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Speaker questions??

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by FL TRD, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Dec 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    FL TRD

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    Hi everyone I'm going to be putting in some new speakers and had a couple of questions? First in the a 05 Tacoma double cab are the front speakers 6x9 and years 6.5? Also I was looking at buying a set Polk audio speakers and the fronts 6x9's are 3 ways and the rears 6.5 are 2 way will they sound right like that? I will be amping them with a JL 300/4? Thanks for any info
     
  2. Dec 2, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    You will need adapters to fit 6x9's in the front, as well as adapters to fit 6.5's in the rear, but it is completely doable. I would suggest putting components up front, and coaxial in the rear. Other than that, I will let the true professionals chime in.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    If i need adaptors then what are the stock speaker sizes?
     
  4. Dec 2, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    You will need adapters no matter what you use. Like what was mentioned above, I recommend 6.5" components up front and 6.5" 2 or 3 Way coaxials in the rear.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    They are a 6.5" but they are set-up in a big plastic frame.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    So all four speakers are 6.5 and i will need adaptors to run any aftermarket speakers?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    Yes to adapters. My 08 had an off sized close to 6x8 in the front with a tweeter and then the 6.5 in the rear.

    I bought Alpine type S components and Alpine type S coaxial 6.5's for the rear. I run 80w per channel and it sounds good and clean.
    just my .02
     
  8. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    You can make the adapters yourself. Get some MDF from Home Depot and a jigsaw. Trace the outline from the stock buckets and cut. That is what I did with mine. Saved me 80 bucks.
     
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    But i dont really understand so no aftermarket speaker will fit with out making a bracket front or back? Why?
     
  10. Dec 2, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    You need to take off you door panel to understand.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    Because the factory speakers use a one-piece speaker frame and bracket of some sort of injection molded plastic/resin material.

    So when you go aftermarket you have two alternatives:

    1) to make or buy the bracket/baffle, or

    2) to gut the speaker retaining the bracket portion, and find an aftermarket speaker that will fit into the bracket. Unfortunately, I don't personally know any brands/models that will work. That doesn't mean there aren't any - the Toyota MR2 community found some, and if you search here somebody may have found some that work for the Tacoma, I just don't recall at the moment.

    Good luck either way.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    X2 The speaker diaphram has more distance to travel on the 6.5 vs the 6X9 hence you will have a better bass. I would also recommend speaker rings from Mr. Marv.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    Ok thanks that explains it better is there any where else i could buy the speaker brackets like a best buy or something do local audio shops carry those or do i have to buy them from mr marv or tacotunes?
     
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    To be clear, there are plenty of good reasons to run 6.5" speakers, but better bass is not one of them. 6x9's will generally provide significantly more bass/midbass.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    This... Only because Mr. Marv told me so :D
     
  16. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    They (local shops) might, the two places you mention will, there is a forum member here (hookedontronics I think) that sells them as well. I expect Crutchfield would have something as well.

    If you wanted 6.5" round speakers both front and rear I even have a spare set in my closet that I'd let go cheap - problem is you need to know the diameter of the speaker frame before knowing if a specific adapter bracket will work. And you should also know the depth of the speaker frame, so the back doesn't get hit by the window (has an impact to the depth of the bracket). I say all this from personal experience. I ordered up a set of brackets in 3/4" thickness, but when I tried my specific speakers the window wouldn't go all the way down (speakers too deep). Had to make a set of brackets 1" thick using the 3/4" ones I bought as templates (1" is probably about as thick as they can get without messing with the door panel).
     
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