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Upgrading 08 Sportage sound system

Hi All,

New to the forums and loving it already, a ton of useful info around here. I wonder if you guys could help me out, I recently purchased a '08 sportage and want to upgrade the factory fitted stereo. At this point in time I will probably leave the head unit in, I'm just looking for a little boost in the speaker dept. I am keen to hear what some of you guys have done, also has anybody tried putting one of the new generation slim-fit 6.5in subwoofers in the door?

I'm always lugging something around so I don't want to put sub boxes etc in the back or under the seats, just looking at what I can get in the std spots in the doors.

Any help or input would be greatly appreciated!

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Later this summer I'll be ripping out the factory speakers which sound horrible. I plan on using the Crutchfield or Onlinecarstereo guides to pick out speakers. If the speakers don't fit right, I'll just have the local custom stereo shop do the install. Let them deal with the metal cutting, shaving, spacing....

Crutchfield says 6.5" should fit. But, when you try to outfit the Sportage, a page of 5.25 speakers show up. I think I'm more worried about diameter then depth at this point. I prefer 6.75" speakers, components for the front doors, and a simple 2-way for the rear doors. I have a few old school Sony amps that will power them. I lean toward BostonAcoustics and PolkAudio.
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i replaced mine with 6.5inch 3way pioneer speakers umm maybe 3.5 years ago when the 2nd gen sportage was still new. finding the wiring harness and mounting kit. im thinking of switching to several different products.

these are all possibles
polk: tweeters
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB10...01.html?tp=107

JL: speakers and twetters
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136VR60...CXi.html?tp=95
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136VR07...CT.html?tp=107

JVC: speakers
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_105CSAR...650.html?tp=95

i also plan on cutting out the stock grill mesh as it looks like crap anyways.


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I am planning an upgrade myself. I bought the pioneer premier F90BT head unit. I am considering changing the speakers but that is secondary. The sub I have in mind is the blaupunkt because I do not want to take up trunk space:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_023THB2...0A.html?tp=114
I am trying to keep a clean look. I will keep you posted on how it goes.
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