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Subaru kicker dash speaker mod

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Sbcam, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Aug 24, 2018 at 10:12 PM
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    Sbcam

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    Hi all,

    I recently traded my 2017 tacoma in for a 4unner pro with non JBL. I had read many threads regarding the Subaru impreza dash speakers working direct plug and play for the Tacoma, but have never seen anything about it working for a 4runner. After looking at many pics of the subaru kicker dash speakers, I decided to give it a shot.. and low and behold, it works! Please see the attached pics, it is literally plug and play, mounts in the exact same holes, and takes less than 5 minutes to change over!
    https://youtu.be/HajT_QX9mbw

    Cheers

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  2. Aug 25, 2018 at 2:44 AM
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    Where did you purchase the Kicker replacements? Link? TIA.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    I believe the part number for the tweeters is
    H631SFJ101 and you can find them on Amazon and a few other retailers online for under $100 for the pair
     
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  4. Aug 25, 2018 at 10:35 AM
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    Thanx! Just ordered. :)
     
  5. Aug 26, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    Yes! Was just wondering about this yesterday. Will buy soon, stock speakers are the only complaint I have with the 4Runner
     
  6. Aug 26, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    Sbcam,
    You didn’t mention one small item: is the sound any better/worth the $$ ?

    Thanks...
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    Wayyyyyyy better! Even my wife agrees lol
     
  8. Nov 10, 2018 at 4:43 AM
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    Just got done doing this also. Much better sound
     
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  9. Nov 10, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    Anybody tried this on a JBL system? Is it even necessary? I searched and did not find anyone that had done this. Thanks in advance.
     
  10. Nov 10, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    I had the JBL on my 17’ Tacoma and these were not plug and play, not sure on the 4R but I doubt it would work.
     
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  11. Nov 10, 2018 at 9:55 PM
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    Strandskov

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    Can I change these out on my 2015 4runner
     
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  12. Nov 11, 2018 at 4:26 AM
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    Yes should work in general. I’m not sure on JBL models though
     
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  13. Nov 11, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    Oh great thanks, I will try it out
     
  14. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    I might try this, but I guess I don't really understand how replacing a full range speaker with a tweeter (the dash speakers are full range as far as I know) can be an improvement?
     
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  15. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    I had a 2016 Taco that I made this change on. I recognized a noticeable difference but it isn't equivalent to changing doors out. BUUUUUT For $80 or so it provides great value.

    Also, @Mass4runner, I know that the Tacos did not have full range and from my research these tweets in the T4R are not either. Could be wrong or contingent upon JBl/Non JBL but from my understanding the Non JBL units are dedicated tweeters.
     
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  16. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:55 AM
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    Hmmm, I was sure the dash speakers in the 4R were full range. Do you remember where your read that they were just tweeters?
     
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  17. Nov 12, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    No I don't but I've pulled them out and the magnet on the back is small AF. If these are full range then it is a joke of a full range.
     
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    Go the full range route. I did it with JL Audio 3.5 coaxial speakers. Sounds great.

    See https://www.4runners.com/threads/diy-3-5-jl-audio-dash-speaker-upgrade-wow.7466/ for lots of details and pics.

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  19. Nov 20, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    I just did this mod and I had to drill the holes out a little bigger as they didn’t align.
     
  20. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    Uh oh. I hope not as I have a set waiting to be installed.
     
  21. Nov 21, 2018 at 4:23 AM
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    It wasn’t a big deal I just ran a slightly bigger drill bit though the hole.
     
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