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    NEW PHOTOS 01-04-07
    NEW PHOTOS 01-07-07


    Subject-
    Toyota Tacoma SR5 4 door 4x4 V6 with 6 speed manual

    Objective-
    Achieve good sound on a budget. Something I have learned along time ago. Yeah you cant beat good stuff and I have used Diamond audio D7, Xtant 604 and 603, butler tube, dynaudio, CDT, Focal, zapco ref. and etc. What I have learned is you can achieve an extremely good sound on a budget. A lot of the pricey hype is just name brand.

    OK I am getting started so bare with me I am going to post photos and specs over the next couple of months.

    So to start I have the following.
    Lilliput 8 inch wide screen
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.1 100 gig hard drive 2.5
    Kingston 1 gig memory
    Windows XP
    Pioneer slim line slot load DVD K07

    Case, motherboard, and power supply to be ordered over the next couple of weeks.
    Up in the air about an amplifier, speakers, and single sub.


    Here are some photos of the 06 dash fiberglass. I wanted to put the slot load DVD in the dash. After measuring and looking It was not going to happen without removing the clock and hazard button. So the photo is the bracket in the ruff. I will sand it and finish it out over the next week. I will post more photos.







  • #2
    looks good man. what kind of filler are you using there?
    Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

    Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
    Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
    Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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    • #3
      ah **** yea

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      • #4
        I used hot glue to help hold the bezel. Then I used a fine hair fiberglass to realy support it. I then used a lightweight body filler. I will sand and use a little more.. After that is done I will use a filler/primer spray that will fill in all the small inperfections. I will then sand it more and more and more. Hope to have it complete by next week.

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        • #5
          awesome, any pictures of your taco?

          good work, my 98 'runner has a ***** of a dash to work with, everything is so far away and complicated.
          1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4x4 in Evergreen Pearl Metallic, Lifted, Locked, and Armored. CarPc in custom console with molded touchscreen.
          Pictures
          Photobucket is being updated, if a picture i posted no longer works, please PM me.

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          • #6
            I will take photos of my truck some time this week and post them. It is white with a 3 inch lift, 16x8 aluminum chrome plated wheels, and Goodyear 285/75/r16 mud tires.

            Here are just some ideas I am looking at for the stereo.

            http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-372
            4 total one in each door with a .15 cub sealed enclosure for each. I will be using multiple baffle rings and 2 inch pvc pipe to make the enclosure
            125hz to 2800hz

            http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=264-834
            2 total one in each door front factory location
            2800hz and up

            http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-460
            1 total in a 1.5 cub ported box tuned to 22 hz
            80hz and below

            I am looking at a couple of amps at this time all 5 channel will use the built in crossovers to do the job.
            Kicker and JBL

            http://www.jbl.com/car/products/prod...=US&region=USA
            this amp only has 12 db xover but should get the job done. I have heard this amp and for the price it is very nice.

            kicker zx700.5 12db xover for the four channels 24 db for the sub

            Just ideas at the time. May change my mind in the process.

            The dayton audio speakers are nice. I built a bookshelf speaker out of the same 6 inch mid and a dayton metal dome and it sounded nice.

            I am thinking of putting something on the highs and mids that will xover at 4500 to 5000 hz. I will have to see. Most drivers I have modeled in my bass box program that will play in this range need an enclosure that is .25 or bigger. There are a couple but the price for two mid drivers pass the total cost of all of the above drivers. And don't forget this system is going to be a budget system.

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            • #7
              are you building your own crossovers or are you going to let your amp/s handle that?
              Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

              Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
              Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
              Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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              • #8
                not sure yet.

                the crossovers in the amp will do the job.

                To build passive will take alot of time. I have harris tech xover and I have built a couple of crossovers off of that. They sounded OK but not great. I have only built one crossover using this program that sounded good and that was a 6 db low pass 12 db high pass using jantzen But parts alone cost me $200.00

                I am looking at budget. I may use 12 db slope passive or I may use an electronic like an audio control 2 way.

                24db is cool but in a car they really do not serve a purpose. The less parts in path of the speakers after the amp the better off you are.

                One other reason I am thinking of using what the amp offers is I am looking at a computer based 1/3 octave 31 band EQ. I have a computer program called true rta and behringer mic. I think I can give the vehicle a flat response using the RTA, EQ, and xover built into the amp.

                I will have to play with it as time goes on. Listening will make the final decision.

                I have been known to buy a product and not like it. I then trash it and try something else.

                But for the time being I am shooting for budget.

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                • #9
                  now you've got me interested in your RTA software. What did that run you? I'm not sure how often i'd use it, but if it were in the neighborhood of not-what-my-entire-rig-costs, i might want to get that before i get the rest of my speakers in.
                  Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

                  Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
                  Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
                  Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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                  • #10
                    any pictures of your taco?
                    Isn't that question a bit personal?

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                    • #11
                      I'm moving this to the work logs section.
                      Jan Bennett
                      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                      Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                      • #12
                        Here is the link for the RTA software I use level 4
                        http://www.trueaudio.com/rta_abt1.htm

                        You will also have to have a mic. This is the most reasonable and works great.
                        http://www.behringer.com/ECM8000/index.cfm?lang=ENG

                        You will also have to have a mic amp to run the mic on your PC. I wil have to find mine and get the exact model number but I think the this one will work.

                        http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Phantom3/

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                        • #13
                          that's amazing... by far the most reasonably priced RTA setup I've seen. Thanks for those links!
                          Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

                          Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
                          Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
                          Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 8675309 View Post
                            Here is the link for the RTA software I use level 4
                            http://www.trueaudio.com/rta_abt1.htm

                            You will also have to have a mic. This is the most reasonable and works great.
                            http://www.behringer.com/ECM8000/index.cfm?lang=ENG

                            You will also have to have a mic amp to run the mic on your PC. I wil have to find mine and get the exact model number but I think the this one will work.

                            http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Phantom3/
                            great post!
                            Jan Bennett
                            FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                            Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                            • #15
                              btw - you might find this thread interesting:

                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72613
                              Jan Bennett
                              FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                              Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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