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Kicker 40CS54

5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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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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Great speakers

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

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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

Great Sound

Written By Nelly, Chicago on Friday, December 27, 2013

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These speakers have completely woken my sound system up. I wish there were more spots in my car to put more of these. They also fit nicely behind the stock speaker grates.

Pros: Fit behind stock grates

Perfect Speakers for the job.

Written By JamesD, Milton, FL on Friday, December 13, 2013

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Excellent Speakers for the right price. Were easy to install with the directions provided by Crutchfield. I recommend any novice like myself to call the folks at Crutchfield before you purchase online. The Crutchfield folks make sure you have the right speakers for your car and you get the appropriate accessories to make the install go smoothly.

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Written By Anonymous, Denham Springs, LA on Friday, December 13, 2013

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Great product!

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Written By Janetpuff, Harrisonburg VA on Saturday, December 07, 2013

Great sound for the money

Pros: Retrofit

Cons: 2 full install fees when buying front and back and having installed.

Amazing sound

Written By Anonymous, Denver, Co on Thursday, December 05, 2013

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I was kind of worried when I purchased these speakers along with the 4x6 kickers. After the install, I was very surpised of the sound quality. I mostly listen to alternative, grunge style and rock. Before purchasing these speakers I was undecided and I was leaning toward Polk Audio and Infinity. I called Crutchfield and spoke with advisor Chad. I told him what speakers I was thinking about buying and he asked what type of music did I listen to, and then recommended the kicker 5.25 and 4x6. These are excellent speakers. I hear things now in my music I did not hear with my factory speakers. My next speaker purchase will be kicker and Crutchfield is where I will buy all of my audio equipment. The advice and customer service can't be beat. And no matter who you talk to everyone seems very willing to help you, Thank you Crutchfield

Pros: Easy to install, perfect

Cons: none

Unbelievable Clarity

Written By Gnome, Rochester, IN on Monday, December 02, 2013

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Very clear and gets very loud but I wish it put more of the lows out. I'm not talking about the rattling bass that my subs put out because it's only 5.25" after all but the bass that the subs don't put out. I was expecting just a little bit more since they are powered by my Kenwood Kiv-BT901HD.

Pros: High output, Clear mids and highs, Cool appearance

Cons: Lows are almost non-existent, A lot of distortion over half volume

Incredible sound!

Written By Daniel, Moore, Ok on Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Have never owned anything from Kicker over the years of building my stereo systems, but I'm highly impressed with the sound! Especially out of a speaker of this price range. Replaced old, blown factory speakers, and paired with a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597, I'm extremely happy with the sound quality I'm getting now! Love the clearity and bass response from these speakers

Pros: Great sound and great price!

Cons: None

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Written By Dennis, Maryland on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Nice speaker

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Written By Anonymous, Clarksville on Saturday, November 23, 2013

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Good but the bass isn't great

Good Speakers

Written By Panhandleslim65, Jacksonville, AR on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Much improvement over factory speakers. Easy to install with included adapters and wire harness.

Pros: Fit Good Sound Heavy

Cons: None

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Written By jc, chambersburg pa on Monday, November 11, 2013

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weak base I bought these and wasn't expecting to need an amplifier

Pros: price: okay

Cons: really weak base sound tinny

Great upgrade

Written By Anonymous, S Lake Tahoe, CA on Monday, October 28, 2013

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THese speakers are efficeint and work well with the stock amplifier and stereo. I ill be purchasing another set soon to add to the rear doors of my car.

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Written By RonM, Pittsburgh on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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I replaced factory speakers with these and now have very crisp mids and highs. You can't beat these for the price.

Pros: Good sound, well built and very affordable.

Cons: None.

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Written By Kelly, Plainfield, IL on Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Nice mids and highs! Installed in the doors of a 2003 350Z and used these along with the oem tweeters! Not a shortage of highs!

Pros: Price and sound!

Cons: none!

Great little speaker

Written By Joey D, Fontana, CA on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Excellent speaker for the price! A little weak on the lows but this speaker is for highs anyway

Weak sound

Written By ID, Rochester, NY on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Very dissappointing speakers. No bass even compared to the ripped oem speakers they replaced. Rather tinny sound.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Would rather have spent more and gotten better sound

Replacing stock speakers in 1999 Jeep Wranger TJ

Written By TheConk, Fairfax, VA on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Quick shipping. Easy install and speakers sound 100x better than stock speakers.

Pros: Installation and sound

Cons: None

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Written By Anonymous, Fairfax, VA on Sunday, October 13, 2013

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It's decent for the price.

Great upgrade!

Written By Rich M., Winlock,Washington on Saturday, October 05, 2013

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Perfect fit for my 97 Jeep TJ, awesome upgrade from stock speakers!

Pros: Perfect fit, good sound,good build quality!

Cons: None

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Written By Javier C, Carolina, PR on Thursday, October 03, 2013

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Excellent sound and price. Incredible. Fast Shipping

Pros: Great Sound.

Great sound in a noisy environment

Written By TomP, Duxbury MA on Monday, September 30, 2013

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My 2003 Rubicon's factory speakers were starting to give up the ghost so I need to replace them. Read a bunch of reviews and these seem to come up as a good option. Have been listening to them for a couple of weeks now and they have been a huge improvement over stock. My seven year old Kenwood deck sounds 100% better and I can now hear music over the drone of the 35" Super Swamper tires.

Pros: Easy installation. Great sound without needing a lot of power to drive them.

Cons: None really, although I need to add some bass to my system.

Good speakers for it's size

Written By Anonymous, Pinole, CA on Monday, September 23, 2013

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I'm very pleased with my purchase. It was easy to install and after I replaced my cd deck the speakers sound even better.

Pros: Good sound for small speakers

good efficient speaker

Written By ajef7885, IL on Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Clear sound in a small speaker. Of course low bass is not expected from this size speaker. These are in front doors paired with pair 40CS684 in rear doors. Pioneer head unit is ample power to drive these very efficient speakers. I will be adding a sub to fill out the bottom end. This should be a good match.

Pros: efficient, moderate depth, low price, Crutchfield includes 6x8 adapters and wiring harness.

Cons: Kicker screws and clips don't want to thread into each other.

the 40cs54

Written By mustangmatt, Bellefontaine,Ohio on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Excellent sound quality, these worked so well to replace worn out factory speakers

Pros: Work exceptionally well with factory radio and were an easy install. Excellent sound

Cons: None so far

Outperforms Other Speakers

Written By ADO, Powell, WY on Monday, September 16, 2013

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Great speaker value for the money. This was a Crutchfield recommendation to help me fit a tight space, and the speakers outperform those I ordered for the rear. although they were the same price. They are clear and responsive even at high volumes. I recommend them for anyone looking for a decent speaker at a lower price.

Pros: Good sound even at higher volumes. Fit into a tight space in the front door. Noticeably better than my (new) rear speakers.

Cons: Connections at the speaker were suspect but no problems in 2 weeks use so far. Test b4 you put the car back together.

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Written By Paul, Mt.Jackson,Va on Monday, September 16, 2013

i replace my front door factory speakers,2013 focus.at first i was a little disappointed,i lost almost all my bass,sounded muddy,but the highs and midrange were good,i added a 50x 4 watt amp to the factory radio,these speakers sound awesome now.Bass is decent, if you want killer bass,you gotta add a sub,no door speaker is gonna thump.after installing amp i used the fader to compare these to factory speakers in rear,no comparison,the kickers rocked.i just ordered another set for the rear.

Pros: clarity of tweeters and mids

Cons: none

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Written By Anonymous, Auburn, Al on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Sounds great, using Clarion XC1410 amp to power them.

Pros: Very crisp sound and great price

Cons: None

OK

Written By JFelds, Garner, NC on Thursday, September 05, 2013

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I replaced my factory speakers with the Kicker 40CS54, thinking I would get better sound. I honestly can say that I noticed no difference between the two. I have always used kenwood or pioneer equipment on my stereo upgrades, but these were recommended. I am a little disappointed but not enough to take the time and take them back out and replace them.

Pros: Decent speaker

Cons: Could not tell any difference between stock and these speakers.

Small but powerful

Written By Guilliano, Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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These small speakers May be small but sound great and are powerful. Highly recommended.

Pros: great buy

Cons: No cons

AMAZING!

Written By dexter129, Scarborough, ME on Saturday, August 31, 2013

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I honestly wasn't expecting much from these as they are a rather cheap replacement for the stock speakers in my jeep, but wow! They are really, really good! The bass is way better than I had ever anticipated (not comparable to having a subwoofer tho) and the sound quality is spectacular. Crutchfield also did a great job getting it to me quickly and having all of the correct mounting brackets and cables.

Pros: Great sound Great price Bass is good Sound quality is amazing

Cons: Hard bass kicks can sometimes come out a little warped, but other than that there is nothing bad about them.

Great sound

Written By strompler, Stillwater, OK on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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I love the sound quality in this product and for a great price.

Pros: sounds great.

Cons: Nothing

awesome

Written By jay a, texas on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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