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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 24, 2024 at 6:24 AM
    D-knoww

    D-knoww D-Know

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    How about the idea of installing an amp to help out the stock head unit. I have the OEM plus speaker system with an amp for the woofer and ds18s in the dash and kickers in the doors. Think that would help?
     
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  2. Feb 24, 2024 at 6:27 AM
    thomasburk

    thomasburk Keep on Truckin'

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    Sigh, I'm way behind guys, hope to be caught up sometime this weekend. :oops:

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    thomasburk

    thomasburk Keep on Truckin'

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    I was taught to return tools to their original place after use. ;)
     
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    Be careful. You can spend a lot of money on mods with those too. We have 5. Myself, the little lady and 2 granddaughters have a blast riding around our property.

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    i'm not really a peerless whore, just always ended up naturally gravitating towards peerless or dayton after researching all the other options-- they just tend to tick most of the boxes in products that meet my needs--at least they did until they don't sell to consumers any more(changed in 2021-22)...

    those are really cool! i love weird speaker designs, and am always on the lookout for something that was designed well outside the norm.

    there was a new-age company that developed a similar tech in the last few years, basically a push/push box design using a small opposing 2-3" speakers, but with offset voice coils so the entire 'box' was only 0.5" thick. it also resulted in zero vibration. they were bought out shortly after debut by one of the companies like sonos or similar that tend to specialize in small compact speakers, and i haven't heard much about the tech ever since-- i had hoped to get my hands on a few for my own projects...

    the dayton res-core is another one, it doesn't model all that well individually (seems most designs need at least 3+ pairs for decent low range), but is an extremely unique design
    https://www.parts-express.com/Dayto...ore-Neodymium-Woofer-4-Ohm-295-248?quantity=1

    i ran the dayton HAR as a tweeter in my last truck just for the different appearance.
    https://www.parts-express.com/Dayton-Audio-HARB252-8-1-x-5-Dual-Motor-High-Aspect-Ratio-295-246
     
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  6. Feb 24, 2024 at 7:22 AM
    soundman98

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    i gave up on that a while ago. seems there's about 10 pages created almost every day. it's almost a full time job just keeping up with this thread!
     
  7. Feb 24, 2024 at 7:24 AM
    Athena32

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    Some improvement over stock, but it's hard to quantify. I used the factory EQ to increase the low freq output and with the volume set at 40, there's a solid thump from instruments like kick drums and such. As others have said, you need to upgrade the head unit and put an amp inline in order to get the most out of this upgrade. The Kickers can handle 150 watts RMS and testing has proved that the factory head unit can only offer about 5 to 7 watts. But, for now, this is a good temporarily-permanent solution. I'm sure I'll have a local audio shop do a full custom setup this summer.
     
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    it does help, many people install a kicker key 4 channel amp in the space inside the dash-- there's a ton of documentation in the audio section on plug-n-play harnesses to make it all work and be reversible. some guys are even powering it off the radio power, but i don't feel comfortable recommending that method to anyone really-- always best to give aftermarket devices their own fused power from the battery so as to not over-draw the factory equipment. also, if something goes wrong with the aftermarket gear, it definitely doesn't damage the factory gear, so you can at least get home...
     
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    I too love weird speakers. I have some infinity uniplane speakers brand new in the box in the basement. Its a super flat 3 way system with 8 inch woofer, 4inch mid and tweeter, but they are only about a inch deep. I used a set in my old 1989 BMW 325i, ended up finding another brand new set 15 years ago to install in my 1991 BMW, but never got around to it. They fit perfect on the older flat cardboard door panel cars.
    I also have a set of infinity kappa 1.1cs 3ways. Its a 6x9 woofer, 4 inch mid, and emit ribbon tweeter. The tweeters are pretty much the standard for high end tweeters, but I dont dare use them as they are stupid fragile.


    Those dayton res-core speakers look like they would make a really cool subwoofer for behind the seats in our truck. You could build a thin box that fits in the cubby as a bandpass using 3 of them.

    I originally planned to do similar with my lat250s in my truck
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    Looks awesome!
     
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    I've had to change mine 2 times in 77k. 1st at 48K, the second at 74K.. I thought there might have been a third time in there somewhere but can't find a record of it on my Fuelly app. Replaced them because they'd squeak like a mother when it was even a little damp out. After i removed the old belts, i'd notice a lot of cracks in the belt, so figured that was it.
    I've used a belt from a mom-and-pop part store and one from O'Reilly's. The dealer wanted $60 for the belt and $150 for labor (and I replaced it myself both times in about 15 minutes...)

    My question is- do you guys think brands really make a difference? I don't tend to believe so, but I don't know...
     
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    My Man, Jelly for the win! :bowdown: :headbang:
     
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    I did this too! Great upgrade
     
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    Oh man what a bummer :(
    Glad your ok and all involved.It would have probably been pulling left or right if you had frame damage depending if and how much. If your recovery hooks connected to the frame look bent and not lined up good chance there might be frame damage .
    Hope not :thumbsup:
     
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    rgljr831 The less you bet, the more you lose when you win

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    285/75/r16 Nitto Trail Grappler M/T’s, Extang 2.0 hard tonneau tri-fold. Billstein 5100’s front/rear with OME 886 coils and Headstrong off-road 3 leaf progressive AAL. All speakers replaced with Kicker CS Series. BulletPoint Taco Bar with stubby CB mic holder and two-way FRS/GMRS radio holder. Uniden PRO505XL 40 ch CB. RCI engine and transmission skid plates. RCI sliders. Garmin Mini Dash Cam 2. CMC by Milogen Fabrication.
    Welcome back to the madness! :cheers:
     
  18. Feb 24, 2024 at 12:03 PM
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    nice looking setup!
     
  20. Feb 24, 2024 at 12:29 PM
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    Installed NFab light mount today.
    I like how stealthy it looks and don’t need a full on bumper.
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