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My name is Blake
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What a day it has been.

I installed all my Type-R speakers in my Tacoma today.

Let me tell you that Toyota plastic gets damaged very easily.

Second removing the harnesses from the freakin' window buttons on the doors were a bitch!

I had to enlarge my speaker harness because it wouldn't reach to my Type-R speakers.

The TacoTunes kit was good but it took a while for me to correctly line it up with the factory mounting holes on the door.

I am very paranoid that the speakers will fall off. I tightened them well and the speaker brackets from TacoTunes are on there pretty well too. I am just a freakin' pansy.

I had a tiny rattle before I changed the speakers. Now I hear no rattles. I am happy to say that! Speakers sound great thank the lord. I will adjust my sound system tomorrow to sound TOP NOTCH.

By the way I have the most HORRIBLE back pain from this. No clue how this pain came about. It started right after finishing the last speaker. I am hurting REAL BAD.
 

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Hey Bro, congrats. on your new speakers. I'm sure they'll work out well for you

Did you do any of the sound dampening? Was that door panel easy to get off?
 

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The door panels were easy as hell to remove. The only hard part was removing a harness attached to the panel that controls the windows and locks. I had to improvise. Other than that it was pretty simple. The speaker brackets from TacoTunes required a little "playing around" with them to get them to align with the factory mounting holes. I also enlarged the speaker harnesses because it was very tight to connect them to the factory harness. Other than that everything went well. My back still hurts like fuck.

I guess my reward today is nice sounds. I played around with the adjusting and such and now it sounds top notch. I can turn up my Alpine deck to like 27 and no distortion and very, very tight bass.
 

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The only thing I am worried about is if the speakers come loose or the brackets fall off or rattles start to occur. These speakers are high quality they are heavy as fuck. I know these suckers won't blow. It's just the mounting hardware I am concerned about.

It's like freaking me out hella.
 

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I wonder if anyone has ever considered making a speaker mount (is this called a baffle?) out of carbon fiber. Today's high-tech camera tripods are made out of carbon fiber. Besides their light weight, one of the advantages is their ability to absorb more vibrations and remain more stable than their aluminum counterparts. I guess they'd cost more to make, but I wonder if they would help with absorbing vibrations from the speakers, etc.
 
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I wonder if anyone has ever considered making a speaker mount (is this called a baffle?) out of carbon fiber. Today's high-tech camera tripods are made out of carbon fiber. Besides their light weight, one of the advantages is their ability to absorb more vibrations and remain more stable than their aluminum counterparts. I guess they'd cost more to make, but I wonder if they would help with absorbing vibrations from the speakers, etc.

Nobody would buy it.

MDF wood and the plastic they use for the tacotunes adapter is all that's necessary.

I prefer MDF myself.

And make sure you use 2" bolts and nuts when you mount the baffles.
 
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I wouldn't know.

All I know is before I installed my wood baffles I knocked out the plastic clips the screws scren into from the stock speakers.

I then used a 2" Bolt with washers and bolted them to the door. Then I screweed the speaker into the door.

Also I put foam inbetween the baffle and the door.
 
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