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A few questions - amp install and door deadening

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Veccster, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Oct 7, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

    Aug 8, 2008
    First Name:
    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    I have 2 very unrelated situations....

    1) I am helping a friend acquire everything he needs to install an amp and sub in his 99 Ranger. He bought a 10' Sony sub (XS-LB10S) and Boss D1200M amplifier = $170 shipped. He is gathering the wires.
    Can he use any 4 guage wire to run the power to his battery?
    Can he just add an inline fuse just before the battery on that wire?
    What size fuse is recommended?

    Also, he is going to buy a head unit to replace his factory unit. Does it have to have pre-outs for his amp? If not, what connects the amp to the HU? Its only a mono channel sub and is only going to run his sub.

    2) I upgraded the door speakers in my Taco. I did not deaden the door panels (against Marv's recommendation) and regret not doing so. The door panel vibrates. It doesn't make a noise but it feels weird when my knee is resting against it. What is some cheap deadener and where can I get a small kit for just the doors? Cheaper is better...my system isn't all that great anyway.
  2. Oct 7, 2009 at 4:39 PM
    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

    Aug 8, 2007
    First Name:
    Escondido, CA
    07 4x4 DC SR5 TRD Off-road
    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    I went with Raammat from Raamaudio. One roll of BXT is enough to do all four doors inside and out (doubled up on the area behind the speaker) and half the back wall behind the seat for the sub. 1 yard of Ensolyte was enough but they have a minimum 2 yard purchase. Plus one can of adhesive (for the ensolyte). ~$150 for all four doors and back wall. There's a Tacomaworld discount as well. Just mention Tacomaworld.

    Other than that, I'd look on eBay. I've seen some small door kits on there.
  3. Oct 7, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    MyToyTaco ╒╪╕

    Sep 23, 2008
    First Name:
    Port Hueneme
    08 Taco
    If the head unit doesn't have pre-outs, I believe there are some wiring adapters you can get that makes it so you can hook up amps to factory head units & stuff..not sure about non-factory head units w/o pre-outs.
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