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Running an Amp kit in a 2008 Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Osiris117, May 28, 2008.

  1. May 28, 2008 at 1:05 PM
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    Osiris117

    Osiris117 [OP] "Historicly, Historic"

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    PIAA Intense white H4 headlight bulbs, PIAA Plasma GT-X marker lights, White LED Rear Licence plate lights, Pioneer P4000DVD CD/DVD Deck, Dual 10in Infinity Refference Subs, 1000W Rockford Fosgate amp, 6.5in Infinity Refference Component set front, Infinifty 6.5in refference 2ways speakers rear, Cherry Bomb Muffler, Extang Tri-fold soft Toneau cover.
    Where is the best way to route an amp kit in a 2008 tacoma access cab 2wd? similarly where is the best place to ground said amp kit?
     
  2. May 28, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Staff Member

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    I fed the rear speaker leads through a low-to-high impedance converter and then an RCA Y-splitter into a 4-channel amp. From there I ran the amplifier outputs back to the rear doors and into the speakers. It's all controlled from the stock head unit so I still have the steering wheel controls. I have an overhead switch to manually turn the amp on and off as I don't always need the bass.

    As for speaker placement, I hacked the hell out of a set of Xtreme Kreations sub boxes to make them work with my cage.

    Each panel has a sealed 1 cubic foot box for the 10" sub that slides into the slightly-modified door.
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    As Xtreme Kreations meant for them to look:
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    How they look in my truck after I free-hand jig-sawed the fiberglass, flipped the mounts, and re-glassed everything so the speakers were recessed instead of raised up:
    [​IMG]

    The panels don't rattle at all and the Pioneer subs hit hard.
     
  3. May 28, 2008 at 1:35 PM
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    mjp2

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    Oh yeah, I picked up power straight off a block I installed under the hood. It's essentially right off the battery, which isn't a bad thing if you're running crazy wattage.

    As for grounding, use massive gauge wire and a short run directly to the frame if you can. Engine noise through an amplifier is annoying as hell.
     
  4. May 29, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    Osiris117

    Osiris117 [OP] "Historicly, Historic"

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    Thanx mjp2,

    Putting a 10in sub and 6.5in speaker in the rear doors, sick mod:D. That is actually something that I was thinking of myself down the road, however where did u actually ground your amp kit:confused:? I have a leased truck and drilling too many holes in it might make the boys @ toyota alittle pissed:mad: @ me, lol:D.
    However, I was digging around in the storage compartments under the rear seats when I discovered that on the passengerside the bolt for the backseat hinge is accessable if the compartment tub is removed, do u think that this would be a suitable place to ground my kit?:confused:



    - Matt (Osiris117)
     
  5. May 29, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    mjp2

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    That would work. Also consider the bolts holding the front seats down if you run the wires under the carpet.

    How much of a stereo are you looking to install in a leased vehicle? I'd think that would hamper your plans considerably! :rolleyes:
     
  6. May 29, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    Osiris117

    Osiris117 [OP] "Historicly, Historic"

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    The dealer where I got my truck dosen't really care what I install in/onto my truck as long as it can be removed if I ever trade it in. Which is doubtful I love my truck:D.
    As for the stereo, I currently have installed a Pioneer DDIN CD/DVD deck w 6.5in touch screen, I have (but have yet to install) a pair of inifnity 6022i 6.5in speakers, as well as a matching component set for the front on order from future shop, as well as a 12in infinity kappa perfect sub, with 300Wat poineer amp, plus the amp kit that I am installing this weekend.
    As a Grad gift my parents ordered my a Westin Bullbar for the front of my truck (Black), and a buddy of mine is gonna staff me a set of ASA AR1 18x8in wheel and tire package as a gift as well. Being a university grad has its perks I guess, lol:D
     
  7. May 29, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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    mjp2

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    Very nice!! I'm a little jealous. ;)

    Make sure you post pictures when you're done! :D
     
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