Replacing factory system in Ford Ranger, Couple Q's

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  1. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery New Member

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    I decided that I wanted better sound in my ford ranger, so I started looking on ebay. I'm not an audiophile by any means, just looking for a little upgrade. So far I have purchased:

    1. Pioneer DEH-P3000IB Headunit for $55
    2. JL Audio Tr570-cxi 6x8 speakers for $17

    Did I get good deals on these? I'm not planning on adding an amp or sub at the moment, but will these speakers sound good without an amp? In a supercab pickup truck, should I replace the front speakers or rear speakers first? The rears are much easier to replace, the fronts require removal of the whole door panel.

    Thanks
     
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    That'll be fine if you just want upgraded sound.

    Good prices too.
     
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    Ok cool. I'm just looking for a little better quality, nothing super loud. I was concerned because a couple people said that upgrading speakers without amping them won't sound good. Will they run ok off the headunit?
     
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    that'll sound really good for the money actually. it's not necessary to amp the speakers, but does make an improvement.
     
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    Getting the door panels off is easy.
     
  6. Sean Connery

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    Yeah I'm going to be putting the 6x8's up front. Should just be a couple screws.
     
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    Remove 2 screws, pop your handle plate off, remove that screw and remove the one in the bottom left hand corner of the door. If you have manual windows (like me) remove the handle. Lift and it's off. I love the Ranger/B-Series. So easy to get into the doors which means swapping speakers isnt a chore.
     
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    I got my head unit today and installed it. I put in the dash kit and it went in fine. I slid in the head unit and attached the faceplate. My question is, how did should I secure it in the dash? It moves around a little and isn't really attached to anything.
     
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    bend the tabs on the sleave, to lock in place... then slide the deck into the sleave.
     
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    Ahh, I just saw that part in the manual. (who reads those things?). Thanks for the tip, I'll do that tomorrow.
     
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    :o i did that exact same thing when i first got a cd player. lol
     
  13. Sean Connery

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    :o:o

    It's all better now. I feel dumb. Thanks guys
     

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