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It seems as though 6 1/2'' component fronts speakers for a 2003 tacoma is some what limited. I want to go with a set of infinity kappa 6 1/2 components but they don't fit my year. Is this true or can I make them work? Is there really that much of difference between 5 1/4 and 6 1/2?

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I'd recommend the JL Audio 5x7 components, XL series. With an amp, they rock.
 

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I just bought a set of Infinity Reference 6800CS...I'll let you know how they sound when I get them in this weekend.
 

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Super Doody said:
It seems as though 6 1/2'' component fronts speakers for a 2003 tacoma is some what limited. I want to go with a set of infinity kappa 6 1/2 components but they don't fit my year. Is this true or can I make them work? Is there really that much of difference between 5 1/4 and 6 1/2?

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Jim
Offtopic - But how do you like the MTR's? Treadwear decent? Looking at getting a set soon.
 

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I highly recommend the 6.5" MB Quart Refrence series. They are a bit pricey but they are awesome! Best sounding speakers I have ever had, they do take a lot of power to run though. ikesound.com has them at a great price.
 

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Offtopic - But how do you like the MTR's? Treadwear decent? Looking at getting a set soon.
Treadwear is decent. I think the average in terms of mileage seems to about 30K for them. They are super heavy and really really tough. You'll lose some 1-2 mpg and ride quailty..and wet traction too. Get them siped. Just badass offroad tires.
 

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I highly recommend the 6.5" MB Quart Refrence series. They are a bit pricey but they are awesome! Best sounding speakers I have ever had, they do take a lot of power to run though. ikesound.com has them at a great price.

You mean these? http://ikesound.com/product-product_id/1781

Where did you put the cross overs?
 

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I am sure those are nice but the ones that I have are the RCE-216 in the front, http://ikesound.com/product-product_id/1782 , and the DKE-116 for the back. I have not installed the back ones cause I need a bigger amp to push all 4 speakers. I think I am gonna go with one that is about 75x4 watts RMS. The Alpine MRV-F540 (also available at ikesound.com) should be good but I don't have the $$$ right now. Like I said, they take alot of power but I think they are worth it. May be a couple more weeks before I get it all set up. Keep in mind this is going in a 93 Xtra Cab, not a Taco, so I am not positive all this will fit in yours. I am doing a decent amout of custom stuff to get all this set up. It seems to be alot easier to modifiy the panels on these older trucks. Hope this helps.
 

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Super Doody said:
It seems as though 6 1/2'' component fronts speakers for a 2003 tacoma is some what limited. I want to go with a set of infinity kappa 6 1/2 components but they don't fit my year. Is this true or can I make them work? Is there really that much of difference between 5 1/4 and 6 1/2?Thanks, Jim
The biggest issue will most likely be in the mounting depth, rather than the diameter of the driver. I think the kappa's tend to have slightly larger magnets, which increases their mounting depth. BUT, if you fabricate a baffle that spaces the driver out a little, they should be able to work just fine. .5"-.75" MDF would most likely do the trick, as there is usually a fair amount of distance between the stock baffle and the door panel. Additionally, spacing the driver out a little will help with fitting the 6.5" driver into the factory 6x8" hole. If you're concerned about your fabrication skills, any decent car audio shop would more than likely fab up the baffles for you, for a small fee.

I'm not sure how big the Infinity crossovers are, but you could either put them behind the kickpanels or under each seat, or near your amp (if you're running one).
 

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The biggest issue will most likely be in the mounting depth, rather than the diameter of the driver. I think the kappa's tend to have slightly larger magnets, which increases their mounting depth. BUT, if you fabricate a baffle that spaces the driver out a little, they should be able to work just fine. .5"-.75" MDF would most likely do the trick, as there is usually a fair amount of distance between the stock baffle and the door panel. Additionally, spacing the driver out a little will help with fitting the 6.5" driver into the factory 6x8" hole. If you're concerned about your fabrication skills, any decent car audio shop would more than likely fab up the baffles for you, for a small fee.

I'm not sure how big the Infinity crossovers are, but you could either put them behind the kickpanels or under each seat, or near your amp (if you're running one).
Agreed, my auto-stereo friend said you have to watch the window track as well as make the plate for it. Its definately doable just some work (wonder why he never has time to help me with my sounds haha jkjk)
 

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Boston Pro 6.5's are the best ones that I have heard. They aren't cheap, but I have seen them go on ebay for $200 or $250 many times.
 

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Super Doody said:
It seems as though 6 1/2'' component fronts speakers for a 2003 tacoma is some what limited. I want to go with a set of infinity kappa 6 1/2 components but they don't fit my year. Is this true or can I make them work? Is there really that much of difference between 5 1/4 and 6 1/2?

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Jim
Ive got 6.5" component Kappa's in my front door and they sound great. Crossover is mounted in the kick panels. The only thing is I wish the tweeter was "aimed" more at the driver instead of at each other.
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nhlbill,
do you have pics of your Kappas?
I have a pair of Kappa 62.3i's I wanna install. I want a clean install, hopefully one that will fit behind the stock grilles molded into the door panels....
 

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Well, I started cutting the stock speaker mount to fit the Kappas, but I still need to cut more, but then I'd have to cut the door skin, also.

I'm thinking of making a spacer out of masonite....Still have to get the speakers hardmounted to see if the door panels will fit over them...

Oh, the Kappas come with some spacer rings that have various hole patterns on them...

I dont have power mirrors, and I wanted to keep the speaker harness stock, so I found that spot in the armrest, too, under where the mirror controls would be... :)

If I get this done, maybe I'll get pics and a quick write-up done, since I cant seem to find one...
 

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Sgt_Matt said:
I just bought a set of Infinity Reference 6800CS...I'll let you know how they sound when I get them in this weekend.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-uylZda4EmDF/cgi-bin/Prodview.asp?g=76200&i=1086810CS

this is the new 6800, looks the same except for the cone color.


I have the 6800s also, the sound is really clean, but they dont do bass very well. If you have a sub, these are really good. You can find them for less $ than crutchfield but be careful, some online stores have crappy service

I mounted the x-overs on the backside of the speaker plate, they are inside the door this way so I put a plastic drip shield over them. This made the wiring a little easier.
 

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mb quart q-line all the way guys haha they are very expensive near a grand for a set but i garantee there is no better sounding speaker out and they fit in perfectly the grill on the tweet needs to be snipped off but thats no big deal you cant see it any ways.
 
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