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Front Door speaker replacement (7" non JBL system)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by fatchickonadiet, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Apr 12, 2016 at 8:57 PM
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    fatchickonadiet

    fatchickonadiet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a direct replacement for factory speakers.

    I'm not an audiophile but like good sound. Which would you get from these for direct drop in replacement?

    Kenwood's have a ton of positive reviews, but I know Pioneers are good as well.

    Which and Why ? thanks

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  2. Apr 12, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    nizzmont

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    Those all seem cheap but I've not looked into audio much yet as I'm still trying to build my suspension system. Does ur setup have a separate tweeter in the door already? If so I'd go for a single midrange without a tweeter in it
     
  3. Apr 12, 2016 at 9:11 PM
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    TurboGT

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    I'm assuming that's Crutchfield's website...

    I wouldn't suggest just a simple speaker swap with any of those (though they would work fine)... I believe your stock speaker size is a 6x9" speaker, so if you're looking for a simple swap of the main woofer, I would say just get yourself a 6x9 instead.

    If you want better sound, I would highly suggest getting a set of component speakers instead, though they won't function up to top levels until you add in an amplifier. And don't forget that your system will only sound as good as your weakest link, so after replacing your speakers, that's your headunit
     
  4. Apr 12, 2016 at 9:32 PM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    Wow, those speakers may actually be worse then the factory ones. My recommendation is to not even bother unless it's a clear upgrade. Your factory ones will be covered under bumper-to-bumper warranty should you blow them out, etc.

    Probably the cheapest priced speakers I'd consider are the Alpine SPR-60C. They should be a pretty simple pop-in DIY install. But has been said, next it'll be adding a new head unit and an amp(s). Some better speaker wires also a must. So, might want to grab some really good speakers right off?

    Maybe this TW thread on 3rd gen stereo/speaker upgrades will be helpful to you...
     
  5. Apr 12, 2016 at 9:37 PM
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    Thanks
     
  6. Apr 12, 2016 at 9:40 PM
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    Don't take the interior of your brand new truck apart. Leave it alone. They never go back together again like they do from factory. You'll have rattles and broken or missing clips and damaged door panel lining down the road. Yes even when I've paid reputable shops money to do this it's never quite the same.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2016 at 4:52 AM
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    Polk db's (marine proof) were my go to on my jeep. crutchfield has a whole speaker kit for the 16 taco. ~$300 i think. I plan on swapping them all out in the future, and add an amp as well.
     
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    Sounds like someone didnt know what they were doing then. I have done my own audio in numerous cars with no damage, rattles, etc.

    That being said - I would go with a component system such as Alpine or Infinity if you want to keep costs down... otherwise I like Focal's.
     
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    Anything is an upgrade to factory.
     
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