Originally Posted by Fender868
What was the impedance on the stock ones? Did you keep the stock head unit? Have you noticed a dramatic improvement in mid range response at all levels? I worry about doing this with a stock head unit because of how awful after market products usually fair with a stock head unit. I've always changed out the head units in my car, but I have the nav unit in my mustang and it would seem like a big waste to get rid of it. Also, I don't want a big sub woofer in my trunk like I used to, so I just deal with this system as it's alright.
Not sure what the impedance on them was, they were not labeled with any relevant information. I would definitely say the Mid and High notes sound noticeable better. The stock shaker seemed muffled at just about all volumes, now the deep bass is the only sound that is not defined.
The 8" door woofers fail to be good mid's or low's. I am actually concerned that once I add my aftermarket sub and amp, that the door woofers will deteriorate the quality of the entire bass. We shall see.
I understand an aftermarket head unit would provide better sound right off the bat, but I am not sold yet on the aftermarket install kit (I think it makes the interior look cheap). Also, I enjoy the integration Sync integration. I understand there are some options where that can be kept, but it is not worth it to me right now.
I think that the perfect balance would be to aftermarket amp the entire system with all new speakers. That too, I was not quite prepared to do, but is an option in the future. I am pretty satisfied right now though.
The Pioneer 4-ways I used are:
Pioneer TS-A6885R 5"x7"/6"x8" 4-way car speakers at Crutchfield.com