First of all I am not a stereo electronics guy, so type slowly. My son is looking to replace the stock 4x10 dash speakers on his 86 GT. The car has the performance sound option. We cannot find any speakers locally, but I found these options online at a place called Crutchfield. http://www.crutchfield.com/...-Speakers.html?tp=99 He is currently using a GM stock radio out of a 99 Lumina that we picked up at the junkyard, but he plans on buying an aftermarket radio at some time in the future. Any recommendations on speakers, or recommendations on a different place to buy some?
Any new 4x10's that you would buy to drop in the stock location would sound better than the stock speakers (when they still worked). That said, if he's looking for the best sound possible, follow what was already suggested and build a "plate" to mount component speakers to. A set of properly installed and sufficiently powered component speakers will sound better than the "drop in" 4x10's anyday.
I would highly recommend the route that Dobey is showing you. It gives you a much better sound quality.....however, I have Sony Xplod 4x10 speakers in my dash and they sound amazing. The only problem is that they are discontinued
I think that either the Kenwood or Pioneer 4 x 10 direct replacements are very good and inexpensive speakers. It's also a good move, I think to install Rodney's replacement sub-woofer, since that really responds well to the performance sound option. Also, Pioneed and Kenwood make good 4 x 6s for the pillars. With such a small cabin space in the Fiero, I feel that you should install a fairly mild sound system, unless you're into broken eardrums and pissed off neighbors. bb
If you do install new speakers, there are very good tutorials on YouTube. The pillar speakers can be a bit problematic, but the tutorial really makes the process much less exasperating. The front replacement is easy, except that you have to be very careful not to crack the surrounding dashboard area. If you decide to replace the subwoofer, make sure you remember the way in which you detached the sub. housing. Rodney's instructions are not very good, so you might want to check the forum to see if there are better ones (instructions, that is; the sub-woofer is great!).