Great Replacement Sub for 2004 Avalon
2004 Toyota Avalon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I recently installed the Kicker 40CWS84 in my 2004 Avalon to replace a blown factory sub in the middle of the rear deck and I am very happy with it. I have a Kenwood single din HD receiver installed without an amplifier and it does a great job powering the sub. I didn't give it a five only because it isn't able to give me the solid feel of a enclosed sub given the open environment of it's mounting location and the volume of the trunk. However, that is not my style so I am happy with how it sounds. Installation was straightforward. I removed the whole rear seat and upper deck which is not as bad as it sounds and it made fitting everything much easier. I reused the factory mounting brackets with longer course thread screws to sandwich the Kicker in place. I added some 1/4' foam door insulation around the rim of the sub between the two factory mounting brackets to prevent any vibration from occurring and it works great. A dremel tool is your friend as I had to use it to trim back some of the plastic on the rear brake light housing to allow for the higher mounted height of the Kicker sub. Over all, I took my time and it turned out great. The supplied wiring connector provided by Crutchfield had the wrong size blade connectors, but the correct size connectors were included in the Kicker box. No big deal. I'd recommend this upgrade to anyone needing to replace a blown factory sub in an Avalon. It really improves the sound and is an easy and much enjoyable upgrade.
Pros: Easy straightforward install