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MESO Puddle Light build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by MESO, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    Idahotaco88

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    Icon stage 3 delta joint uppers. 305/70r16 km3. Tonneau cover. Lots of little stuff..
    Ya I should have.. spent way to much time trying to get them out but I did haha
     
  2. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    Mine was the perfect length. I think others might be leaving a bit too much slack inside the doors.
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    Yeah my length was spot on. I just kept any slack in the doors very minimal.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    Tacospike

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    I did my speakers when I did my limited edition turns. Although I only did the front speakers at the time. Just to see if it made an impact enough to do the rear one. Rear ones came a few months later when I waited for another sale to come up. Got front and rear kickers for under $100 but I stalked for sales.
     
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  5. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Did you notice a difference in the sound afterwards?
     
  6. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    What speakers are you getting? Spending. if you dont mind? Is this a plug and play setup? I have struck out twice on the puddles and since i have some time, I would like to upgrade speakers too (realized i would like a little more from my audio system). I dont have any experience with audio or car work other than the few MODS i have done over the last month. Thanks so much
     
  7. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    dlovell90

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    Maybe tire set up is plug and play. You have to modify the brackets some because where the harness goes through presents s challenge. Harness isn’t very long so you have to trim to move it closer for connection. But very easy install.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    I got front and rear kickers CS series, I ordered it from Crutchfield and got the mounting brackets and plug n play harness for free ($80 value) all shipped for $137 tax included for California. I dont have any experiences installing audio but seems very easy since it's all plug n play and watch DIY on YouTube.
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Me aware you will have to custom mount and drill the brackets they provided you. They do not line up properly.

    I went with same system except I ordered speakers through Best Buy on a killer sale (front and rear with 4 year protection for $125 shipped 2 day)

    Ordered Metra brackets and harnesses from Amazon. Cost about $25. And then I also added dynamat to each door.

    And lastly upgraded tweeters to plug and play Subaru ones. That was actually the most expensive part. $100 for the tweeters alone. But that’s because I chose to order through amazon to get protection plan. Other sites had them for $85-100 but didn’t offer warranty or returns if something was wrong.

    My advice, trim and mount speakers before you even dig into the truck panels and what not. That is by far the most time consuming part
     
  10. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Thanks. Couple more questions, was there a noticeable difference? Do you think it was worth it? Thanks again
     
  11. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    I haven't received them yet, going to install everything this Saturday. I think they will be a tremendous difference compared to the stock. The magnet size on the kicker is almost triple the size plus. I think you're capable of installing the puddle lights, installing the speakers will be a walk in the park.
     
  12. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    Absolutely worth it

    Bass is much more crisp. The stock almost sounds deeper, but don’t be fooled. That is because of the styrofoam built speaker. It insulates well but is muffled. Huge difference. And for under $250 for speakers tweeters warranty and supplies (including beer) it’s well worth it.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    Yeah I read the front bracket that you get will need to drill your own hole but the other 3 will line up. Crutchfield included all Metra harness and mounts.
     
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    Are you gonna add some sound proofing?
     
  15. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    I did it when I did the speakers, perfect time since you have the doors apart
     
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    I've never seen glue like what Toyota uses for their door vapor barriers. Shit was nasty.
     
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    Yes I am.
     
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    Don’t forget tweeters
     
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    Yes, definitely notice a difference. Just know running a stock head unit only pushes so much. Running an amp would help a lot but still a great affordable easy upgrade without. Another thing to note, pay attention to your equalizer settings, bass, treble and mids, adjust to your liking (for each source, radio, usb, etc). Last would be how you listen or stream music. Pandora for me doesn’t have a great steam quality. YouTube music sounds better IMO, it’s free, you can make your own playlist and skip ads after 5 seconds. Lots of other streamers of music out there it just an FYI.
     
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  20. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    I installed those kicker tweeters already lol.
     
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