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Kicker 40CS54

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Kicker 40CS54

It's time for an upgrade

Upgrading the old factory speakers in your car will give you a huge bump in sound quality, and Kicker designed CS Series speakers to get your sound system rockin' without breaking the bank. You'll enjoy your music even more when you hear all the details that your muddy-sounding factory speakers couldn't begin to reproduce.  

Built tough

Kicker's 40CS54 speaker set provides low-end from a tough 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer, with a polyester foam surround that will stay strong for years to come. The 1/2" PEI balanced dome tweeter takes care of the vocal and instrumental details that'll really bring your music to life. These speakers sound great powered by a factory radio or an aftermarket car stereo, and they'll really rock when connected to an external amplifier. Grilles are included.

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way 5-1/4" speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with polyester foam surround
  • 1/2" PEI balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-75 watts RMS (225 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 45-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-3/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

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What's in the box?

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  • Two 5-1/4" Coaxial speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 11" lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and 0.205" + 0.110" female quick slides on the other)
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

Features and Specs

General
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Polyester Foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 90 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 45 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-75
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 225
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 1/2

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Features

Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker CS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones for power and control. Polypropylene woofers are also resistant to moisture and high temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Ribbed Polyester Foam Surrounds: The ribbed polyester foam surrounds allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL.

1/2" PEI Balanced-dome Tweeters: The 1/2" PEI balanced-dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with quick, detailed and spatially-correct imaging. PEI is an acronym for polyetherimide. The tweeters have strong neodymium magnets for higher power handling.

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Kicker door speakers.

Written By Peepers6, Colorado on Monday, February 23, 2015

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Wow!!! These speakers are outstanding in sound quality over the factory speakers. Even without amping them I'm impressed. Kicker simply knows what they are doing especially when you are looking for more bang for your buck.

Pros: Well built, sound quality, & Price.

Cons: None so far.

Good for the price

Written By Brian H, Missouri on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Got these to replace worn factory speakers after installing a nice receiver . They sound good at low volume but can't handle the power of the new receiver . I should've went bigger .

Pros: Easy install with supplied parts . Good replacement for factory system

Cons: Can't handle much power .

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Written By Noel, Montana on Monday, February 16, 2015

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I put these front-and-rear in a Ford Aspire. The sound fantastic, and installation was super easy. Everything we needed to install was included in the kit.

Pros: Great sound. Easy install

Cons: None.

Awesome!

Written By Andrew, Missouri on Friday, February 13, 2015

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I bought these to replace the stock speakers I have in my 86 Civic. The installation was so easy and the technical support guys were awesome and helped me out. Very pleased with Crutchfield, and beyond stoked for these speakers!

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Written By John H, Delray Beach FL on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Just completed the installation of my front and rear speakers, very happy so far they sound much better than the factory speakers (Cheap junk)

Pros: Great sound so far and they look like they are made to last.

Cons: It would have helped if the installation guide had come with a vehicle specific wiring diagram which would have saved me time on trying to figure out which wires were positive and negative.

Great Upgrade

Written By BC, Anaheim, CA on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Great upgrade over factory speakers. These will pair great with a nice sub, don't expect to have window shattering bass...their just nice upgrades.

Pros: EASY INSTALL

Kicker 5 1/4 2 ways

Written By TonyA, Illinois on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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I bought these to replace old warn out factory speakers for the rear doors in my daughter's 2002 Saturn L series. I did not have any set expectations based on the reviews already posted being across the board but I was very pleasantly surprised. For their size the do actually have decent bass. Their mid and high sections are very well rounded and do not come off as being overly bright. If and when I need to replace any speakers in my 8 year old Civic I just may end up using Kickers after all. I usually went with Kenwood, Sony or JVC (even Clarion and Pioneers) in years past but these were nicely made and look like they will hold up well. Overall, these 5 1/4's are a really nice replacement speakers for a great price.

Pros: Baskets were not too deep and will more than likely work in almost any car door. The materials in the speakers are great for longevity in the harsh "door environment" they will live in too.

Cons: The only negative that comes to mind is the single mounting pattern with virtually all 5 1/4 speakers.

good speaker

Written By Tom, Warwick RI on Monday, January 19, 2015

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Speakers are a good upgrade to the factory set, however I could have gone with a slightly larger speaker for my rear doors in a 14 tundra crewmax. Speaker sound good and should be more than enough for great sound when system is complete.

Pros: Good sound

Cons: Termination points

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Written By Anonymous, Wyoming, IL on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Great sound and quality!

Nice sound

Written By JVJeep, PSL, fl on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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Not gonna blab much, but these speakers sound good for the price. Not top of the line, but worth the price. Clear, crisp, and able to take some power.

Pros: Easy install and nice sound

Cons: Open face makes a temptation for young fingers.

Great Speakers, Clean Sound!

Written By Anonymous, Maryland on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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I installed 4 of these guys into my 2004 Jeep Wrangler about 2 weeks ago and couldn't be more pleased. I had reasonable expectations of what they would be able to do for me and they have matached/surpassed them! These speakers are installed in the stock overhead rollbar mount (two) and in dash-mounted speaker pods (two) purchased from Crutchfield as well. They are all being pushed by a 250W amp- all together they are giving me great sound in a Jeep- which is hard to do! As can be expected, there isn't much in the way of low-end with these guys, but I have an under-seat powered sub that covers that- these guys are doing a great job covering the mids and highs!

Pros: Happy with them! Great mids and highs and they look great to boot!

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Written By 2001CherokeeSport, NJ on Friday, January 02, 2015

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Sounded better than stock speakers

Pros: Better than stock speakers. Rear speakers fit perfectly

Cons: front door speakers fit but had to drill a hole to mount better, original holes were too wide for speakers

clear sound!

Written By badbeatsrock, Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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speakers have really nice clear sound but still have enough bass to make all kinds of music listeners happy.

Pros: Clear sound

Cons: More bass

great buy

Written By blackwidowgtp, Kissimmee, FL on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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I've had these speakers for about 9 months. I've had nothing but good sound out of them. Id definitely purchase again. Good if you're not wanting to spend too much money.

Stock replacements

Written By Josh, North Carolina on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Bought these as a replacement for my 4Runners stick speakers. Didn't really expect much for under $75, but I went for it. I'm really happy I did. They produce a really great overall sound. Nice and loud, haven't really put them to the test because they are still pretty new. I have no doubt that they will take it all in stride. The Alpine CDE HD149BT that is pushing all 4 Kicker CS series speakers sounds great. Want a great upgrade on your speakers on a budget, get these! Yeah you don't get the loss of a sub, but that's why you buy a sub.

Pros: Cheap, sound great, loud

Cons: No low lows

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Written By jack, grant A.L. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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all the parts came with it to mount them and sounds good I did not even have drill holes I was very impressed

Pros: need more sizes

Cons: sounds greate

Great speakers

Written By John Doe, Maryland on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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These speakers are great . For price , and sound . Very easy to install ( 15 min. ) both sides .

Pros: Price Ease of install

Cons: None

Good Speakers

Written By PeterC, Council Bluffs, IA on Monday, December 15, 2014

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Speakers were very easy to install and sound great. I do not hear any vibrations, and the bass is not bad.

Pros: Very Easy to install

Cons: N/A

Kickers in a 2008 Jeep Wrangler roll bar

Written By HFDICT, Tomball, Texas on Saturday, November 29, 2014

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I installed these speakers on my wife's 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4-door, into the boxes on the roll-bar. Had to use the wiring adapter, along with the bracket that was provided by Crutchfield. Although I could've used a larger speaker in the existing hole, the speakers sound great. Excellent highs and the mids sound great. I've got subwoofers so I've dialed down the bass on the speakers to keep them from distorting. These speakers are powered only by the stock radio, no amp, and they still put out great sound!! I'd buy these again for my wife's jeep any day.

Pros: Crisp highs. Clear mids.

Cons: Smaller than anticipated for the existing roll-bar hole.

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Written By Anonymous, Westland, MI on Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Great product

Decent upgrade over factory

Written By CCO, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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These speakers are OK. Definitely an improvement over factory but I think for the money or a few dollars more there are better products

Pros: Fit in door without modifying opening or interior panel

Cons: Poor frequency range compared to the Rockford Fosgate I installed up front

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Written By Todd, Bryan, TX on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Very good product at a nice price.......very good sound, can't wait to hook up the amp!

Pros: Ease of ordering, quick shipping, good product

Cons: None

03 MINI

Written By chuck, nevada on Monday, October 20, 2014

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I bought these as a set of kickers for my new Mini. they replaced polks DXI in my old car. I got the 6x9's, 51/4's and some tweeters. Sound is nice for new speakers and these little speakers have nice punch! I have an Alpine head unit and power pack with a JL mono amp and ported 12 kicker sub. I bought these for temporary speakers until could buy expensive ones. No break in time yet and I need to set the speakers to my car, but for now, I am very pleased with the quality of the sound. I may not need the expensive speakers ? Ask me in a year.......

Pros: they fit as was told and all the goodies for install was there. nice punch for little speakers!

Cons: none so far, if they last ?

speakers and hardware

Written By John K, Hampstead,NC on Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Great speaker package price was better than local stores and with all the mounting brackets and wiring adapters it looks like it can't be beat . Thanks

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Written By sam, Joliet, IL on Friday, October 10, 2014

They are reay good for the price. I had them for 3 months and 1 already blew. They cant handle a lot of bass. But great sound quality.

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Written By Anonymous, largo, fl on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Would be better if cover had longer screws to fit in sound bar

Kicker 40CS54 Speakers - Very Happy!

Written By Robert, Alameda, CA on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Decided that it was time to upgrade my factory speakers in my 2005 Jeep Wrangler. Very happy with the quality and sound, but I'm not looking to shatter any windows with my system. Definitely an improvement from the stock speakers. Install was extremely easy and Crutchfield was excellent in telling me what to expect (that the speaker covers don't fit). Nice price, too!

Pros: Easy install, good sound.

Cons: The speaker covers don't fit in a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. No biggie, just have to use the factory covers.

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Written By Aaron, Garland, Tx on Monday, September 22, 2014

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They're good but one of the 2 already blew out and I still have a factory stereo

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Written By Anonymous, Boyce, VA on Monday, September 15, 2014

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Good sound quality for the price

Pros: Great sound. Great Price.

Cons: Have to custom fit speakers to front door location of 06 Jetta

Great value

Written By Chris B., Davenport,IA on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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Great product for the moderate cost. Speakers sound better than the factory units without a doubt.

Pros: Moderate cost, Great sound

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Written By elite, newark, ca on Friday, August 29, 2014

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I install them to replace my factory speakers definitely an upgrade but bass are too weak for me, vocals are definitely clear. I was hoping for a better result. So, good enough for now.

Pros: Easy installation and perfect fit.

Cons: Not as good as advertised.

Nice sound

Written By Nigel, Orlando on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Great speaker for the money

Pros: Small but powerful

Cons: None

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Written By Christian, Iowa on Thursday, August 07, 2014

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I installed these in my 2003 Dodge Stratus. Crutchfield made it extremely simple to install the speakers which was awesome. I replaced the stock speakers that were there, which were already pretty good but I just wanted a more trusted brand there. The sound is good.

Pros: easy installation good sound

very clear

Written By Brian, Roswell, GA on Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Upgraded these from a set of pioneer speakers that were a couple years old and the sound was slot clearer, hit the highs and lows pretty well and sound amazing for the price. Installation was very easy

Pros: Loud. Clear. Good bass for size

Cons: None so far

Awesome for Jeep soundbar!

Written By Rich, Tampa, Fl on Friday, July 11, 2014

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Perfect fit and finish for a Wrangle sound bar. Crutchfield sent the adaptors and it was plug and play! What a difference, thanks!

Pros: The're Kickers!

Great Speakers for Rear Soundstage

Written By EROK14R, Renton, WA on Monday, June 30, 2014

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I needed some low profile speakers to fill in the rear sound stage of my Rav4. These fit the bill perfectly. They are affordable, easy to install, and sound surprisingly awesome for the price. They are getting 75w from an Infinity Reference Amp hooked up to a Pioneer deck with 4v preouts. I'm happy.

Pros: Cheap, easy to install, low profile, sound great for the money.

Cons: They aren't going to impress any audiophiles.

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Written By Bigdaddy, Utica OL on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Great sound

Pros: Easy install

Great sound!

Written By Mike, Fairfield, OH on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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These replaced my factory door speakers, which were going bad. Crystal clear sound, crisp bass and clear mids and highs. I can hear sounds and notes in music that I didn't realize was there before.

Pros: Easy installation, great factory replacement, excellent sound for the money!

Cons: None so far

Clear sound

Written By Andrea, Western New York on Sunday, June 22, 2014

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Definite difference in sound quality verses factory Ford Escape speakers. The sound is so much clearer with these Kickers. It won't make any difference if you're looking to improve the base, but that goes for almost all speakers. The main difference is the clearness. I can pick out different instruments much easier with these. Great speakers for the price. Pair them with a sub and the sound will rock.

Pros: Clear sound

Great sound! Great price!

Written By Jimmy c, Nj on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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I installed these in my 02 explorer sport track and am blown away by the clarity of the speakers. These are what I was looking for to start my audio build in my truck and they are a great fit.

Pros: Great clarity and great price.

Cons: Not enough bass.

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Written By Anonymous, Bridgewater, NJ on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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The speaker are low cost and so is the audio. I installed these on a 3008 Honda Civic and it took me no more than 30 minutes to do it. They will provide a way better quality audio than your factory speakers (unless you are driving a luxury car), but the sound is not exactly the best. My wife 2006 X3 with factory speakers have better sound.

Pros: Price Good quality for the price

Cons: Is not a top of the line sound quality, is ok but not super.

Ued for Honda Civic 03

Written By Klaus Heuer, Hollywood, FL on Friday, May 30, 2014

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Very good speakers. Sound great for the money. - Bass: 3/5 - Mid range: 4/5 - High range: 5/5 (Very clear)

Used them with a Pioneer radio. Very good speakers. Price to quality ratio is awesome.

Pros: - Cheap - Great speakers - Good quality

Cons: - Bass could sound better, however I believe that purchasing a box for the truck would solve this issue.

not as good as factory

Written By Emil, Pickerington, OH on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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fit just fine no issues

Pros: good highs and mid range

Cons: no bass response sounded almost like just a tweeter, would have sent them right back but did not want to loose the $10 for returning them, I put them in the rear door and still need fronts that are better then stock! I will find it hard to buy speakers again with out hearing them first! I find it hard to believe they had a 4+ rating

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Written By Dusty, Tn on Sunday, May 25, 2014

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Much better than stock 99 jeep speakers.

Pros: Perfect fit, highs sound great, some bass

Cons: None so far

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Written By Darren, Chandler, AZ on Monday, May 19, 2014

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Easy to install, great integration with factory system.

Pros: Great high & midrange.

Cons: Poor bass performance

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Written By Anonymous, Elkhart, IN on Saturday, May 10, 2014

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They installed nicely . They look great . It's a shame I had to cover them up . They sound nice .

Pros: Sound really nice

Cons: None

Excellent sound

Written By Tim R, Misawa Japan on Friday, May 09, 2014

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Excellent sound. Put these in a 2004 Mini Cooper and they are a million times better than the stock system. Crutchfield provided everything I needed to install them including step by step directions. Very Easy! Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Excellent Sound Crisp Highs and mids

Cons: None

Great for the money

Written By Zach, Lafayette, CO on Monday, May 05, 2014

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Not the absolute best, but for the money you can't beat them. This is my second set. First set were 6 1/2 in my Subaru and now 5 1/4 in my old BMW.

Pros: They fit! They can take a lot of power, decent lows, crisp highs, and they sound good.

Cons: This doesn't really matter if you're putting them in a door, but I wish the grill provided more protection and actually covered the tweeter.

Did not work for my car

Written By Nate H, Chester, VA on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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I installed these in my 1997 BMW 318i sedan as what i thought would be a small upgrade. I guess i needed to upgrade my head unit / put in an amplifier because these speakers were half as good as the 16 year old factory speakers. They would probably be great but i would not recommend them unless you have a newer car or are willing to replace more than just the front (kick panel) speakers.

Pros: Looked cool and fairly inexpensive

Cons: Sounded scratchy, when bass hit you could just tell something was off. Not crisp sound.

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Written By Anonymous, milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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I have all 4 speakers in my car by Kicker. I'm nothing but satisfied, Sounds great and easy installation.

TJ Wrangler Sound Bar

Written By D, Branford, CT on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Excellent replacement for my stock radio. Much louder than expected over stock speaker.

Pros: Should also sound even better if hooked up to an amp

Decent factory replacement

Written By Donny, Kansas City on Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Good speakers for the price. Replacing blown factory door speakers in my 2008 altima. A little light on the lows but I was expecting that. Handles the factory head unit fine. I was worried about putting a 4 ohm speaker in there where the factory speakers were 2 ohm but I don't notice much of a volume decrease.

Pros: inexpensive Decent Sound

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Written By Nick, Owings Mills, MD on Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Great speakers for the size.

Pros: Sound is crisp

Cons: None

Better then the similar priced Sonys

Written By Hazen, Big Island HI on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Surprisingly good punch, better than the $5 cheaper Sonys i put in another car. same size

Pros: sound, price.

Cons: ugly grill

Kicking It!

Written By Craig K, Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Excellent Value!

Pros: Crutchfield is behind you all the way

Cons: None so far.

Good speakers

Written By Bryan, Midwest on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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These speakers made a nice improvement to the sound quality in my vehicle. Some of the reviews I read said they lacked low end, I would disagree, for their size I was pleasantly surprised by the low end. I am running four speakers in a crew cab.

good replacement

Written By ray b, graham on Monday, April 07, 2014

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good replacement speaker.as good as factory speaker if not better

Pros: mounted like factory with the kit.

Cons: none

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Written By Eric K., Circleville Ohio on Monday, April 07, 2014

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Kickers are a great speakers. It made my receiver come alive. ...very happy..

Pros: Awesome

Cons: None

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Written By Mike, Ohio on Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Put these in an 06 Wrangler. They fit the roll bar pods nicely, but the they don't fit well in the factory grilles and the accompanying grilles don't fit the Jeep rollbar housings. The sound quality is a great improvement over the factory speakers and installation was simple with the Crutchfield sheet and the pigtail adapters.

Pros: Great sound. Easy install. Price.

Cons: Neither the factory grilles, (split one of mine on the first one) nor the Kicker grilles fit for my application.

outstanding clarity

Written By JustinC, Lawrence, KS on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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These speakers are great factory replacements. Leaves a little to be desired in bass response though. The factory BMW speakers had better base.

Pros: Amazing clarity. I hear things in songs that I had never heard before.

Cons: Bass response

sweet, but could have gone bigger!

Written By Alan, Enfield CT on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Installed 4 in a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Was bummed when I saw I could have gone bigger!

Pros: great sound, work well with Kentwood DPX500BT tuner, could still install 75 watt amp in future.

Cons: Nothing with speaker. Was suprised to see stock front door speakers were 6x9. I could have ordered at least 6" round and probably a nice 6 x9, but I did not see that as an option on Crutchfield fitment database.

Decent

Written By LiteSkinWonder, Rockville, MD on Monday, March 24, 2014

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Overall, very satisfied with these speakers. The sound really is sharp and clear. I installed them in my 2003 Jeep Wrangler. Only thing that could be better are the bass hits. Still better than stock.

Pros: Clear sound. Easy install. Good price. Crisp highs.

Cons: Bass isn't as deep as I expected.

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Written By Scott, Dothan AL on Saturday, March 22, 2014

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There's nothing else to say about Kicker products except they are the best speakers on the market hands down. If you are able to install these speakers you will be amazed with the quality. I have been listening to Kicker products since I was in high school and that was a long time ago. Kicker has been around a long time and they have cornered the market with their quality products. Every vehicle I own I always upgrade with Kicker and I'm always satisfied. If you need an adapter to install these speakers I'm sure Crutchfield has it. I know because I have ordered them on many occasions and Crutchfield always has what I need.

Pros: Best speakers on the market hands down. Crutchfield always has the adapters I need to install them no matter what vehicle I'm installing them in.

Cons: No cons!!!!!!

Very Happy

Written By TSM, Fort Worth Texas on Friday, March 21, 2014

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I installed these in the rear doors of my Toyota Tacoma. They sound great. Much better than the factory speakers.

Pros: Easy to install Good Sound

Chevy Silverado 5 1/4" Back Doors

Written By Anonymous, Cedar City, UT on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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I recently installed these in the back doors of my 08 Silverado extended cab. They do not come with brackets, or make any that I know of. I followed some suggestions I found online and used the existing bracket. I simply used a razor knife to cut the paper woofer away from the surround, then a small hand saw to cut through the plastic brackets on the back side. The speaker simply falls away from the frame. These Kickers fit "almost" perfectly into the existing bracket, except for the mounting screw slots which just barely overlap the edge of the bracket. This is easily fixed by placing the speaker where you want to mount it, use a sharpie to mark the edges of the overlap, and then take a sharp knife to cut away those spots and voila, it fits like a gem. Use some small screws to mount the speaker and you're done. These along with the 6 1/2" for the fronts have make a huge improvement in sound quality even without replacing the stock head unit.

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Written By Anonymous, Atlanta Ga. on Friday, March 14, 2014

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Nice product

Pros: Easy install in my 81 jeep scrambler , great sound.

NICE!!!!

Written By Hubba, Rock Creek,WV on Friday, March 07, 2014

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Better than stock speakers.

Pros: Has a clear,crisp bass and sound.

Cons: None!

Great sound!

Written By Anonymous, Campbell on Friday, March 07, 2014

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Great sound quality! It's not a booming sound, but it's much better than what I had and better than expected.

Pros: Great sound for the price and size!

Cons: No cons. Very satisfied!

Great Speakers!

Written By Jason, Stevensville, MD on Friday, February 28, 2014

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These sound great! Crisp, clear highs! I didn't expect to hear a lot of bass with them so I wasn't disappointed by that but they do have a little! If you're looking for an overall sound with decent bass look somewhere else. 5 1/4" coax speakers simply don't have the capacity! I'm running these off an alpine head unit for now but I'll eventually add an amp to give them a little more power. For now, they do the job and didn't cost me an arm and a leg! Great value!

Pros: Good sound at a good price!

Cons: None yet!

40CS54

Written By MaxS, Easley, SC on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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very good sound quality

great for the fit.

Written By Sylvan, Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 23, 2014

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The car does not offer any opportunity to go bigger as far as fitment, but the selection to choose from balances that out, as I really thought about what type of music I would be plaing the majority of the time, and going with the specifics of each speaker, I made the best choice as all of the music is crystal clear and full of sound from the highs to the lows.

Pros: Simple and easy install

Cons: I had to do the work myself to get to install them.

Kickers Breath New Life

Written By Sean K, New Lenox, IL on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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In an era of "fiscal responsibility" I've been stuck with a 2002 Honda Civic. I've always had great stock stereo speakers. You can imagine my dismay at getting into the Civic and turning the radio on for the first time. It was like it wasn't stereo. So I was helped by a Crutchfield sales rep that told me these would liven things up. When I turned the new radio on with the speakers it was like Dorothy opening up the door for the first time when she landed on OZ, when it went from B&W to color. Tight base, nice sound separation. I am very pleased and would highly recommend especially if you're on a tight budget.

Pros: Great sound separation, tight base

Cons: None

Awesome

Written By Anonymous, ATASCADERO, CA on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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Great value & easy installation! Thanks!

Cons: None

Kicker 40CS54

Written By Rick, Rising Sun, MD on Saturday, January 18, 2014

These speakers were barely an improvement over the factory speakers, so given the effort of installation (which was not much), I can't rate them any higher than 2 stars. The moral of the story is that if you are going to go to the trouble of installing new speakers, spend some money and get some good ones.

Pros: Crutchfield made the installation easy, with the included speaker bracket and wiring adapter.

sounds good

Written By hoffy, arizona on Friday, January 17, 2014

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sounds great, fitment was perfect and crutchfield included wire harnesses to match the factory connections. installed in an open top jeep wrangler so the sound improvement over stock was needed.

Kicker speakers

Written By erickr19, Chino Valley, AZ on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Nice upgrade from factory speakers. Sound much better when I hooked up to an amp. I'm very happy.

Pros: affordable price, easy install, nice sound

Kicker 40CS54

Written By Anonymous, M'boro on Monday, January 13, 2014

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Unbelievable sound from such an inexpensive speaker!!

Pros: Great sound

Stealth Bomber - Kicker 40CS54

Written By niartseoj, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, January 13, 2014

A solid sounding speaker that is well balanced for size and money. I had them installed in the back of my mercedes 150e at same time that I installed a new stereo. My taste in music ranges from gospel to r&b to heavy metal. I found the range and quality of these speakers to be perfect match. They look nice an don't shout out BRAKE IN MY CAR and steal my expensive stuff.

Pros: Great range of sound. Don't need super high power system to drive them. Easy and clean installation

Cons: none that I have found so far

Good Sound

Written By Gary, La Porte, Texas on Monday, January 06, 2014

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These speakers sound good and the price was good

Pros: Good, crisp sound

Clear, crisp and tight.

Written By Bob, Denver on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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Purchased these to replace a pair of tired MB Quart speakers. The Kickers have a much better sound that will only improve as they break-in. Clear mid-range, crisp high's and a tight low-end. If you are giving these a low rating because you cannot 'hear' the bass perhaps you've hooked them up incorrectly(I have done that a few times) or you have completely unrealistic expectations for a 5.25" speaker - this size will never 'hit' like a sub.

Pros: Excellent all-around speakers.

Cons: None that I can think of.