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New amp

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

  1. Nov 16, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    Yann

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  2. Nov 16, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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    I have the kicker 180x4 with infinity speakers and Subaru tweeters. Sounds great.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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  4. Nov 16, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    I honestly overlooked it when ordering. When i upgrade to the KS series the 6x9’s will be 2 way.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    Once you created the harness, at that point it was plug n play? You didnt have to cut into any OEM wires?
     
  6. Nov 16, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    The Key is awesome, plus the DSP works pretty amazing in my experience. I will say that adapters and 6.5 or 6.75s will sound more accurate in the front doors, plus the Key should be able to control the smaller driver better. If you ever decide to change the 6x9s.
     
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  7. Nov 16, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Yup. No cutting of the factory harness. Plugs right inline between stereo and speakers.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    where did you grab the am power wire, not from the back of the radio?
     
  9. Nov 16, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Do you remember what Metra harness part numbers you used?

    Write up by chance?
     
  10. Nov 16, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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    It uses the power to the radio for power. No separate power needs. You in essence stop using the radios amp and this one instead so you don't overload the stock wiring.

    I followed this one. Has everything in it.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/kickercs-upgrade-with-kicker-key-amp-install-assistance.568985/
     
  11. Nov 16, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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  12. Nov 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    +1 on the kicker key amp! The reviews on it were a bit better than the alpine amp. I did the kicker key amp and kicker door speakers and added their hidden sub that fit perfect right under the driver seat. The passenger seat had some extra metal under it and wouldn’t fit under there but regardless I’m happy because my behind the seat cargo space is precious to me
     
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  13. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    ok....

    so i already have the subaru tweeters and the CS speakers in all 4 doors...


    looks like i need to add the key and the hideaway....


    i am still a little confused. so the hideaway will add extra power to all 4 speakers and the key sub?
    i would have to make a harness of sorta to hook it all up? looks like the key will get mounted under the seat, what about the hideway?
     
  14. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    You've got it backwards, the kicker key is the amp and the hideaway is the sub
     
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  15. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    yea yea just typing quickly and didnt check it.......




    still trying to understand it all... but it looks like replaces the power source for the door speakers.
    what is powering the sub? the head unit still?



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  16. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    you connect it to the battery
     
  17. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    Bought an underseat 8" powered Sub and wired it to the rear speakers. No muss, no fuss!
     
  18. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    I went with the Kicker AMP and Kicker plug and play Subaru Tweeters. Sound in the Tacoma is much better and was a fairly inexpensive upgrade.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    @fiftyxp the key is on sale at crutchfield for $159.99, not a bad deal....I dunno what the price was on BF. It's also the same price at bestbuy.
     
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  20. Dec 5, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    Do you know with the Metra harnesses, you dont have to run a power wire from the battery?
     
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