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Front speakers on 07 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by natek, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Jan 11, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    natek

    natek [OP] New Member

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    I just dropped off my 2007 tacome dbl cab to get a head unit and speakers installed all the way around. They said to put 6x9s up front you must cut the factory speakers out to be able to mount them without using an adapter. They charged like 105 to install them. Does anyone know if they really have to do that? and u cant use the factory speakers again.If not im goin to get my money back.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2008 at 11:36 AM
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    Leer

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  3. Jan 11, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    kilo

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    Stay away from the 6x9 speaker!! If they cut out the stock one don't worry because they SUCK!
     
  4. Jan 11, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Did you say $105 for just the installation of front speakers???

    Also, get some components and replace your tweeter as well.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2008 at 1:56 PM
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    khfactor

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    Just like everyone else, I replaced the stock front speakers. I did with Kenwood 6-1/2" speakers on my 07 TRS Sport yesterday. I got them thru Crutchfield for about $50 which included adapters and wiring harness for speakers. I have the factory 6-CD radio and I do not intend to replace it, at least not yet.....

    After the new speakers (front only) have been installed, the "boom boom- iness" seemed to have vanished. I know I double checked the polarity and what not. Really, you cannot installed the front speakers wrong with the Crutchfield speaker color coded harnesses.

    See attached photo for speakers I installed. Where did the BASS disappeared to? Did anyone else have this problem?

    After I installed Kenwoods, One thing I noticed that was different from the factory speaker mount was approx. 1/8" air gap between the adapter and the metal frame. With the factory mount, it was almost a tight install where as with the Crutchfield adpater, a gap was produced. Could this have anything to do with the BASS disappearing????

    kenwood 1680ie.jpg
     
  6. Jan 13, 2008 at 5:19 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    You can get some adapter rings with the screw kit from Tacotunes.com. Get the wiring kit too and it's pretty much plug-n-play. They allow you to fit a 6x9 in the front without cutting the door. The overall cost is probably the same, but you aren't cutting into your truck.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    bledsoe3

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  8. Jan 15, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    bbarian333

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    Like robrjohnson says, use the tacotunes adaptor kit and you can use any speaker. I've looked at crutchfield and i dont think their adaptors work correctly with our trucks.
     
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