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Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SRAMCQ09

Custom-fit powered subwoofer for 2009-up Dodge Ram Crew and Quad Cab

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Overview

Our take on the Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SRAMCQ09

Are you disappointed with the level of bass your factory system provides, but don't like the idea of installing a universal subwoofer and wiring kit? The VSS SubStage powered subs by Kicker are made to fit in specific vehicles, so you get harnesses that connect to your factory wiring, and a sub that's made to mount where your particular vehicle has space. Each system comes with vehicle-specific instructions that guide you every step of the way. The package also includes all of the wiring and hardware you need to complete the installation — that means no running to the hardware store to find a part that you didn't know you'd need.

Custom-built bass for your vehicle

Are you disappointed with the level of bass your factory system provides, but don't like the idea of installing a universal subwoofer and wiring kit? The VSS SubStage powered subs by Kicker are made to fit in specific vehicles, so you get harnesses that connect to your factory wiring, and a sub that's made to mount where your particular vehicle has space. Each system comes with vehicle-specific instructions that guide you every step of the way. The package also includes all of the wiring and hardware you need to complete the installation — that means no running to the hardware store to find a part that you didn't know you'd need.

Ready to rumble

The SubStage doesn't skimp on power and performance — it comes equipped with a 10" square sub powered by a perfectly matched 200-watt amp, all housed in a custom enclosure that's optimized for sound quality. You'll look forward to rumbling lows that can play back the biggest digital drum beat yet also deliver the low-frequency subtleties of a standup bass. Kicker's earned their reputation for making subs that crank out bass you can feel and the SubStage is no exception.

The SubStage SRAMCQ09 fits the 2009-up Dodge Ram Crew and Quad Cab, and the subwoofer installs under the driver's side of the rear seat. It connects to the factory stereo via two wire taps for signal, and attaches to the battery for power. Please identify your car before purchasing to make sure it'll work with this package, or you can call one of our Advisors at 1-888-955-6000 to confirm fit.

Very nice sound and easy install. Would highly recommend this product.

Greg, Lexington, TN

What's in the Box:

  • Subwoofer assembly with custom mounting brackets (enclosure/ 10" subwoofer)
  • Amplifier with custom mounting brackets
  • 80" Subwoofer harness (RHDSSUB)
  • 52" Power harness with in-line fuse holder (RHRAM-PWR)
  • 5" Speaker-level input harness (RH09PIGTAIL6)
  • 2 Wire taps
  • 25-Amp ATO fuse
  • 1 Seat bolt with flat washer attached
  • Six 6" Zip ties
  • Installation instructions
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • custom-fit powered subwoofer
  • enclosure mounts under the rear seat on the driver's side
  • molded plastic enclosure
  • 10" square woofer
  • built-in amplifier (200 watts RMS)
  • includes instructions for your Ram and all installation parts
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SRAMCQ09 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

5 Reviews

Kicker Sub

Written by: Greg from Lexington, TN on April 25, 2016

2014 Ram 2500

Very nice sound and easy install. Would highly recommend this product.

Pros: Easy custom install, looks factory

Cons: Non

Crisp, clean thumper

Written by: Ewok from Central Valley, California on April 16, 2016

2015 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect design, fits right in factory bolts. Great sound at a low levels and thumping level, crisp and clean. I just wanted a little 10 for the truck and I feel I got way too much now, which is a good thing with only one.

Pros: Custom fit, works great, hidden well, bolts to factory bolts, sounds great.

Cons: None

So-so

Written by: Ramsey from New Braunfels, TX on May 12, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just finished installing his sub and amp in my 2012 ram crew cab (premium audio). If I could have, I would have given it 2.5 stars. The install wasn't too bad but there could have been more pictures, especially in regards to securing the ground wire and tapping into the factory wires. It took me about 3 hours to install and that includes taking out the factory "sub" and enclosure. I really like that the wiring is all plug and play and the perfect length. Now to sound quality. This is where I'm disappointed. For the money, I expected better sound quality. The sub bottoms out easily with really low bass frequencies and just sounds bad. It might have something to do with the size on the enclosure. Also, the bass that isn't distorted is not crystal clear. It isn't bad, but it's not crystal clear. So if you're listening to hip hop or dub step, it's not going to sound all that great. However, it sounds pretty good with something not as demanding. I played my normal audiophile CD tracks from Bob Marley and Dire Straights and they both sounded good and balanced. The most disappointing thing is the problems I have with the sound quality could likely be solved with a smarter amp. Cut the really low bass frequencies out and cut higher frequencies out. The low frequencies is most important because I'd rather hear no bass instead of muffled bass. Knowing what I know now, I would probably save up a little more and buy the JL loaded enclosure and a JL amp.

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Simplicity at its Best!!!

Written by: John from Wyoming on February 8, 2015

2012 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nothing difficult follow the instructions wham bam your done!! Simply Awesome!!! Always great sound from Kicker! love it!!

Pros: Simple easy to install

Cons: none

Awesome Fit & Awesome Sound

Written by: Ram 1500 from Minnesota on August 22, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This sub is designed for the Ram 1500 to fit under the rear passenger seat and does so awesomely. And the bass is clear and crisp. Highly recommend this sub for your Ram 1500.

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What's in the box?

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  • Subwoofer assembly with custom mounting brackets (enclosure/ 10" subwoofer)
  • Amplifier with custom mounting brackets
  • 80" Subwoofer harness (RHDSSUB)
  • 52" Power harness with in-line fuse holder (RHRAM-PWR)
  • 5" Speaker-level input harness (RH09PIGTAIL6)
  • 2 Wire taps
  • 25-Amp ATO fuse
  • 1 Seat bolt with flat washer attached
  • Six 6" Zip ties
  • Installation instructions
  • Warranty information

Product Research

Features

Overview: Kicker's SoundGate SubStage factory audio upgrade kits are designed to fit in specific year/make/model vehicles. The SRAMCQ09 is compatible with select 2009 and later Dodge Ram crew cab and quad cab pickups (please confirm fit with the Crutchfield vehicle selector). Included with the system are a 10" subwoofer in a custom enclosure, subwoofer amp with custom mounting brackets, and all the necessary cables to power the amplifier and connect to the factory radio.

Subwoofer: The custom enclosure is loaded with a single 10" square Kicker subwoofer, powered by the included 200-watt amplifier. The enclosure mounts under the rear seat on the driver's side and specific wire routing instructions are included for the power cable and for tapping into the factory wiring for the subwoofer's signal input.

Note: If present, the storage cover or fold flat floor under the driver's side section of the rear seat must be removed. (If there is a storage cover or fold flat floor under the passenger's side and middle sections of the rear seat, those items can remain in the vehicle, with no modification.)

OEM Sub: If there is a factory subwoofer under the passenger's side rear seat, it must be disconnected for the Kicker Soundgate subwoofer to work correctly. The factory subwoofer enclosure can be completely removed, leaving a storage space underneath the passenger's side rear seat.

Electrical System: The amplifier is designed to have minimum impact on the truck's charging system. The amplifier is mounted under the driver's seat.

Dimensions: The listed dimensions do not include the mounting brackets (regardless of these measurements, the amplifier mounting brackets and subwoofer enclosure are custom built to fit out of sight in the vehicle):

  • Amplifier:
    • Width: 7-1/2"
    • Height: 1-3/8"
    • Depth: 3-5/8"
  • Subwoofer Enclosure:
    • Width: 20-1/4"
    • Height: 9-1/2"
    • Depth: 16-1/4"

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Thanks for your question. If you are speaking of the 6 months special financing, then yes. Using either the Sony Financial Services credit card or by purchasing with Paypal credit. On the product page just under the green "add to cart" button you will see "Special Financing Offers", that will give you more details. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Apr 02, 2016 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Oct 23, 2015 ]  Staff
It need to be removed [ WYATT  Oct 01, 2015 ]
The folding floor will need to be removed, the sub box is taller than the folding floor. [ STEPHEN  Sep 24, 2015 ]
Sorry. I only had this for a few weeks before it was stolen and that was a couple years ago. [ CHARLES  May 07, 2015 ]
I don't think it does. I've had other custom build systems with crossover settings and to me this one sounds like it does not. [ MICHAEL  May 03, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Apr 02, 2015 ]  Staff
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