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Need advice on Amp selection for aftermarket Stereo

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by khfactor, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Mar 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    khfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    07 White TRD Sport
    Pop N Lock + Hose Clamp. DTRL, AFE drop-In Dry filter, 6-1/2" Replacement Speakers, JVC HD Radio, Sam's club variety Floor mats (cheap but effective), Chrome Exhaust tip, Bed Mat from ol' Ford Ranger


    I tried to install PIONEER GM-6300F 600 w amp today under the Driver seat of my Taco but abandoned the idea after several attempts to "fit" it in within the foot-print of the seat. It just was too large and it would stick out.

    My Taco is a 2007 Extended Cab.

    Anyone out there who has successively installed a half decent Amp (600 watt) or so under the seat and fit it right under the seat foot-print?

    Also How did you all run the power wire & speaker wires?

    One more question: how did you all route the speaker wire from the back of the after-market radio to the Amp if it was installed under the seat?

    Here is the Pioneer Amp pics.

    Also, since I cannot use this Amp, any one want to buy it? I will sacrifice for $90 + shipping. It was never installed, hence never used.




  2. Mar 20, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    chugchug Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    First Name:
    Frederick MD
    2012 Toyota Tundra
    I have a double cab and the same problem. That is the only reason why i havent put in my subs.
  3. Mar 21, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    nuddle nuddle

    Nov 12, 2009
    First Name:
    06 TRD Sport DC Longbed 4x4
    BHLM, custom painted interior pieces, simple sound system
    Hey guys, I am going to do my best to help.

    My best friend and I just wired my truck's subs in 2 days ago. The amp that I have is an Alpine 4 Channel Car Amp (MRP-F300). Alpine also has the same size of an amp that is a 1 channel I believe. I got mine for 299$ CAN from Future Shop. It powers my two 10" kicker comp subs that are behind my seats.

    Here is what it looks like installed underneith my seat;



    Floor mats do have to sit over top of the amp but I haven't had any problems with that so far.


    Ran the speaker wire from the subs through the plastic on the side. The arrows show you were it goes in and comes out. I found it easiest to pull the weather stripping up a bit and pull away the plastic so you can pull the wire through.




    To route the wire to the aftermarket stereo just pull it through the plastic that is beside the e-brake, we never took it off we just pulled it away a bit so we could feed the wire through. All in all when we were finished you can only see one wire and that is the ground wire (red) because we hooked the ground to the bolt that is holding the seat down, that way we didnt have to drill a hole into my truck.

    Hope this helps and gives you a good visual on how we did it.

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