Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Victor, NY
Car Year: 2017
Car Model: Forester 2.5 Touring
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Kicker Speaker Upgrade - recommended
If you have the Limited or below, I would highly recommend the Kicker/Subaru Speaker upgrade, usually available on eBay for leass than $300. They are direct bolt-in, with no adapters required.
Please Note: You do NOT have to fully disconnect the door panel if you have a friend available to hold it aside while you swap the speaker in each door. A short or stubby #2 phillips will facilitate things.
2 Caveats: The connector and wire on the Right Rear Speaker needs to be re-routed around to the left side, instead of the right side, as shipped, using the built-in clips, in order for the speaker wire to reach. The Rear Speakers have a molded in "Front" marking, so they must be the Fronts on another model.
Also, the lower screws on the rear speakers can pinch the wires -- route them out of the way.
Very rewarding -- not the best piano I have heard in a car, but Trisha Yearwood sounds awesome. Finally the radio is worthy of my high bitrate iPod source.