Couldn't Stand Toyota Entune

  • Hello, visitor! Welcome to Tacoma3G.com, a resource for 3rd Generation Toyota Tacoma owners.

    Tacoma3G is a friendly community dedicated to 2016-2021 Toyota Tacoma and Overland Enthusiasts. Registration is completely free and only takes 30 seconds, so we hope to see you and your rig soon!

TheNotty84

✓ • Bronze
Messages
26
Upvotes Recieved
42
Location
Lakewood, CA
First Name
Brandon
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Silver Sky
Truck Grade
SR5
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#638
After having bought the truck just about 2 months ago, I could not get over how horrible the Toyota Entune system is and how bad the stock speakers and audio controls are. I am kind pretty particular when it comes to my music and I really needed something better, so I finally got all the pieces and installed this weekend. Here is my new setup!!

Pioneer SVH-W4400NEX head unit
ALPINE X-S69C; front doors
ALPINE S-S65; rear doors
ALPINE PDX-V9; amplifier
JL AUDIO STEALTHBOX

0728181259a_HDR.jpg


0728181258.jpg


The stealthbox fits perfectly without having to remove or modify anything and sounds awesome; and with Android Auto in the head unit, I get navigation and control of my Pandora and phone calls easily. Functionality is way better than Entunes and sound quality is 1000x better!
 

TacomaLG

✓ • Bronze
Messages
24
Upvotes Recieved
6
Location
San Jose CA
First Name
Leo
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Cement
Truck Grade
Sport
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#900
That Pioneer unit looks great!
 

GrooTacoma

✓ • Bronze
Messages
11
Upvotes Recieved
6
First Name
JP
T3G Member
#904
After having bought the truck just about 2 months ago, I could not get over how horrible the Toyota Entune system is and how bad the stock speakers and audio controls are. I am kind pretty particular when it comes to my music and I really needed something better, so I finally got all the pieces and installed this weekend. Here is my new setup!!

Pioneer SVH-W4400NEX head unit
ALPINE X-S69C; front doors
ALPINE S-S65; rear doors
ALPINE PDX-V9; amplifier
JL AUDIO STEALTHBOX

0728181259a_HDR.jpg


0728181258.jpg


The stealthbox fits perfectly without having to remove or modify anything and sounds awesome; and with Android Auto in the head unit, I get navigation and control of my Pandora and phone calls easily. Functionality is way better than Entunes and sound quality is 1000x better!
You mind if I ask how much the speaker set up cost? I have Def been considering upgrading the sound system as I to love my music and the stock set up clearly isn’t up to my liking. But I am Also not familiar with speakers and all that.
 

TheNotty84

✓ • Bronze
Messages
26
Upvotes Recieved
42
Location
Lakewood, CA
First Name
Brandon
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Silver Sky
Truck Grade
SR5
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#638
The entire system was about $2,000.00. I went to a great local car audio place that has done a previous set up in my car and this is basically how it broke down:

Pioneer head unit: $450
Alpine Amp: $430
JL stealth box: $500
6x9 and x1.5": $300
the rest was dash kit, steering wheel controls, wires, taxes, install
 

solscooter

✓ • Aficionado
Tacoma3G Supporter
Messages
1,110
Upvotes Recieved
1,141
Location
Minnesoota
First Name
Brian
Truck Year
2016
Truck Color
Super White
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#509
That's a steal on the stealthbox
 

SDCementTacoTruck

✓ • Silver
Messages
80
Upvotes Recieved
91
Location
San Diego
First Name
Reuben
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Cement
Truck Grade
Sport
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#391
Looks great, does that head unit have apple are play?
 

TheNotty84

✓ • Bronze
Messages
26
Upvotes Recieved
42
Location
Lakewood, CA
First Name
Brandon
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Silver Sky
Truck Grade
SR5
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#638
Looks great, does that head unit have apple are play?

Yes. It has Apple Car Play and Android Auto. It has the capability to connect wirelessly, but I have an LG phone. Apparently the only Android phone that supports Android wireless is the Google Pixl... which kind of sucks, but connecting the phone with a chord to get the Android Auto to work is not that big of a hassle.
 

SDCementTacoTruck

✓ • Silver
Messages
80
Upvotes Recieved
91
Location
San Diego
First Name
Reuben
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Cement
Truck Grade
Sport
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#391
That is a great reason to upgrade, the entune and Toyota navigation sucks compared to the phones
 

SD_Taco

✓ • Silver
Tacoma3G Supporter
Tacoma3G O.G.
Messages
52
Upvotes Recieved
88
Location
San Diego
First Name
Jay
Truck Year
2017
Truck Color
Inferno
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#35
I’m also running the stealthbox, but was wondering if your experiencing a little bit of rattle from the plastic backing like mine when you let the bass hit. The rattle noise isn’t noticeable inside the cabin, but I could hear it outside the truck.
 

TheNotty84

✓ • Bronze
Messages
26
Upvotes Recieved
42
Location
Lakewood, CA
First Name
Brandon
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Silver Sky
Truck Grade
SR5
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#638
I’m also running the stealthbox, but was wondering if your experiencing a little bit of rattle from the plastic backing like mine when you let the bass hit. The rattle noise isn’t noticeable inside the cabin, but I could hear it outside the truck.

Its not too bad, but when I turn it up really loud and it hits hard, there is a little bit of rattle. The overall sound is louder than the rattle, so it doesnt bother me too much, but I am going to try and isolate it and see what I can do to eliminate it.

I only get it inside the cab too, though. When i go outside the cab with all doors and windows closed, I dont hear the rattle at all.
 

TacomaLG

✓ • Bronze
Messages
24
Upvotes Recieved
6
Location
San Jose CA
First Name
Leo
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Cement
Truck Grade
Sport
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#900
The entire system was about $2,000.00. I went to a great local car audio place that has done a previous set up in my car and this is basically how it broke down:

Pioneer head unit: $450
Alpine Amp: $430
JL stealth box: $500
6x9 and x1.5": $300
the rest was dash kit, steering wheel controls, wires, taxes, install

What dash kit and steering wheel harness did you get?
 

Tyler

✓ • Paragon
Badministrator
Tacoma3G O.G.
Messages
6,208
Upvotes Recieved
9,993
Location
Long Island, NY
First Name
Tyler
Truck Year
2017
Truck Color
Quicksand
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Long Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#1
Entune is as useless as can be, but my stock sound quality is pretty decent to me. I’m woondering what something like this would sound like compared to what I’m used to which is already pretty good. And can a system like this run with the stock head unit?
 

TRD_SemiPro

✓ • Silver
Tacoma3G Supporter
Messages
36
Upvotes Recieved
64
Location
Agoura Hills, CA
First Name
Cyle
Truck Year
2017
Truck Color
Magnetic Gray
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#339
Although I hate the Entune, I do like the sound of the jbl speakers that came in the truck. I would LOVE a new head unit, sub & amp though :sneaky:
 

Bigeasy

✓ • Bronze
Tacoma3G Supporter
Messages
10
Upvotes Recieved
11
First Name
Edward
T3G Member
#1,924
Entune is trash ! Does Pioneer head unit works with the backup camera ? If so I definitely going to be upgrading it...
 

Timlovestacos

✓ • Silver
Messages
51
Upvotes Recieved
84
First Name
Tim
T3G Member
#947
Posted this in another forum but thought it was appropriate here too (sorry for double posting): I got a kit from Beatsonic that mirrors my iPhone and works flawlessly. Was debating an Apple car play head unit but with their upgrade kit I can stream movies, Netflix, espn, and use any maps or app I want on there. I just can’t use “touchscreen”. Huge fan of it: http://www.beatsonicusa.com/if02aep2.html
 

MichoRizzo

✓ • Bronze
Messages
8
Upvotes Recieved
4
First Name
Chuck
T3G Member
#1,676
Entune is trash ! Does Pioneer head unit works with the backup camera ? If so I definitely going to be upgrading it...

Did you find out if the Pioneer works with the backup camera?

Wondering if this is a harness plug n play. I like the idea of a better GPS map than the scout garbage on the stock head unit.
 
Top Bottom