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Sound System Upgrade

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by rmahoney2013, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    rmahoney2013

    rmahoney2013 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys i am looking into getting a new sound system in my truck i think i just want to replace the speakers for better sound quality the quality in my tacoma now is really bad.
    Does anyone have any good recommendations on new systems???
    Without breaking the bank

    anyone???
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    rmahoney2013

    rmahoney2013 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    anything helps!
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    I put in hybrid audio technologies 6.5 imagine series in front. They are pretty nice. Mr. Marv sells them. I am driving them with the Pioneer 3200dvd headunit. I cannot say how they would sound with a factory headunit.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    TRS Morimoto D2S Retrofit, 2010 OEM LED Tails, Satoshi Grille, Hella 500s w FJ OEM switch mounted behind grille, OEM roof rack, OEM tailgate handle w aftermarket backup camera, Pioneer Avic Z130BT NAV, Kicker componets/2-ways, custom built box + 10in Kicker CompRT & Kicker 5ch amp. Ventshades, FJ TRD center caps, Illuminated 4x4 switch, K&N air filter, Viper 2way Remote start security system, flyzeye v2 console light, KBvoodoo bed bars.
    My headunit:
    Pioneer Z2
    http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-AVIC-Z2-Navigation-monitor/dp/B0013G6O9G

    Front speakers
    Kicker ks 6.2 components
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_31833_Kicker-KS6.2.html

    Rear speakers
    Kicker ks600 2 ways
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_11501_Kicker-KS600.html

    4 Channel amp
    Alpine ktp 445
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22630_Alpine-KTP-445.html

    Subwoofer
    Pioneer 10in shallow mount 2ohm
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_26889_Pioneer-TS-SW2501S2.html

    Mono amp
    Pioneer gm 7500m
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22381_Pioneer-GM-D7500M.html

    Sound deadening, tacotunes speaker adapters, kicker amp wiring kit, custom built subwoofer box and all labor performed by myself.

    Very happy with overall system, no rattles, more than enough bass with a good mixture of mids and highs. I ordered majority of my gear from sonic electronix. Fast shipping and excellent customer service. Good luck with your build.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    rmahoney2013

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    in the end how much did that all cost you??
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    The headunit was an inheritance from my brother and that right there save me a boat load of the build. Everything else total under 700, some from sonic electronix and some from various deals i found online.

     
  7. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    rmahoney2013

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    wow thats impressive. do you have any pics of your setup?
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    I'm due for some pictures of my truck. I shall be have some up by next week and maybe a build thread. :)

     
  9. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    crazyengineer

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    K&N Cold Air Intake, Warn Winch and Bumper Guard, Wet Okole Seat Covers, Undercover Bed Cover, TRD Kenwood Head Unit, Infiniti Speakers, JL 13.5 inch pancake sub
    if you plan on getting someone else to put it in for you, instead of you putting it in
    go to your local custom shop and tell them you want the inside of your truck to sound like a concert in the pit, see what they recommend.

    my girlfriend did this with her 05 tahoe, except also told them she needed to keep the storage space; ended up with infinities all around and a 10 in. stealth box

    if you have a double cab, check out the JL 13 w 5 pancake sub, it sounds awesom, and you keep about half the storage behind my rear seats

    after that, just keep looking around on here, you will find all sorts of stuff

    as for speakers, look at infinities, i have them all around in my truck, powered by a 1000 watt nitro amp (not super high quality, but they still scream)
     
  10. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    rmahoney2013

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    thanks man i appreciate all the ideas!
     
  11. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    genxer36

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    Tow package, XM Satellite radio, K & N Air filter, & Channel Vent Visors
    On Friday I installed my $149(Free shipping,Dash Kit, Wiring harness) Pioneer DEH-6300UB from Crutchfield. Super easy! Along with the steering controller harness $69

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    Huge improvement over the stock. I can hear the music even with the windows down, unlike the stock radio.
     
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