12's i have 2...12's and an amp im wanting to sell for a very reasonable price...PM me if your interested....Since i live in ohio too we could meet up

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4 door or 2 door? I would imagine the 4-door is a touch easier, simply because the pannel is seperate and you can swing the door open to work on it. Removing the pannel on my 4-door is trivial.
LIES!!!!!!!!!! lol


4 door is a pain in the ***.... firstly getting the panel off really sucks and takes some time so you dont break the plastic supports for the pins.... after that it gets easy for a time, but then getting the panel back on is the biggest pain beacuse the panels arent designed to come off... so you have to pull all the pins out of the door, then transfer them to the panel before you put the pannel back on hoping that they are still in good shape....


i only have 5 or 6 in each door and they have 10 when you start....
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there has to be a way to do it so you wont tear anything up. well....not everything at least. if I took it somewhere, they're just going to do the same thing...pull. Maybe I'll swing by the audio shop in town and talk to a buddy of mine, see if he's ever done any.

I can't believe ford put speakers back there and expects you to never need to change them. Thats crazy. eh, I'll rip it off anyways and do it. I'm stubborn lol
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just start by the seatbelt hole and pull up from there sticking your hand behind the panel to give it some support...
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well i just put two 3-way poineers in the front.....WOW what a difference. I'm really impressed.
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Huh.. well, mine wasn't that bad. Those pull pins are pretty common, and fairly easy to master once you figure them out. Just get in close w/ your fingers or a plastic pry tool to put the force of your pulling against the pin and not the head. They even make special tools for pulling those things. I didn't have any problems..
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well i popped the rear panels off yesterday afternoon. seemed easy enough. it required a little patience though. i guess they can stay off till I get another set of speakers for the rear. I'll probably amp all 4. The speakers I put in the front can handle 230w a piece so they should sound decent juiced up a tad.
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yea thatll sound good... its really not hard to take them off, but just like you siad, it takes some pateincs...
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ok, stupid question....if im amping 4 speakers, do i need a 4-channel amp? the speakers are 2-50w RMS.....so i dont think ill need a huge amp. any ideas? thanks.
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technically you should, it would be better, but you might be able to get away with splicing two speakers into on terminal....
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a 50x4 or 75x4 should be more than enough...buy the 4 channel...just gives you more options. also when you run the wires run them from your amp to where your deck is and used the stock wires that way you dont have to run them through the doors.
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