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Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Ttfran1t, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Oct 22, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    Ttfran1t

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    Used Tacoma but new to me. love truck so far, but as i was driving home it doesnt have satellite radio or hd radio Its a 13 access cab sport. any ideas as to what to put in have the Sirius tuner already, would like android auto, also have a single din that has bluetooth and hd radio and sirius ready. any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    MannyTheAudioGuy

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    I have put in Racesport gen3 leds I'm the process of doing a custom audio overhaul which will include Hybrid audio unity 6x9 mid bass, unity 3 inch mid driver in the dash and fiberglassing tweets in pilar soundeading all the doors, floors, and headliner and I will be using a helix processor to retain the factory radio and as far as subs I might make custom brackets to move rear seat foward a few inches to get a full size sub in there or I might just go with a pair of jl tw5 or tw3 and it will all be powered by jl audio HD amps or I might try out the new hybrid amps
    Any kenwood excelon model are good I sell them all day everyday zero issues! But if you want to be fancy and get a big screen I’d do the stinger elev8 or alpine halo the screen are a lot bigger the downside is there designed to float in front of your dash but depending on your fav skill or shop you go to you can flush mount them! If your in northern Cali we can help you out!
     
  3. Oct 22, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    MannyTheAudioGuy

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    I have put in Racesport gen3 leds I'm the process of doing a custom audio overhaul which will include Hybrid audio unity 6x9 mid bass, unity 3 inch mid driver in the dash and fiberglassing tweets in pilar soundeading all the doors, floors, and headliner and I will be using a helix processor to retain the factory radio and as far as subs I might make custom brackets to move rear seat foward a few inches to get a full size sub in there or I might just go with a pair of jl tw5 or tw3 and it will all be powered by jl audio HD amps or I might try out the new hybrid amps
  4. Oct 22, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    Ttfran1t

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    Manny am way out east like over 3000 miles away. Just want a basic deck, nothing to fancy just don't want to use my phone as my radio.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    I have put in Racesport gen3 leds I'm the process of doing a custom audio overhaul which will include Hybrid audio unity 6x9 mid bass, unity 3 inch mid driver in the dash and fiberglassing tweets in pilar soundeading all the doors, floors, and headliner and I will be using a helix processor to retain the factory radio and as far as subs I might make custom brackets to move rear seat foward a few inches to get a full size sub in there or I might just go with a pair of jl tw5 or tw3 and it will all be powered by jl audio HD amps or I might try out the new hybrid amps
    The kenwood excelon dmx906s is a great radio! And anyone can install no modification req
     
  6. Oct 22, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    How much, or should I look at crutchfield or Amazon
     
  7. Oct 23, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    I bought my dmx906s from crutchfield, purchased the Crux harness package - not the maestro. Also bought the service where they hook everything up to save me the headache. All together it was about $700. It will be more expensive than others because it is wireless Carplay and Android Auto.

    Please note: the Crux harness steering wheel control module doesn't seem to fully support the 906s yet. I'm having a ton of issues trying to get that to work correctly. Like 1 in 20 button presses make it to the head unit. Working with crutchfield and I'll probably call Crux to see if they know anything. I've heard the maestro works great though (which will add like $150).
     
  8. Oct 23, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I fix people's crappy stereos

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    That looks DOPE! Props from a fellow installer
     
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  9. Oct 23, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    After thinking about it I have decided to get the wiring harness, cause have a new single din. Truck doesn't have the shark fin anyway. Thanks to my ex who refused the deck and satellite radio lots more wires. Going to be a project.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    I have put in Racesport gen3 leds I'm the process of doing a custom audio overhaul which will include Hybrid audio unity 6x9 mid bass, unity 3 inch mid driver in the dash and fiberglassing tweets in pilar soundeading all the doors, floors, and headliner and I will be using a helix processor to retain the factory radio and as far as subs I might make custom brackets to move rear seat foward a few inches to get a full size sub in there or I might just go with a pair of jl tw5 or tw3 and it will all be powered by jl audio HD amps or I might try out the new hybrid amps
    Yea we stopped selling Crux at our shop years ago they kinda suck! PAC or maestro is the way to go!
     
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  11. Oct 23, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    I have a cart from Crutchfield for all i need, they have it as axcess module
     
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  12. Oct 23, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    I have put in Racesport gen3 leds I'm the process of doing a custom audio overhaul which will include Hybrid audio unity 6x9 mid bass, unity 3 inch mid driver in the dash and fiberglassing tweets in pilar soundeading all the doors, floors, and headliner and I will be using a helix processor to retain the factory radio and as far as subs I might make custom brackets to move rear seat foward a few inches to get a full size sub in there or I might just go with a pair of jl tw5 or tw3 and it will all be powered by jl audio HD amps or I might try out the new hybrid amps
    Axcess is ok it’s not my preferred brand but we use it from time to time.
     
  13. Oct 23, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    dont have any more options thats the 1 they picked for me
     
  14. Oct 23, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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  15. Oct 23, 2019 at 9:49 PM
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    Ttfran1t

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    How much are those? The crutchfield 1 is 60 dollars so budget friendly
     
  16. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    I finally bit the bullet and put a new Kenwood unit in my 2004 GMC. Now I have in dash GPS, USB phone connectivity and back up camera (and camera hookup for TC). Just take a big breath when you first see the installed cost.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    Ttfran1t

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    For one I am going to do it myself. Can't afford a GPS unit, and back up camera won't go in deck. Thanks though
     

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