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I have the so called 'premium' sound system of the 9th gen. 360W (RMS or peak you think).

Looking for better sound quality on all channels but not looking at adding an amp.

Would the Infinity Kappa 62.11i (http://us.infinitysystems.com/product-detail-new-infinity-us/kappa-6211i.html) be a good switch against the stock pioneer (which totally look like there are http://www.crutchfield.com/S-BwXIS8FOJLg/p_130TSD161R/Pioneer-TS-D161R.html). Could swap front and rear with those if so.

On the same note, I would be tempted to swap the tweeters with these (http://us.infinitysystems.com/product-detail-new-infinity-us/ref-075tx.html)

Now looking for a small free air 8" woofer that is not made of cardboard like the stock one... I think the stock one is 200W but can't really prove it. Still needs high sensitity otherwise it won't match its cardboard competitor. The Infinity ones don't seem to support free air.
 

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I have the so called 'premium' sound system of the 9th gen. 360W (RMS or peak you think).

Looking for better sound quality on all channels but not looking at adding an amp.

Would the Infinity Kappa 62.11i (http://us.infinitysystems.com/product-detail-new-infinity-us/kappa-6211i.html) be a good switch against the stock pioneer (which totally look like there are http://www.crutchfield.com/S-BwXIS8FOJLg/p_130TSD161R/Pioneer-TS-D161R.html). Could swap front and rear with those if so.

On the same note, I would be tempted to swap the tweeters with these (http://us.infinitysystems.com/product-detail-new-infinity-us/ref-075tx.html)

Now looking for a small free air 8" woofer that is not made of cardboard like the stock one... I think the stock one is 200W but can't really prove it. Still needs high sensitity otherwise it won't match its cardboard competitor. The Infinity ones don't seem to support free air.
The Infinity speakers you linked to have a two ohm impedance, this would probably cause a problem for the OEM amp. If you're hell bent on replacing the OEM speakers w/o changing anything else, you need to use speakers that are the correct impedance for the stock amp. Really, if you're chasing better sound, simply replacing the stock speakers isn't going to be a huge jump in performance.

Same for replacing the 8" sub in the rear deck. Part of the reason it doesn't sound stock that great is because 8" free air subs don't really exist. Further, paper cones are selected because they are stiff and lightweight and are pretty neutral when it comes to "coloring" the sound you're hearing. Don't think that just because its paper that it's junk.

Lastly, the Pioneer speakers you think are installed are really not. Yes the OEM speakers in your car have yellow cones, thats where the similarities stop. The Pioneers you linked to are from their REV series and are the real deal.

It sounds like you're pretty new to the whole car audio scene. Go talk to some local shops (not Best Buy). See what they recommend. Spend some time reading audio forums. I really learned everything I know from diymobileaudio.com
 
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