Not to be a "Doubting Thomas" but, I just wondered if you've actually taken the rear speakers out and measured them or the openings, or did they just appear that size ...I was getting ready to order some speakers tonight myself and I was pretty sure they looked like 6 1/2s in the back (I have and SR5 w/single CD six speaker system to make sure we're comparing apples and apples) but I decided to crawl back in and measure them one last time to be sure and they seemed smaller than 6" ...at least the speaker opening appears to be my tape measure...so unless I took the door apart I can't be sure. I was told by Toyota that it had 6.5's rear and front-and I know for sure those fronts look awfully close to 6x9s...so I just wanted to know if anyone has actually taken them out yet so we can all order the right speakers!!!! For what its worth,my upgrade is getting slowed down by no mounting kit available yet...though I guess Metra may have one out in 1-2 weeks according to my sound guy...If anyone knows differtly,let me know. Peace...DAcat6x9 in the front and 6.5" in the back
I'm planning to install polk audio MMC 690 in front what speakers did You had problems with? http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/417G38BE5VL._SS500_.jpg .Any one know good amp that will work with those?I purchased some aftermarket speakers for my 2007 Tundra DC. I got 6x9's for the front and 6 1/2's for the rear. I had no problem mounting the rear speakers but in the front after mounting the 6x9's on the old speaker bezel the door panel wouldn't properly snap back into place. The speaker stuck out to much. Did you have this problem bayou39? I ended up using 6 1/2's for the front and back. I lost some sound volume/quality. Thinking about just going back to the stock speakers.
The fronts have a depth of only 2.5", which rules out 99% of all the best 6.5s I think 2.75" might be possible with some squeezing.
IMHO, choosing between Rainbow and CDT is like choosing between a Tundra 5.7 and a Chevy Colorado. You definitely made the right choice.Hey OnePin. I ended up going with the Rainbow comps (tuff choice between them and CDT). But I must say I am really happy. I spent a LOT of time getting the install right (mdf rings, dynamat, second skins, modelling clay, etc.). They really thump when installed correctly.
IMHO, choosing between Rainbow and CDT is like choosing between a Tundra 5.7 and a Chevy Colorado. You definitely made the right choice.
Where did you mount the tweeters?
That's one of the reasons I went with the Pioneer 880PRS. With all the adjustments, I can easily go with an active set-up later. And I put the Rainbow cross-overs by the amp and ran 2-pair Knukoncepts speaker wire to the doors. Everything is set-up for future upgrades.And if you think that's cool, wait until you get into the DIY stuff, like Dayton, Seas, Peerless, Vifa, Scanspeak, etc. My $30 Seas tweeters are some of the best I've ever heard.
That's a good location, and not very intrusive. I plan on putting mine there as well.