View Full Version : 1997 FZJ80 front door speakers

11-15-2009, 09:30 PM
I've searched MUD but there seems to be a lot of disinformation and confusion but:

Has anyone ever found a set of front door speakers that will fit behind the factory speaker grills on a 97 LC with its lesser mounting depth than all other years.

Shark Bait
11-15-2009, 09:55 PM
I used the Pioneer's in this (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=4295&highlight=speaker) thread. Worked great in my '97.

11-15-2009, 10:38 PM
Pioneer TS-G1641R

Anything else?

I'll be upgrading my head unit after x-mas to a Kenwood DDX-514 unless I find something I like better. I'm not a stereo snob but don't mind spending a little more for better sound. :headbang:

Head unit power is 22w rms, 50w peak. I will not add an additional amp for door speakers. Probably put the Kenwood KSC-SW1 powered sub in OEM location as Nay did.

Shark Bait
11-15-2009, 10:47 PM
There were some rear speakers in the MUD thread, IIRC. I put them in, too. Made a huge difference. The stock rears do pretty much nothing, the ones in the doors.

11-15-2009, 10:48 PM
I think you have to get the 1642 now

11-15-2009, 11:28 PM
I think you have to get the 1642 now

there are still some 1641's floating around online. Cheap too.

11-16-2009, 10:19 AM
they were only $50 to begin with.. so with shipping they gotta be super cheap?

11-16-2009, 07:17 PM


$33.00 free ship with order over $100


Anyway back to the original question. Any other options that will fit behind the factory grilles?

11-16-2009, 09:15 PM
Well i think toyota fell short when it came to speaker placement in the 80 series, they have half the speaker is blocked by the dash not that great sounding!!! but not that bad either i'm surprized know one has made custom door panel's for these truck's for better sound....

11-27-2009, 08:15 PM
Well, just ordered them from Dealer cost audio with a black friday special. Front, rear, and Kenwood powered sub for the "Nay" install in the back.

11-28-2009, 08:11 AM
I ordered the TS-G1642R, but received the TS-G1643's. I hope they'll still fit in the front? They appear to be the right mounting depth.

The rears should arrive today. Not sure what to do about the sub yet. I haven't even confirmed that it is getting any juice at all. It doesn't make any sound!

11-28-2009, 09:43 AM
I did the Pioneer speakers in all 4 doors and am happy with the improvement. They fit with the stock grills and clear the window lifts. I also did the Kenwood sub to replace the stock sub in the back corner. This I am less than pleased with. I started with the power feed for the stock amp and it was lame. I switched to a solid power source in the hope that I was starving it. No improvement. The thing works but consistant with my experience with almost all ported bass systems, it has a dominant resonant freq that makes all bass notes sound the same. It has some knobs to tune it but it never really gets where you want it. The stock sub in my wifes SAAB sounds way better than the Kenwood. The driver is only 5 inches in diameter on the SAAB but appears to be a sealed enclosure.

11-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Thanks for the info, Bruce. I'm definitely not an audiofile, so I figured I'd start with the 4 door speakers and see what improvement I got. I have a feeling that I'll end up not messing with the sub at all! I have other projects that are more pressing anyway!