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New amp

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dr. Emmett Brown, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Nov 7, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    Dr. Emmett Brown

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    Wondering if anyone is running an amp with stock head unit and speakers?
     
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  2. Nov 7, 2019 at 10:31 PM
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    I was and it was cool. Used a Line Out Converter and some RCAs to the amp in the back. Sound wasn't bad but went with an aftermarket headunit not long after.
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    RX1cobra

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    I have an alpine power pack with aftermarket speakers in the doors and tweeters. Sounds great and you don't need to run a power wire to it or cut any factory wiring.

    Also have a kicker hideaway to round things out. I know kicker makes an app called the key thats similar to the power pack.
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    Boghog1

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    power pack is plug and play?
     
  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    yea we need some info here and like a 20 page write up I can read
     
  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    Mostly. You need to buy about ten bucks in metra connectors and you can make the wiring harness. Took me about an hour to soldier it up.

    No cuts at all to factory.

    2F4FCA76-63F3-45A5-9217-81A768FA45C2.jpg
     
  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    lol this is not what plug and play means

    this is actually quite the opposite
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    Never said it was truly plug and play! But you can make it plug and play with a little work.
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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    thats right you didnt my bad.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    I have my stock head unit with a Kicker Key amp pushing the Kicker CS speakers in the doors & a Kicker Hideaway. The amp cleans up the sound a good bit. Overall, it sounds great for the $$ spent.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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    Got any links? Appreciate the response
     
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  13. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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  14. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    DWD484 I'm Probably Right...

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    Kicker Key - https://www.crutchfield.com/p_206KEY1804/Kicker-KEY180-4.html

    Kicker Hideaway - https://www.crutchfield.com/p_20611HS8/Kicker-11HS8.html

    Kicker CS 6"x9" - https://www.crutchfield.com/p_20646CC693/Kicker-46CSC6934.html

    Kicker CS 6 3/4" - https://www.crutchfield.com/p_20646CC674/Kicker-46CSC674.html

    Kicker KS/Subaru Tweeters - https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Tweeter-Forester-Crosstrek-H631SFJ101/dp/B06XNK14BC

    I've been thinking about upgrading to the better Kicker KS series for the 6"x9"'s & 6 3/4"'s, but still undecided as the CS's still sound great.

    You may be able to find better prices elsewhere, but this is the info for my setup... You can also search "Kicker Key" here on TW, & there are a couple threads detailing installation & which Metra harnesses are used if doing the install yourself.
     
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  15. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    You may want to wait for black Friday/Cyber Monday for some deals. I can't verify but people are saying the kickers went on sale for 50% off.
     
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  16. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    i just bought all those speakers a few days ago.

    gonna hold up on the hideaway and key and see if it goes on sale.
     
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  17. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    Where did you put the hideaway?
     
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  18. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Under the drivers seat.
     
  19. Nov 16, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    Why did you go with 3 ways in the front? Seems like there is some push back about using them but I'm not sure why.

    Trying to finalize my BF/CM list.
     
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  20. Nov 16, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    I havent seen too much push back on them? any links?
     
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