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Speaker Upgrade: Stock Head Unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ShaneHD, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    ShaneHD

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    All,

    I am looking for a cheap way to upgrade the sound in my 2010 Tacoma TRD Crew Cab. They already sound "OK", but I don't have the time or money to invest in a new head unit, amplifiers and running wires and such.

    Will there be much of a difference in upgrading my stock paper speakers to some aftermarket speakers?

    What sizes do I need in all doors?


    Your help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    search around the 'net a bit...you will need adapters for new speakers. By changing the stock speakers to better ones your sound will improve immensely even with the stock HU.
    There are even step by photos of how to get the door skins off etc...do a search, then post up some pics of your project!
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    Do you know what sizes I need? I would like to go ahead and buy speakers and then get started on what else I need.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    If you upgrade speakers the headunit will still send the same amount of power to them. I'd say start at the headunit
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    Are they all 5 1/4" speakers (plus front components)?

    I have seen I will get more right now simply by replacing the paper speakers with anything else.....which I will do. A new headunit MIGHT come if I am not happy after this.

    Now, what speakers do you guess recommend?
     
  6. Feb 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    You can do a decent single DIN HU upgrade for around $200 if you do the install yourself, and that includes the dash kit and wiring harness.

    I upgraded my HU first, and left the factory speaker in. The sound quality and volume level increase was substantial.

    Last summer I upgraded my speakers and it cost me around $350, and I only went with mid-range priced Pioneer speakers. In addition to the speakers, you'll need speaker adapter rings, hardware, and wiring harnesses.

    Go with the HU first IMO. You'll get more bang for your buck. :)
     
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