Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

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

Notices

1st System Upgrade EVER.....HELP!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
ryane3681 [OP] ryane3681 is offline
Junior Member
ryane3681 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2009, #24539
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 25
ryane3681's Tacoma Gallery
Question 1st System Upgrade EVER.....HELP!

I'm getting ready to do my first upgrade and what better place to start then the audio system. I have a 2008 4DR Taco. I've trying to get as much feed back as I can on this.

Front Doors: Boston Accoustic SC60
Back Doors: Boston Accoustic SC65
Sub Woofer: JL AUdio 13' TW5
Amplifier: HD900/5

I don't know what i'm going to do with the deck yet. At the present time, I only have the original factory HU in. I was thinking of using a converter only because it is cheaper than after market. Also, while I'm sure it makes a difference in sound quality, I'm finding it hard to believe that going with a aftermarket deck will make the "night and day" difference that i've read about online. Afterall....how much better could it possibly get with the set up that I plan on going with above. I don't know.....

Any feedback good or bad would be great. I've never done a car stereo upgrade before and are really trying to find out if this is a good starter system.

Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
ryane3681 [OP] ryane3681 is offline
Junior Member
ryane3681 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2009, #24539
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 25
ryane3681's Tacoma Gallery
I think based on what you just said, is what i'm looking for at this moment and is what's in my budget. What about the speakers, woofer and amp i'm looking at? Have you heard anything regarding them?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 01:28 PM   #3
My R6 Eats Me
AlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlexForbesR6 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
AlexForbesR6's Avatar
Name: Alex
Joined: Aug 2009, #21488
Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 746
AlexForbesR6's Tacoma Gallery
the woofer and amp are an excellent choice!! (what i am starting off with) but i havent heard much about those components...although i have some Boston Acoustics in my house and i love em....im sure you can't go wrong with them...but i would def. say skip the converter and jsut get a new HU...you can get a good one for about 300 bucks online and it wil 1. make the install a lot easier 2. Make everything sound cleaner and 3. Give you a LOT more tunability with the speakers and sub
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 01:35 PM   #4
I KEEEEEL YOU
Burgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBurgman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Burgman's Avatar
Name: Stephen
Joined: Apr 2009, #16072
Location: Ric VA
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 27,993
Burgman's Tacoma Gallery
save some money by going with cheaper rears or not upgrading them at all... the headunit will add a lot, I would def. Try to fit one in ur budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 01:46 PM   #5
ryane3681 [OP] ryane3681 is offline
Junior Member
ryane3681 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Oct 2009, #24539
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 25
ryane3681's Tacoma Gallery
everyones been saying go aftermarket on the HU....I don't have any real ojections to doing, but i'm the type that goes big or goes home. If i'm going to replace the HU, it's got to have everything....SAT, NAV....the whole nine yards. Unfortunately though it's not in my budget now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
Senior Member
sirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
sirsaechao's Avatar
Name: Tim
Joined: May 2009, #17772
Location: Nor Cal
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,410
sirsaechao's Tacoma Gallery
If you do the factory deck...make sure you run 3 sets of RCA's for now and run the LOC's in the front so you can just use a couple "y" connectors for the amp. That way when you are rdy to do the aftermarket HU, you have all the wiring already wired for front, rear and sub preamp.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sound System Upgrade rmahoney2013 Audio & Video 10 06-08-2011 05:12 PM
New 1st Gen Xtra Cab- system upgrade recommendations Ritter 1st Gen. Tacomas 35 12-30-2010 04:00 PM
New 1st Gen Xtra Cab- system upgrade recommendations? Ritter Audio & Video 0 12-02-2010 06:46 AM
**Help upgrade my system HBtacoma Audio & Video 8 03-18-2010 06:18 PM
Taco System Upgrade Q MooseTX82 Audio & Video 21 12-30-2008 09:03 PM


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