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I just picked up a 2014 Pro 4X with the RF sound system and was getting some awful distortion in the rear door speakers. Long story short, it seems the rear door tweeters are bad. What's my best bet for a same or better quality aftermarket tweeter with the least amount of modification. I am keeping everything else stock.
 

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Are these coaxial speakers? If so, just shop around for new coaxials that will fit.
If they are component speakers (separate/separated tweeter & woofer) then you can purchase tweeters by themselves. You'll want to know if your system is 2 or 4 ohm for the best match.
 

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Are these coaxial speakers? If so, just shop around for new coaxials that will fit.
If they are component speakers (separate/separated tweeter & woofer) then you can purchase tweeters by themselves. You'll want to know if your system is 2 or 4 ohm for the best match.

I am looking for stand alone tweeters. I noticed on the larger 6.5" speaker in the door is said 2 ohms but I didn't see anything on the ~1" tweeter. I could replace it with OEM speakers but they are pretty expensive for what you get.
 

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The OEM rear speaker is a 6.5", save yourself the hassle of trying to "repair" half of the OEM RF speaker and just replace them as a whole with a pair of decent aftermarket coaxials from Kenwood, Alpine, Polk, or even Rockford Fosgate. You can a lot of good, drop-in replacements choices for around $39.99/pair on Crutchfield (includes everything to install) or slightly less if you just search eBay for bare drivers only.
 

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The OEM rear speaker is a 6.5", save yourself the hassle of trying to "repair" half of the OEM RF speaker and just replace them as a whole with a pair of decent aftermarket coaxials from Kenwood, Alpine, Polk, or even Rockford Fosgate. You can a lot of good, drop-in replacements choices for around $39.99/pair on Crutchfield (includes everything to install) or slightly less if you just search eBay for bare drivers only.
I didn't think of that option. Looking at what crutchfied has to offer everything is 4 ohm so if replace only the rear speakers then it's still a missmatch right?
 

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I didn't think of that option. Looking at what crutchfied has to offer everything is 4 ohm so if replace only the rear speakers then it's still a missmatch right?
Nothing to worry about, because realistically (as in real world, not just looking at whatever the numbers are in the specifications) you can swap all your OEM speakers out to 4-ohm and your stereo will still work fine.

You wanted "least amount of modification", this is it.
 

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Nothing to worry about, because realistically (as in real world, not just looking at whatever the numbers are in the specifications) you can swap all your OEM speakers out to 4-ohm and your stereo will still work fine.

You wanted "least amount of modification", this is it.
Raine, you've got a lot of real world experience with the stereo here. With the SV Crew Cab is there much improvement in replacing the stock speakers if not for loudness at least for some clarity? While I'm over listening to music super loud, there are songs that I still want to crank up every now and then (SRV) to which when I do with the stock unit I just find it falling short on clarity and range...
 

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Raine, you've got a lot of real world experience with the stereo here. With the SV Crew Cab is there much improvement in replacing the stock speakers if not for loudness at least for some clarity?
1. Yes and more yes, but only if you do #2 first (below):

While I'm over listening to music super loud, there are songs that I still want to crank up every now and then (SRV) to which when I do with the stock unit I just find it falling short on clarity and range...
2. It all starts with the head unit. Without explaining it all in this post right now (I'm on vacation, maybe I'll edit this post later in the hotel LOL) the OEM head unit is very limited, no matter what you do downstream (amps, speakers, eq, even "apps", etc.).

Nissan Frontier Car Audio Rule #1: If you want good sound (clarity with the ability to crank it up) you have to start with the source - upgrading the OEM head unit.
 

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Nissan Frontier Car Audio Rule #1: If you want good sound (clarity with the ability to crank it up) you have to start with the source - upgrading the OEM head unit.
Does this include the Rockford Fosgate unit too?
 

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Does this include the Rockford Fosgate unit too?
Short version: yeah, I'd say so.

Longer version:
I have a friend with a 2013 that had the RF system and this is only my opinion but soundwise it wasn't that much better than my non-RF 2014 OEM audio. Sure it had a subwoofer but as soon as you turned the volume up we learned that the RF head unit had the same limiting "feature" as my OEM head unit - the high and low frequencies get attenuated to keep from blowing the OEM RF speakers.

We swapped his head unit first, and immediately the sound improved, but then after awhile he noticed the limits of the OEM RF speakers... ended up swapping out the rest of the RF stuff for entry-level Infinity 6.5" front components for the front dash/doors, matching Infinity 6.5" coaxials in the rear doors, and a Sound Ordnance amplified compact subwoofer and it totally transformed the sound.

Total cost for all the speakers was about $300 and change (including the amplified sub).
 
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