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Recently I bought a 2012 F150 and the sound system leaves a little to be desired. I do want to keep the stock look and sync functionality so ideally not looking at a new head unit. Also I am not looking to spend a lot of money or get an type of high system but was thinking about a few things that I would like to run by someone who is knowledgeable.

First off I think I need to replace all the door speakers. Was thinking about trying to find some that run between 30-70 a pair that would be reasonable. Any recommendations?

So new speakers lead me to the next question should I also get an amp?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...PDKIKX0DER

Amazon has the PAC AOEM-FRD24 at a very reasonable price that would work with my truck and not require any wire cutting or truck modification. Also it would let me add a subwoofer later on if I wished.

So that is basically it. Should I replace the speakers and add the amp? or just replace speakers? or just add amp?

A little more information. My last car was a 350z that had a factory bose speakers with a sub and that system made me sufficiently happy. Even though I know those speakers are not that high end and the sub did not hit to hard. The truck has the sync audio system WITHOUT NAV and is NOT the THX or Sony system.

Thanks for any advice!
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better speakers (without an amp) will help some. If you don't plan to replace the HU, i'd opt for an amp though (and a sub). I don't know what size speakers you need, but i'd say you could get a whole setup for under $500. Might as well insulate the doors while you have the panels off.
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better speakers (without an amp) will help some. If you don't plan to replace the HU, i'd opt for an amp though (and a sub). I don't know what size speakers you need, but i'd say you could get a whole setup for under $500. Might as well insulate the doors while you have the panels off.
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better speakers (without an amp) will help some. If you don't plan to replace the HU, i'd opt for an amp though (and a sub). I don't know what size speakers you need, but i'd say you could get a whole setup for under $500. Might as well insulate the doors while you have the panels off.
Iagree Get some inexpensive sound deadening insulation (Phat Mat, etc.) Three or four small sheets ought to do it.
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Might as well insulate the doors while you have the panels off.
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Iagree Get some inexpensive sound deadening insulation (Phat Mat, etc.) Three or four small sheets ought to do it.
I have a 2010 f-150 and dont have outside/road noise issues. Was the insulation to be a good neighbor or does it improve sound quality in the cab?
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I have a 2010 f-150 and dont have outside/road noise issues. Was the insulation to be a good neighbor or does it improve sound quality in the cab?
It decreases the effects of vibration and sound reflections within the door.
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In 2011, Ford started installing some of the cheapest speakers I've ever seen. The speaker baskets are made out of plastic!!!!! Just replacing the front door speakers in my 2011 Edge with a set of cheap Infinity's made a huge difference in sound quality.
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In 2011, Ford started installing some of the cheapest speakers I've ever seen. The speaker baskets are made out of plastic!!!!! Just replacing the front door speakers in my 2011 Edge with a set of cheap Infinity's made a huge difference in sound quality.
You ought to see the speakers I pulled from the back of a '97 Ford Escort wagon!
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