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"perfect" sound system

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by sharpey, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Jun 14, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    sharpey

    sharpey [OP] Member

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    08 DC, TRD Off-Road, 4x4, V6, stick
    I just got my new truck and want to make the audio system as good as the truck itself...for me that means:

    HD radio
    iPod connection
    Bluetooth for my cell phone (in CA, we are supposed to be hands-free by 7/1/08)

    I have the factory JBL 6-CD changer. Can I just add what I need or will I need a new head unit? If I get a new head unit, will I still be able to use my steering wheel controls? Any ideas? I looked through the listings, but none seemed to match my "wish list". Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2008 at 9:55 PM
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    bledsoe3

    bledsoe3 Well-Known Member

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    SnugTop, Air Lift bags, Bilstein 5100's up front, AAL in rear, 275/70/18 BFG AT TA KO2, URD TCAI, URD Cat Back
    I tried just adding amps and speakers to my JBL system, but ended up changing the head unit out too. You can get an adapter to keep the steering wheel controls (about $75). I went with a Kenwood DNX8120. It accepts a ipod adapter, plays DVDs, has bluetooth, navigation (Garmin) and I went with the optional back-up camera. I love this unit. Check out my gallery.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showgallery.php/ppuser/2924/cat/500

    Jim
     
  3. Jun 14, 2008 at 11:07 PM
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    jizzam93

    jizzam93 Well-Known Member

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    YES!!
    The Kenwood DNX8120 is an awesome unit as Bledsoe said. I ened up with a 7100 because I am more of a Kenwood person. It's all preference. The Eclipse AVN6620 is nice too and you can use your steering controls right off the bat. I know cuz I had the Eclipse, it's on ebay now.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2008 at 11:18 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    What Mods!
    Pioneer makes awesome products, i have the Pioneer 790bt and im in the same boat for the handsfree deal, some of the models are cheap and price but well worth it.
     
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