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

My 2020 TRD Sport Factory Speaker Upgrade (Non-JBL)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 3rdGenDC, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Jun 4, 2020 at 11:57 AM
    #1
    3rdGenDC

    3rdGenDC [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Member:
    #330356
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport
    So I went down the path, as many others on here have, of replacing the stock speakers in my 3rd Gen 2020 TRD Sport because the factory installed ones are absolute crap. I know they want you to upgrade to the JBL system so that's why they must put these paper speakers in, but I am embarrassed for Toyota that they would go this cheap. Honestly, that's my only real complaint about the truck!
    I got the dash tweeters (Subaru) from Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PV6F8I2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I got the front (JBL) and back (Kicker) door speakers from Crutchfield
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_109CT9631G/JBL-9631.html
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_20646CC674/Kicker-46CSC674.html

    Everything was plug and play and fantastic! Thank you to everyone that has posted in the past helping me make this decision.
    Look at the difference in the front door speakers alone...





    Full disclosure, I bought sundown speakers for the dash from WoofersEtc, but they were on back order and I got impatient.
    Turns out they were not plug and play. So I thought I would make them plug and play in case I need them or a buddy would want them. I'm no professional and I'm sure others would do better but I was just having fun tinkering. and they work great. I plugged them to make sure. Still need a mod for the holes to line up on the mount.
    Here are the steps it took...

    My stereo system sounds amazing now! What a complete and undeniable difference.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2020
  2. Jun 4, 2020 at 12:54 PM
    #2
    tgarza74

    tgarza74 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2018
    Member:
    #270820
    Messages:
    491
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mario
    Vehicle:
    2016 SSM TRD OR
    OvTuned
    You wanna sell those Sundowns?
     
  3. Jun 4, 2020 at 1:32 PM
    #3
    3rdGenDC

    3rdGenDC [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Member:
    #330356
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport
    I guess I would. As long as you are ok with figuring out the mounting situation. I think all you would need is a short mending plate or joining strip from Lowes or Home Depot to make up the distance to the dash hole.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2020 at 9:10 PM
    #4
    jtc411

    jtc411 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2020
    Member:
    #326220
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Vehicle:
    2020 Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4
    What harness did you use for the rear? Or did you splice? Crutchfield said they don’t have a harness for the rear yet.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2020 at 8:23 AM
    #5
    3rdGenDC

    3rdGenDC [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Member:
    #330356
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport
    Glad you asked... I forgot I did this.
    I wanted to retain the trucks factory wiring so I literally cut the connector out of the old speaker and spliced the new speaker wires to that connector. That way it just plugged into the truck's harness.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2020 at 5:02 AM
    #6
    JimResnikoff

    JimResnikoff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2020
    Member:
    #329981
    Messages:
    278
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JIm
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma
    Rockford / Focal Audio upgrade
    Just picked up a 2020 TRD off road.. was happy to see the front speakers have not changed.. I'm starting to gather some additional parts as well as reclaim some from the previous truck.
     
    3rdGenDC [OP] likes this.
  7. Jun 8, 2020 at 5:05 AM
    #7
    bizjettech

    bizjettech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Member:
    #47165
    Messages:
    901
    Gender:
    Male
    Sunny Florida
    Just curious what your total $$$ output was for this? I am considering doing the same
     
  8. Jun 8, 2020 at 6:24 AM
    #8
    3rdGenDC

    3rdGenDC [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Member:
    #330356
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport
    Total (not including the extra unused sundowns) was $253.26. That included all 6 speakers and a $10 trim/panel tool kit which was helpful.
    I recommend doing it. Best money I have spent on the truck so far.

    Helpful hint, for people like me that haven't dealt with trim very much, there are white clips in the door panels that are V-shaped. When you take the panel off, if the clip is in the door, take it out and put it back on the panel before putting the panel back on. You will thank me later. :facepalm:
     
    casualmeeks likes this.
  9. Jun 10, 2020 at 5:03 AM
    #9
    glk21c

    glk21c Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Member:
    #6007
    Messages:
    388
    Gender:
    Male
    MD
    Vehicle:
    2007 Silver Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4
    I thought to start in either 2018 or 2019 and beyond all TRD Sports and Off-Roads automatically came with the JBL upgrade, meaning JBL had become part of the actual pkgs. I know b4 that the "premium" pkg added JBL.
    I'm not promoting that Toyota JBL system, it's not very good, just confirmation on what I thought is incorrect or correct.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2020 at 5:14 AM
    #10
    HeyWannaTaco

    HeyWannaTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2020
    Member:
    #319814
    Messages:
    525
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    2019 Red DCLB SR5
    OVTuned, OKX Skids, AVS In-Channel, N-fab Predators
  11. Jun 10, 2020 at 5:15 AM
    #11
    JimResnikoff

    JimResnikoff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2020
    Member:
    #329981
    Messages:
    278
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JIm
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma
    Rockford / Focal Audio upgrade
    I just picked up the 2020 TRD off road without the JBL..as I will be upgrading the stereo anyway. The JBL system is in the package with the sunroof and it adds quite a bit of cost to the package the way they have it bundled.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2020 at 6:44 AM
    #12
    3rdGenDC

    3rdGenDC [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Member:
    #330356
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport
    I felt the same way. I didn't need all the extra expense for a simple upgraded stereo.
    After changing speakers out I feel like I made the right decision.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2020 at 7:24 AM
    #13
    JimResnikoff

    JimResnikoff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2020
    Member:
    #329981
    Messages:
    278
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JIm
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma
    Rockford / Focal Audio upgrade
    I had the whole thing re worked in my 2015 access cab.. I'm looking to part off the sub but I can't put a for sale thread up as I am too new of a member. It was a pretty fun build and the results well worth the work


     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2020
    HeyWannaTaco likes this.
  14. Jun 11, 2020 at 6:10 AM
    #14
    3rdGenDC

    3rdGenDC [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Member:
    #330356
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport
    No, with the 2020 you have to upgrade to the technology package (I think that's what they called it) to get the JBL system. It comes with a sunroof and other pricey additions.
     
    Taco TN 2020 likes this.
  15. Jun 14, 2020 at 2:04 AM
    #15
    Taco TN 2020

    Taco TN 2020 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2020
    Member:
    #330127
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    east Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2020 Tacoma TRD, Quicksand
    Tinted front windows, in channel vent visors, Glove and console organizers, Raised tailgate lettering.
    3rdGenDC, Great post. I plan on following your lead and doing the same thing. So the only thing you did was change speakers? Stock head unit, no amp just speakers correct? I'm new to this so what is your parts list (speakers and quantity) sorry if that's a dumb. All I l know its that the stereo system sounds like complete S#$T and needs to be upgraded.
     
  16. Jun 14, 2020 at 5:15 AM
    #16
    JimResnikoff

    JimResnikoff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2020
    Member:
    #329981
    Messages:
    278
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JIm
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma
    Rockford / Focal Audio upgrade
    @Rob . Swapping the crappy stock speakers out is certainly the first order of business.. These speakers have been a joke since I got into the Tacomas in 2009. They are pretty much the same as they were back then. The only real difference I have seen in the JBL "premium" sound system is different color sponge around the drivers.. and what they call a Sub is pretty much a round version of the front speakers.. Truly pathetic. Bang for the buck switching out the factory speakers is a really wise start.
     
  17. Jun 15, 2020 at 7:51 AM
    #17
    3rdGenDC

    3rdGenDC [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Member:
    #330356
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport

    Was this the harness for the front door?
     
  18. Jun 15, 2020 at 8:04 AM
    #18
    3rdGenDC

    3rdGenDC [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Member:
    #330356
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD Sport

    Yep, only things I changed were the speakers.
    Links below:

    dash tweeters (Subaru) from Amazon
    [​IMG]
    $100 Genuine Subaru H631SFJ101 Tweeter Kit (1 Pair)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PV6F8I2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    front (JBL) and back (Kicker) door speakers from Crutchfield
    They sent the mounting brackets for both sets of speakers and the wire harness for the front door speakers for free with the purchase
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_109CT9631G/JBL-9631.html
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_20646CC674/Kicker-46CSC674.html

    Trim kit from Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I0SUZOY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    When I ordered my speakers there was no wire harness for the back door speakers. So, in my case I cut the harness off the factory speakers and spliced it to the new speakers. That way any future changes, if needed, would still be plug and play to the trucks factory wiring.

    If any of the speakers listed are out of stock, just use Crutchfield's speaker matching options on their site to find all options that fit your truck make/model/trim level.
     
    Panda33 likes this.
  19. Jun 15, 2020 at 9:38 AM
    #19
    Taco TN 2020

    Taco TN 2020 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2020
    Member:
    #330127
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    east Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2020 Tacoma TRD, Quicksand
    Tinted front windows, in channel vent visors, Glove and console organizers, Raised tailgate lettering.
    3rdGenDC, Thanks for the help brother!
     
    3rdGenDC [OP] likes this.
  20. Jun 15, 2020 at 10:32 AM
    #20
    HeyWannaTaco

    HeyWannaTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2020
    Member:
    #319814
    Messages:
    525
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Ontario
    Vehicle:
    2019 Red DCLB SR5
    OVTuned, OKX Skids, AVS In-Channel, N-fab Predators
    yes.These Harnesses work on both front and back door speakers.
     
    3rdGenDC [OP] likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top