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Old 10-09-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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Well, after thorough consideration, I've decided to upgrade my front 2 and rear 2 speakers. I have the 8 speaker system with the gain slider, and will not be upgrading the tweeters, unless there are ones that will fit. My questions are -

1 - What size is the front round speakers?
2 - What size is the rear speakers?
3 - What is involved with getting new speakers installed? (I can solder obviously and such)
4 - What is the best bang for my buck?

I am only looking for speakers slightly better than the OEM ones, I am not into subs, amps, 20 speakers, etc. I prefer to keep the system as stock as possible, as all I listen to is my 80s music and classic rock. So, any suggestions?
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1 - What size is the front round speakers? 5.25, although some people have modified 6.5" to work
2 - What size is the rear speakers?6x9
3 - What is involved with getting new speakers installed? (I can solder obviously and such)front: taking off the door panels and using a screwdriver
rear: dropping the speakers from inside the trunk with a clip, very easy

4 - What is the best bang for my buck? you will get many options on this, and since you are only looking for slightly better than OEM, I suggest just going to walmart/best buy and listening to the cheaper ones and getting them
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Excellent. I know Walmart has some cheaper Sony speakers, and i think Pioneers also, I'll check it out though.
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Are these at least better than the stock fronts?



If not, I'll go with the matching Sony ones that are the same as the back ones.
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Your factory head unit would blow the Durabrand speakers to shreads.
Then there is also the factory amp in the SSE/SSEi to take them out even sooner.
At the very least they will not compare to the not so great factory speakers.
If you are willing to spend a few bucks ($80-100 total) go on ebay and try to find some Infinity speakers. I had them in my old 98 SSE with BOSE and it blew my mind considering that I had only swapped the rear 6x9'* for Infinity 6953i 3-ways and switched the front 5.25'* for Alpine Type * 2-ways.
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i bought my speakers off of buy.com for a pretty decent price, so i suggest looking there and on other similar websites as well as ebay
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Alright, I've decided to go with these, my Walmart has them in stock, so I am gonna go check them out and price shop before I buy there.

Sony Xplod 5.25" 4-Way Car Speakers

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/02/72/42...80_500X500.jpg
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I had something like that years ago and was very satisfied.
Definitely listen to them first. I'd recommend taking a cd with you so and listening to a couple of different pairs. You want the same song form the same source for a fair comparison.
Remember, though, they will sound different in a car and on a different head unit.
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