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New Speakers

If I wanted to get new speakers for my 02 XLT what kind should I get. I want some that get loud and have some bass.
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Well I wish I had gone with some components...everyone has their brand...gotta just go out and test...
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well, then you should look into a set of subs if you want bass.
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boston acoustics
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Any speaker that you spend a decent amount of money on will sound good. If you want some quality sound, get a component set, and definately amplify any of the speakers if you want them to get loud, the stock HU won't put out enough power to "pound" the midbass with 6x8's.
If you want low end/bass, get a subwoofer setup.

As for the speaker brands, figure out your price range, find a decent website mentioned on here, and see what your options are and pick.

onlinecarstereo.com
cbrstereo.com
woofersetc.com
premier-audio.com
ebay.com
and there's definately more
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i have 6x8 pioneers in the front and back. they sound really nice and have enough bass to make all of my mirrors shake. you can get them for $60 at walmart.

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When looking for a speaker if you want those crisp highs look at the sensitivity rating. The higher they are the btter sound you will get. Keep in mind a cheap speaker may have they cheap sound. Granted I had those pioneers and switched to my polks and what a difference. It's all on your taste of sound.
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i have 6x8 pioneers in the front and back. they sound really nice and have enough bass to make all of my mirrors shake. you can get them for $60 at walmart.

i was thinking of getting these same exact speakers, i dont think i need much better because i dont think i would be able to tell the difference in quality. now that i have heard somebody has them in a ranger ill have to go pick up two sets of them.
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i have 6x8 pioneers in the front and back. they sound really nice and have enough bass to make all of my mirrors shake. you can get them for $60 at walmart.

i have them also. they def have good sound to them. but like everyone else said go to best buy or circuit city and try them out
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I will for sure go and try them out.

Did someone say that I might need an amp to push my speakers. I thought that they were just for the sub.
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you can run an amp if you want too. But you don't "NEED" one. Like always a amplified system is always better.
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my next set.

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I will for sure go and try them out.

Did someone say that I might need an amp to push my speakers. I thought that they were just for the sub.
Nope!
Mids and tweeters need amped too if you get any more expensive quality set. Actually almost any speaker you replace your stock ones with would sound alot better on an amplifier.
I actually just got in my set of MBQuart Reference 6.5" components today and am going to be running them off of an amp at 100w RMS each.
To get loud crisp sound, you need an amplifier.
With the other Pioneer speakers and such mentioned on this post you could get away with just running them off of the head unit in your case as a beginner in audio.
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get rainbow speakers,thay are loud
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A good set of component speakers will give you better clarity and will have the potential to go louder (usually via an amp) than any coaxial speaker will.

That being said, you get what you pay for! My system is BA components with JL amps and a JL sub.
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Are upgraded speakers that much better then stock.
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Fletch what kind of speakers are those?
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Fletch what kind of speakers are those?
Those are BOSTON ACOUSTICS coaxial speakers.

And yes...aftermarket is way better than stock, especially if you get a great set of speakers.
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I've got stock speakers in my 2002 Ranger XLT. I know nothing about how everything works. Just the basics. I like the good thump sound but would still enjoy hearing when I'm 60 years old if you know what i mean. Can I replace the stock ones with other 6x8 speakers and just plug them into the same wires and have sound? Or is there more to it?

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get some MB Quarts! Man, if I had a penny for everytime I sad that on this forum...
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I've got stock speakers in my 2002 Ranger XLT. I know nothing about how everything works. Just the basics. I like the good thump sound but would still enjoy hearing when I'm 60 years old if you know what i mean. Can I replace the stock ones with other 6x8 speakers and just plug them into the same wires and have sound? Or is there more to it?

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You can pretty much just plug and play with better speakers, but there won't be a whole much gain unless you add an amplifier to get all of the potential out of the new more powerful speakers.
Better speakers making a 'thump' doesn't mean that it's loud and going to 'damage' your hearing, haha. A good set of speakers just reproduces the sound much better, even at low volumes, adding all of the frequencies to the music that normal stock speakers cannot produce.
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I also have the stock cd player too. No aftermarket one. Can I still plug and play? How hard is to hook up an amp?
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i got the same pioneer speakers in my ride aswell..they bump pertty good with crisp highs..get the 3way ones
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