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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 06BLUEDBLSPORT, May 24, 2010.

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What should I get?

  1. TRD S/C

    38.1%
  2. New Alpine H/U and Speakers

    15.9%
  3. Rims

    3.2%
  4. Toytec ultimate lift kit

    42.9%
  1. May 24, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im getting a job and I know have the option to pay for the mods on my truck. so I want to change some things up.

    I have the choice of a TRD Supercharger, New Alpine Double Din head unit and new Alpine speakers, new rims, or a Toytec ultimate lift kit cause I cant take them spacers. soo what do you think

    This is all coming fully out of my own pocket
     
  2. May 24, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    I say toss the spacers.
     
  3. May 24, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    I'd say lift or supercharger. They at least give you performance, whereas a head unit, speakers or rims won't. And plus you can get rid of those spacers.
     
  4. May 24, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    lift kit FTW. Sounds system can be replaced easily and quickly at a later point...Supercharger will reduce gas mileage(unless that is not a problem), Rims would look better after a lift...especially if your gonna go bigger tires.
     
  5. May 24, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    i'd say work the job...save the money...

    dont spend money you dont have yet

    it's all well and good to plan but ive found i spend less frivolously when i dont set a "goal" and just save save save until i reach a certain monetary point and then reward myself with a purchase of sorts
     
  6. May 24, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Go with the S/C. Wish I could slap a super charger on my rig!
     
  7. May 24, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    SC no question. If your truck was a 4X4 I would say lift but the SC is the start of a sweet prerunner.
     
  8. May 24, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    the price difference between the S/C and the everything else is rediculous.....just get all those but the S/C for about the same price as an S/C
     
  9. May 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    actually i take back what i said..... do this... its tough for me because i work at best buy and i use my whole paycheck every two weeks and what ever's left goes to my truck payment.
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    Yeah i guess a TRD S/C would end up costing all three of those together. When i got a quote for the Alpine INA-W900 with Alpine G-series speakers and alpine ipod hook up and dash kit would cost about 2000 with the purchase of a warranty. I was all set on getting that but now I've come to realize that im killing my truck with the spacers, my suspension is squeaking like a mofo, i hit the bump stops every day on the littlest bump in the road....it just sucks, so i figure if im gonna lift it, do it right.

    Im still undecided :(
     
  11. May 24, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    if youre gonna do that soundsystem. get that head unit do the alpine type s speakers and an alpine power pack more info on it here and seriously do it through best buy. our warranty covers everthing. literally. the only thing it doesnt cover is lost or stolen. any thing else its covered. even speaker blow outs, amp failure, any defects or malfunctions.
     
  12. May 24, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    and install is guranteed for life so if you do want to sell the truck and keep the sound system you can get the OEM system re installed for no extra charge
     
  13. May 24, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    If I buy an Alpine INA-W900 from eBay will bestbuy install it?

    I had best buy install my current Alpine and they did the best job on it! Love best buy.

    I feel like I'm getting ripped off. Car Toys is where I looked at the Alpines and wher I got quoted 2k. It was gonna cost I think 200 or more for installation and they only carried metra dash kits, I prefer scosche. So I'd have to buy a dash kit off of eBay. I am just unsure abt that place but I do like the type G Alpines, they are at a lower price than the type S but sounded just as good. The guys at car toys said the type G's are the Asian version of the type R's.... :confused:
    but I figured any Alpine speaker is great ( I'm a full Alpine fan and supporter)

    What do you think. I did hear the bestbuy near my house is gonna start selling Alpine double din headunits....is that true for all bestbuys??
     
  15. May 24, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    If I buy an Alpine INA-W900 from eBay will bestbuy install it? yes i believe install for a double din is $100

    they only carried metra dash kits, I prefer scosche
    we have scosche dash kits.

    I am just unsure abt that place but I do like the type G Alpines, they are at a lower price than the type S but sounded just as good. The guys at car toys said the type G's are the Asian version of the type R's

    honestly.....theyre alright i would spend the extra couple bills and get type s's you will be happier in the long run and since youre not getting a sub theyre great because they have amazing bass for speakers.

    but I figured any Alpine speaker is great ( I'm a full Alpine fan and supporter)

    x2. i love alpine..... but the only alpine brand im running is amps.

    my set up is like a mutt.

    Pioneer H/U
    Infinity Speakers
    Rockford Fosgate and Monster Wiring
    2 Alpine Vpower amps
    and a Kicker Sub.

    haha
    but it sounds great and i love it!

    What do you think. I did hear the bestbuy near my house is gonna start selling Alpine double din headunits....is that true for all bestbuys??
    not 100% sure but i can find out. we have the INA-W900 online but not in store
     
  16. May 24, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    i hope this is helping :eek:
     
  17. May 24, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    Hearing this I feel alot better about this! I think I will go with the type s cause some days I want to blast some heavy hitting bass rap, although the stock speakers are holding up and are decent for non jbl. I think I will go with bestbuy cause knock on wood they have not dissapointed me or my brothers. My brothers put Alpine h/u's and speakers in their trucks and did it all thru bestbuy with purchasing and installation and not one problem or mishap. Now that you mentioned the warranties bestbuy offers I feel like bestbuy is the way to go. Bestbuy FTW!

    How much is speaker installation?
     
  18. May 24, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    Nice!!!

    and as far as speaker install....not 100% sure on that either....i cant remember what size speakers our trucks have.... i believe it was something like 6x9's in the front and 6 1/2's in the back.....

    no amp?

    i THINK its $50 a pair.......could be more not 100% sure.. i could let you know tomorrow though!
     
  19. May 24, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    I would love to get subs but I don't want to lose all the storage space behind my back seats.

    Would I need an amp for the speakers?

    I know this won't help much but the front speakers are oval shaped and the rear are circular. :eek:
     
  20. May 24, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    yep 6x9's in the front and 6 1/2's in the back.


    and you dont NEED and amp but its highly recommended....


    if you dont wanna drop $250 for an alpine amp like i said before do the alpine power pack.... essentially does the same thing for half the price
     
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