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How to - Subaru/Toyota(3rd Gen) Tweeter Upgrade (Holy S***)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by SomethingNew71, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Jan 14, 2019 at 5:04 AM
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    Not to derail the thread but another popular option to wiring dash cameras is to tap into either the powered rear view mirror or tap into power under the overhead console. Both options make for a clean install as well. Have both a radar detector and a dash cam hard wired like this. A couple threads floating around about this type of setup.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:14 PM
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    @SomethingNew71, fantastic write up for both speaker installs. Thank you.
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    might be a stupid question- but why use parts (Tweeter) from a Subaru?
     
  4. Feb 5, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    They are a direct plug and play and superior to the stock tweeters.
     
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  5. Feb 5, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    So no aftermarket company makes a better plug and play tweeter? We're pirating old Subaru stuff?

    Straight newb here.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2019 at 4:05 AM
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    Better options sure but plug n play is popular as not everyone is an educated audiophile and a plug and play upgrade is nice to have. Quick, easy, and makes a good difference. Those are signature traits of a good mod. Kind of like the unifilter mod or the diff breather mod but even those are more complicated than the tweeter upgrade.
     
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  7. Feb 8, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Any chance you know or are able to find out the part number for the male end to those factory tweeters?
     
  8. Feb 8, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    Are you over it?
     
  9. Feb 8, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    over what?
     
  10. Feb 10, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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  11. Feb 10, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    Well Crutchfield is pretty good but they will try to sell you some expensive component speakers instead. They’re wrong. The Subaru kickers will work very well.
     
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    I have been purchasing car audio from Crutchfield since 1989. However, it's kinda interesting the number of 3rd Gen owners that are doing this mod with great results.
     
  13. Feb 10, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    I didnt do it and crutch sent me a component set. I had to fabricate a new bracket from "universal" back strap. It was a pain.
     
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    I know 4runner owners are not typically on this forum, but if you also own a 4Runner, these Subaru tweeters are plug-and-play just as they are on the Tacoma. I installed them a couple months ago. FYI.
     
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    They sound nice. I have 3 or 4 songs to test highs, mids, and lows. They sound great on those.

    The kicker set up impresses me although that’s not saying much. It will do better once amped with a sub.

    Bottom line, Subaru kicker tweeters don’t have a plug and play alternative outside of OEM+ or Taco Tunes. If you’re not already set on the two afformentioned companies, check it out.
     
  16. Feb 10, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    Did you try salvaging the mount for the factory speaker. I’ve heard of guys tearing the speaker out of the bracket and attaching the tweeter to it.
     
  17. Feb 10, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    I tried. It's all fused together pretty tight. I even took after it with a hammer.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    Heh, that ^ was my plan for today...check out how hard it would be to pop out the factory tweet from the mount. It doesn't appear to come apart that I can see. I see lots of vendors selling plastic adapters that mount using the existing points. I'm just going to roll my own from some scrap plastic/aluminum from work I think. I did not see any 3d plans on thingverse either.
    IMG_20190210_160950.jpg
     
  19. Feb 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    was the Kicker on the doors as a the tweeters? Plug n play?
     
  20. Feb 15, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    Not by themselves, but Crutchfield included all adapters I needed to make them Plug n Play (wiring adapter, speaker mounts, etc).
     
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