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Audio OEM + 450Q Stereo upgrade for 2016 Tacoma Doublecab

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by fshams, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Mar 6, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    fshams

    fshams [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Mar 6, 2016 at 5:54 PM
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    Looks like a well thought out system. Impressive. I've bought many high end name brand systems before that never sounded 'right' since they weren't planned and tuned. This setup looks promising. You certainly pay for quality. Might start saving some pennies for this system. Anyone have any real world feedback? Anyone in SE PA have it that I can take a listen to?
     
  3. Mar 6, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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    Basic fun stuff!
    I just got this system installed in my 2007 with JBL. After years of lacking audio from the JBL and going between the idea of aftermarket audio I finally pulled the trigger. I too have had many high quality aftermarket audio setups and was really impressed with this OEM Audio. This system is amazing especially for not taking much space and using factory radio, and factory speaker mounts and connectors for a clean and simple install. I had to buy a non JBL radio and the OEM Audio dealer had to bypass the JBL junk. The clarity is awesome even when cranked up. The highs and mids are nice while the bass has awesome volume. What makes this system awesome in my opinion is that when cranked up its pretty damn loud, clear, and produces more bass then I expected. The balance is great and you'll enjoy the sound.
     
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    Wondering if they are planning on releasing an Access Cab version?
     
  5. Mar 7, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    Thanks for the review, can't wait to order this after my 16 is delivered.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2016 at 2:41 AM
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    Yes, thanks for the review. Did you find the install clean and simple as they describe? The install video makes it look easy to pop all the trim pieces off, but they are not always as easy as they look nor do they always go back together rattle free.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2016 at 6:31 AM
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    Pay close attention to the video where it removes the door pillar panel. The clips will stay in the door and you need to remove them and place them back on the panel. If not they will pop through the door when you try to reinstall the panel. It's a good idea to have a few extra clips on hand, sometimes they snap.
     
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  8. Mar 8, 2016 at 7:19 AM
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    Cool video!!! Shows you how to dissasemble a lotta stuff
     
  9. Mar 8, 2016 at 7:57 AM
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    Are the clips standardized or should be purchase different types of clips? Do you have a PN? Can we buy them online or do we need to go directly to Toyota?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    There are two types of clips on the panels, probably best to get them from the dealer. There may be slight differences but these should work.

    http://www.amazon.com/Panel-Retaine..._UL160_SR160,160_&refRID=0SGF3ZPGP6T9QQVHCG3P
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2091268722&pf_rd_i=desktop
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  11. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:25 AM
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    I just want the rear sub for now.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2016 at 10:02 AM
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    After 4 days of ownership with the OEM stereo I couldn't take it anymore. Placed my order today. I'll give my honest review once it's installed in about 3 weeks.
     
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  13. Mar 15, 2016 at 11:18 AM
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    Keep us all posted... I'm looking in to this upgrade as well.... Cheers.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    Great video! It looks like it's all a fairly clean and easy install so kudos to the company for that. I also like how they are mounting the amp. :thumbsup:

    I can't believe how small those magnets are on the OEM speakers. The magnets on the tweeter might be the same size as the 6x9!! :rofl:
     
  15. Apr 3, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    I'm usually very hesitant to remove door panels and trim pieces because I feel like you always break at least one plastic tab. But this video gives me hope I can pull it off with limited trouble. Good watch!
     
  16. Apr 3, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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    The clips are much better than they were in years past. Just get a set of trim puller tools off Amazon ($10 or so) and it's no problem.
     
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