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Old 08-26-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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2011 TRD: Upgrade Advice - $500 to spend

I just got a brand new 2011 Tacoma TRD Offroad over the weekend. With about $500 (might can go a few hundred more) to spend, is it possible for me to get a decent upgrade to my stock stereo (non JBL)? I did also purchase a dash kit from Tacotunes for my 2010 I just traded in and never used. Will this fit in my 2011?

If so, what do you guys recommend I purchase?

Key features I would like to add/keep:

Add:
Bluetooth (handsfree phone calls and bluetooth audio streaming)
HD Radio

Carry over features:
XM Radio (have 90 days free and might sign a year contract)
Audio jack at bottom of dash
Steering Wheel controls

The stock stereo and speakers are "OK", but spending nearly 3 hours each day commuting to and from work, I would like to jam out every now and then. I do not need a subwoofer, but would like to have some deepness out of my door speakers. With a daughter on the way, I would much rather NOT have a subwoofer under her seat in the back.

Do you guys recommend Best Buy to purchase and install it? If not, where else? I am in the DFW area.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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I think most people would find it hard to make a recommendation given your desired points. Maybe around a thousand it could be done, but I don't think it can be done around 500 with decent quality pieces, and have it be installed too. But drop by Best Buy and ask for a budget system and see what they can do, then try a local car stereo place.
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I saw on another thread someone did it for 600$. This is what they did......

Amp is a Kicker 200.4 200 watts 4 channel. The front speaker is a pioneer 6x9 3 way TS-A6963R. The Rear is a 2 way 6 1/2 TSG1643R.

That was with the install in the price.....
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