so just cut the ford connector off and splice the necessary connectors off the remaining wires? i assume you do this on the back speakers in the rear doors, but what about in the front doors, where the tweeters are? and what's the easiest way to run wire for the 6x9s in the back
DON'T cut the connector off, just tap into the stock wire with a wire tap. I personally wouldnt mess with the tweeters. I guess you have the 8-speaker setup. There was some confusion about replacing speakers and then having an amp not power the aftermarket one's or something.
I replaced my front and rear door speakers with $60 Kenwood 5x7's from Crutchfield. They aren't the highest quality, but they sure beat the paper cone on the factory premium speakers. If you order from Crutchfield, they will send you the wiring harness free. The rear doors are as simple as disconnecting the old speaker and attaching the new one. The screw holes line up and everything (if you buy a 5x7 made to fit Fords). My wife could do this installation.
The fronts were just a little more complicated. If you have the tweeters in the A-pillar, they are wired into a crossover that is attached to the 5x7 in the door. I was able to remove the crossover on the first one, but the second one broke. So I went to my local car stereo place and boughts some bass blockers for $8. I wired these between the door speaker and tweeter, and all works well.
I have the 4 door speakers and 2 tweeters powered by the factory head unit. My sub in the trunk has a separate mono amp. I don't plan on changing the tweeters unless I found some for a great price. Hope this helps
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