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Sand tacos from Texas (slow build)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Christopherm1856, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Aug 14, 2017 at 5:29 PM
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    Christopherm1856

    Christopherm1856 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently traded in my 06 tundra and my 15 focus st to get my first tacoma. My wife had a gen 2 and loved it so I am trying the gen 3. This is my 2017 Tacoma 4x4 OR double cab build.
    I just broke 1000 miles
    I have already tried the 4x4 twice nothing super deep just a little fun.
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    I plan on doing a small lift and tires in the future but I will wear out the stock tires first they have done well in the mud and in the rain so winter will be good to go. First I will be doing basic stuff so my build will be slow. Unlike my builds from before I had kids lol20170804_141234_HDR.jpg
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    Car list.
    93 camaro
    06 Mazda 6
    2010 wrx (every mod you could want. Thing was a hole I threw money into lol)
    2014 5.0
    2015 focus st
    Truck list
    88 S10 4x4
    96 ranger
    06 tundra

    Speakers

    Plug in play dash solution. (Kicker tweeter)
    Genuine Subaru H631SFJ101 Tweeter Kit

    Front door
    JLB GTO939

    Rear door
    Infinity REF6522IX 6.5"
     
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  2. Aug 14, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    St.Germain

    St.Germain 4° caster magic

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    congrats! from Texas.
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    Beerpayzdabillz

    Beerpayzdabillz Pastryatarian

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    welcome to TW. Nice pick of colors. Keep us posted on the build!
     
  4. Aug 14, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    MESO

    MESO Major Modder Vendor

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    Sweet sand color.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2017 at 7:17 PM
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    Christopherm1856

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    Thank you I fell in love with this color. But I hated it on the tundra. I was surprised my wife liked the color thought for sure she would hate it.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    TexTako

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    Welcome another TW Texan. Nice pics. For your Temperature indicator seems that you're enjoying this local weather and your first 1K miles.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2017 at 2:17 PM
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    Christopherm1856

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    1502831633240.jpg 1502831684499.jpg Ok a did some mods today! Grill and badge
     
  8. Aug 15, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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    Rob Daman

    Rob Daman The Taco Formerly Known as Hard Shell Taco

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    a lot
    i had a 93 camaro too. v6. then a 94 trans am vert then 96 Impala ss...it goes on

    welcome to the forum.

     
  9. Aug 16, 2017 at 12:08 AM
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    dizda

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    welcome to TW!
     
  10. Aug 16, 2017 at 12:28 AM
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    Rayien

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    congrats and welcome to the forums! I too traded in a ST for the taco :)
     
  11. Aug 16, 2017 at 5:39 AM
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    Christopherm1856

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    Did you also loose more on the st than you thought possible lol because I did...
     
  12. Aug 16, 2017 at 5:53 AM
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    ChadsPride

    ChadsPride Tacoma Owner & Enthusiast

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    Welcome from Austin :cheers:
     
  13. Aug 16, 2017 at 6:13 AM
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    ICU1

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    Welcome to the "SAND" lot.
    Enjoy! I have.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2017 at 12:56 PM
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    I added a set of infinity reference 6.5 inch speakers to my front doors. I actually bought them for the back doors but will use them till I have the money for the front speakers I want. The stock speakers in this truck are sad! If you are paying over 30k for a vehicle it should be mandatory to have a good sound system
     
  15. Sep 17, 2017 at 6:56 AM
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    Finally ordered the speakers to finish my stereo system. Doing just the front helped but wasn't enough. I will give a review once installed.

    Plug in play dash solution. (Kicker tweeter)
    Genuine Subaru H631SFJ101 Tweeter Kit

    Front door
    JLB GTO939
    Cheap toyota 6x9 adaptor from Amazon

    Rear door[​IMG]
    Infinity REF6522IX 6.5
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  16. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:27 AM
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    Christopherm1856

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    Lets start my first review. I started by ordering 6.5 infinity speakers. they had a good sale going so i ordered them first. I mounted them in the front door while i waited to order the correct size for the front. My next paycheck hit and i couldn't wait any longer, I ordered the Plug-N-Play tweater set from Amazon and a set of JBL GTO 6x9. The stock speakers in this truck SUCK! I did not get the JBL Toyota system but i still expect more from a system that is marketed as premium... after looking up the info on the better JBL system i am glad i didn't spend the money because it is still very low quality. Shame on you Toyota. So back to the point. I have now switched the JBL GTO in the front. The two speakers have similar clarity, if i had to pick i do think the Infinity still has better clarity. What the JBL is lacking is minor though and is easily made up for with base. Oh so much base! I had a 8in sub in my focus and it did not put out this much base. As far as the dash goes, removing the crap small mid speakers and putting in real tweeters fixes the staging of the sound and makes it much more accurate sound delivery. I did not order any of the wire adapters for the doors but i will say it would have made it much easier. i did however get a cheap adapter plate for the 6x9 off amazon and recommend it. It didn't fit the door perfect but i small screw into the sheet metal with a screw clip fixed that. The rear speakers I mounted in the original speaker housing[​IMG]
    It might not look pretty but it works
     
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