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1st Gen Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fuzzy Dustmite, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Jan 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM
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    Fuzzy Dustmite

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    Got a Sound Ordnance B-8PTD powered subwoofer off ebay a few days back. Installed it today. Took some pics to serve as a walkthrough of sorts. I don't claim I'm an expert by any means, just watched a few videos on YouTube. Probably other, better ways to do it, but it's working :)

    Comments appreciated!

    Disconnect negative battery terminal:
    IMG_20140125_085113_360f0cf1e44abfe7c5716cc7a9eb27b24377b84d.jpg

    Removed the fuse while I hooked everything up
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    Found this unused firewall opening with grommet:
    IMG_20140125_084920_f75bc25b0cf9ff0bf537a75d4a3c4c704c3d16da.jpg

    Pulled the grommet and cut an X in it with a box cutter:
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    Fed the power cable through that into the cab:
    IMG_20140125_085226_d8ff8c1358f2457ee9097009e3b38dde8a48c1dc.jpg
    IMG_20140125_085253_03a8b638edc482188638cb64b44c3b117e98de7e.jpg

    This is where it comes through in the cab, just above the gas pedal:
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    Routed it behind the pedal to prevent any problems:
    IMG_20140125_085447_28e2e719ab7f366b1b74534181724b7dfe2506c8.jpg


    Started disassembling the interior to feed the wires cleanly:
    Remove this pin:
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    Pin removed:
    IMG_20140125_085932_067e2db725ce87deccf55a703d351c293bc047d7.jpg

    Remove the 6 screws on either side of the center console:
    2 here:
    IMG_20140125_090212_81f244c2cc384a73803b367d5c34c59792866e95.jpg
    One here
    IMG_20140125_090426_58c380e4584204de4474aca75398306ff54765c0.jpg
    Two inside the storage area:
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    Center console removed:
    IMG_20140125_091251_77bfc2f725b99002269f3f0f476dfb6a436c22ba.jpg

    Remove the shifter knob:
    IMG_20140125_091347_c304fcbc0f9c0174e7c4caeca9fdea2e3ec7d30e.jpg
    Shifter cover removed:
    IMG_20140125_091358_42bda33bf2938a972efdc48bb94a18d930515345.jpg
    Pull the knobs off the air controls:
    IMG_20140125_091849_ea4c1f2f7e60cabfe7ae8d0e81502f6a0f76f5c0.jpg
    Pop the cover:
    IMG_20140125_091936_4a0bc8d29cfd0030c834e55f693ea04c52858e24.jpg
    Remove the two screws holding the stereo surround:
    IMG_20140125_091954_baed1e2aca761ecc3dd455fa7b7d3b0a799c9f38.jpg
    IMG_20140125_092022_8c3aefa215219e29c8e5b5e7c7f4053695e30bf4.jpg
    Grab the cover and pull straight out:
    IMG_20140125_092047_ee611389e2ce45ae9d8f6fc76a82df878bc5186c.jpg

    After it came out, I disconnected the connections to the airbag and the cigarette lighter. Couldn't get the ashtray light cable disconnected, so I just let it hang by that.

    Removing the lower cover:
    IMG_20140125_092213_36b706182254b27968549dd6dc9c22c5716c035e.jpg
    Remove the screw behind the lower cover:
    IMG_20140125_092222_29e01dee825284ab01929ead3da262db0138384b.jpg
    Lower cover removed, aux powers disconnected:
    IMG_20140125_092701_14fa3db831c5d8db17164756d73de115c4805d26.jpg
    Interior disassembled, now running the power to the passenger seat:
    IMG_20140125_093617_a47e203764e181120862a2b988f75a2f45f6f284.jpg
    IMG_20140125_093755_a291dccf0afcee203f014ac836903845b409f02e.jpg

    Removing the receiver to get at the sub connections in the back (there are 4 screws here):
    IMG_20140125_093926_d9ec9518a328499a4b7b7307b1ca8045c263c3b3.jpg
    IMG_20140125_094008_3fcd31b358870808e8a33b3cc4bbc9816e94ca85.jpg

    Removing the interior panels to route the sub audio cables:
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    IMG_20140125_094835_5734ece7ecfabd518b6028b0df28d1bdac89d993.jpg
    IMG_20140125_094839_6f37f85b19cad4c56c66cbb6c9a4a3ae0e476952.jpg

    Routing the audio cables:
    IMG_20140125_095002_2f6b6af430903703e9a94900fbc326e4d4908a3d.jpg
    IMG_20140125_095411_b3137eea455f56e2ccdc1042e1b7713c651b3612.jpg
    IMG_20140125_095416_44f1bb92a810720ad5e831795bbca73beaf8af49.jpg

    Connecting the audio cables to the receiver's sub ports:
    IMG_20140125_095956_13dbc67d9553938175bbbd4486eff1f4a1d0f150.jpg
    Running the remote power from the head to the passenger seat, using the same path as the power:
    IMG_20140125_101451_cdcfe0d0018a6dc5931baacfb3e6bc114589110b.jpg
    Remote power connected:
    IMG_20140125_101505_af2ef84127574733fd4e3f0fd73a3699eebdd1c2.jpg

    Decided to use the center console mounting bracket for the ground as it is unpainted:
    IMG_20140125_101838_7131e8a6f62802366b6ebb7c7d007b55a8dbd04b.jpg
    IMG_20140125_102033_6f643f7f3d7856e0ab6f0ebd0626036dfa7f7702.jpg

    Connections made on the sub:
    IMG_20140125_102255_4861fba9b80b493b7771dda6b7269ecc773be598.jpg

    Hooking up positive power:
    IMG_20140125_104948_95d613c00280961dbbcd9e72d4274d04af58eb45.jpg

    Fuse back in:
    IMG_20140125_105054_3fb73e0a386054716c43aa51ccf257a09a1c6f47.jpg

    Hooked up negative power and reassembled.

    Not too bad, took a couple of hours. I had recently replaced the stock stereo with the Pioneer, so I was familiar with the radio removal.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    Norton

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    Nice write-up! Congrats on the new sub. I've had one for some time, and remain very happy with it. (FWIW, my install looked a lot like yours. :cheers:)
     
  3. Jan 27, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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    Great write up OP! I was wanting to install one of those Sound Ordnance subs, how does it sound?
     
  4. Jan 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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    Fuzzy Dustmite

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    I like it. It gives the sound a nice punch. I don't do hip hop or any other heavy bass stuff, mostly rock/alternative/punk, so it does well for that. Still not sure i have all the settings dialed in, as I don't really know what I'm doing, but I like the sound I'm getting.

    Next on the list is a stock speaker upgrade.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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    of you like how it sounds then its dialed in right for you! :)
    thats all that matters.
    good job!
     
  6. Jan 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    Like Fuzzy, I'm very happy with mine too.

    After installing my new stereo and replacing the four main speakers, I was disappointed with the lack of bass. Adding the B-8PT made a HUGE difference. IMO, it's one of the easiest and best bang for the buck audio upgrades you can do for our trucks. Highly recommended.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    Just put in and tuned a JL 10w7 and man did I miss my bass
     
  8. Jan 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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    I've got one of these in my truck and like the guys said above, definitely good bang for the buck, however i still miss having a true sub. :(
     
  9. Jan 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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    Thanks Fuzzy, I don't listen to any rap really just rock and some dubstep. I would like something that wouldn't be in the way like a huge box in the back seat so I think the Sound Ordnance would fit me perfect!
     
  10. Jan 29, 2014 at 7:34 AM
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    Fits nicely under the seat. I think I might have to fashion some sort of guard for the back of it so that on the occasions I have passengers in the extended cab, they don't accidentally step on/kick the plugs.
     
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    Has anyone tried installing this unit in a second generation tacoma under the passenger seat? Does this work?
     
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    I know this thread is a little old but does anyone know if this (or any other self contained powered slim sub) will fit behind the rear seat in the 1st gen double cab?
     
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    Great write up OP! Here is a site that can help you with how to tun your sub. It won't be 100% accurate for your setup but will give you the knowledge you need to get it going.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-QTnUJ8934j4/learn/car/subwoofers/tuning.html

    Sure if you like replacing your sub/amps due to damage..

    Just because you like the way it sounds doesn't mean it's dialed in right. Gain could be too high causing clipping/distortion which is damaging your sub and odds are unless you know what to listen for you can't hear it.

    I can't tell you how many times I've meet people who said "My subs sounds great" and they are so distorted I'm shocked they haven't fried yet. I show them on an O-Scope how much it's clipping their setup is and I'll adjust it. Night and day difference with the sound output.

    I've seen some really good setups tuned horrible and the owner had no clue how bad it was until I fixed it. I'd say 90% of the installs that were brought to me were had too much gain set on the amps.
     
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    soooooooo many people think that gain= volume knob. i know of a shop that charges for installs that just crank that fucker up.
     
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    You are 100% right about Gain being a volume knob. Drives me up the wall when I see shops, *cough audio express cough* run the gain at 90% or higher.


    I just recently started doing tuning for people with an Oscilloscope so they can see the clipping that's going on. Best tool I have for car audio installs.
     
  17. Jun 8, 2016 at 2:33 PM
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    if i did it more often id get a smd dd-1. can find em on ebay pretty cheap.
     
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