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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM
    Fernando

    Fernando Mud Slinger

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    Im jealous :(
     
  2. May 17, 2013 at 11:23 AM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I'm going to raammat the passenger side cubby and seal it as best as possible then fill with with some of that polyfill (?) (Monte recommended it, I have it bookmarked). Cut a piece of plywood to match the lid, carpet it, recess the 8" sub in the plywood and hook an amp up to it.
     
  3. May 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM
    Chipskip

    Chipskip N7MCS

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    Put petrol in it!

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  4. May 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Just filled up for the 2nd time since removing my topper.

    Just got 24.3 mpg, my second best avg ever (24.4 being 1st).

    I'm convinced (yeah yeah after only two tanks) that no topper with an empty bed is the best for fuel economy.

    Now I just have to figure out a way to store my topper in the rafters of my puny garage... 45acp is gonna love me with all the projects I have for him when he comes down :)
     
  5. May 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Dude rears are way important for low mids and mids. Id never get rid of them. Where all the warm of sound is produced in a car stereo.

    You'll want to seal up the entire cubby as best as possible. Then put polyfill in it to make the sub sound better :cool:

    Like he will complain :laugh:

    I practically had to take tools outa his hand when he came and saw me! lol
     
  6. May 17, 2013 at 1:17 PM
    taco47001

    taco47001 Newborn

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    My plan is to get one of $100 elec. winches from harbor freight and mount it on my garage ceiling to pull it off and on whenever I want. Can rig up some lock points also for perm. storage and not worry about the winch giving way.
     
  7. May 17, 2013 at 1:28 PM
    Dman

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  8. May 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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  9. May 17, 2013 at 1:39 PM
    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    I'm not saying they're useless and I'm getting rid of them they just aren't as important to me and I don't even hear them.. If they blew, sure I'd replace them but I doubt I'd ever amp em but maybe so.. Wouldn't really hurt if theyre being replaced since it would all be apart anyway
     
  10. May 17, 2013 at 2:15 PM
    Madjik_Man

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    That's what I have in mind but my rafters are 8' from the ground and my car is a true single car garage.

    I could probably make something work but when the topper is being stored there won't be much room for anything else in my garage... including me :(
     
  11. May 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM
    Madjik_Man

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    I think this is a bit overstated. It adds a lot of volume and "warmth" via back filling the sound image... but for the most part, what our ears hear most are the two front speakers... since we're (essentially) sitting directly between them.
     
  12. May 17, 2013 at 2:36 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    I love my rears. Ads a ton to my system.

    Not true.

    Especially our trucks. The fronts are so low and in front of us the rears a very important. In fact I bet if you measure from your actual ear to the speak the rears would be almost as close if not as close.

    Either way they are crucial to how car audio is processed and if you have freq cut off set right they are responsible for e low mids more then the fronts.
     
  13. May 17, 2013 at 2:59 PM
    MapleMoose

    MapleMoose Drunk Canadian

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    Ive noticed my rear speakers are louder than my fronts. But not very much
     
  14. May 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM
    DSully72

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    Can you adjust the balance and fade on the radio?
     
  15. May 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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  16. May 17, 2013 at 5:57 PM
    ARB1977

    ARB1977 Don't be a dick

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  17. May 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM
    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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  18. May 17, 2013 at 6:28 PM
    ARB1977

    ARB1977 Don't be a dick

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    Yea.
     
  19. May 17, 2013 at 6:35 PM
    Kirk1589

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  20. May 17, 2013 at 6:40 PM
    taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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    If he has an aftermarket radio then he defiantly should. I am pretty sure you adjust it on the stock radio by pulling out the power button and turning it.

    ( The button might come off like mine did if its cracked behind it, not a big deal. I didn't realize that was a function to pull it out and turn until I glued mine on and tried to get it back off. Never use gorilla glue to put a volume knob back on.)
     
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