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Show off those aftermarket stereo systems!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ToyotaKTMracing, Mar 10, 2012.

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Which stereo do you have?

  1. Alpine

    158 vote(s)
    15.1%
  2. JVC

    76 vote(s)
    7.2%
  3. Eclipse

    17 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. Kenwood

    211 vote(s)
    20.1%
  5. Sony

    56 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. Pioneer

    452 vote(s)
    43.1%
  7. Jensen

    4 vote(s)
    0.4%
  8. Other. Specify in thread

    75 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. pinktaco808

    pinktaco808 Hot Steppa

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    what that control below the shifter?
     
  2. killianeric

    killianeric Bass Bass Bass Bass Bass Bass

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    Bass, lots and lots of bass
    HID's, crazy stereo
  3. pinktaco808

    pinktaco808 Hot Steppa

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    thanks any updated pics or video?
     
  4. killianeric

    killianeric Bass Bass Bass Bass Bass Bass

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    No, those are the most recent pictures, and no new videos yet.
     
  5. WB750

    WB750 Well-Known Member

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    Had my system installed today. This is my first system and I am absolutely blown away with the sound quality. Here is what I got:

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT (w/ steering wheel control module and iPhone adaptor)
    Rockford Fosgate P1692
    Cerwin Vega HED65
    Rockford Fosgate R600-5 Prime 5-channel Amp
    Cerwin Vega HED3104 10" Sub

    Pictures this weekend once I clean the truck. It's been raining all week here in NC...mud.
     
  6. benright

    benright Active Member

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    If anyone has a 2012 OEM entune head unit with JBL that they wanna sell let me know.
     
  7. 23dec2007

    23dec2007 Outlaw 525S member

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    6 - XM sat radio.jpg

    3 - kenwood deck.png

    12.1 power acoustik installed.jpg

    My set up...pioneer speakers next.
     
  8. InYotaWeTrust

    InYotaWeTrust Level Awesome

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  9. Geem750

    Geem750 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me why my avast antivirus is telling me this thread is dangerous
     
  10. Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    Most likely a linked picture as the url's can look wonky and 'fake' at times. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  11. anthony250f

    anthony250f Well-Known Member

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    just installed a new headunit with metra dash kit....it rattler when on dirt roads....how do i fix this?
     
  12. Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    Get insolite from Rammaudio.
    wrap everything in insolite. Back of dash kit, wires, everything.. Just do not block any vents on the HU, don't add any insolite to the HU at all.
    Glue yellow clips to dash kit with hot glue
    make sure everything is nice and tight screw wise.

    I'm not a fan of metra, might want to try scoche as it seems to be a little better quality. But shouldn't matter much either way when it comes to rattles.
     
  13. buickv6

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    I just completed installing this. I have the stock JBL system with the factory amp relocated under the rear seat. All that is visible if you look hard is the bass knob.

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  14. Rhineheart

    Rhineheart New Member

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    So far, Aftermarket stereo.
    Hey folks,

    First post, thought it best to go here since I spent few a weeks researching an aftermarket stereo system here for my first project to my Tacoma. Thanks for all the feedback that's out there.

    I decided to go with a JVC Aresenal KW-ADV65BT. They're a middle of the road cost coming in at only $369. I also went with a BestKits BKTOYK972S for the deck.

    I was considering the new Double DIN Pioneer but read quite a few bad reviews about the AppRadio. In all my research it seems the big brand names all have the same functionality, it's more of personal style preference and cost when it comes to choosing what you want.
    The Bluetooth hands-free comes in crystal clear, I got the JVC cable for my iPhone 4 so I can control Pandora and a few other apps. One thing to note this unit only allows the use of the Motion X GPS Drive nav app. I haven't tried it, but it's got plenty of positive reviews on iTunes. I shyed away from any radios that had "full control" of a smartphone because I couldn't find a single review that said they worked well.

    Pics attached, thanks for all the info an help. Looking forward to many more projects.

    Aftermarket 1.jpg
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  15. InYotaWeTrust

    InYotaWeTrust Level Awesome

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    Looks good! Nice and clean. I went with the JVC AV61BT. From what I can see they look about the same. Did you install a steering wheel interface?
     
  16. iamsuperbleeder

    iamsuperbleeder Licensed Lunatic

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    TRD E-locker rear axle swap, Cherrybomb Extreme muffler, custom made CAI, 2.5" spacer lift up front and AAL's in the rear, Sport model seat swap, Pioneer X940BT, Kicker shallow 10" and 12" behind the back seat
    that is actually very cool! what's your take on it so far? I've been a Pioneer fanboy for years now since they seem to have the best audio clarity and easy of use as far as I can find, but a full Android OS would be cool to have in my dash, short of going a full car-puter route :D
     
  17. Oscar08

    Oscar08 Active Member

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    Installed this morning. Not the fanciest but it'll work ImageUploadedByTapatalk1369605863.721487.jpg
     
  18. Rhineheart

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    So far, Aftermarket stereo.
    I decided against it. I got a quote from a shop for $150 to install a SWI and I found the parts for about $100. This unit comes with a remote control so I thought to myself... do I REALLY want to spend $100 to save myself from reaching about a foot to the right to adjust the volume or station? I decided to bank that $100 towards my next upgrade project, I just haven't decided what to do yet.

    Do you have yours hooked up? If so was it worth it?
     
  19. Nielsen23

    Nielsen23 Well-Known Member

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    So one of my old co-workers, who has always been my go-to-guy for all of my stereo needs had been wanting a new project. Since I bought a 2011 access cab, the stock stereo was beyond terrible since there are no back seat speakers, just cheap speakers that are in the headliner. I went with Memphis M-class 6x9's in the front and Memphis M-class 5x1/4's in the rear and amped them with a Memphis M-class 50x4 so it's pushing around 200 watts.
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    Here's the back doors, with his drilled pattern through the rear doors, it pushes a lot of air just like a stock speaker grille.
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    He mounted the amp under the driver's backseat compartment and it still opens and closes flawless.
    I'm using a Kenwood headunit, not the stock one. It's a night and day difference between the stock speakers and the new system.
     
  20. InYotaWeTrust

    InYotaWeTrust Level Awesome

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    I'm just waiting for my kit from taco tunes. I did order the SWI. I'll get back to you.
     
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