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Audio system replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lee, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Lee

    Lee [OP] leea1983

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    I have an 07 SR5 double cab. It has the stock 5 disk sterio and factory speakers still in it. The sound just isn't what I would like it to be. I don't have the money to do the stereo and speakers all at the same time. Am I better off to replace the speakers or the stereo first? What size speakers do I need to replace the factory ones? Any sugestions on brands?
     
  2. Feb 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    shawnd2

    shawnd2 Well-Known Member

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    I'm no audiophile, but I changed my stock head unit out and am more then happy with the stock speakers.

    Plus in changing out the head unit I was able to add GPS, Back-Up Camera, Hands Free, IPOD Control and Satelite Radio all in one unit.

    To me it was way more worth it then just adding speakers and not even being able to play MP3's with the stock set-up.

    Shawn
     
  3. Feb 5, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno Resident Pine Swine

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    Pioneer AVIC-D3, SWI-PS, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2X In-Cab 110V Outlets, Constant Fog Light Mod, Inverter Always 400W Mod, Anti-Pack-Rat-In-Intake Mod, Eibachs on 5100's, 2" Toytec AAL, B.A.M.F Rear Diff Skid, 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Authority tires
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    I'm running a 5 year old Pioneer AVIC-D3 and it still makes the stock speakers crank.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    dalesrn

    dalesrn Tacoma TSS

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    Borla exhaust system, Sirius Satellite Radio, Chrome package, Trailer Hitch, Clazzio Leather seat covers, TSS badging, Anytime on fog lights mod, Daytime driving lights mod, Dual backseat DVD players w/monitors, 3rd Brake Light "TSS" mod, Bed pocket lights mod, Seat belt chime mod, Bed storage compartment auxillary outlet mod, Shorty antenna, Armor Lid Tonneau Cover, Line of Fire tailgate light
    What unit did you get? Any pics? Price including install? I have Sirius Sportster 5 and would like to keep it, but I want to upgrade my head unit to a stereo/DVD/navigation unit. I also want to add so speakers and possibly a sub.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    Maticuno

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    I have the Sirius Starmate 5. Check out my build page for pictures of it installed.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    I have a Kenwood DNX6960. There are several similar units out there such as the Pioneer Avics.
    I bought the Kenwood because they use Garmin GPS software which i am familiar with and can get map updates for.

    It was about $800 and I installed it myself in a few hours.
    If you look at my other posts I posted some pics.

    Shawn
     
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