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post #1 of 3 Old 07-25-2014, 10:20 PM - Thread Starter
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How to make a Ford Ranger sound good

Hey all it's been awhile sorry for being gone so long.
Anyways, I thought I would ask you all first. But I have to say the last time I posted on the Car audio section I got no responses.

I have a 2003 Ford Ranger FX4 lvl2 extended cab and it sounds like garbage. I really want to make it sound as good as I can. I am on a budget for it however. I just want it to sound good.

Now, thankfully I have some spare equipment I can use. At my disposal is ethier a Eclipse CD8445 HU or a Pioneer P880prs HU. I have a JL 300/4 Slash V2 I am not useing and a JL 500/1 Slash V2 I can use as-well from a older project. I also have a set of Momo MM6 laying around but they are 6.75" and I would have to cut the panels to make them fit.

I have a few things to consider. The speakers that are built into the truck are 5x7 all the way around. So if I want to just do a drop in my options or limited for decent speakers.
Or I could try to adapt a set of 6.5" speakers instead.

I think I would like to make a max budget of $300 to finish what ever I need done.
Any suggestions? What would be a good set of speakers to go with. I was looking at Image Dynamics XS series they seem to be on sale. The 5x7 are only $200 right now which seems like a good deal. I am a big fan of HAT speakers and the Mirus's are affordable. But do HAT's cheap speaker still compare to ID's High end XS series still?

Other speakers I would consider are : CDT HD, Eclipse 8062, Pioneer REV TS-D801P, Focal ISS line, Maybe even Alipne's Type R. Most everything else is simply out of my budget.

Healthy mid range and mid bass are a must for me. I like my music balanced yet slightly warm with out the ear bleeding high end. "Just my preference"

Thanks again hope you guys can help me out with this.
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Adapt the Polk mm's using spacers to allow fit.

I suggest the pioneer because it should play mp3's where the eclipse doesn't as I remember. Could be wrong.

Power with your 4 channel.

For your listening desires, having as much cone area for midbass is a must.

If you find the polks don't cut it, then I would buy something else. No reason to buy new unless of course that is your desire.


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