Hey everybody, so many of you have been asking wondering about if you should replace the stock speakers. The short answer is yes, stop reading and go order some speakers and tweeters and get to to work. Honestly when i pulled them out of the car all I could say was wtf is this. They seriously looked like walmart bargain bin speakers and I could not be happier that they have been replaced. So I didnt go with the Kicker Upgrade package for the single reason that I could not find any info that specifies what model they are and any sort of specs. I still went with Kickers though however, for both speakers and tweeters. The install was about 2 hours but it was worth every moment of it.
Upon turning them on there was an instant difference in the sound quality. I tested various types of music from Rock, Classical, Rap, Techno, Dub Step, Instrumental, etc and they all came in perfectly clear. I had to tweak the settings a little bit, but once I found that sweet spot it was perfect. Whether I have the volume at 5 or 30, open or closed windows the sound is crystal clear and driving is a lot more enjoyable. So if you have or are considering replacing them, it is really worth it, the cheapos that are in there right now take away from the overall experience of music.
Oh and if you're considering replacing the tweeters in the process, I recommend the Kicker Tweeters that are specific to Subaru since they come with the bracket already which makes for an easy install.
So if you want to know what Installed here are links directly to what I got.
Speakers (Kicker DSC65) - http://www.crutchfield.com/p_20641DS...C65.html?tp=95
Tweeters (Kicker upgrade Specific to Subaru) - http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1937
Get these, youll need them. Its only $12 so dont be cheap - http://www.crutchfield.com/p_126CR3N...nel-Tools.html
Pics of the new compared to the old
Tweeters. Old on the Left, New on the Right
Speakers. Old on Top, New on Bottom