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Anyone have experience with installing tweeters?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dlakerguy13, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    I am looking to do new speakers in my 09 Taco. I have seen several videos for the installation and it seems pretty straight forward. However, when it comes to the tweeter install, I can only find one video for the 2nd gen Tacoma and it is pretty lengthy with a lot of cutting of wires and other modifications to make it work. Does anyone know of a pretty simple plug and play kit or easy way to swap out the tweeters?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:32 AM
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    Try *********. I got them for my 07 worked great.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    taco tunes. some when wrong with the last post!!!
     
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    Have you looked at crutchfield?
     
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    There was nothing wrong with that post. They do not have good rep here. The site does that to their name automatically.
    The miracles of modern technology.
     
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    What exactly do you need help with? I installed some Image Dynamics tweeters in my '14 (along with everything else besides a new head unit). From what I remember, and i'll have to double check, besides custom making a bezel so the new tweeter would fit in the OEM location I think it was pretty plug n' play. Like I may have had to buy a wiring connector to mate the Toyota connection to the Image Dynamics tweeter connection.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    Basically in the 2 videos I can find for the 2nd gen Tacoma tweeter install, they are having to splice wires or damage/modify the wire connectors to fit the one for the tweeter, etc. I just want something that comes with the right size mount and the right size connecting harness so I can just plug in and mount without having to modify anything.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:43 AM
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    I think I bought Metra connecting harnesses. Let me look (and you search too), but either I made a thread or I posted a ton of pictures to an existing thread here for the stereo install. Sorry I did it like 4 years ago so my memory is slipping.
     
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    OP if you are looking to just swap out the tweeters it super easy....

    Buy the adapters above and OEM tweeter adaptors, pull the door card, unplug harness, remove tweeters, install adapters, mount new tweeters, use wire adapters to connect tweeters, install door card, done.
     
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    Ya, check out "My Audio Build" in the Audio sub-section.
     
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    They are banned for being a shitty vendor
     
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    Good to know... I wont buy from them then.
     
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    No need to splice if you get an install kit. You may need a mount although you can reuse your current tweeter mount by removing the speaker parts from it
     
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    Looking around now for a different kit than the one on *********.
     
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    I TTT'd my thread so you can easily find it. It's 8 pages so you'll have to sift through it to find pertinent tweeter information/pictures.
     
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    Search for the Subaru tweeter swap if you dont want to cut 2 wires....
    I think it's a plug and play swap. I just cant justify buying stock Suby speakers vs. crimping a couple of wire for the audio components I prefer.
     
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    I picked up some Polk Audio silk dome tweeters. They have a high sensitivity so they work well with an OEM head unit
    Polk Audio DB1001 1-Inch Silk/Polymer Composite Dome Tweeters
    https://amzn.to/2TR6tkz

    Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 92
    Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
    Frequency Response 4000 - 23k Hz
    Minimum RMS Wattage 6
    Maximum RMS Wattage 60
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
    Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
    Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 2
    [​IMG]
     
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    When I installed my aftermarket tweeters, I just cut and soldered the new in. I know it's not what you're asking, but the process was pretty straightforward. I have no need to go back to stock tweeters, but I could solder them back in if need be. To me, this was faster and easier than the Subaru tweeter install.
    Crutchfield didn't seem to have a plug and play harness for the tweeters last I checked.
     
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    Were these a plug n play kit? Or what did you do for installation/connection?
     
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