My daily driver is also my work truck that I bought used in '05...a 2000 Nissan Frontier extended cab.
I'll be replacing the aftermarket Alpine as well as the 6.5 stock components in the door. I need the space behind the seat for tools/cargo...so no thumping sub for me.
Will likely get another Alpine (CDE-102?) or a Kenwood (MP345) HU. I was considering an Alpine plug & play amp (KTP-445/a 4-way amp) for a little boost in watts to 45 RMS. I could go for a 2 way amp under my seat, but this complicates my install by a fair margin.
From my budget, I wish to spend the lion's share on quality component speakers. After hearing several from the surrounding audio shops I was AMAZED by Hertz HSK 165s (~$450). They delivered a spatial quality that I just didn't hear in the others.
Anyways, while I can choose to afford these, they are quite a bit MORE than I was anticipating to spend. If I did go ahead and install them and deaden the door, will I be doing myself a diservice with either of the above HUs coupled with the plug & play amp? I was hoping to spend less than $250 for the comps...fwiw.
Your opinions are important to me...so fire away.