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New Audio System Installed

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jbrooks, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Dec 27, 2008 at 6:31 AM
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    jbrooks

    jbrooks [OP] Active Member

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    I really hated the stereo in my new 2008 Access cab. I first replaced the stock single disc player with a Kenwood Head unit; Then added a Kenwood Powered Subwoofer.

    I received Alpine speakers and infinity tweeters for Christmas and got everything put in yesterday. Wow! What a difference.

    The factory speakers are really puny and look real cheap and flimsy.

    The following links were very helpful with the installation.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/3198-speaker-upgrade-basic-how-2nd-gen-access-cab.html

    http://www.starmanage.com/installation/speakers/index.html

    All my components were from Crutchfields except the powered Sub.

    The rear speakers did not fit with the adapter. Cructhfield said they wouldn't but I had them send them with the adapters anyway. The tweeters stick up too high. I made my own mounting plate out of a 1/4 thick plastic cutting board.

    The tweeters made a real difference. I really couldn't hear the factory ones.

    I had to make mounting plates for the new tweeters. I use some thick plexiglass and use a hole saw on my drill to cut the hole. I mounted the tweeters using the flush mount adapter in the kit. I had to put the mounting plate on the backside of the factory mount since the tweeters stuck to far out past the flush mount.

    A call to Crutchfield to confirm the wiring and everything was set. I cut the wires off the factory tweeters and everything was wired according to industry standards, black to black; red to red.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2008 at 8:17 AM
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    itsmyturn

    itsmyturn Well-Known Member

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    that's awesome. i'm also in the middle of upgrading my speakers and head unit. i got my front speakers off of mrmarv's recommendation. can't wait to get the mounts and a good head unit to see how they sound.

    http://www.eclipse-web.com/us/component/sc6900.html


    post some pics for everyone to see
     
  3. Dec 27, 2008 at 8:26 AM
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    jbrooks

    jbrooks [OP] Active Member

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    I should have took some pictures, but I got on such a roll I forgot to. I've got it all button down now. I hope I don't have to take it apart, but if I do, I'll take some pictures. I could easily draw some pictures how I made my rear mounts and the mounts for the tweeters.
     
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