More of just better sound quality than major volume gain IMO. Meaning hearing sounds you couldn’t hear with the OEM Alpines. I added a kicker HS8 in the rear driver side backrest compartment behind the seat after doing the dash and felt that really topped off the needed balance front/rear overall sound. Take your time on the dash removal. It’s all doable and time consuming PITA, certainly no rush job.Hey so coincidence, I already had those Focals laying around from a previous build. I had also ordered the metra pods. Went online tonight, and crutchfield was running a sale on those dash speakers for like $65, so I picked those up as well. I'll get it all installed this weekend or next week, I appreciate the recommendation. I'm going to really seal up those pods in hopes that I can pull a little tighter midbase from the system. In the future I want to do the heigh10 head unit swap and do a full build out, but if I can upgrade the current system for free (I had enough crutchfield rewars money to cover the 3.5s), why not do it? Did you notice more volume with these?