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Choosing a new stereo.

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  1. AndrewL

    AndrewL New Member

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    I drive a 1990 Escort two door, and I've been looking at upgrading the stereo. But would I also need to replace the speakers? I know how to remove the stereo and all that but not the speakers. Also what kind of stereo would ya'll recommend.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    I would go to crutchfield.com and check out the different brands and models available.

    I've been a fan of Kenwood recently, but I've liked Pioneer and Alpine also in the past.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    You should probably replace the speakers too - the paper cones are probably falling apart from age.
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    I installed a Pioneer DEH-X6800BT in my wagon and it's great. Lots of features to play with to customize your experience.

    I found a great deal on a set of Alpine speakers front and rear that also sound great.

    John
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    Yeah. When I replaced by front speakers the ~20 year old Pioneer ones were really rusty.
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    I recommend getting the proper harness to splice onto the radio unit, to plug into the Escort wiring connector. So often you see cars with cut up wiring.

    I think the connectors are less than ten bucks on the internet.
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    Darell can make one that works perfectly with stock connectors. He did it for me and it was literally plug and play. No wire splicing involved. I think Darells screen name is 4cylinder.

    John
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    If you know how to shop, it's $5

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