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11-14-2006, 12:28 AM
I havent posted in a while, been busy with work and the fiancee. I still havent gotten the Camaro back (been in the driveway since Nov. 2005, in the shop since Feb. 2006) so with the promotion at work, I went and got a new vehicle. Wanted to get an 06 F-150 but after the salesman insulted me and both my parents, we went to Toyota.
My parents got them to drop 3k off the sticker price on a brand new Tacoma Access cab, something the salesman said he had never seen AFTER we bought the vehicle. After tt&l, it cost about 5k more than I wanted to spend at 25k, but I'm ok with that since it will last a solid 200k or so :D
I started installing all of the equipment in the tacoma, and plan on posting pictures as soon as I can get new batteries in the camera. After installing everything in the camaro the second time around, I'm hoping to make this install look as clean internally as it will externally.
Thought I would go ahead and ask if anyone has any ideas on how to get some subs in there that will keep it looking predominately factory. I search customtacos daily but don't trust their expertise as much as I do from the polksters.
11-14-2006, 12:34 AM
i dont know what the rear is like, but the tundras have the little storage compartments in the floor, weve fiberglassed enclosures in those before and you just lose that one compartment.
11-14-2006, 01:05 AM
I thought about that, but the area isnt that large. It stores the spare tire equipment and the bed cleats (tie downs) along with the snacks :D
I dont know how feasible it would be to do, but what about a shallow box hanging from the roof? I question the mounting and stability of something like that but think it would be an interesting install.
The only other thing I could think of is to customize the back paneling to have2-4 8" subs projecting about shoulder-high. Won't keep it exactly stock in appearance but would eliminate space constraints.
11-14-2006, 02:10 PM
i wouldnt mount anything to the ceiling, if you get in a wreck it has the potential to fly off and kill someone
11-14-2006, 11:44 PM
Here are some pics of the install so far...
The last one I thought you guys might enjoy from the greatness that is South Padre Island.
11-14-2006, 11:55 PM
Dskip, we need to talk. I need to do an install in a 2005 Ram quad and 2002 Mitsu Montero - nothing fancy, but thinking I might rather PAY to have it done, vs doing myself this time....
IF you would be interested that is.....
11-15-2006, 12:05 AM
I would love to help you out in any way. I think I might be a little bit much of a perfectionist for a "quick" job. Its taken me a while to get where I am in the truck, albeit I am terrified of doing anything to damage it and took many trips to gather my tools from 3 different locations.
What exactly are you looking to have done? If nothing else I wouldn't mind being the helping hand in getting the job done. I just love the experience of a good install.
11-15-2006, 12:29 AM
Simple setup in both, nothing nailed down yet. I don't want quick, quick is what I've done myself in the past - I want this one clean.
The Dodge (girlfriends truck) I might want to do for Christmas. Component or Coax up front, coax rear, single sub in a pre-fab enclosure under the back seat. Run a separate amp for at least the front seat, maybe the rear also / or just run it off the H/U. I have a 4ch Sony ES, and a 2ch Pioneer, depending on what I can/need to do.
I wouldn't mind putting a flip down DVD in the ceiling - without headout jacks for the kiddos in the back seat - but can cross that bridge later (running totally separate off the main system.)
In the Mitsu, component front door, coax rear, and a tweed/beige box with a couple 10's or 12's rear firing behind the back seat (truth be told, I'd love a couple GOOD 8's, and a 15 inch passive radiator - but don't want to ask too much.) I like my bass fast, and articulate, what can I say? Stereo bass though, definately a 2ch amp for that duty - or am I nuts? I'd like to be able to 'quick disconnect' and move the sub box forward as I need to, to fold the rear 60/40 down on occasion to haul home audio gear. All speakers amped externally - I have a 4ch Planet Audio tube hybrid amp, and and AudioControl crossover (if needed) so far for this rig...
DVD for the rear with cans would be optional, road trips are a bitch. Again, the basic system is the focus, I can add the dvd 'fluff' later, professionally.
Basic audio is what I prefer, but I have esoteric tastes - and prefer stealth over show, SQ over SPL, if that makes sense.
11-15-2006, 12:33 AM
In all honesty, that style Ram is one of the easiest vehicles to work on. I do 4 speakers and a radio in those all the time in less than an hour
11-15-2006, 01:25 AM
all in all, I would love to have the business. I want to get into installation as a side job, so it would be a great experience. Contact that shop and see what they say though, they would do a great job for you. I just wanted you to know where I stand before you hand over the priveledge to work on your vehicles.
11-18-2006, 01:33 PM
Russ did you check out that shop yet?
I picked up some speaker wire today, so hopefully I can complete the project by the end of the weekend.
12-21-2006, 01:52 AM
After waiting 3+ weeks for my HU to come back from Pioneer, I finished up the amp and HU installation. Everything went pretty smooth, except that I had to move around some wires and harnesses underneath the driver's seat. By moving these, I was able to accomplish getting that big ass 942 under the seat and mostly concealed.
The only thing really left to do is figure out what to do about the subs. The subs in the pics are the 2xdb124 in a camaro sub box, not exactly an ideal situation. I am beginning to think I might split the two up and just use one in the tacoma and one in the camaro.
One thing that somewhat pissed me off is either Car Toys or Pioneer reset the network button on the HU, so after all the trouble getting that thing in there I have to take it back out to slide that damn little switch. They could have designed that better imo.
For some reason I am not able to attach any pictures :confused: Is it just me or is the attachment button not working?
12-22-2006, 02:23 AM
Here's the pics
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