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2011 Audio Upgrade Questions

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BigDan, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Mar 8, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    BigDan

    BigDan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    None YET! (It's only got 50 miles on it.)
    My Access cab has 6 speakers or so says the brochure. It has the factory low end system (no bluetooth, single CD etc.) I found two speakers in the front door. One in the lower door and a smaller one higher up. When I fade to the rear, I hear tweeters in what appears to be behind the headliner. Am I nuts? I cannot see a screen or other tell tale sign that points them out. Crutchfield confirms they are behind the headliner and there is no aftermarket speaker available for them. (Did not really ask for one.) What is a little suspicious is that there are no speakers in the rear door panels. Looks like cutouts in the door panel where a speaker might go. Crutchfield has no data on rear door mounted speakers.

    Are there holes in the rear doors to mount speakers and if so, what size? Also, is it pre-wired for rear door speakers?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    Sixfeathers

    Sixfeathers Well-Known Member

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    Led lights: Replaced Bulbs in front,Fog Light modification, Westin Nerf Bars, TS mod,
    So the best thing would be to replace the front door speakers and the door tweeters with high end speakers?
     
  3. Mar 20, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    BigDan

    BigDan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    None YET! (It's only got 50 miles on it.)
    I have decided to let a Audio shop do my install. They are going to put in a new head with bluetooth, HD radio, Antennae amp and upgrade the speakers. They will upgrade the front door speakers, add 5" rounds to the rear door and disconnect the headliner exciters. There is also a module that allows the use of the steering wheel controls so I bought a kit from Toyota that adds the switches on the right side of the wheel. (Bluetooth switches.)
     
  4. Mar 20, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    bcb97

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    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for all of that?
     
  5. Mar 20, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    Kingfrog

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    Undercover,Pop n Lock, Hardwired GPS, Garage door opener , Scanguage II, wireless back up camera, X994 Basslink, ...Prefer stock and non invasive functional mods
    My shop charged me $45 for HU (single or double) , $25 per door, 65 to run wiring from battery and HU to rear SUB. $45 for SWI

    I only had a Head unit (Kenwood Excelon X994 $183 Amazon)
    and Axxes SWI installed with the wiring for a Basslink. Paid
    $190 Parts and labor. Very clean install.

    Not going to replace door speakers. The HU and Basslink made enough difference over stock to last a long time.

    I hard mounted a Garmin over the rear view mirror and wireless backup camera is next,
     
  6. Jun 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Lawman92

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    Do you have any photos of everything you upgraded? I'm in the process of trying the same thing.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Tow package, XM Satellite radio, K & N Air filter, & Channel Vent Visors
    Crutchfield & do it yourself & save some $$$. Super easy even with zero experience. I did my first install a couple of weeks ago. Crutchfield gives you everything you will need & free shipping. I installed a new radio & steering control adapter.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120ASWC/Axxess-ASWC.html?tp=3405&id=detailed_info#Tab

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1306300UB/Pioneer-DEH-6300UB.html?tp=5684&id=detailed_info#Tab

    They sent the dash kit & wiring harness FREE along with install instructions. I soldered all my connections (never used a solder iron before either).

    I'm looking at replacing the speakers & will get them from Crutchfield also.


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