Its been years since I've messed with car audio so please hang in there with me. Just a little background on myself. I used to be a car audio junky back in 1994. My then system consisted of a 1994 Nissan pick-up with a fiberglass shell with a complete walk-thru. System consisted of 12-15" Orion Subs, 14-Orion Amps and 6 die-hard gold batteries. Each door consisted of 3-6.5" subwoofers, 2-4" mid-bass drivers and 2-1" tweeters. Head unit was a Clarion and all crossover functions went to a Audio Control EQT. So, as you can see, I was no stranger to car audio. Then, about 3 years ago I tore it all out and sold everything.
Well here is my question, about 2 months ago I bought a new 2004 Toyota Tacoma, 4 door. I've already replaced the factory head unit with the new Alpine CDA-9835, click link at the bottom of the page for those that have not seen this kick @$$ head unit. Anyways, anyone that has seen one of these Toyota's know there is little to no room behind these rear seats. I've looked into purchasing 2 JL Audio 8's and build a small, and I mean small box. The reasoning behind the JL's is the mounting depth. They are right at 4" in top mounted depth. There is so little room behind the rear seats that I'm even going to make the box out of 1/2" MDF. I will be purchasing a mono block amp to run the subs and probally get a 4 channel amp to run all four doors. Can anyone recommend any better subs. The new Rockford Fosgate 8's have a mounting depth of 3-13/16". Its just been quit a while since I've had to purchase any of the above equipment so I figured I'd just ask any and all opinions. These are the things I'd like to get recommendations on.
1) 2-8" subwoofers
2) 6.5" components sets for front doors
3) 6.5" or 6"x9" for rear doors
4) mono block amp for subs
5) 4 channel amp to run highs
I'd really like to keep everything looking factory other than the sub box of course. As far as a budget goes, really don't have one but for the hell of it, lets just say keep it around $1500-$2000. Thanks in advance for all your recommendations. And by the way, if I can find any pictures of my old system, I'll post pics.
Here's the link to the Alpine head unit.