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Front speaker replacement

So my front speakers are blown (I think) - at least my front passenger speaker is. I've done a bit of research, but I know absolutely nothing about speakers. I found some info on which speakers will fit, but now I need some advice on recommendation for speakers.

As of now, my front speakers have no problem dealing with a "moderate" volume. But on nice sunny days, I love having the windows down and music cranked up - and I mean way up lol. This is when my front speakers sound like they're blown and make that disgusting sound. Wondering if any of you audio junkies/experts have any recommendations?

I've found these: Kicker 5 1/4" 2-Way Car Speaker (11KS525) : 5 1/4" Speakers - Best Buy Canada and at a regular price of $140, I figured they should do a decent job even at high volumes? However, after some googling, people have complained about the bass output being terrible or that these speakers are garbage at high volumes. Anyone have any suggestions for good speakers at high volumes that won't break the bank?
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Re: Front speaker replacement

Are you running a 5th gen?

I currently have these:
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
They can take A LOT of abuse but downside is that they flex a ton so they do smash into the speaker cover so i had to remove them but im in the works of custom makin a cover. there are better speakers than mine but i needed something that can take a lot of abuse and i was recommended those.
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Re: Front speaker replacement

Are you running the stock deck or aftermarket?
I am running an aftermarket deck with Rockford Fosgate Prime R165 in the doors and R1693 in the back. You will have to trim some of the plastic that is behind the stock speakers in order to fit the larger magnet in the new speakers but fastened securely, the combination of the front and rear speakers sound amazing for a budget speaker. I think I paid $150 for both pair. The base is tight and strong, the highs crisp. Just make sure you have the phase of the tweeters and the door speakers correct.
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Re: Front speaker replacement

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Are you running a 5th gen?

I currently have these:
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
They can take A LOT of abuse but downside is that they flex a ton so they do smash into the speaker cover so i had to remove them but im in the works of custom makin a cover. there are better speakers than mine but i needed something that can take a lot of abuse and i was recommended those.
Yup 5th gen.

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Are you running the stock deck or aftermarket?
I am running an aftermarket deck with Rockford Fosgate Prime R165 in the doors and R1693 in the back. You will have to trim some of the plastic that is behind the stock speakers in order to fit the larger magnet in the new speakers but fastened securely, the combination of the front and rear speakers sound amazing for a budget speaker. I think I paid $150 for both pair. The base is tight and strong, the highs crisp. Just make sure you have the phase of the tweeters and the door speakers correct.
Thx for both your inputs.

Since I'm pretty much retarded when it comes to speakers/sounds and DIYs in general, I was thinking of just getting a 5.25" speaker for a direct fit haha. I'm currently running a stock deck with what I believe to be OEM front/rear speakers. The rears really produce a ton of clear, crisp, quality bass that I'm happy with. Even better than some BMW speakers. The OEM front speakers don't produce much bass so I suppose I'd be happy with any replacement speakers that aren't distorted/muffled/cracking at high volumes? Also, keep in mind that I do live in Canada so everything is stupidly more expensive :P
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Re: Front speaker replacement

kicker isnt really known for great sound quality..imo, you can get great sound and not pay an arm and leg for a set of infinity or boston acoustic speakers.
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