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'16 Tacoma JBL Speaker Replacement Rear Doors

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by AnthonyGen, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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    AnthonyGen

    AnthonyGen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've searched on here and couldn't find a post specific to this question.

    Has anyone replaced the JBL door speakers in a double cab with a 2-way coaxial unit? It appears the factory speaker is just a midrange woofer and I'm not sure if the wiring would carry any of the high frequencies for the tweeter.

    The factory system isn't horrible but could certainly use some more high end to balance out the boomines if the bass.

    Any help or input would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    Launch21v

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    I have the jbl package. I read up on this and from what people were saying was that this was not possible to do a simple swap of speakers. The sound to me is fine with the stock jbl speakers.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:18 AM
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    Taco Fan

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    I had the JBL's in my '14 TRD Sport. Traded in for a Pro. I'm not a stereo junkie. But I have to say that I think the sound quality in my non-JBL pro is EXACTLY the same as my JBL system in my other truck. The road noise is quieter in the Pro...so maybe I can just hear it better? But the Pro stock stereo is as good as the JBL was in my opinion.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:20 AM
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    su.brat

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    OP do you happen to know the sizes for the rears? the fronts are 6x9, no?
     
  5. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:47 AM
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    St. Germain,

    I took the rear door panel off and it appears a 6x9 may fit, but there is a huge adapter plate with what appears to be a 4" woofer for midrange. No tweeters are in the rear doors at least on a JBL equipped system.

    I'm thinking that I'm screwed since the sound is processed through the factory JBL amp. I had a JBL system in my 2013 Tacoma that IMO sounded much better than the '16 system. I'm wondering if part of the issue is moving the tweeters from the front doors on GEN2 to the dash on the GEN3?

    Don't get me wrong, the JBL sound is pretty good for a truck. I do enjoy a good sound system and just with I had more high end vs. the bass
     
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  6. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:52 AM
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    I'm curious as well, more highs in the back would be nice.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:55 AM
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    Anything more than muffled and anemic sound from the rear doors would be great. The front is fantastic as far as I am concerned, but the rear not so much.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2016 at 2:19 PM
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    cptnobvis

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    i have the jbl option in my 16 trd or and my work truck is a 16 tacoma sr without any upgrades and there is definitely a difference in the sound quality between jbl and non jbl
     
  9. Dec 19, 2016 at 2:42 PM
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    Thanks captain.

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  10. Dec 19, 2016 at 2:53 PM
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  11. Dec 19, 2016 at 3:07 PM
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    I had the jbl in an fj and loved it. my '11 Tacoma was just the cheap system and I couldn't even hear it at highway speeds. I replaced it with after market but it was too complicated to operate. I love the jbl in the 17 Tacoma, though I liked the version in the fj better.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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    I think this thread is going a little off track. Again, JBL sound is not horrible.

    The question is if you can swap the midrange woofer out of the rear doors and replace it with a 2-way coaxial speaker? Does the factory JBL amp put out high frequencies to the rear doors?
     
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  13. Dec 19, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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    James_Bond

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    Only one way to find out... Swap them.
     

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