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Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SSICRE14

Custom-fit powered subwoofer for select 2014-up Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab pickups

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Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SSICRE14

Overview

Our take on the Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SSICRE14

Are you disappointed with the level of bass your factory system provides, but don't like the idea of installing a big subwoofer in your vehicle?  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 big subwoofer in your vehicle?  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" 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 SSICRE14 fits the 2014-up Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Crew Cab pickups (with or without Bose®), and the subwoofer installs under the passenger'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.

This system enhance my truck stereo system performance.

M.T, Twentynine Palms, CA

Product Highlights:

  • custom-fit powered subwoofer
  • enclosure mounts under the rear seat on the passenger's side
  • molded plastic enclosure
  • 10" woofer and built-in amplifier (200 watts RMS)
  • works with Bose or non-Bose systems
  • includes instructions for your Silverado/Sierra and all installation parts
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SSICRE14 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

8 Reviews

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Written by: M.T from Twentynine Palms, CA on July 17, 2016

2016 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This system enhance my truck stereo system performance.

Pros: Easy to install. Great addition to my system.

Cons: Brochure needs to be in color. Hard to figure out the right wite location to hook up the speakers wire.

chief engineer

Written by: Tom from Auburn Hills,MI on June 15, 2016

2016 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Highly do not recommend, extremely poor quality boomy bass with no volume / output control

Pros: None

Cons: Extremely poor quality boomy bass like a cheap stereo, no volume controls - to make it tolerable, bass had to be turned to lowest setting on tone which eliminates any base coming out of existing speakers - had to pull fuse to even drive vehicle - If your 16, want boomy low quality sound that shakes door panels - Fine. You spend money on a new truck - either live with what it came with or go high end. I should have known better, the box is plastic.

Very happy

Written by: Steve from Pittsburgh, PA on April 11, 2016

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

Over all I'm very happy with the install and sound of this product,however there were a couple of things that need to be mentioned,first there was a wire connector missing not really a big deal since I could go down to the local auto parts store and get one,second the directions should be updated as when we installed the sub we found a much better way to run the wires and hook it up

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2016 Silverado

Written by: Zack from Va beach va on March 28, 2016

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

This product does work on a 2016 Silverado with Bose system the same as the model years before.Excellent complement to the Bose system.

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Written by: Anonymous from Texas on October 3, 2015

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

Pretty good if you aren't wanting a whole lot of hard hitting bass. Better at lower volume.

Pros: size and fit

Cons: strains a bit at higher volume

Adds great sound to your truck!

Written by: Jason D from Idaho on August 4, 2015

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The factory Bose system is really good but this sub adds the bass that the truck has been missing. My music of choice is Hip Hop so I appreciate having some low end. For regular radio, the improvement was good. It was considerably better for satellite radio. But, the real wow moment for me was playing songs off a usb drive and on my iPhone through the aux in. Feed it a clean signal and this thing really hits. I agree with the previous review that the two challenging parts of the install are feeding the wire through from the engine compartment and finding the wires to tap for the sub signal. What isn't clear from the directions is that there is a grommet on both the engine side and cab side. The grommet on the inside of the cab has a slit at the 12 o'clock position. It is easy to feed the wire through from the engine side only to have it bunch up in the fire wall. If you remove the cover on the wire distribution block under the dash, it makes it easier to reach the 12 o'clock position on the internal grommet. In terms of finding the signal wires for the wire tap, the image in the directions makes it look like they are in the big wire bundle attached to the big clip on the side wall. Facing that clip, it's actually in the small bundle behind the big clip on the right side. The two wires are literally twisted together in the loom. They are clearly brown and blue as described in the instructions. If you are thinking you have something close, you haven't found them.

Pros: Kicker has done a really good job on the fit and finish of this product. The sub enclosure feels very solid and fits perfectly under the rear seat. My wife didn't even notice it was in there until I pointed it out. The brackets that mount the sub to the seat posts lined up perfectly. The wires were a perfect length and had some nice touches like the power wire has a mesh loom on it for the run in the engine compartment. I am very happy with the quality and Kicker included all parts needed.

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Awesome product

Written by: Otis from Oklahoma on April 13, 2015

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product give the bass the trucks has been missing. once you install it, your be happy you spend the money. Install is very easy if you take your time, i find two problems when installing this first not easy getting the wire from the engine bay into the cab just take your time i used a old wire hanger as a guide it worked great, Second when you find the speaker wire to tab into for the Sub again take your time all the speaker wires are tie together and cover in strong cloth warpping becareful to cutting to the warp not to cut a wire. like i did, lol!! those are the 2 big problems i had installing it,

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Written by: Anonymous from Winfield alabama on February 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good Product, very good Sound and looks so clean!

Pros: Easy install, clean look, great sound!!

Cons: none really

Q & A

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If you have the 6.2 gas engine it is not compatible. The 6.2 has a noise cancellation microphone in the rear hoodliner. You need to disconnect this by cutting the purple/blue wiring harness channel at the passenger side rear door. --Shiva [ Shiva  Apr 21, 2016 ]
I have a diesel yes it has Bose. Works good. [ ADAM  Mar 15, 2016 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: I am not able to find any concrete specs on the GM part to be able to confirm. All indications seem to point to yes, they are the same. To get a definitive answer I would contact Kicker. Their number is 1-405-624-6024. I hope this information helps. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Apr 01, 2015 ]  Staff
You can remove the box, or I have seen on some forums where people cut the under-seat storage box to fit next to the sub. So you can have both if you're willing to trim your storage box. [ John  Mar 27, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This item will not fit with the tray. You would have to take out the tray in order to install it. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Nov 10, 2014 ]  Staff
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