Tbh this is much better DIY than bananags' so it's a good thing you did a 'repost' with pics included.
I was going to change the sub too for an aftermarket one.
After I had ripped everything apart and came the time to take the sub off I realized my aftermarket sub was 12". Well atleast now I know how to change the sub if I decide to change it in the future.
Btw is that replacement sub black rather than brown as the old one or is it just the lighting?
I'm asking because I have black one and now I'm thinking if it's been changed by someone.
Wow, this is a lot of work just to get the rear subwoofer out. I would have thought that Lexus would have made it simple by only needing to remove the speaker cover. So I take it the speaker cover is actually attached to the rear deck from the backside?
14 Maserati Quattroporte
13 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
11 Land Rover Range Rover
02 Lexus GS430
00 Lincoln LS
85 Toyota Celica Supra
Glad I found this post... did almost the same thing just yesterday. I simply super-glued the blown sub but thinking of replacing the sub stock. I have to say this is a much better guide than all the previous ones. Thanks for the post.
I also replaced mine a few years ago , when I upgraded the stereo system , amps , speakers, etc . There was nothing wrong with it , but the sound was mediocre at best , so I replaced it with a much better 10 inch on a ported enclosure .
I re-foamed my factory ML sub using this very thread few weeks ago. I couldn't have done it without this post.
The foam kit cost me 20$, and about 2 hours including work on the actual sub.
Again, thanks to the OP... With the money I saved, I got my front suspension taken care of. (Caster arms, LBJ, tie rod ends)
01 GS 430 (DD)
93 Supra TT (Garage Queen)
08 GX470 Sport (Wife's DD)
97 4Runner 5sp (Winter beater)
I cant wait to get my sub soon. I needed to replace mine since the day I bought the car. Go figure lol. Great thread bro. I know there's more DIYs on this but yours is great. Greatly detailed and good pics. Thank you!