Good speakers for the price
1996 Toyota Avalon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Replaced all 4 door woofers in my 96 Toyota Avalon with these and just kept the factory tweeters from the component set that were there. Installation was pretty simple. I just screwed the supplied screws straight into the black plastic enclosures that exist in the doors where it made sense with one small flat washer per screw (not supplied) to make sure all caught some of the tabs on the speakers. 4th screw in front doors is not doing much by the way. These speakers are slightly smaller than the factory speakers FYI. I could have filled or sealed the space in one way or another but was in a rush to get done. Sound does not seem to be affected. Not much experience with 4" speakers but they sound good enough for the price when powered by the factory amplifiers. I have a pair of old 8" Kicker Comp subs in the trunk with a Rockford Fosgate Prime R150X2 bridged to them filling in the bass. I also replaced the failing head unit/6 disc changer with a Sony WX-900BT using the 6 or 7 speakers harness for my car to use the factory amplifiers still. All together sound more than good enough for my secondary "back-up vehicle." Be sure to turn up the high pass filter on your head unit or amp if possible to keep the bass from them.
Pros: Sound good for the price and probably also for 4" speakers.
Cons: Not quite as good as factory speakers once were but are close. (The factory cones and surrounds had turned to dust and chunks.)