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3rd Gen non-JBL amp upgrade

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by k9shag, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    k9shag

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    I have searched through many threads and maybe I missed it or just don't have enough technological aptitude. I am looking to upgrade my non bbl amp with a plug and play amp to help hear the speakers. I am not one who needs bass just want to give the stock system a little jolt.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:10 PM
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    Adding an amp with stock everything else isn't really plug and play. May as well upgrade other stuff while you're in there.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    suggestions? I do not want to change the HU
     
  4. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    Two other guys...OEM+ and James at Tech12volt....Just bought an upgrade from James since like you I wanted to keep the HU. He can work with you to fit your budget. I have found him to be fantastic....
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    I emailed James and his suggestion was to replace the entire system. That is not what I was looking to do. I will check OEM+ thanks
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    Some people have been happier just switching out the sub
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    It might not be what you want to hear, but its the truth. There's nothing wrong with doing the upgrade in stages, but you will keep finding weak links.

    The paper cones cant handle too much power, so if you do just upgrade the amp, dont crank it, but the signal coming from the HU is so dirty, you might want to try to clean it up before you amplify it. You might throw in a Fix86 or LC7i.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    Or a DSR1 processor....
     
  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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    I thought people were getting a crazy hiss with that?
     
  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Look at taco tunes website. They have a budget system that I know you'll like and yes its plug and play w no cutting of any wires. I have their best system sq1. You wont go wrong using them
     
  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Swapping the stock amp on a non JBL is an easy and affordable way to get a pretty decent system. Just need to run a new power and ground for the amp and either repin a couple of aftermarket harnesses or I believe they are now available ready to go fairly cheap from a couple of companies.

    Even better, use a 5 channel amp and add a sub. I run a Alpine MRV-V500 with a Alpine 10" in a box I made. The stock door speakers will surprise you with a little power to them, however I did eventually upgrade mine.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Thanks I have looked at that and am considering this route.

    not sure where a sub would go in a double cab
     
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    I believe you have more options than I did in my CrewMax. You should be able to buy/make a box for either behind or under the back seat.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    https://oemaudioplus.com/toyota/tcm/
     
  17. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    The amps will go under the passenger front seat. The subs behind the rear seat.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    Here20181102_153254.jpg 20181102_153218.jpg are a couple pics of mine that taco tunes did. Hope this helps you.

    20181102_130406.jpg
     
  19. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    I added this.. just needed a line out converter and an add a amp harness from taco tunes. BD1B0978-A9C3-451D-9A32-3585D1033474.jpgA4EC89B3-3018-4605-8F7B-3F93956E9D57.jpgAlso changed out my dash speakers from 12 volt tech...... Sounds ten times better.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    Here are pics of the sub box, amplifier and LC2i audio controller.
     

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