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So I called to check into upgrading speakers for my new TB, and this dude went into some serious detail on how it works now and that he'd have to basically add in an Amp and interface I believe he said to start, which would allow then for him to upgrade speakers. He said that would run about 1300 bucks first.

He mentioned that if I just put speakers in they'd only be running at half strength, or half volume pretty much.

Now I admit with these new trucks I have no idea really. Does this sound about right? Just tryin to check and see others experiences... I just wanted to upgrade my system a bit since I didn't get the bose setup.
 
I just added 4 JBL 3 way speakers in all 4 doors from crutchfield and it was pretty impressive upgrade in sound and bass. No amp or change to head unit. Just need speakers with high sensitivity and then you could always add a sub at some point too.
 

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Whoever you talked to is an idiot. Factory speakers in a non bose are 4ohm which is the same as most aftermarket speakers. Get yourself plug in wiring adapters and the plastic mounts for the speakers and they'll bolt right in and be a big upgrade. I went with MB Quart Reference 2 way 6x9 in front and 6.5" rear and Pioneer TS-A709 2 ways 2.75" in the dash.
 
I just added 4 JBL 3 way speakers in all 4 doors from crutchfield and it was pretty impressive upgrade in sound and bass. No amp or change to head unit. Just need speakers with high sensitivity and then you could always add a sub at some point too.

So how was the process? Did they really give a nice boost over the non bose system?
 
Whoever you talked to is an idiot. Factory speakers in a non bose are 4ohm which is the same as most aftermarket speakers. Get yourself plug in wiring adapters and the plastic mounts for the speakers and they'll bolt right in and be a big upgrade. I went with MB Quart Reference 2 way 6x9 in front and 6.5" rear and Pioneer TS-A709 2 ways 2.75" in the dash.

So can you just pull them and plug in right where they mount?
 
So how was the process? Did they really give a nice boost over the non bose system?
Super easy. Crutchfield throws in brackets and wiring harnesses and has instructions, but there are youtube videos as well on removing door panels. It took about 15 min per door basically to remove and resinstall. I also bought some speaker baffle and insulation off amazon as well. Much better sound for direct replacements with no added amp. Most likely doing dash speakers this weekend as well.
 
Super easy. Crutchfield throws in brackets and wiring harnesses and has instructions, but there are youtube videos as well on removing door panels. It took about 15 min per door basically to remove and resinstall. I also bought some speaker baffle and insulation off amazon as well. Much better sound for direct replacements with no added amp. Most likely doing dash speakers this weekend as well.
I echo this, I did the same ! no amp,no extra wiring just what you need to upgrade the speakers. I did a component 6x9 (woofer, tweeter, crossovers combo) and 6.5" 2 ways in the rear. The difference was amazing and louder
 
And they operate in full volume etc? I mean this dude really made me feel like this was not an easy change out in the long run lol what a joker man jfc.

Could you guys link what you purchased if you get a minute? Thanks 👍
 
And they operate in full volume etc? I mean this dude really made me feel like this was not an easy change out in the long run lol what a joker man jfc.

Could you guys link what you purchased if you get a minute? Thanks 👍
Sounds like he's a good sales man! all jokes aside if you are planning to run an amp to power a sub then there are a few things you will need to add in order to hook up to the factory head unit. Im currently running a JL 13TW5V2 with a Kenwood amp and a bass knob i have installed where the trailer brake adjustment would be. I will say after adding the sub the factory non bose speakers dont cut it so the door speakers are on the list.
 
And they operate in full volume etc? I mean this dude really made me feel like this was not an easy change out in the long run lol what a joker man jfc.

Could you guys link what you purchased if you get a minute? Thanks 👍
Everyting included. I called tech support late evening too for the tweeter wiring.
 

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Nice, so was everything done at the speaker mounts tommy? Did you have to mess with the dash any?
Speakers mount in original locations with no mods. I also added baffles to each door speaker. The tweeters in dash are easy to get to, online vids !
 
Crutchfield will show you what will fit your truck and if any modifications are needed or not and recommend free wiring and brackets. Baffles i bought from amazon
 

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I just added 4 JBL 3 way speakers in all 4 doors from crutchfield and it was pretty impressive upgrade in sound and bass. No amp or change to head unit. Just need speakers with high sensitivity and then you could always add a sub at some point too.
Isn't our truck a Colorado trail boss 2023? If so can you please send the like on the speakers you purchased
Thanks
 

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