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Old 01-11-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Front speakers on 07 Tacoma

I just dropped off my 2007 tacome dbl cab to get a head unit and speakers installed all the way around. They said to put 6x9s up front you must cut the factory speakers out to be able to mount them without using an adapter. They charged like 105 to install them. Does anyone know if they really have to do that? and u cant use the factory speakers again.If not im goin to get my money back.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:36 AM   #2
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Well if you didn't get the work done yet, I'd nix the 6x9's and get some 6" components in there. It will sound WAY better and you won't have to cut anything in your door at all!!!

You could even go with a lower priced 5 1/4 set like this from Crutchfield and it will sound good!!!

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...3&tp=106&avf=N
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Stay away from the 6x9 speaker!! If they cut out the stock one don't worry because they SUCK!
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Did you say $105 for just the installation of front speakers???

Also, get some components and replace your tweeter as well.
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:56 PM   #5
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After 6-1/2" install, my Bass seemed to have VANISHED !!

Just like everyone else, I replaced the stock front speakers. I did with Kenwood 6-1/2" speakers on my 07 TRS Sport yesterday. I got them thru Crutchfield for about $50 which included adapters and wiring harness for speakers. I have the factory 6-CD radio and I do not intend to replace it, at least not yet.....

After the new speakers (front only) have been installed, the "boom boom- iness" seemed to have vanished. I know I double checked the polarity and what not. Really, you cannot installed the front speakers wrong with the Crutchfield speaker color coded harnesses.

See attached photo for speakers I installed. Where did the BASS disappeared to? Did anyone else have this problem?

After I installed Kenwoods, One thing I noticed that was different from the factory speaker mount was approx. 1/8" air gap between the adapter and the metal frame. With the factory mount, it was almost a tight install where as with the Crutchfield adpater, a gap was produced. Could this have anything to do with the BASS disappearing????
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You can get some adapter rings with the screw kit from Tacotunes.com. Get the wiring kit too and it's pretty much plug-n-play. They allow you to fit a 6x9 in the front without cutting the door. The overall cost is probably the same, but you aren't cutting into your truck.
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I used 6 X 9 components by MB Quart. With 150 w per channel they sound pretty good.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MB-QUART-RCE269-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:33 PM   #8
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Like robrjohnson says, use the tacotunes adaptor kit and you can use any speaker. I've looked at crutchfield and i dont think their adaptors work correctly with our trucks.
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