We all know that in the Tacoma space is at a premium. We've been blessed with well organized/shaped bins and giving them up that space is hard to swallow. That being said, the stock system wont cut it for most of you yearning for some more kick. So now you've you're in a quandary of more bass and less space or suck it up and deal with crappy sound.
My plan here is to develop an 8" component kit that will bolt right in the front doors. Goals would be to provide exceptional clarity, outstanding bass without taking up any storage space, and of course ease of install would be a plus. I'm planning on using fairly efficient drivers so the kit would eek the most out of low power amps but would handle close to 100watts. In short, you get to have your cake and eat it too.
Here's what I plan on including in the kit...
2 - 8" low distortion midbass speakers
2 - 3/4" low fs silk dome tweeters
2 - passive crossovers
2 - 8" driver baffles
2 - tweeter baffles
* - deadener to make sure your install is proper (I'll decide how much is needed later)
Rather than just throwing a crossover point at the two speakers I'm planning on doing some in depth testing to determine the best crossover point and phase alignments. Not just running simulations but actually test out how they sound INSIDE the Tacoma where you'll have them setup.