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Vehicle: 2010 Ford Mustang GT Grabber Blue Convertible V-8
Location: South Carolina
2010 GT Convert Prem Speaker Upgrade Video
Finally found the Audio Video Section. My factory Drivers side door speaker finally bit the dust. I googled everything everywhere mustang this and that. I ended finding a nice deal on some Kenwood 6X8's
And I documented my install on YouTube for others who are thinking about doing the same and what to expect.
One of the easiest and best upgrades to the car is door speakers. The rear deck lid ones...sucks doing those. Doesnt help being a big guy crammed in the back of the coupe and getting to the screws closest to the glass. Be careful pulling those too because the magnets tend to make it a little rough when they grab the sheet metal and last thing you want to do is scratch your back glass pulling the speaker magnet off the body.
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Thanks for the video bro. This is going to help me tremendously with my door install. I won't be doing any changes to the speaker like you did but just seeing someone do first is going to do wonders. Im going with two pair of rockford fosgate punch series 6x8's for the doors and back deck. I'll take audio before and after doing the doors, and the rear deck to give everyone an idea of the sound difference. Thanks again!
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By any chance have you done the rear speakers? I've already taken out my rear interior before to install a styling bar so I have faith in myself to complete the job. Just curious if the rear speakers being replaced will have as great of an impact as the front ones did. I'm going to keep my door subs which are factory.
If anyone is thinking about replacing the rear speakers..........well it makes one hell of a big improvement. Did both sides in 1/2 hour. Super easy to do. Don't bother with taking out the rear seats, all you have to do is take the top panel off and the upper half of each side panel. Simple plug and play with the wire adapters. BIG sound improvement. Glad I did it. Total cost $100.00.
Ok guys the speakers I bought from Crutchfield online. They came with the adapters, and free shipping. Total cost for the 4 speakers, and 4 adapters was......$99.98. The speakers I got were Sony XSGT5738F. The stock front speakers were garbage. The stock rear speakers were better than the front, heavier (bigger magnet) than the front. I think the combination of replacing the fronts and the rear speakers was a huge improvement. For 100 bucks you can't go wrong. I would recommend doing both sets.
I just dug into my rears yesterday only to find out there is nothing there
I knew there were no speakers installed but worse is there is no wiring for them either. Shaker 500 setup, no rear speaker wire setup at all. Odd I would think. Anyone see this same issue?
I just upgraded my 2012 GT500 convertible, your excellent videos made it pretty easy.
I used 2 pairs of Kenwood KFC-P680C speakers in the front and back, and the Kicker subs from Shelby American. The Kenwoods were $90 a pair from Amazon.com, and the Kickers were $150 from shelbystore.com. I also got 2 Metra 72-5600 adapters for a total of $15. The total was under $400 for everything including shipping and tax.
I also bought the Boom Mat foam speaker baffles, it turned out there wasn't room for them so I didn't use them.
If you get these speakers, you're going to need additional 3/4 inch long #8 self tapping screws. The OEM Ford screws won't work on the Kenwood speakers, they have a shoulder flange that's too big. Kenwood gives you 6 of these per speaker pair, but you're going to need 14 per pair total: 4 to secure the plate, and 3 to secure the speaker to the plate. So buy 20 of them just in case. Luckily I had them in one of those assortment packs so I didn't need to go to the hardware store.
Following the videos it was pretty easy. Working at a leisurely pace the driver's side took me about 2 hours to do the front and rear, and the passenger side about 1 hour.
The sound improvement is unbelievable. I did some fairly critical listening to the OEM speakers playing Steely Dan's Gauchos, and Aimee Mann's Charmers. The Kenwood/Kicker combination has much more extended highs - such that I can still hear - and a smoother midrange. Vocals are noticeably clearer. The bass doesn't have a one note thump like the OEM speakers did, drum sounds are more clearly defined.
I know a lot of people have sprung for big amps, and if you're going to really have a great system of course they're worthwhile. But I have to say that the Kenwood/Kickers seem to be more efficient than the OEM Ford, and they will definitely play louder. I don't feel like an amp is required at all.
This is a great upgrade, well worthwhile, and it's what I would highly recommend unless you're going to spend a lot more money.
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