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Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

6"x8" 2-way car speakers

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Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2 speaker

The flush-mount tweeter allows this speaker to fit in more locations and provides a more focused image.

Excellent factory replacement

Whether you're building your first system or replacing some burned-out factory speakers, Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R168X2 6"x8" speakers offer clean, powerful performance that'll keep you and your friends rockin' as you drive. Plus, Prime speakers are a great way to get Rockford Fosgate sound quality without destroying your bank account.

Better components give you better detail

Each 6"x8" speaker sports a stiff polypropylene woofer cone that delivers strong drums and bass, along with clean reproduction of the midrange frequencies. Rockford Fosgate mounts the silk dome tweeter flush with the woofer so it'll fit in more vehicles while adding the excitement of strong high-frequency response. The built-in crossover network divides the frequencies going to each driver, so all your music plays faithfully. Grilles not included — factory grilles are appropriate for most applications.

Product Highlights:

  • 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 1/2" silk dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-55 watts RMS (110 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 51-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-9/16"
  • 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.

Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

39 Reviews

great upgrade

Written by: Braulio from north highlands, CA on February 12, 2016

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love these. They work great with my 12 inch Rockford fosgate P1 subwoofers and my 500 watt Rockford fosgate amplifier! Huge upgrade from stock speakers. Now just to replace the rear speakers (:<

Pros: huge upgrade, easy install

Cons: none

Great improvement over stock speakers

Written by: Brett from Marble Falls, TX on February 11, 2016

2014 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The stock front speakers in my 2014 F-150 STX were awful. It seems ford has had a rash of either blown speakers or bad speakers harnesses in the F-150 since around 2011. Mine was blown (replaced under warranty) about a month after I drove it off the lot. The sound is about what you'd expect from a $9 speaker, so i decided to upgrade. I completed the install today and there is a Very noticeable difference in the sound quality. The highs are much more pronounced and the bass is nice and tight. Couple that with a great price and world-class service I've always received from Crutchfield, and this upgrade was a no-brainer.

The installation was pretty simple using the instructions Crutchfield provided. I also watched an online video on F150 speaker replacement which helped as well. Total time for the install was about 30 minutes, which included gathering the correct tools for the job.

I would highly recommend the upgrade to anyone who's on the fence about whether or not a simple speaker replacement makes any noticeable difference in the sound quality without adding an aftermarket head unit, amplifier, etc. Trust me, you will notice a difference and you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Great price, great sound quality and great service.

Cons: I didn't install these as soon as I bought the vehicle (It's a sad fact that I should have to, but it's true).

Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

Written by: Anonymous from litchfield, CT on January 21, 2016

2008 Ford Econoline
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great sound




Written by: E.Rosas from Waco, Tx on January 17, 2016

2000 Ford Crown Victoria
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Great product with a great sound and easy installation



rockford r168x2

Written by: charlie from New York on January 11, 2016

2006 Kia Rio
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easy to install good sound



Great speakers at a great price!

Written by: Joe d from New Jersey on December 30, 2015

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are awesome! Replaced a set of speakers in the back of my F150 and they sound amazing! With the Crutchfield instructions and adaptors, total install time was about 20 minutes!

Pros: Great sound, seem to be built very nice

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

Written by: Anonymous from Kentucky on December 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great




Written by: CoachB from Nevada on December 27, 2015

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in rear door of 2004 F150 Supercab. Easy install with no modifications needed. Sound amazing. Major upgrade to stock Ford speakers.

Pros: Price. Sound. Ease of install.

Cons: None

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Written by: Anonymous from Kalamazoo, MI on December 26, 2015

2000 Ford Contour
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They're good speakers coupled with a solid stereo, but not as much bass as I would have liked, so that's a disappointment. Installed easily enough in my Ford Contour, although I will at some point have to Redhill holes for the other 2 mounting points per speaker.

Pros: Decent speakers at loud volumes

Cons: Not a lot of bass

Nice Upgrade

Written by: jstrandb from Colorado on December 16, 2015

2012 Ford Escape
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Installed easily in a 2012 Ford Escape. Nice upgrade over the existing paper speakers. I agree with other reviews that the bass is definitely lacking, but much better than stock speakers. If you are looking for punch in your bass go with a 3-way speaker or sub-woofer, these will not be your answer.

Pros: Clear sound and easy installation.

Cons: Very little bass.

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Written by: CutDog72 from Georgia on December 5, 2015

2011 Ford F-250
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers glad I chose Rockford Fosgate




Written by: Cole from Illinois on October 2, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced my stock 2012 F-150 speakers with these in the front doors only. It has now been 4 months (adequate time for them to break in) and these speakers are just plain sounding. They have no bass, which is okay because I have to JL Audio dual 10's. On top of that, I seemed to have gotten rather flat mids and highs. They are moderately loud but definitely show distortion at higher volumes. To me, they don't sound much better than my stock F-150 speakers. Do yourself a favor and pay a little more for a better speaker such as the Polk Audio DB571 or any other non-entry level aftermarket speaker. These are very basic and if you are looking to really boost your system look elsewhere. You get what you pay for in speakers.

Pros: Easy to install, well constructed

Cons: No bass, flat mids, flat highs, not very loud, very noticeable distortion.

Sound Great!

Written by: Moto Mark from Dallas City, IL on September 6, 2015

2011 Ford F-250
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers bolted directly into place in my 2011 Ford F250. They sound great with new head unit. These are a great replacement for the stock speakers, and seem to have more clarity and bass.

Pros: Sound great! Direct fit for my application.

Cons: None.

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Written by: Chris from New Hampshire on August 14, 2015

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I purchased a Kenwood KDC-BT562U receiver and on recommendation of Hogan I purchased these speakers for my 2001 town car to replace the front and rear speakers . The sound is very crisp and bass can have a good punch depending on type of music. I played some Latin Reggaeton with has some deep bass and Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Chitlins Con Carnet" instrumental they sounded awesome even at volume level 25. Overall I they sound very clear and are a major upgrade from the factory system!

Pros: crisp sound

Cons: none

Great Speakers

Written by: Ed H from Wisconsin on July 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced my Polk speakers that failed much clearer sound.

Pros: Sounds awesome

Cons: None

Great speakers

Written by: mark from Iowa on July 9, 2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced aftermarket pioneer speakers. These sound sooo much better. Louder, more bass, clearer sound. Will get another pair for the front.


Cons: Slightly deeper than others.


Written by: Satisfied from Salem, Ohio on May 3, 2015

2006 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product! Easy install & I would recommend this item to anyone

Pros: Sounds awesome on the lows & the highs are crisp & clear


Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

Written by: Anonymous from Sevierville, TN on April 20, 2015

2004 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good sound quality for the money



Great sound

Written by: jeff from Mass on April 5, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers though now need to think about an amp, stock ford head doesn't push enough to full potential

Pros: Simple install and instructions supplied

Cons: None


Written by: Andy from Texas on February 26, 2015

2000 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Been a Rockford fan for years, these speakers help up and sound better than I expected

Pros: Ease of installation


great buy for the money!

Written by: f250 quad cab from Tucson az on February 11, 2015

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speaker..tight bass accurate highs.. Low end response a slight lack.. But over all one of the best speakers i have owned

Pros: Sounds near perfect

Cons: Could use a little more low end.. With out an amp

rockfordfosgate awesome choice

Written by: Anonymous from mesquite texas on January 26, 2015

2004 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome easy installation. Best I have gotten replaced my stock mach audio system way better



Great sound!

Written by: Craig from California on January 5, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I LOVE the sound of these silk domes. They were recommended by the Crutchfield staff, since I ordered four polk db571 but found out they won't fit my front door. I LOVE them. I told my friend about my order and he said "don't bother opening them, just return them, they sound muddy" I'm glad I didn't they sound GREAT. to each his own. clear sound with a warm feeling. not tinny or ear piercing.

Pros: clean warm sound. Not tinny at all. doesn't pierce my ear when loud.

Cons: none yet :)

Easy install

Written by: Ed from Fitzgerald on November 25, 2014

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All around a good product.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Wire harness adapter is of poor quality.

Good Stuff

Written by: Rich from Lompoc on October 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As usual, qualified by, "for the price...". These things KICK! Very impressed by the substantial upgrade over stock. Installed very easily - highly recommended at any price.

Pros: Price and performance.

Cons: Don't have any idea how to determine life span...

A lot of bang for your buck!

Written by: rustyray from Medford, Oregon on October 6, 2014

2002 Mazda B Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are perfect for stock replacement, and arent bad if your building your first stereo.

Pros: Great high and decent mid, very loud, great stock replacement.

Cons: Not much bass, mid could have been a bit better.

Great for price

Written by: mark from Virginia Beach on September 29, 2014

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As usual another fine product from Rockford Fosgate. Very good quality sound, put them in my 2005 F250 to replace some blown Memphis car audio speakers that were installed in 2007. I had some Sony speakers that were to be installed in another vehicle so I put those in first. They were horrible and sounded very poor. I promptly ordered these and as is usual quick shipping from Crutchfield. I installed them the day I received them and they sound far superior to the Memphis car audio speakers that they replaced.

Pros: Great sound for the price.

Cons: None so far.

OK for price

Written by: Arnie from Pecatonia, iL on June 12, 2014

2001 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As title says, OK for price. Easy install. Sound OK. but not much better than stock speakers. The stock Ford speakers actually have a better bass! I was going to change all 4, but left rear ones in for the bass. Good sound other than that.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Poor bass

Great speaker for the money

Written by: Scott from Fort Scott, KS on June 6, 2014

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just installed and they sound great

Pros: Perfect fit and easy installation

Cons: None

Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

Written by: Anonymous from Denison, tx on January 28, 2014

1991 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers for the price. Replaced old pair of pioneer that had blown. First step in overhaul of entire system in my sons 91 mustang

Pros: Good price. Easy to install. Highs are crisp. Bass is decent ( need to add small amp to system)


Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

Written by: Anonymous from aliquippa, PA 15001 on January 4, 2014

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

sounds great. Easy install.



great product

Written by: Anonymous from Troy AL on December 31, 2013

1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product and great price

Pros: Price Quality Clarity

Cons: None yet

The speakers are working well.

Written by: Rick from Riverside utah on November 19, 2013

2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers sound just normal. They do sound better than the stock speakers that came with the car. I don't have them hooked up to an amp at the moment. I will write another review after I get them hooked to the amp.



Rockford Fosgate Prime R168X2

Written by: Anonymous from Lewisburg wv on November 3, 2013

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product and easy to install.



RF Prime R168X2

Written by: Joe from Rolla, MO on October 5, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I recently sold my old Ford F-150 and replaced it with a Ford Ranger Supercab. I had upgraded the rear speakers in the F-150 with a pair of RF Punch P1683 3-way speakers. I checked and saw they would fit the rear doors of the Ranger, but not the front doors. I gave Crutchfield a call and talked with Mike. He recommended I stick with the RF family to get the best sound match to the P1683's and recommended the RF Prime R168X2. He also made sure I got the proper wiring harnesses adapters for the Prime and Punch speakers to make my installation a breeze. The master sheet provided simple instructions for properly getting into the door panels and replacing all of my speakers. Tremendous sound upgrade over the 13 year old factory speakers breathing new life into the factory head unit. I had initially wanted some 3 way speakers, but I am very pleased with these 2 way speakers. Plenty of high end response for my ears. I am very happy with the speakers and as always very pleased with the level of support and service I received from Crutchfield.

Pros: Great mids and highs. Good base for a small speaker.

Cons: None.

6x8 speakers

Written by: Dano from manteca , ca 95336 on August 11, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers, tweeters sound very cleannand detailed, woofer has great midrange capability.

Pros: Inexpensive and very good sounding

Cons: Could use a little more bass

great improvement ( 2004 f150)

Written by: JonH from manassas,va on July 13, 2013

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these in the rear of my f150, they were quick and easy to install after disassembling the door XD. i have a 12" rockford fosgate punch p3s installed in my truck, i had a local pro installer give me a quote to install these ( which was absurd $$) who told me these speakers wouldn't sound good with my sub....i took my speakers home installed these and the smaller version of the same speaker in the front and they sound awesome....i would recommend these to anyone on a budget or looking to fix some blown speakers....if you dont have the cash for a phenomenal set with an amp to power them then look no farther these are a great buy for the price... they aren't as crisp as some other speakers out there and they aren't super bright.....but the sound quality for what you pay is astounding!

Pros: greater sound quality from stock

Cons: cant think of any


Written by: Shaboss from wisconsin on June 2, 2013

2001 Ford Taurus SES
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers. I bought these to replace my pioneer speakers, and they sound great. Clear treble, and pretty good bass. I would recommend these to anyone looking to replace stock speakers in their car.

Pros: Sound and look great!!

Cons: Nothing

Great Speakers for the Price

Written by: Connor from Kaiserslautern, Germany on June 1, 2013

2013 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just installed these speakers in both the rear and front of my 2013 Mustang. Although anything other than those stock speakers will probably sound good, these sound Amazing! I'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend these speakers to anyone.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Two 2-Way speakers
  • Two 15' Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and tinned bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Installation/Operation manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

Features and Specs

Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 90 dB at 2.83 volts
87 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 51 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-55
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 110
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 9/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 15/16

Product Research


Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1/2" Silk dome tweeter. The embedded design maintains the correct phase relationship between the tweeter and woofer, and doesn't add to the speaker's overall height.

Klippel Analysis: By using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Rockford Fosgate engineers can optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension for the best possible performance and the lowest distortion.

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Customer Q&A

5 questions already asked

No, but it would be best if you at least had an aftermarket Stereo. I bought a Sony Double-DIN stereo and it was more than enough boost for these. [ Gerald  Feb 13, 2016 ]
Not at all, worked great with my stock system. Eventually if you'd like to upgrade to a head unit that has an internal amplifier these bad boys can handle it and sound even better. [ Timothy  Feb 12, 2016 ]
John, I hooked it up to my existing system - however, I do have the Mach 460 from Ford - which does have 3 amps from the factory. So I would say yes, you should run amps - I also added a powered subwoofer and it really makes the system sound great. Hard to get really great sound without some power (amps) Hope this helps [ BERT A  Feb 12, 2016 ]
No - its a perfect aftermarket replacement. It requires minimal effort to install and sounds great. I was very pleased with the results. [ David  Feb 12, 2016 ]
No they do not [ Cole  Feb 12, 2016 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jan 18, 2015 ]  Staff
No - they are designed as a direct replacement for your existing car speakers and require no vehicle modifications. [ David  Feb 12, 2016 ]
No [ DANIEL  Dec 01, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: We have those adapter harnesses for most vehicles. Just put in your vehicle information into our fit guide online and then add the speakers to your shopping cart. If they are available they will be added automatically. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Greg  Apr 25, 2014 ]  Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: We'll need a bit more information about his vehicle. The customer can contact us and we'd be happy to help him out! If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Apr 20, 2014 ]  Staff