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    Default best 6x8 speakers for the money?

    i am looking for opinions on the best 6x8 speakers for the money, budget up to $100 for a pair. they will only get the 50watts coming from the head unit, i have a powered sub already. ideas?
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    Go to your local Ford Dealer and ask for the rear deck speakers for 2010 and up Taurus with Sony audio. If you want the best available 3 1/2" for the dash, get 2 of the front center speaker on the same, Trust me, that's what I'm running, and I love it. For the price, I couldn't have one any better. I still need some 6 1/2s for the doors, though. I think the new Focus and Escape use 6 1/2s that match the other Sony audio parts Ford is using now. Anyway, they're poly and have ports.
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    wow. seeing as how i am the Parts dept manager of a Ford dealer, i may have to check that out! thanks the new taurus SHO's are sweet arent they.
    -pete
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    Earthquake speakers have clear sound and are very good for the money spent.
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    Kicker componet speakers sound really good.
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    Yes, they certainly are, ramair, especially the Sony equipped ones. You should ask for a demo. All our dept managers get demos.
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    I'm going to type this and pray the flames stay down but I've had good luck with PYLE. I put them all the way around in my ranger and 2 12" 1200 subs with an 1800 amp and they sounded decent and lasted through years of abuse.
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    If you just want some good sound and ease of purchasing, head down to wal mart and see if they still have some Pioneer 6x8's. I did finagle some 6x9's into my white car (along with a Fosgate 10" sub-all in the package shelf) but that was a lot of cutting I'd really rather not describe.

    If you're going to have a bumpin system though, I'd probably spend a few more bucks and get some top level horns.
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    I like my Rockford fosgate speakers. Don't recall but I'm sure it was under 1 bill. They are just for fill. The fronts do all the heavy load carrying.

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    OE units, shit you not.
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