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Running New speaker wire

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Fyr Lt, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Feb 9, 2008 at 1:54 PM
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    Fyr Lt

    Fyr Lt [OP] Member

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    2006 Tacoma SR5 V6 w/Borla exhaust, TRD and Aero Package
    Double Din Kenwood, 2 IDQ10's pushed by solo kicker sub. Focal components front and rear pushed by single Alpine, Capacitor, rearview camera, and still adding more.. Nexus gauge cluster in the worx (hard to find what i'm looking for).
    These pics show how I did my install. You can look at these and decide if you want to try to do your own... I think it's funny that people are putting disclaimers on their posts. I mean when people post things in here they're not saying "Hey do this to your truck". Think for yourself. So with that said.. Do what you want to your truck, not what someone else shows you they did to their truck. I ran new speaker wires from my head unit to my amps then from my amps to my speakers. I don't have all the pictures of my install, but I ran the wires from my headunit under the carpet on the passenger side to my amps (I used flat speaker wire, a bit more expensive, but IMO worth it). One amp under the passenger seat, and one amp behind the rear seats. Remember to run your speaker wire on the opposite side of your power wire (from battery- for amps), otherwise you will most likely experience that irritating acceleration hum in your speakers. I do my own installations because I don't appreciate the way some stereo shops run their wires (or do their installs). I run mine through the factory rubber boots that connect between the doors and the body. You will get frustrated doing it this way, (I promise). With that said, good luck. I think I posted the pics, but I may not have, I'm still trying to figure this place out. if I haven't, tell me how to and I can..Thnx, hope this helps someone who needs it...here are the links..
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  2. Feb 9, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    PatheticJoe

    PatheticJoe Well-Known Member

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    Good job. Running your own wire is the way to go but so many don't do it because of the hassle of getting through the factory boots.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    If you could post these pics in a coherent fashion with some narrative as to what you are doing in each pic, you would be the man. I have been dying for information like this. I have my amp, speakers, line converter, cables and speaker wire all ready to go, but i dont want to give the "technicians" at Al and Ed's the ridiculous install price that they want.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    Fyr Lt

    Fyr Lt [OP] Member

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    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma SR5 V6 w/Borla exhaust, TRD and Aero Package
    Double Din Kenwood, 2 IDQ10's pushed by solo kicker sub. Focal components front and rear pushed by single Alpine, Capacitor, rearview camera, and still adding more.. Nexus gauge cluster in the worx (hard to find what i'm looking for).
    Zonks, I updated the comments on the photos, hope they help. Keep in mind that the photos are not in order of one piece of wire being installed. Unfortunately. However I was trying to show the process on how to do it, and figured that with that knowledge people would be able to utilize the same principle on all the other rubber boots to run the wires through. remember that if you're going to run more than one set through a boot, tape two pieces of wire to one piece, so it's easier to pull through at one time, instead of two seperate times. feel free to Pm me if you have any other questions. Good luck
     
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