1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Looking for suggestions for a stereo replacement

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Han, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Jun 12, 2007 at 12:04 PM
    #1
    Han

    Han [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Member:
    #1785
    Messages:
    2
    Hello people,

    My wife just got me an '07 Tacoma V6 Access Cab TRD Off Road for bday and it's a first truck for me. Just wondering if you guys can suggest a replacement audio system because I'm not too thrilled about the stock radio, it's a single disc without an Aux input. Now, I got my wife an FJCruiser about 8 months ago and it came installed with a 6 disc changer, mp3 and a sub and I really like the sound that the system put out. I guess I'm looking for some kind of set up like that for the Tacoma. Any suggestions and/or pricing is greatly appreciated.

    Look forward to your comments/suggestions.

    Han
     
  2. Jun 15, 2007 at 12:10 PM
    #2
    viprbomber

    viprbomber Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Member:
    #1827
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Tucson, Az
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner SR5
    Han,
    Cost is endless! What do you want to spend? how pleased are you with the storage areas in back, glove box, etc. Your right about the sound system, rubish! I installed a lot of stuff before anything was out for it so i found a web site called tacotunes.com i like the speaker spacers they offered. I had to use most of the storeage area behind the back seat for the sub and the amps.
    I have the following in my 05 double cab V6:
    Alpine CDA-9857 Head Unit
    -Alpine V12 4 Channel 900 Watt Amp
    -Alpine V Power Mono 350 Watt Amp
    Alpine Type S 10” Sub
    Boston Acoustic High Performance Speakers
    -NEO Type-S Tweeters, Front Doors
    -6X9 SL95 Front Doors
    -6 ½ SL65 Rear Doors
     
  3. Jun 15, 2007 at 12:11 PM
    #3
    viprbomber

    viprbomber Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Member:
    #1827
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Tucson, Az
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner SR5
    My cost was around 2000.00
     
  4. Jun 18, 2007 at 6:22 AM
    #4
    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Member:
    #643
    Messages:
    6,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition Premium
    Cloaking Device
    I only upgraded my head unit...

    First it was a JVC deck w/ iPod adapter...

    Now it is a Pioneer deck w/ iPod adapter. I like the Pioneer, Kenwood, and Alpine decks. The Pioneer was the easiest for me to read in the sunlight, So I went with that.

    The sound difference from JUST upgrading the DECK ONLY - INCREDIBLE. The Pioneer makes my stock speakers sound much better.

    I know what you mean about the other Toyota systems. My wife's Rav4 came with the JBL upgraded 6-disc MP3/CD Changer with Auxilary input and a 6 1/2" Subwoofer in the rear door. It sounds great and she doesn't need anything more than that. If my tacoma had come with that, I probably wouldn't have made any changes.

    Oh, and if you want a Navigation system in your truck, the Pioneer AVIC series fits great!!! ;)
     
  5. Jun 18, 2007 at 12:35 PM
    #5
    Han

    Han [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Member:
    #1785
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks for the replies vipr and 007,

    I think 2k is too much for me to drop into the truck right now. I was thinking maybe around 500-600. The replacement panel costs about $50 and the speaker mounts are about $100 (front and back doors package) on TacoTunes so that leaves about $450 for a deck and some door speakers. I'm thinking an Alpine or Pioneer deck but I have no idea which speakers to get, any suggestions on speakers? I'm a retard when it comes to speakers...all I know is that the front are 6X9 and the back are 6.5. Anyhow, is $450 doable for a deck and speakers?

    Han
     
  6. Jun 18, 2007 at 12:46 PM
    #6
    viprbomber

    viprbomber Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Member:
    #1827
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Tucson, Az
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner SR5
    I would go with the Alpine speakers and deck if you can. Check out Crutchfield for some deals. They will throw in the kit for the stereo and some good instructions for the dash. Any speaker is better than that paper crap the factory installs!
     
  7. Mar 30, 2011 at 4:26 AM
    #7
    MisterE2000

    MisterE2000 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Member:
    #53475
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Hudson, OH
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner TRD Sport
  8. Mar 30, 2011 at 3:52 PM
    #8
    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Member:
    #14869
    Messages:
    1,517
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Westminster, MD
    Vehicle:
    08 Speedway Blue DC Sport 4x4
    Pioneer head unit, PAC steering wheel control modual, Hard wired Sirius radio, Hard wired radar detector, Hella Supertone horns, Blacked out badges, Smoked Tails, BHLM (color matched Speedway Blue), T-Rex Eyelids, Black Powder Coated Billet Grill, Color Matched Engine Cover, Lund in channel vent visors, FJ Cruiser wheels, Leer 100XQ shell, OEM bed mat, Piezo beeper for locking doors, Tinted front side windows, Black Westin bull bar, Aires tube steps, Mini Maglite Mod, D-Cell Maglite Mod, Weathertech Digifit Floor Mats
    Just upgrading your HU will drastically improve the volume level and sound quality, even with the stock speakers. If you stay with a single DIN HU you should be able to do a nice upgrade for about $250.

    I recommend Pioneer. Been a long time customer of Pioneer and they have never let me down. Good products for a reasonable price.
     
To Top