Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Audio & Video

Notices

06 Double Cab Speakers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-18-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
Junior Member
chris clark is on a distinguished road
Joined: Dec 2006, #465
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 12
chris clark's Tacoma Gallery
06 Double Cab Speakers

Before I pull off the door panels to find this out, does anyone know what size the factory speakers are in the 06 double cab? (I'm talking about the tweeters & mids in the front as well as the mids in the back).

I'm getting ready to upgrade my system and need to know what to go with. I'll post pictures as a I go.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
Mod Master
pb2themax is a jewel in the roughpb2themax is a jewel in the roughpb2themax is a jewel in the rough
 
pb2themax's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2006, #500
Posts: 386
pb2themax's Tacoma Gallery
All 05+ Tacomas, except for reg cabs, have 6x9s in the front doors. 6.5" in the rear. I recommend that you buy or make adapter plates for the front and use 6.5" mids all around. They will have better sound quality than 6x9s.

My CarDomain has some pics of how I fit 8" mids in the front doors. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/832238
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2006, 05:36 AM   #3
Junior Member
chris clark is on a distinguished road
Joined: Dec 2006, #465
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 12
chris clark's Tacoma Gallery
That's good news. I was planning on putting some component 6.5's up front and just some 2way 6.5's in the back. Any idea if the factory tweeter can be removed/replaced? And what size it is?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2006, 08:13 AM   #4
Mod Master
pb2themax is a jewel in the roughpb2themax is a jewel in the roughpb2themax is a jewel in the rough
 
pb2themax's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2006, #500
Posts: 386
pb2themax's Tacoma Gallery
You can make just about any tweeter fit, as long as it's not deeper than 1.5" Just use plumbers steel tape or rig up a simple bracket. Nothing is going to bolt right in.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2006, 08:14 AM   #5
Mod Master
pb2themax is a jewel in the roughpb2themax is a jewel in the roughpb2themax is a jewel in the rough
 
pb2themax's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2006, #500
Posts: 386
pb2themax's Tacoma Gallery
Check out TacoTunes.com if you want to buy mounting adapter plates for your mids. It's easy to make them out of MDF though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2006, 08:19 AM   #6
Junior Member
chris clark is on a distinguished road
Joined: Dec 2006, #465
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 12
chris clark's Tacoma Gallery
Yeah, I've seen the TacoTunes.com website (after I posted here). They seem to be a bit pricey on their mounting plates. I'm pretty handy with a jigsaw so I believe I'll attempt to make my own.

By the way, I checked out your pictures; your truck is pretty sweet! I just wish I had the $$ for that HU you've got!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 12:34 PM   #7
Junior Member
taconewf is on a distinguished road
Joined: Dec 2006, #519
Posts: 20
taconewf's Tacoma Gallery
Just used the tacotunes speaker plates & harnesses. It is pricey but when time is at a premium, it's worth every penney! From the time I opened my cheapie Sony Xplod 6X9 & 6.5 chrismas present, I had them installed in the doors in just over an hour. With my limited mdf cutting ability, I would have been at it for hours with mdf!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 12:50 PM   #8
Member
CharlieX is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2007, #775
Gender: Male
Posts: 66
CharlieX's Tacoma Gallery
What sound improvement are you guys getting with better speakers but the stock head unit in the Double Cab? Because I'm leasing, I don't want to switch out the head unit, but think I could get away with upgrading the speakers.

I have a 07' Double Cab. Doesn't sound BAD, but just gets muddled when you turn it up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2007, 06:48 PM   #9
Junior Member
taconewf is on a distinguished road
Joined: Dec 2006, #519
Posts: 20
taconewf's Tacoma Gallery
getting about 40% better sound improvement but have purchased a new double din head unit and install kit to put in this week. I also have a leased taco and will take it out and put back to stock when truck goes back.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 12:06 PM   #10
Junior Member
paul kavka is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2007, #799
Posts: 2
paul kavka's Tacoma Gallery
Anybody try the Alpine IVA-W200 head unit? How does that work with bluetooth and steering wheel controls? Do you need adaptors? What about overriding the motion control to watch dvd while driving.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 01:16 AM   #11
Junior Member
veloze is on a distinguished road
 
veloze's Avatar
Army: L-Troop 3/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Joined: Feb 2007, #868
Location: SoCal
Posts: 8
veloze's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via MSN to veloze
PB, do u have templates for the mids and the tweeters? If so, please Pm to me. My neighbor can make them since he's handy with the router.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 06:05 AM   #12
Mod Master
pb2themax is a jewel in the roughpb2themax is a jewel in the roughpb2themax is a jewel in the rough
 
pb2themax's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2006, #500
Posts: 386
pb2themax's Tacoma Gallery
I don't have them anymore. You can use the stock speakers as templates though. Then cut whatever size speaker hole you want.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do You Really Need Rear Speakers in a Double Cab abnchief Audio & Video 38 09-15-2011 03:59 PM
SOLD MY 05 ACCESS CAB AND BOUGHT AND 06 DOUBLE CAB. WHAT DO YOU THINK? joshy523 2nd Gen. Tacomas 41 08-31-2011 12:16 AM
Rear speakers in double cab. allrsdup Audio & Video 5 08-18-2009 07:26 AM
new speakers for double cab first gen? tacomaman06 Audio & Video 34 07-23-2009 07:35 PM
Will a 06 Double Cab A.R.E. shell fit an 04 Double Cab Kaden420 1st Gen. Tacomas 3 01-27-2009 08:53 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.