(approx) 2 Hours
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Hey guys, I'm Eric with ExtremeTerrain. In this video, I'm gonna give you my review and install of this JL Audio Stealthbox in Black, for all 2016 and later Toyota Tacomas with the Double Cab. Now, this Stealthbox from JL Audio is really gonna appeal to the music-loving Tacoma owner out there who wants big bass sound that you can only get from a dedicated subwoofer. Now, JL Audio has long been known as a premium brand maker of high-quality speaker parts, and other audio components. And this Stealthbox from JL Audio continues that tradition. It's capable of handling up to 400 watts of power through its durable subwoofer speaker and audio box, all designed to neatly fit into a package that's easy to install right out of the box. Now, part of what makes JL Audio a highly desirable premium brand is not only the exceptional sound quality you get from its speaker, but also the detail of design that they put into how they made this Stealthbox.It's going to fit tightly right behind the rear passenger seat, and as the same applies being the Stealthbox in such a way that you'll never gonna notice it and it's going to look as if it came right that way from the factory. Now, coming in around $900, this definitely does put the speaker box in the premium category, but I would expect nothing less from JL Audio considering the high-quality sound you're going to get from this unit. And I can't overemphasize the quality of design as well. Because when you're installing a bass box in your vehicle is just as important not only the quality of components but being able to securely mount it in your vehicle. If you don't have it bolted down and fit tightly, it's going to be bouncing around, and it really is going to have a negative impact on the sound quality of this unit. Now let's just see here in a minute, the installation we're going to show you today is strictly on the Stealthbox itself. Now to get the full function and rich sound quality out of this box that you can get, you're also gonna need to purchase a separate amplifier unit that's available here at extremeterrain.com as well.But that said, the basic installation should take you less than two hours, no problem. And we're giving it a basic two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It could be one out of three wrenches, just the box itself, but you are gonna need to do some wiring and connecting up to your amplifier. So, that's going to get you two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. So basic hand tools are all you're going to need for this installation, guys. So, let's get to that.Hey guys, tools for this installation, you're gonna see me using an electric impact wrench, but you could also use a hand-driven socket wrench as well, an extension, and 10 and 11- millimeter sockets. All right, guys, to get ready for our installation, I'm back here at the rear passenger side door. First thing you're gonna wanna do is flip up your seat bottom and remove the headrests out of this section and the center section. And then bring your seat back down. Right in here's where we're gonna be working and where we're gonna our JL Audio box subwoofer for that great rich bass sound. So, let's get to work. All right, guys, just one thing I want to call out in order to prepare this space to receive the audio box, you're going to need to shave down or cut off a plastic tab that is right down here where I'm pointing. It sticks up about 0.5-inch, so use a Dremel tool or a razor knife or something similar to that. Cut that down that'll make it nice and flat. That way, your JL Audio box will fit in here like a glove.All right, guys, now that you prepped the surface, we're going to go ahead and drop this into place. It's going to fit in there nice and snug. And that's going to give us a room to work once it slides into place. So make sure these hooks for child car seats are visible, that way you know that it's nice and flush and that's how it should be sitting. Next step is gonna be to remove two factory bolts that are in the rear bulkhead here using a 10-millimeter socket.And you do not need to retain these, the kit from JL comes with fresh hardware. All right, guys, now go ahead and grab one of these L-shaped brackets from the kit. The short end is what's gonna stand up towards the back there, a black bolt with a lock washer, flat washer, and then one of these spacers. The spacer is gonna go on the backside. They kind of fit in that little recessed area in there. So, go ahead and thread that up and let me get it started by hand.I'm not going to tighten it up too much at this point because we still need to thread the bolt in through the top here. And we were using a 10-millimeter on that one, and I'll switch over to one of these brushed aluminum-colored bolts, another lock washer, and a flat washer. This time you're gonna need an 11-millimeter socket. We'll get that started in here. We're going to repeat these same steps on the other side of the audio box.All right, guys, that wraps up this quick look and installation of this JL Audio Stealthbox in Black, for all 2016 and later Toyota Tacomas with the Double Cab. And, of course, for all things Tacoma, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Big Subwoofer Sound. Listen to your favorite track on the road with clear lows with this JL Audio Stealthbox; Black. It features a sculpted design for a snug fit. Most importantly, the technology that goes into this subwoofer allows it to produce high-definition sounds that you can hear with stunning clarity even as you drive with the windows down.
High-Quality Construction. This subwoofer is designed to be as tough as your Toyota Tacoma. The speaker is protected by a black steel mesh grille and the entire box has been constructed using high-quality materials and JL Audio’s proprietary manufacturing technology to ensure lasting life and high-definition audio performance.
Straightforward Installation. This subwoofer is easy to install. It installs in the storage pocket behind the rear passenger side seat. Please note that factory amplifiers and woofers need to be relocated.
Limited 2-Year Warranty. To assure quality, JL Audio backs the Stealthbox with a 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects from the date of sale. Some limitations apply. For more information, please refer to the manufacturer’s website.
Application. This Black JL Audio Stealthbox is designed to be used on all 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab models.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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