A client from Abbotsford recently contacted the team at Certified Autosound and Security to ask about upgrading the stereo in his 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. The client wanted a new radio, upgraded speakers and, of course, a subwoofer to deliver solid bass. After inspecting the vehicle, we proposed a solution that would not only sound great but look pretty cool. The client loved our plan and gave us the go-ahead to schedule an appointment to begin the work.
Toyota 4Runner Stereo Upgrade
We used a Metra 99-8227CHG kit to mount the radio in the dash. This kit has a high-gloss charcoal finish that looks amazing. We added an ADS Maestro RR interface to the radio so that it can read and display vehicle information from the CAN data network. The radio includes a screen that displays information like vehicle speed, engine speed, fuel level and much more.
Amplifier and Speaker Upgrade
Next on the list was the task of upgrading the front speakers. The client chose a set of BLAM Multix components for the truck. We added a layer of SQL Soundmat deadening materials to the doors while we had the interior panels off to upgrade the speakers.
The new sound system is powered by a JL Audio VX1000/5i five-channel amplifier. The four main channels are dedicated to the woofers and tweeters from the BLAM component set, while the 600-watt mono channel drives the system’s subwoofer.
Custom Subwoofer Enclosure
The sound system features a single 10-inch JL Audio 10TW3 subwoofer that is installed in a custom enclosure at the back of the cargo area. Our team fabricated the enclosure to optimize the space in the back of the vehicle and to deliver excellent output. The subwoofer fires down into the cargo floor so that it’s protected from cargo that is loaded in the back of the vehicle.
Digital Signal Processor Tuning
With the fabrication and installation complete, our team set to work tuning the vehicle with the digital signal processor that is built into the JL Audio VXi-Series amplifier. We used the DSP to set crossovers, output levels and equalization for each of the five speakers in the system. The result is a very realistic soundstage that spans the dash of the car, with amazingly realistic tonal balance.
The client was thrilled with the way the system looks and sounds! If you are interested in upgrading the stereo in your 4Runner, drop by one of our stores in Maple Ridge, Abbotsford or Chilliwack. You can also reach our team by e-mail using our online contact form.