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DS Series 3-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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Overview

Our take on the Kicker 43DSC3504

Kicker's DS Series 43DSC3504 3-1/2" speakers make a great replacement for the worn-out factory speakers in your vehicle. In addition to providing excellent sound, these Kickers incorporate a zero-protrusion tweeter into a low-profile speaker that'll fit in more vehicles than ever.

The Kicker fit

Kicker's DS Series 43DSC3504 3-1/2" speakers make a great replacement for the worn-out factory speakers in your vehicle. In addition to providing excellent sound, these Kickers incorporate a zero-protrusion tweeter into a low-profile speaker that'll fit in more vehicles than ever.

Reliable, powerful sound

These 3-1/2" speakers will give you the kind of clarity you've never had with your factory speakers. The 2-way design recreates a dynamic sound, dedicating the highs to the PEI domed tweeter while sending the lower frequencies to the 3-1/2" polypropylene woofer. They'll conjure hefty volume even from low-powered factory radios, so you can confidently pump your jams for years to come.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • 3-1/2" polypropylene woofer with ribbed polyester foam surround
  • 1/2" PEI domed tweeter
  • power range: 6-15 watts RMS (30 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 80-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-11/16"
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • Two 11" lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and female quick slides on the other)
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

Easy install. All hardware needed to complete job. Great sound and an even better price.

Richard, Chula Vista, CA

Reviews

Kicker 43DSC3504 Reviews

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(52 Reviews)

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Crutchfield customer from Dillsboro, IN on 3/19/2019

1985 Chevrolet C Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great, installed using factory brackets. Good fit

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Easy install. Great sound

Richard from Chula Vista, CA on 1/24/2019

2018 Ford F-250 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install. All hardware needed to complete job. Great sound and an even better price.

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Crutchfield customer from Chesterfield, VA on 1/16/2019

2014 Chrysler 200
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Much better than factory

Pros: Perfect fit no modifications necessary to my Chrysler 200

Cons: None

Sounds great

Crutchfield customer from Seaford, NY on 1/5/2019

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

Sounds great in the dash of my 2016 Ram pickup.

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Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Rock Hill, SC on 12/12/2018

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound is really nice

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More sound than OEM

Brian from Laughlin, NV on 11/20/2018

2018 Ram Promaster City
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these in the rear speaker space on a Ram Promaster City. These are much more efficient and have a tweeter which brings the back seat alive.

Pros: More efficient Two way Compact

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 11/13/2018

2001 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in D pillar for 2001 Suburban. It's a little work to make them fit. Mounted the speakers to the metal frame and created custom speaker rings to avoid grinding the existing holes and to keep them from hitting the rear exterior vents. Trimmed plastic off old speaker mounts from the trim. Fit great and the sound is much improved over the stock 2" speakers that were there. I would recommend getting the Metra 72-4568 wire harness to avoid any wire cutting and make them plug and play.

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Easy Upgrade!

Crutchfield customer from Royal Palm Beach, FL on 10/7/2018

2018 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these beauties in the dash corner of my 2018 Ram Crew Cab. Huge improvement! They sound incredible compared to the stock junk that came from the factory. I had no idea what I was missing until I installed these speakers. Now I am looking forward to upgrading the 4 door speakers in time. East 30 minute installation for these dash replacements. Do it! You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Excellent, easy, fast, economical upgrade.

Cons: None whatsoever.

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Crutchfield customer from Batesville, AR on 9/25/2018

2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Big sound out of a small speaker Love them

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Kickers # 1

Terry from Wanaque, NJ on 8/16/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed 6 kickers in my 2012 ram 1500 and they sound great skynyrd sounds so much better very happy with the kickers

Pros: Great speakers for a great price easy install and the people at crutchfield are awesome

Cons: None

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fred from Sunrise, FL on 7/27/2018

2017 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers easy to install.they do over power the front door speakers I just moved the moved the fader to the rear a little for now until I get new door speakers and amp overall these speakers are great,

Pros: sound great!

Cons: none

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Alex from Anacortes, WA on 7/11/2018

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great improvement over the stock speakers. The highs are really high and clear took some time to get use to it but now it sounds normal.

Pros: Better than stock Fits stock location

Cons: No stock connector but does come with harness No grill for non-stock installations

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Crutchfield customer from Versailles, OH on 7/3/2018

2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speakers for replacing factory... fit right in no problem...

Pros: Made truck sound complete in the front

Cons: Took away some base sounding

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Crutchfield customer from Medina, OH on 7/1/2018

2018 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound,easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Hudson Falls, NY on 6/24/2018

2017 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Came very well package and on time. Great upgrade from my stock speakers fit right in 2017 ram

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Crutchfield customer from Massapequa, NY on 6/23/2018

2014 Dodge Dart
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Major improvement over stock. I'm very pleased.

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Sam from Boonton, NJ on 6/17/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These little 3.5" midrange speakers sound great for their size. I bought 2 pair for The FJ cruiser, one set for the dash and another set for

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Great sound

Ken from Chaffee, NY on 5/4/2018

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

Major improvement over factory. Never even knew there were speakers in the dash till now

Pros: Nice crisp sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, NC on 4/30/2018

2017 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice speaker for the money

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Good highs and mid range sound

Court from Nashua, NH on 4/29/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the price a decent quality sound

Pros: Inexpensive

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Crutchfield customer from Ville Platte, LA on 3/5/2018

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

Perfect fit, sounds great

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Ram dash replacement speaker

Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 2/12/2018

2016 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm sure these speakers are great in the correct application but they overpowered my door speakers in my 2016 Ram. Apparently my stock dash speakers are 8 ohm, these are 4 ohm. I'll be returning them and going back to stock. I'm finding that the newer cars and trucks are so proprietary, its not like you can easily swap out stock parts for after market.

Pros: easy swap

Cons: did not work well in my truck- sounded louder and uncomfortably higher pitched than stock. Loss of overall bass

Very good, easy drop in with metra plug

Christopher from Haltom City, TX on 2/2/2018

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

I have the non Alpine sixer. These were direct fit and instantly brightened up the single cab. I didnt get the over powered treble that some complained of but I usually have my treb on 10 so I might be biased. The front dash in the 2016 Ram Express is 8 ohm and I was a bit worried as these are 4 ohm but took a chance based on ease of install, price and all the good reviews. The ohm mismatch wasnt an issue at all. I put 6x5's in the front door next and it became an issue as I lost all Bass and mids pretty much. So i next replaced the 6x5's with Kicker 6x9's in the front door and now it all sounds great. Lots of good bass. I have no amp or aftermarket radio. Just stock 5" Ram radio.

Pros: Easy, cheap and blows away stock. No ohm issues noticed

Cons: Not 8 ohm like stock and there arent any noticeable issues but......

Speaker upgrade from stock

Brady from Bay City, MI on 1/9/2018

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

I installed these kickers in my 2014 ram 1500 non alpine head. Very easy to install in the front corners of the windshield. Crutchfield made this install even easier with the wire adapters for each speaker included so there were no splicing of wires just plug together and good to go and sound Great. Easy and sound Great, very satisfied with the purchase.

Pros: Great sound, easy to install

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Great sound

Jeff from Oregon City, OR on 12/4/2017

2017 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Put these in my 2017 Ram 2500 and it was a huge improvement in sound. Everything came with them when I ordered and installation was simple. Thanks to the Crutchfirld team for helping me out with the selection.

Pros: Easy installation, great sound quality, affordable

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Kenner, LA on 11/20/2017

2013 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great quality, easy installation

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bleu from King, NC on 10/15/2017

2013 Toyota Prius V
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Way way better then factory speakers!! Easy install with Crutchfield guidance and supplied accessories!

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Crutchfield customer from Louisburg, NC on 9/30/2017

2017 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great factory replacement hands down nothing to think about.

Pros: Great fit, great sound i love them.

Cons: None!!

Not bad

James from Sterling Heights, MI on 9/27/2017

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

My particular setup 2016 ram with 8.4a hi has 8 ohm dash 3.5's and 4 ohm 6x9's in all doors. There aren't really options for 8 ohm dash replacements. Wish there was. These are overpowering the door speakers because of the lower resistance. I'm debating on either putting resistors inline to increase resistance or just get 2 ohm 6x9's in rear doors to balance it out somewhat. I would still have to do 4 ohm in front doors though as they are run parallel with the dash. Meaning the front doors will never really bslsncd out unless I put resistors on dash speakers. Point is, I'm sure the speakers are great in most 4 speaker setups. But for Crutchfield to show these as comparable is a little misleading as the resistance/ sound stage balance issue is not mentioned. It's not entirely their fault though as 8 ohm 3.5's are far and few.

Pros: Good price, sound good

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Perfect Addition

Max from Gilbert, AZ on 9/25/2017

2004 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers were an excellent addition to my truck. My model didn't come with the dash speakers from the factory and these fit directly in the holes without any need for modification. The power from my Alpine head unit is the perfect amount and I can really hear all aspects of the music much better.

Pros: Great price. Fast shipping. Exactly as expected.

Cons: None.

Work to good

Robert from Littleton nc on 9/24/2017

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

To loud ,dominate other speakers, gave me and wife headakes after 2hr trip, replaced with original speakers

Pros: Ultra high highs

Cons: To loud over take other speakers, replaced with original speakers, after 2hr trip both of us had a headake

Crutchfield response on 9/25/2017 Robert, we're sorry you're disappointed with your speakers. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Front speakers

Robert C. from Fruitland Park, FL on 9/22/2017

2017 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

GREAT little speakers, excellent power and very crisp at low volume levels.

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Cons: somewhat difficult to install with limited working space on 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 (location in dash)

Sweet

MARK from Lancaster, CA on 7/28/2017

2017 Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great little dash speaker over the stock units at a very reasonable cost Clean and crisp sounds

Pros: What a difference these made in my 2017 ram 3500 , I now have clean crisp highs, easy to install

Cons: No cons unless you don't like highs !

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, GA on 7/9/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds good easy to install,2015 ram 1500

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Perfect factory upgrade.

Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 7/9/2017

2015 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced the factory 3.5 speakers on my 2015 Ram 2500. The sound difference is very noticeable. The highs are clear and crisp. I also installed he bass blockers with these speakers. Construction wise these speakers blow the factory speakers out of the water. Highly recommend these as a factory upgrade.

Pros: Solid construction and ease of installation. Great sound quality with bass blockers.

Cons: None

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Aric from Langhorne, PA on 6/26/2017

2013 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't know why I waited so long to upgrade to these.

Pros: Great sound from small speaker.

Cons: No cons just a pain to get screw out so close to windshield

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Crutchfield customer from Muskegon, MI on 6/18/2017

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

Quality sound at a great price.

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Cons: Connectors are a little flimsy.

2016 ram speaker upgrade

Chad from Inman, SC on 6/12/2017

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

Great upgrade to the dash speakers in my 2016 Dodge Ram crew cab. I replaced all the factory speakers in the truck and I believe these made the biggest difference in what you hear from the front seat. Wonderful sound don't hesitate to buy.

Pros: Great sound Easy mounting Good quality

Cons: None

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Daniel from West milford N.J. on 5/19/2017

2010 Dodge Ram 5500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good little speaker crisp highs and decent bass fits as expected and harness fits perfectly

Pros: Great speakers for the price

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Crutchfield customer from Detroit Lakes, MN on 5/8/2017

2006 Chrysler Sebring
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester, NY on 5/7/2017

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

Good speaker to replace the dash speakers in my Ram 1500. Please be aware that bass blockers should be purchased along with these. I can actually hear the improved soundstage. Didn't realize the dash speakers were that weak from factory. Now the sound is fuller and more defined. But obviously these don't hit any low frequencies. So please get bass blockers. I had to go back in and install them afterwards.

Pros: Improved quality of sound and increase volume overall. Much needed in a truck with loud exhaust LOL

Cons: Need bass blockers. Wish they came supplied or recommended in the checkout portion.

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Crutchfield customer from Horsham, PA on 4/12/2017

2013 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound,clear highs!!

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Crutchfield customer from Fosston, MN on 4/8/2017

2004 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great! Awesome sounds and easy install

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Great speaker. Clear sound.

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 3/28/2017

2013 Ford F-150 FX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very clear sound. I bought this to install in the dash of my 2013 F-150 for the center speaker. It has a very clear sound and is quite a bit louder than the OE speaker. Next I will get two pairs of 6x8s for the doors to match this speaker. Nad as always, Crutchfield was very helpful in the decision making process.

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Crutchfield customer from Odessa, TX on 3/22/2017

2016 Ram 3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These things made an amazing improvement in sound quality over stock dash speakers. Easy install and great price from Crutchfield!

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2016 Dodge Challenger Shaker

Jose from Orlando, FL on 12/10/2016

2016 Dodge Challenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the money, they are great. Nice bump in SQ and SPL from stock speakers. Well worth their price. Crutchfield didn't send me the wiring adapters for these, so instead of waiting after removing my dash, I just cut the original plug off and soldered these into the oem wiring. 10 minute job took more than half an hour because they didn't send the right adapters, but no fault of the speakers so I still gave 5 stars.

Pros: great price great SQ great SPL on just head unit power

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Hudson, NH on 9/13/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall great sound at a great price.

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Great Sound

Raffeal from Tacoma, WA on 9/11/2016

2006 Cadillac DTS
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound from this small speaker. Only using one for the center channel in my Cadillac DTS.

Pros: Great Sound

Cons: Single speaker not sold.

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Nathan from Paola ks on 8/23/2016

1999 Buick Park Avenue

Perfect fit and sound quality

Pros: All pros

Cons: No cons

Good quality

Zchkmp from Orlando, FL on 7/12/2016

2013 Dodge Dart
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I will buy Kicker products from now on. Easy installation as well.

Pros: Good quality Easy installation

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Plug and Play

Andrew G. from Atlanta, GA on 5/2/2016

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After a little wiring and splicing into the factory speaker wire these mounted right up into the tower. Really giving that extra mid/ high I was looking for. With the built system I have thus far all thanks to the team at Crutchfield.

Pros: Sound fantastic especially with a Kicker system.

Cons: Had to splice into factory wire.

Excellent Speakers

Gene C. from Sinajana, Guam on 3/28/2016

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers will sound great when replacing the center stock location of the Tundra, and will mount directly with no issues. Only one of the pair you receive will be used there, so you may need to find another use for the second speaker.

Pros: Great sounds from a small speaker.

Cons: Only one used for center channel application.

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 3 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Balanced Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Polyester foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 80 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 20
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 80
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 11/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 3 1/16

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Features

Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker DS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones for their rigidity and light weight. Polypropylene is also resistant to moisture and high temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Ribbed Polyester Foam Surrounds: The ribbed polyester foam surrounds allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL.

Balanced-Dome Tweeters: The 1/2" PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide, polymer film) balanced-dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with quick, detailed and spatially-correct imaging. A semi-dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone; balanced dome tweeters are semi-dome tweeters with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the tweeter.

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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional 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  Dec 12, 2018 ]  Staff
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