Toyota's massive weak spot has always been the audio system (in my eyes).
The problem was, is they thought they'd try to re-engineer the audio system from the ground up and now they've messed everything up for the aftermarket world.
Basically....you've got a system that's ALL or Nothing.....you either replace EVERYTHING in there or do what you can to patch some audible holes.
The subwoofer stage is one of the things you can modify....but not easily.
As you can see, Toyota was generous enough to provide us with a subwoofer behind the rear seats that one might call.....ample......while most would call it a waste of space and $15 worth of material that the dealership would up-charge you $1000 for.
So I yanked that baby speaker out and threw in our new line of sub/amp/box combos and BOOM....you've got bass!
The main problem with this system is that there just needs to be more......more of everything.
Listening to the system, the upgraded subwoofer definitely is heard/felt...but at MAX volume, it feels like you're only at 8....instead of 11.........
This is where Toyota dropped the ball.
This is a brand new 2018 Tundra....and it's audibly made for the elderly that listens to NPR at low volumes.
Next up? Unfortunately.....a WHOLE product gut/removal/replacement....
The problem with these trucks is that the headunit powers the front speakers and then sends a signal to an amp that powers the rear speakers and subwoofer....so you can't just replace or upgrade 1 part...you have to do the whole setup.....which sucks...but it's what has to happen.
So....till next time....here are some #BananaForScale shots