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Kicker VSS™ Powerstage System

Upgrade the basic factory sound system in select 2013-up Ford F-150 Super Crew

Item # 206F150C13

You've got a great set of wheels, but something's missing: the sound of the Ford factory radio leaves a lot to be...

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About the Kicker VSS™ Powerstage System

Transform your F-150 Super Crew's factory sound system

You've got a great set of wheels, but something's missing: the sound of the Ford factory radio leaves a lot to be desired. Low power, less-then-ideal speaker placement, and dialed-back bass all contribute to the unhappy situation. This VSS Powerstage system upgrade by Kicker will transform your Ford F-150's stock radio and speakers into a high-fidelity sound system capable of giving you full, accurate, and richly-textured musical pleasure. And it does it without changing the look of your F150's interior or dash.

Transform your F-150 Super Crew's factory sound system

You've got a great set of wheels, but something's missing: the sound of the Ford factory radio leaves a lot to be desired. Low power, less-then-ideal speaker placement, and dialed-back bass all contribute to the unhappy situation. This VSS Powerstage system upgrade by Kicker will transform your Ford F-150's stock radio and speakers into a high-fidelity sound system capable of giving you full, accurate, and richly-textured musical pleasure. And it does it without changing the look of your F150's interior or dash.

It plugs into your factory wiring with no cutting

The heart of the system is the Powerstage processor/amp module that plugs in between your car's stock receiver and speakers with the help of a Ford-specific wiring harness. Kicker's technicians measured the acoustics of the F-150 Super Crew's interior, then developed a program to get the strongest and cleanest audio performance possible from the stock speakers. The Powerstage module breathes new life into your vehicle's factory system, automatically correcting for the limitations of the factory speakers, then adding plenty of power so the speakers can sound their best.

Of course, there's a subwoofer with it

It wouldn't be a sonic upgrade without a subwoofer to bring bass magic to the mix. Kicker includes a custom-fit, powered subwoofer that mounts under the right rear seat. A 200-watt amplifier provides the power you need to feel the bass from the 10" sub in the front seat.

Substage for 2009-up F-150 Super Crew

Substage™ for the F-150
mounts under the rear seat.

Do it yourself and save

This VSS upgrade package comes with all the hardware and brackets you'll need, and all the wiring is pre-cut and terminated to help make the installation easier. Step-by-step, illustrated instructions make this sonic upgrade a fun and rewarding project.

Important Note: This upgrade package will only work with the 2013-up Ford F-150 Super Crew pickup with the basic factory sound system. It will not work in a Ford F-150 with the premium (Sony) sound system.

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Product highlights:

  • audio upgrade system
  • fits 2013-up Ford F-150 Super Crew with basic, 4-speaker factory system
  • package includes:
    • digital signal processor with built-in 4-channel amplifier
    • processor features pre-set high-pass filters, EQs, and speaker time alignment
    • amplifier: 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms
    • vehicle-specific harness connects processor to factory stereo
    • VSS Substage custom-fit powered subwoofer
    • molded plastic enclosure fits under rear seat
    • 10" round subwoofer
    • 200 watts RMS sub amp
  • all power and signal wiring pre-cut and terminated, ready for installation
  • custom-engineered processor/amp mounting bracket
  • illustrated installation and setup instructions
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PF150C13
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What's in the box:

  • Subwoofer assembly (enclosure/ 10" subwoofer/ amplifier)
  • Amplifier assembly (full range amplifier/ mounting brackets)
  • Subwoofer body harness
  • Subwoofer power harness (with in-line fuse holder)
  • Mounting hardware
  • Fuses for both amplifiers
  • Amplifier body harness
  • Amplifier power harness (with in-line fuse holder)
  • Installation instructions

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Overview: Kicker's SoundGate PowerStage factory audio upgrade kits are designed to fit in specific year/make/model vehicles. The F150C13 is compatible with select 2013 and later Ford Supercrew pickups (please confirm fit with the Crutchfield vehicle selector). Included with the system are a 10" subwoofer in a custom enclosure, subwoofer amp, multi-channel amp with custom mounting brackets, and all the necessary cables and adapter plugs to power the amplifiers and connect to the factory radio and speakers without cutting into any of the factory wiring.

Multi-Channel Amplifier: The multi-channel amplifier is rated at 50 watts RMS x 4 channels and powers the front and rear factory speakers. The amp also has a built-in computer-optimized, 32-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) programmed specifically for the truck's interior and factory audio system. Custom brackets are bolted to the amp to mount it out of sight. The included wiring harness has adapter plugs that connect between the factory radio and factory harness, so cutting/splicing/testing the existing wires is not necessary. The included power harness is connected to the fuse box in the engine compartment, and specific wire routing instructions are included.

Subwoofer: The custom enclosure is loaded with a single 10" Kicker subwoofer, powered by a 200-watt amplifier mounted to the enclosure. The included wiring harness has an adapter plug that connects to the multi-channel amp's harness (for subwoofer signal input) and the power cable is connected to the fuse box in the engine compartment. Specific wire routing instructions are included, as is all necessary mounting hardware.

Electrical System: Both amplifiers are designed to have minimum impact on the truck's charging system.

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: 8-1/4"
    • Height: 1-3/8"
    • Depth: 6"
  • Subwoofer Enclosure:
    • Width: 25"
    • Height: 8"
    • Depth: 13"

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Customer Q&A

6 questions already asked

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Installed the kicker CSS power stage system upgrade and it's awesome. Now I want to upgrade the head unit that has apple CarPlay. What do you recommend that will keep the kicker upgrade in tact?
[ Anthony  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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Hey Anthony, Thanks for reaching out to us. I'm glad to hear you are enjoying that Kicker system. We should be able to add a new radio without affecting the connection to the sub. What kind of vehicle is this going in? Are there any other features you need besides CarPlay? You can reach out to one of our Product Advisors who can put together a complete, personalized cart for you with everything you will need for installation: https://bit.ly/2QNxGQB --Cosmo
[ Cosmo  Dec 31, 2018 ]  Staff
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what will fit in my 2014 STX base radio? Base radio= no 4.2 screen, no 8" screen and no sony system
[ erik  May 17, 2016 ]
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You can check to see what 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.
[ Kenny  May 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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This system is designed and tuned to enhance the factory sound. With that in mind, if I've installed infinity kappa components in the front and rear doors, would this kit be overly processed or EQ'd?
[ Chris  Jan 10, 2016 ]
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No, this amp will provide more power to properly drive your speakers the way they should be. If you think they sound good now, wait until you put power to them.
[ scoop  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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No. The system will enhance the highs and give you the base you so much deserve
[ ERIC J  Jan 11, 2016 ]
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Does this work with the MyFord touch with sync and standard sound (NOT Sony)?
[ Nic  Sep 11, 2015 ]
1 answer
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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  Sep 11, 2015 ]  Staff
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I have two factory tweeters will this four speaker system still work?
[ Scott  Aug 07, 2015 ]
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This system does not include any speakers - aside from the subwoofer. It includes an amplifier for your four factory speakers (including the two tweeters).
[ STEVEN  Aug 10, 2015 ]
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Yes it will work , it will send the highs to the tweeters and lows to the full range speakers
[ Timothy  Aug 08, 2015 ]
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Yes it will still work.
[ Michael  Aug 08, 2015 ]
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Is there a version of that will fit the MyFord Touch with Sync and the Premium Sony System? The whole Ford system is terrible, and only being able to fix half of it with only 200 watts is really disappointing.
[ shane  Dec 18, 2013 ]
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if there is a version that will work for you. If there is not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Jeff  Dec 18, 2013 ]  Staff
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