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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Feb 23, 2024 at 6:21 PM
    tacotrdyota

    tacotrdyota Well-Known Member

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    Put my cap together and installed yesterday. Then put my load bars in tonight in the dark. IMG_5443.jpgThis was before it got dark.
     
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    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    Paper cone speakers can actually be really good, Toyota used neodymium magnets too that provide a denser magnetic field than a ferrite magnet the kickers use. The issue with toyota is not in the materials, its the voice coils fault the speakers suck, its too small, not efficient enough, and has too low of a power handling.

    Many high end home systems use paper cones, many PA systems use paper cones too and provide clear sound for concerts. I have some 18 inch JBL PA subwoofers, they use paper cones with fabric surrounds... but they also use a 4 inch voice coil with a high efficiency.

    Here is a 6.5 inch paper cone, neodymium woofer. Same materials toyota used in their speakers, but the voice coil on it is much much larger and more efficient than the toyota ones
    https://www.parts-express.com/Ciare-CXPA-6-6.5-Neodymium-Coaxial-Driver-293-106?quantity=1

    Here is a 9 inch woofer with a paper cone and neodymium magnet, but it has a 5.1 inch voice coil... massive voice coil for this driver.
    https://www.parts-express.com/Morel...-with-5.1-Voice-Coil-4-Ohm-297-128?quantity=1


    So yeah, toyota should of put in better speakers, but the fault is not on the paper or small magnet.
     
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    i saw speakers in the thread image...

    i personally run dayton esoteric 7" drivers in one vehicle, and peerless hds-nomex(paper hybrid)6.5" in the tacoma. the esoteric's have a much larger voice coil, i had been hoping for slightly 'fuller' lower-midbass out of them from the perceived increased control

    but it's really only part of the problem. the second part is the low power rating of the factory radio, and the third part is the factory-implemented eq curve to attempt to make the rear speakers to make them seem something they're not.

    for me, just changing the radio was a huge improvement in audio quality, due in part to a small power boost, but mostly in dealing with the factory eq. it's still not loud or clear enough for me, but at least held me over for some time.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2024 at 6:59 PM
    5nahalf

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    If you like your peerless speakers, check these things out. They are LAT speakers (made by peerless). Each one has ten 2 inch cones and a voice coil on each side. So each bank of 5 cones go the opposite of the other bank. This results in no vibration, just sound. Each one is the same as a 8 inch woofer.
    I have had them in a closet since 2008, still have yet to figure out what to do with them.

    Alpine made a system that used these woofer (bigger versions) in 2006 or 2007, but it never took off because it looked funny and cost too much.

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    Here is a good video of the alpine version to show the cone movements
     
  5. Feb 23, 2024 at 7:01 PM
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    ordered some "blemish" gen5s from vin. third set of SCS wheels. stoked to get them
     
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    this is getting out of hand:anonymous:
     
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    Short people problems
     
  9. Feb 23, 2024 at 7:24 PM
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    How short do you have to be to lower the hood? lol
     
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    :eek:Oh man !! Maybe you’ll get lucky and it didn’t go all the way threw
     
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    Liked my supercharger when I had it on my 4Runner. Hope it’s the same on the Tacoma.

    IMG_7670.jpg
     
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    Ordered a California legal K&N Air filter :rolleyes::D Over nighter :thumbsup:
    I figure the K&N Sticker a lone on the air tube is worth a few ponies :D
     
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    Nice !! What kind of power are you gaining with that beauty ?
     
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    I don’t need no strap to reach
     
  15. Feb 23, 2024 at 7:36 PM
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    Are those jackets worth it?
     
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    This is like asking someone to choose their favourite Olsen twin….
     
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    For the record, those count as a “mod.”
     
  18. Feb 23, 2024 at 8:02 PM
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    Your taco has nipple rings?
     
  19. Feb 23, 2024 at 8:03 PM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:Why not both
     
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    I put the kickers in my truck and I’m a little disappointed with them. They do sound much better than the oem ones, but they’re not as good as the JBL’s that I put in my other pickup and they cost about the same.
     

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