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2015-2019 F150 & Super Duty Kicker VSS Substage Powered Subwoofer Kit

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Highlights:
  • Fuller, Deeper Bass
  • Easy, Drop-In Installation
  • 200W Amplifier
  • SuperCrew and SuperCab Only

Increased Bass Volume and Depth in an Easily-Installed Package

Ford's F150 and Super Duty trucks need some bass. There's absolutely no doubt about it. Even the trucks with the premium Sony Audio package are a bit lacking in a powerful bass note, but our friends over a Kicker Audio are here to help with their Vehicle Specific Solution (VSS) Substage Kit. This kit is a full enclosure that comes with a large 8" Kicker Subwoofer powered by its own 200-watt Kicker amplifier that gives your pickup more bass and more depth and makes for an absolutely huge sound quality improvement on the 2015-2019 F150s and 2017-2019 Super Dutys with base audio. The kit is designed to bolt into your truck where the Sony amplifier would've been installed, and use existing bolt holes in the floor of your truck under its rear bench so that you don't need to come up with a custom mounting solution in order to get an excellent sound quality upgrade for your F150.

Features an 8" Kicker Subwoofer and Kicker 200-Watt Amp in a Full Enclosure Assembly

The Kicker VSS SubStage System is built around an impressive Kicker Subwoofer that generates a louder, deeper bass note than the Sony 8" subwoofer while giving your entire audio system more range and depth. The Kicker Subwoofer comes preinstalled in Kicker's complete enclosure assembly and pulls power from Kicker's 200-watt amplifier that solely powers the Subwoofer and is likewise already installed in the drop-in enclosure. Each Substage System comes with a full set of wiring that allows you to easily run power out to your truck's battery and tap a source for the subwoofer with minimal amounts of wiring work. The Substage kit comes with a full set of high-quality instructions for both the enclosure installation and wiring.

SuperCrew & SuperCab Only: This system will only fit 2015-2019 F150s, 2017-2019 Raptors, or 2017-2019 Super Dutys with a SuperCrew cab (Crew Cab) or SuperCab (Extended Cab).

F150s with Auto Start/Stop: F150s with the stock Auto Start/Stop systems enabled may experience the Kicker System cutting out temporarily when the truck switches from its alternator power to its battery power. Unfortunately, the only known fix is disabling the Auto Start/Stop feature manually or permanently via custom tuning.

Fitment:
  • 2015-2019 F150 SuperCrew & SuperCab
  • 2017-2019 Raptor SuperCrew & SuperCab
  • 2017-2019 F250 & F350 SuperCrew & SuperCab
4 Stars
2015 Ford F-150 XLT Sport
Purchased the Kicker sub package with the vehicle. I was a little optimistic at first not knowing how the sub would sound with the factory head unit. After some equalizer set up, I was more than pleasantly surprised with the sound quality. Definately a must for the sound enthusiast wanting a much more fuller sound. The unit is neatly tucked away behind the rear driver side seat and doesn't impede with room. Now it's time to upgrade the factory Ford speakers to complete the sound.
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Reviewed by:  from Alberta, Canada. on 9/29/2015
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5 Stars
2015 Ford F150 XLT Crew
Installed this system about a month ago and am very happy with its performance! A great addition to the factory set-up. Installation took me a little more than 4 hours. Instructions were straight forward. The work under the steering wheel was a pain in the neck but well worth the effort! I was especially impressed with the look of the installation. The sub assembly fits perfect behind the rear seat back. Well worth the time and money! Thanks Kicker and Stage 3!
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Reviewed by:  from Mn. on 2/10/2016
5
4 Stars
2017 Ford F250
Awesome addition to my truck but.... There is one catch to the install directions that folks should know because it is not anywhere on the web. For my truck, 2017 F250 XLT Premium Package, 2WD with the 6.7 diesel, the black wire connector body behind the front drivers side kick panel does not have the White and White/Brown twisted pair speaker wires in it. I had to unbolt the parking break mechanism and move it out of the way so I could access the wiring going out to the door speaker (WHT and WHT/BRN). Once I figured that out, the project was very easy. Took me about three hours. If I had known about the location of the speaker wires, I would say it can be done in an hour and a half with no beer breaks.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Florida. on 8/15/2017
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3 Stars
2015 Ford F150 Platinum
in stalled the Substage in 2015 Platinum, it took a little longer than I thought it would. Sound a little better than the Sony Sub. I had a 2012 Platinum with the 10" Kicker Substage, it hit a lot harder than the 8 now. I even hook it up first before I ordered this one. You cant secure it with out drilling holes in the floor. The 2015-16 goes right behind the seat with some work just like factory. Just wish it hit harder.
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Reviewed by:  from Cape Girardeau, MO. on 7/22/2016
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4 Stars
2015 Ford F150 Platinum
Simple install (I have no audio install experience and did in in 1.5 hours). The only thing I have to compare is to is the VSS for a 2012 F150, which is a 10" sub. You can definitely tell it's not a 10", but still a great improvement over the stock sub. I'd buy it again.
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Reviewed by:  from Ottawa, IL. on 3/6/2017
4
4 Stars
2016 F150 SuperCrew XLT Sport
Nice upgrade. Took longer to install than I assumed, but the biggest pain was tapping the 2 speaker wires. My truck only had about 2" of the wire bundle showing and they were so tight I could barely seperate them to look at colors, let alone tap them. Ended up taking the harness off the truck and then could get at them better. It says to tap the "white & white/brown" wires - but there are like 6 white wires and 4 white/brown ones. First ones I tapped didn't work, then tried another and it worked. Don't seat the harnesses onto the unit until it is in place - they do not come off and I snapped both tabs trying to get them off. Knew I shouldn't have done it at the time, but wanted to see how they route when clipped into the bracket. Run your cable first, get the unit in the truck (before bolting down), connect the harnesses and then attach to the bracket. Once installed it does sound very nice. Good bass sound, but this is certainly not going to "rock the block". I have had various systems for 20+ years - usually dual 12"s and this obviously doesn't even come close. If you want big sound - go elsewhere. But this does definately round out the stock radio and I believe I will be happy with it. Glad I didn't spend the extra $500+ for the extra amp for the door speakers. I am sure it would be a nice improvement, but $500 for an extra 200watt amp is crazy imo.
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Reviewed by:  from Avon, MN. on 3/23/2017
4
4 Stars
F150
Install was super easy (1 hr. max), Great quality of materials, now... quality of the sound will depend from: 1) you need to replace the speaker's factory period, that way will improve the treble and release the bass from the speakers; 2) the type of music, if you like rap, hip-hop, electronic, dance, latin... it will sound REALLLY GOOD! I'm impress for a 8" sub! But why I'm giving this 4 stars... it's because I love Rock music (classic, metal, alternative and more) the bass can decrease a 30-40% less from the other type above.... so that's why I'm giving 4 stars
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Las Vegas. on 7/6/2017
4
5 Stars
2017 Ford F150 Platinum SuperCrew
Awesome upgrade. I have the Sony premium sound package and the base wasn't that great. This install added in that missing base. I am very pleased with the total sound quality now. My only issue was the 2 small holes to bolt the upper sub bracket to the back wall were off by 1/4". I just drilled 2 new holes and secured it. It took about 1.5 hrs to complete. This was well worth the money.
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Reviewed by:  from Chelmsford, MA. on 3/28/2018
5
5 Stars
2018 Ford F-250 King Ranck
The installation instructions and video were well done. Overall installation was straight forward. The sound improvement is significant. Well worth it! A I also installed JL speakers from another source since the 2018 has depth issues that prevent the kicker speakers offered here from working. I love my truck, but have always had to upgrade my ford systems to get quality sound. Kicker has done a great job with this product.
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Reviewed by:  from Henderson, NV. on 9/12/2018
5
3 Stars
2015 F-150 w/ 5.0L
This system is a nice upgrade from the factor Sony sub. While it's not a thumper, it does do a very nice job off filling in the bottom end. The big thing about this is the independent amp that powers the sub only. The factory Sony amp has to pull double duty and power both the door speakers and the sub. With this upgrade, the Sony amp, only has to power my upgraded Pioneer speakers which now sound a lot fuller. Of note, with a 5.0L motor, the battery is on the passenger side of the truck so the power cord is just long enough to make it through the firewall and connect to the wiring harness. Because of that, I had to split the harness to allow the connector from the wiring harness that connects to the sub wires behind the b-pillar to reach behind the b-pillar. Also, the connector that attaches to the quick connectors, which attach to the factor sub wires, wasn't included but were quickly shipped to me from Kicker. Finally, I had to adjust the top mounting bracket on the sub so it would line up with the two holes on the back wall of the truck because the carpet was keeping the sub from getting low enough to mount. All in all, great support from Stage3 & Kicker. I high recommend watching the install video a couple of time as the directions/pictures in the printed directions can be a little vague at times.
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Reviewed by:  from Hampton, VA. on 7/10/2018
3
5 Stars
2015 F150 FX4
I'm pleased with the results of the speaker upgrade and the price point on this kit. Installation took me about 3 hours but I also installed sound proofing material, roadkill foam baffles and used mount kits (Metra 825606 for 6x9 & Metra 825605 for 6.5). The metra kits allowed my to self tap screw into them with stock screws and not use what was provided in the Kicker speaker boxes. All in all, the installation was simple, I hard wired the speakers using poke and wrap after figuring out polarity from a youtube video. Super simple to install if you have ever done anything like this before. Overall sound quality IS better than my stock Sony speakers. I would say from a B- quality stock to an A. I also installed the Kicker sub/amp kit and it was fairly simple too. I am a bit disappointed in the thump but the tones are good enough for me at my age; and I didn't have high expectations on an 8" sub. Together, these upgrades greatly improved the audio for under $1k which was more than enough for me!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Austin Tx. on 10/4/2018
5
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