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Old 09-14-2010, 01:28 AM   #1
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Cool 2010 Access Cab "Rear" Speakers

Hi Guys!
I have followed the site since buying my new Taco in June, and today signed up.
My 2010 access cab does NOT have the rear speakers under the rear side windows. They are now mounted in the ceiling behind the roof panel, with no grills. They sound bad, and the left one is 8 inches from my ear.
I have the subwoofer and 6 CD changer, but no JBL markings on anything.

I don't listen to head-banging music, but man, when you open the windows, max volume is barely audible.

Has anyone modified this crappy speaker system and moved the rears back where they should be? And what size speakers are in the roof?

Aside from the audio, I have to say the TRD traction control and A-Trac are amazing. Its like driving a military tank when you are in the dirt....
Thanks for any and all advice,
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if you're looking for sound quality, get rid of your rear speakers.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:27 AM   #5
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Welcome to TW.

The rear speakers are the same size as the front tweeters (hardly a tweeter more like a small speaker cone).

I agree ditch the HU. I did and it sounds much better. I didn't have the subwoofer, and I'm not sure how to reconnect it to a different HU. I do remember seeing something burried in the threads about the speaker setup in these trucks. The rear speakers don't bother me too much, I just faded toward the front, but that may reduce your sub volume (not sure how the sub is hooked up).

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Simply replacing my stock HU with a Pioneer unit easily increased the volume and quality 2 fold...probably more.
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Welcome. Search a bit about info on those speakers and what to do.
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ShawnR, Does your rear doors have the speaker mesh on them? I just got the 2010 Access Cab too and mine do not. If they don't are you going to replace the door panels as well or just cut holes in them?
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:55 PM   #10
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Where exactlly are the rear roof speakers on the 011 access cab? And if disableing them helps ,how would you do that ?
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Where exactlly are the rear roof speakers on the 011 access cab? And if disableing them helps ,how would you do that ?
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Easiest place is to cut them right behind your HU and just leave them in the headliner.
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I dont understand why you would fade them out or cut them. I agree that they suck in the world of rear speakers, but unless they are distoring, I would think that having NO sound coming from the back would be worse.

When I had my stock H.U., I would crank everything up and never hear any distortion.

I have since replaced the H.U., and put in a 10' sub with an amp. Kept the rest of the speakers stock (for now ). After sitting in my trucks for a couple of hours straight, trying different source music (radio, CD, USB Memory/Ipod, and DVD) - each sounding very different and requiring different EQ settings, dont get me started on that, lol - I found that it was better to leave the rears on, rather than fade them out. When I faded them out, I could hear the loss of 'fullness'.

In My Humble Opinion, unless you are getting to the point of distortion, which I dont see how you could do unless you had a HU other than stock(and I have yet to get any distortion from mine), I would leave them alone.

Of course, ultimately it comes down to what you hear and like, everyone is different.
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Just purchased a 2011 and will say this first off... I first have added a kenwood dnx8120 ( new head unit ) and that alone did in fact make a huge difference. I next plan on upgrading my fronts and using the rear as filler set at a lower volume. Fingers crossed this will be enough to make me happy coming from an f-250 i think it will. good luck man! If you really want decent rears the best bet is to cut new speakers in to the rear door or buy the older rear door cards for a factory look.
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Can you use the factory sub with an aftermarket HU?
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I had an idea of making speaker boxes that would replace the storage areas under the jump-seats...I think it would work...I even think I would be able to keep the toolkit back there..
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Agree with above to replace HU, but if you live an area where people steal them or want to put that money into speakers like me - keep it and add an amp to it. It's not the best, but far better then stock.

I added a Navone 4 channel LOC to the stock HU and ran it to a small 400W amp under the seat. I completely disconnected the stock rear wires and isolated them with caps and then ran new rear cables. I dremel'd the rear panels and wired the rears up. The 2010 still has the sheet metal cut for rear speakers you just near rear baffles made up.

I bought some speaker grills off amazon for cheap and then traced and screwed into place. The sound is much louder and I even sound deadened the doors. I can hear music at low volume and the doors close like a Caddy now. Replace the front speakers too (baffles required as well).

All in all replace the head unit and see how it sounds, then do everything else in stages until your happy.
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Agree with above to replace HU, but if you live an area where people steal them or want to put that money into speakers like me - keep it and add an amp to it. It's not the best, but far better then stock.

I added a Navone 4 channel LOC to the stock HU and ran it to a small 400W amp under the seat. I completely disconnected the stock rear wires and isolated them with caps and then ran new rear cables. I dremel'd the rear panels and wired the rears up. The 2010 still has the sheet metal cut for rear speakers you just near rear baffles made up.

I bought some speaker grills off amazon for cheap and then traced and screwed into place. The sound is much louder and I even sound deadened the doors. I can hear music at low volume and the doors close like a Caddy now. Replace the front speakers too (baffles required as well).

All in all replace the head unit and see how it sounds, then do everything else in stages until your happy.
Sounds like a good setup, lets see some pics
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I have the most most base audio in mine. No JBL with single disc HU. Volume was terrible. Added an 8" sub and replaced the stock HU and it's made a HUGE difference and it now is good enough for me. The stock HU's seem to be pretty terrible for volume, especially when I was using my ipod in the aux port. I would have to have it max volume and it still wouldn't be that loud.
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A dremel is your friend here.
I too am very interested in doing this. I was at Toyota earlier today and found out I can order 2008 rear access cab door panels, which have the stock grills, for $346.00 each. Employee pricing is $236.00 each if you can get the hookup. I have been told that the 2011 Access Cab still has the hole in the door, behind the panel, for a 6.5" speaker. I'm assuming that since everything else is the same, the 2008 panel will lineup and screw down just like my factor 2011 panel.

But, drilling a hole in the door like you would obviously save around $500. But, how did you know where to draw the hole on the door? I'd hate to try and outline the speaker onto the door just to find out that I was 1/2" off to the left or right, and ultimately end up with an oval or something that a grill won't cover.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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