Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2007+ Expedition & Navigator
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2007+ Expedition & Navigator 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator




 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2007, 01:02 PM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3,982
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Upgrade speakers??

Is anyone upgraded or planning on upgrading the speakers? I was wondering if it is possible to swap out the OEM tweeter with a better one so you could use a component set up front. Any ideas? Thx.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2007, 08:49 AM
Jason Merrick Jason Merrick is offline
New User
2007 Ford Expedition
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14
Jason Merrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey Berry, sorry for such a late response. I just finished my audio upgrades on my '07 EL.

I kept the audiophile head unit because I like the stock look and the 6-disc mp3 player.

I upgraded the front speakers to a pair of Polk DB-series 6.5" components and yes, I replaced the factory tweeter with the Polk tweeter in the stock location. Fit perfect.

I upgraded the rear door speakers to Polk DB-series 5x7/6x8's.

I tore out the factory subwoofer and in it's place installed a JBL 6-channel amp running 60 watts RMS to each of the doors and 300 watts RMS to my 10" Alpine sub mounted in a downfiring box carpeted in all black to match the cargo area.

After all this, I am VERY happy with the sound in my Expy!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2007, 09:44 PM
CarbonClear CarbonClear is offline
Senior User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: All over
Posts: 126
CarbonClear is starting off with a positive reputation.
Don't suppose you have any pictures of this install? I was looking to do the same but still retain the factory navigation.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-27-2007, 11:28 PM
Jason Merrick Jason Merrick is offline
New User
2007 Ford Expedition
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14
Jason Merrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarbonClear
Don't suppose you have any pictures of this install? I was looking to do the same but still retain the factory navigation.
If you're referring to the actual installation process, no I don't. I could take some pics of the finished product, but there's not much to see. The only visible components of my system are the Polk tweeters in the factory location and the sub box with a down firing Alpine sub. Sorry...
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2007, 03:17 AM
Jason Merrick Jason Merrick is offline
New User
2007 Ford Expedition
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14
Jason Merrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Alright, as promised, here are some pics... not much to look at though!

Click the image to open in full size.
Polk db6501 Component Tweeter mounted in factory location.

Click the image to open in full size.
The JBL GTO755.6 II is hiding in there somewhere...

Click the image to open in full size.
Slightly zoomed in...

Click the image to open in full size.
...and a little more...

Click the image to open in full size.
Downfiring Alpine Type-S 10" sub...

Click the image to open in full size.
The shelf can still be in the "up" position with the sub.

Click the image to open in full size.
Yes, there really is a sub in there!

Click the image to open in full size.
Last but not least, my sub gain control.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2007, 03:12 PM
CarbonClear CarbonClear is offline
Senior User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: All over
Posts: 126
CarbonClear is starting off with a positive reputation.
Jason, thanks for the great pics! What a nice job!

At least now I have a direction that I want to proceed. Btw what are you using to tie into the factory head unit? Are you getting any distortion? If I recall you have the amp feeding your sub woofer and the rest of the speakers is on your factory amp?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2007, 03:48 AM
Jason Merrick Jason Merrick is offline
New User
2007 Ford Expedition
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14
Jason Merrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarbonClear
Jason, thanks for the great pics! What a nice job!

At least now I have a direction that I want to proceed. Btw what are you using to tie into the factory head unit? Are you getting any distortion? If I recall you have the amp feeding your sub woofer and the rest of the speakers is on your factory amp?
Thanks Carbon... I'm very happy with the system now.

I have a Line Out Converter coming off the headunit and connecting to the 6-channel JBL amp. That amp is pushing 60w RMS to each door and 300w RMS to the sub. I can turn it up extremely loud (as loud as I can comfortably listen) without any distortion at all. As you may have noticed on the sub gain control, it's only turned up 1/2 way too.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2007, 11:04 AM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3,982
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Nice pix! I am curious as to how they mounted the tweeter from the inside. Looks tight man. Nice going.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2007, 01:08 PM
kenttrudiw kenttrudiw is offline
Junior User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 54
kenttrudiw is starting off with a positive reputation.
How are the (factory) speakers? I mean what brand, and how do they look compared to the Polk?

It seems to me they are already a quality speaker, but I am sure they are not Polk quality
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2007, 02:27 PM
berry1234's Avatar
berry1234 berry1234 is offline
Postmaster
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3,982
berry1234 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenttrudiw
How are the (factory) speakers? I mean what brand, and how do they look compared to the Polk?

It seems to me they are already a quality speaker, but I am sure they are not Polk quality
More than likely a no name product made in Mexico.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2007, 07:32 AM
Jason Merrick Jason Merrick is offline
New User
2007 Ford Expedition
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14
Jason Merrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenttrudiw
How are the (factory) speakers? I mean what brand, and how do they look compared to the Polk?

It seems to me they are already a quality speaker, but I am sure they are not Polk quality
They're already stored up in my garage attic, but I promised a guy on another forum I'd take a pic of the factory sub, so when I do that I'll try to take some pics of all the original speakers.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2007, 09:47 AM
Jason Merrick Jason Merrick is offline
New User
2007 Ford Expedition
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14
Jason Merrick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Okay, here are the pics of the OEM stuff. Sorry about the background, just took 'em down from the garage attic, plopped them down on the nearest flat surface and snapped the pic.

Click the image to open in full size.
Audiophile Sub


Click the image to open in full size.
...again


Click the image to open in full size.
Top View


Click the image to open in full size.
Side View


Click the image to open in full size.
Audiophile Tweeter


Click the image to open in full size.
Back View


Click the image to open in full size.
Audiophile Front Speaker


Click the image to open in full size.
Back View


Click the image to open in full size.
Audiophile Back Speaker


Click the image to open in full size.
Back View
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 08-17-2007, 01:47 PM
kenttrudiw kenttrudiw is offline
Junior User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 54
kenttrudiw is starting off with a positive reputation.
Great! Thanks for taking the time to take pics.

The speakers look better than my 2005 Focus, that I removed and put in Polk speakers. I love good sounding music and I do like the sound of the factory speakers, but I am also very sure that your up grade of Polks must sound VERY GOOD!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2008, 12:14 AM
IROC it IROC it is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 6
IROC it is starting off with a positive reputation.
Please still be around...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Merrick
Thanks Carbon... I'm very happy with the system now.

I have a Line Out Converter coming off the headunit and connecting to the 6-channel JBL amp. That amp is pushing 60w RMS to each door and 300w RMS to the sub. I can turn it up extremely loud (as loud as I can comfortably listen) without any distortion at all. As you may have noticed on the sub gain control, it's only turned up 1/2 way too.
I just traded off my '06 F-150 Super Crew for my '08 Expedition XLT...


I am hoping that you can tell me the color of wire that you used to tie in your remote turn on for the aftermarket amp...

Also, which wires did you use to send signal (behind the head unit?) for the LOC?

I have an SNI-1 by PAC that I used in the F-150...

If you read this, or if someone that knows reads this...

Thanks In Advance!!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2008, 06:25 PM
nfntruth nfntruth is offline
Senior User
1993 Isuzu Trooper
My Garage
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston
Posts: 201
nfntruth is starting off with a positive reputation.
I did a similar setup in my 07 expy, added two amps, one for my aura bass shakers in the front seats, and one for my 10" kicker sub I mounted in the rear drivers side window, I never figured out the remote power, but I thought it was a better idea to run it off a switch from the accessory line, that way I can kill the stereo back to factory with the flip of a switch, and I too used an epicenter bass control rheostat for my sub, gives you more control pending the type of music you listen to. I mounted the switch on that bottom blank under the heat/ac controls.
__________________
06 F250, Lariat 6.0L Powerstroke, Draw tite hide a hitch gooseneck
2001 Isuzu Vehicross, Aussie Locker, 34" Kevlar tires, tons of extras, 1 of about 4000 ever made
1993 Trooper RS, Aussie Locker, 33" Mudders, 1 of 1500 in the US
http://www.fuelly.com/sig-us/55407.png
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2008, 06:25 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2007+ Expedition & Navigator

Tags
2001, 2007, 6820cs, 98, audio, bauer, eddie, expedition, f150, f250, ford, infinity, jl, polk, powerstroke, speakers, tweeters, upgrade

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.



 
vbulletin Admin Backup