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Sound systems for your Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by The guapo taco, Oct 1, 2021.

  1. Oct 1, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    The guapo taco

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    I have a 97 Taco extra cab and I was looking at upgrading my sound system. I don’t really know what would be the best way to go with it besides the obvious of upgrading the stock speakers, kind of wondering a good brand to go with and if I should get a small sub or not worry about it. I do want bass that I can feel but I don’t need something that is going to shake the car next to me. I will also for sure be getting a new stereo since I still have the stock one. So anyways let me know what you think and or just tell me what you got in yours.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2021 at 10:56 AM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    Welcome to TW! :hattip::wave:

    Pioneer or Alpine for the head unit; I have a JBL GTO component speaker system that's over three years old and I've been satisfied with it...

    I also have a Kicker 8" Hideaway subwoofer (with built-in amp) and Rockford Fosgate Prime external amp powering the aforementioned JBL speakers. I have a regular cab, so I was limited on the size of subwoofer I could use, but you have an extra cab so you could probably fit up to a 12" in there!
     
  3. Oct 1, 2021 at 11:02 AM
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    Yes I was looking at jbl sub, pretty sure it was 10.5” and I think it would slide right under my drivers seat. Pioneer seems like a good value head unit as well.
     
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  4. Oct 1, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    You want a backup camera? I've got a double-DIN touch screen head unit with a backup camera in my truck.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    I personally don’t care to have a backup camera, though they are nice to have, I don’t really need it.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    Almost any speakers you buy are going to be better than the stock ones. I've got Infinity in the front and Pioneers in the rear, happy with both.

    I'd take a lot of measurements before you buy a sub for under the seat, there isn't a ton of clearance. I've got this sub on top of the rear jump seat,

    https://www.amazon.com/Kicker-Profile-Subwoofer-Enclosure-44TCWC104/dp/B01MY6O73I

    It makes good sound but I wish I had a 12" in a bigger enclosure at times.

    [EDIT] Definitely worth installing some sound dampening material in your doors while you're replacing the speakers.
     
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    Okay thank you for the suggestions
     

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