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Kicker PF150SC15 VSS PowerStage

Upgrade the basic factory sound system in select 2015-18 Ford F-150 Super Cab/Crew pickups with MyFordRadio

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About the Kicker PF150SC15 VSS PowerStage

Transform your SuperCab/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 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 interior or dash.

Transform your SuperCab/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 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 interior or dash.

find the subwoofer!

Let's play "Find the Subwoofer."

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 truck's stock receiver and speakers with the help of a Ford-specific wiring harness. Kicker's technicians measured the acoustics of your truck'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. And better yet, the module does all this while retaining the MyFordRadio functions.

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 8" sub in the front 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.

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Product highlights:

  • audio upgrade system
  • fits 2015-18 Ford Super Cab/Super Crew with MyFordRadio
  • 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
    • 8" 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 # PF150SC15

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Kicker PF150SC15 VSS PowerStage

Crutchfield customer from Nampa, ID on 4/4/2019

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Wow!!

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Go with the Sub system not the power stage

Patrick from Portage, IN on 5/29/2018

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Very good sound out of the power stage, base is a good response for the size of the subwoofer an it fits nice right behind the back seat. No floor space was taken up by this unit. Big disappointment with the power amp. Although the sound is very crisp and clear the sound level is just slightly above the factory level. I also upgraded the Door speakers in front and back and when I called Kicker about the sound level they told me the Power stage is tuned to get the best response out of the factor speakers. I wish they would have expressed this in the literature. Kicker also stated the put the power from the amp is used to get the best tuning sound for the stereo and not for more power to increase the sound output. I would suggest just getting the sub system and not the power stage. Too much money for making your stereo sound like a concert

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Big Improvement, simple to install

Dale from Martinez, GA on 4/15/2018

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Just install it. You will be happy you did!! At first I was on the fence about getting this upgrade (Because of price). Now Im so glad I got it.. The sound is much better than factory. I actually have some bass response now! The added under console amp also nicely cleans up the sound of the factory speakers. All of the components are expertly engineered to fit perfectly out of sight. Every bit as good as factory. All connection are plug and play, no cutting of any wires. It took me about 2.5hrs to install completely, but I took my time. It helps to checkout a few online videos before you start.

Pros: Easy Install -Plug and Play connections -Great Sound improvement!

Cons: A little pricey (Still worth it!) -Directions have a few gray areas

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Big Improvement Over Stock

Rod from St. Peters, MO on 6/3/2017

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Just get it. You will be happy you did!! At first I was on the fence about getting this upgrade (Because of price) my wife was not happy! Now Im so glad I got it.. The sound is much better than factory. I actually have some bass response now! The added under console amp also nicely cleans up the sound of the factory speakers. All of the components are expertly engineered to fit perfectly out of sight. Every bit as good as factory. All connection are plug and play, no cutting of any wires. It took me about 3hrs to install completely, but I took my time. It helps to checkout a few online videos before you start.

Pros: -Easy Install -Plug and Play connections -Great Sound improvement!

Cons: -A little pricey (Still worth it!) -Directions have a few gray areas

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Excellent factory upgrade that retains factory waranty

Arthur from TX on 2/13/2017

2014 Ford Fusion

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I didn't realize this was available online at other places and purchased it straight from Kicker. We just did the install this evening and I was very impressed with the build quality of this factory upgrade. We took video of the entire install and will have it up on an online video site within the next week. The install was straight forward and took about 3 hours taking extra care and making allowances for videoing the entire install. Everything fits perfectly and looks truly factory. It is evident that the Kicker engineers worked with Ford to put together an upgrade that has a factory fit and finish. We did a sound test before and after and the signal processor/amplifier for the front stage is amazing. Straight factory sounded OK but it didn't really get as loud as my brother wanted and bass was lacking. After the install you have to yell over the stereo and the sound is very clean, no distortion. Highs are very bright and the mid-bass is strong and punchy. You do have to adjust the bass a bit depending on what type of music you are listing to but overall we were both really impressed with how much low-end the 8" sub fills in. We listened to some Aldo Nova (serious 80's jams), Brass Monkey, In This Moment, White Zombie, Texas Hippie Coalition and some Lindsey Sterling Dubstep to get a feel for the range and this setup is really impressive.

Pros: Impressive front stage. Strong, punchy mid-bass and crystal clear, bright highs. Great subwoofer setup for Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Classical or Coutry

Cons: 8" Sub isn't going to give you the kind of bass you "feel" If you are big into dubstep or rap with low hard bass lines you should probably look at another option.

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Great sound, simple install

Josh from Houston, TX on 1/12/2017

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Sounds awesome! The provided installation instructions left a little to be desired. I searched for this product on youtube and found several really helpful videos. I have limited experience installing stereo equipment but was able to complete the install in about 2 hours. The overall design is great. Everything hides nicely.

Pros: Ease of installation, DIY, improvement of stock sound

Cons: Now i want to upgrade my door speakers

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Kicker PF150SC15 VSS PowerStage

Steve from Acworth, GA on 12/11/2016

2015 Ford F-150 XLT

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Instructions are terrible great sound for the money

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Clean adequate bass for all types of music.

Meynard from Hawaii on 11/13/2016

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Power cord was a little short. Other than that this kit is awesome. Clean sound, but not set off alarms cruising down the street loud. Good enough for this father of two. Plays my hip hop and EDM classics with much better quality than stock

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Decent improvement from stock

Justin from Round Rock, TX on 10/11/2016

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Decent improvement from the stock stereo/speakers.

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Overall Pleased

Tanner from Mount Pleasant, MI on 8/9/2016

2015 Ford F-150 XLT

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First saw these systems at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and was blow away by the difference that they had made. I am in the car business and regularly trade vehicles after a few months so it was important to me that everything looked as close as factory as possible without having to compromise the integrity of the factory wiring harnesses by cutting or splicing into them. In researching this product the most common con I had read was that the installation instructions could have been better. Only ran into two small spots that caught me off guard. The first was figuring out how they wanted you to mount the amp and the second was I could not get the power wires for the amplifier to seat into the harness kicker had provided firmly. Even when connected to the harness they had the ability to slip out which caused my factory speakers not to work at all. Overall the 8" sub really woke the stereo up more than anything the amp definitely provides more power to the factory speakers but more in a full sound kind of way not a overwhelmingly loud kinda way if that makes sense. From the factory Fords stereos have traditionally always been pretty weak. This is a upgrade if you're looking to get the most out of your factory stereo.

Pros: Very Clean. Cant visually even tell an aftermarket stereo system has been installed until you turn it on. Love that its all plug and play!! Have a very crisp clean sound!

Cons: Pricey but at least you can draw the lawn with one purchase instead of continuously adding pieces to make the stereo better. Only downfall at close to full volume the factory speakers cant handle the power and will pop

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Kicker PF150SC15 VSS PowerStage for 2015 F150

Christopher E from Meridian, ID on 8/1/2016

2015 Ford F-150 XLT

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I wanted to improve the sound quality in my F150. I didn't include the Sony system from the factory. I checked with local stereo shops. They all wanted to install a sub under the rear seat. I wanted to keep the wonderful storage capabilities in this truck with the seats folded up. I saw this on Crutchfield's website and decided to try it out. It was a straight forward installation. Nothing difficult. the results were well worth it. My wife likes to drive the truck now. She thinks it has a better sound than her titanium Fusion with the Sony factory system which is awesome in the Fusion. I am ready for some road trips now. Heading to the Canadian Rockies soon/.

Pros: Just the right amount of bass.

Cons: none

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Perfect solution to what the factory system lacks

Lucas from Craig, CO on 7/4/2016

2015 Ford F-150 Lariat

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First, I would like to mention that in the past I have always installed conventional aftermarket subs in my cars. That said I know the sound quality and install needed to execute these systems at a high level. The kicker system is not at the component level but I highly recommend it. The reason I decided to go with the system comes down to three factors. First, you don't sacrifice floor space in the truck. The back seat storage to me is the space I use the most on a daily basis and it is the least mentioned benefit to a 4 door truck. Second, an 8" sub is plenty of output given the cabin because the sub is not in the trunk Finally, it amplifies the signal to the door speakers. This was huge to me because it lets you power aftermarket speakers in the future if you want. I have installed 6x9s in the front and anyone thinking of doing this should plan on doing all 4 or none but and as many have bought up it helps the factory speakers out nicely so you can break up the investment and install over a longer timeframe. In conclusion, coming from a person has gone the component route in the past, don't waste your time. This kicker system gives you an easily installable solution that anyone can do, stays out of the way, and fixes a horrible factory system that for me was not acceptable on a 50K vehicle.

Pros: 50 watts RMS to all 4 doors at 4 ohms (i emailed kicker on this), Easy to install, You don't give up floor space in the back, no cutting of factory wiring, sounds great

Cons: It is expensive (It used to be more though)

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Kicker Powerstage 2015 F150

Terryl from TX-Texas on 11/8/2015

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This system had factory connections and all the parts needed for a quick installation. The included instructions could be a little better,but research on the Web helped out. The system sounds fantastic in my opinion. It enhances the factory system and adds depth to the texture of the music. It is just what I wanted for my new truck.

Pros: Easy installation Great sound improvement

Cons: Pricey A few steps in installation instructions need more details or pictures

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14 questions already asked

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Will this work with 2018 F150 3.5L EcoBoost with auto start/stop?
[ Ron  Aug 02, 2019 ]
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Hi Ron, thank you for your question. We would need a little more info on the trim level of your F-150 to check fitment for you. Please chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. They will be able to pull up the exact info on your truck, and insure fitment of this setup for you.
[ Jess  Aug 11, 2019 ]  Staff
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Will this work with 2018 F150 3.5L EcoBoost with auto start/stop?
[ Ron  Aug 02, 2019 ]
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I installed it in my 2018 F150 super crew 5.0 with auto start/stop with no issues. Even when the engine stops the system still works fine. I'll be installing an eliminator harness for that feature this weekend though. Can't stand it.
[ Max  Aug 02, 2019 ]
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Ron, it will work. You won't regret this mod
[ Robert  Aug 02, 2019 ]
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Will this work with the factory power inverter option on a 2015 ?
[ Jesse  Mar 27, 2019 ]
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I read online that this power inverter is under the rear seat which is there this installs. I do not expect this will work with the inverter and this package can be both installed at the same time My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Apr 09, 2019 ]  Staff
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Other than being significantly more expensive and not taking up valuable under-seat storage, anybody know how this compares sound-wise to the JBL Concert VSS system on the F-150?
[ Nextelspe  May 31, 2018 ]
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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  Jun 10, 2018 ]  Staff
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Has anyone installed this on a 2017 F250? If so did it work?
[ Dor  May 30, 2018 ]
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It is recommended and will work in the 2017 super cab & supercrew cab models with the factory "MyFord" Radio. You can see if it's a recommended option for your truck by using the "Find What Fits" application on the main Crutchfield website: https://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx?lp=%2fCar%2foutfitmycar%2fmycar.aspx
[ Ryan  Jun 08, 2018 ]  Staff
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Does this eliminate the factory base roll-off?
[ Cameron  May 12, 2018 ]
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It does eliminate bass roll-off. I am very satisfied with the results of this install. The sub woofer included with the kit, sounds great
[ Robert  May 15, 2018 ]
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I'm not sure what you mean by the factory base roll off but I highly recommend this product. It was easy to install and the end result was a huge difference in sound quality. All factory functions and controls work perfectly. I have had this product installed for approximately 1 year with zero problems. I'm still amazed on how great the system sounds- so clean. I highly recommend. There will definitely be no regrets.
[ NICK  May 13, 2018 ]
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Does the bass roll off on this as the volume increases like it does with the stock setup, or does Kicker's processor eliminate that?
[ Cameron  May 09, 2018 ]
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The Kicker's processor helps compensate for the stock EQ and bass roll-off, yes.
[ Ryan  May 21, 2018 ]  Staff
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Can you please tell me what the subwoofer enclosure volume in cubic feet is?
[ five04vho  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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I'm afraid that information is not provided. The Kicker PowerStage upgrade includes their VSS Substage custom-fit powered subwoofer which is not meant to be replaced and/or used with any other woofer model. For more details, or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat.
[ Larry  Aug 06, 2017 ]  Staff
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I have just purchased a 2017 F 150 XLT with the new Sync 3 system. Would this system be compatible with this newer system?
[ Jeff  Mar 01, 2017 ]
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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
[ Kenny  Mar 01, 2017 ]  Staff
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According to the Kicker website, the system cannot be used with trucks that have the 2.7 with Auto Stop-Start. Has anybody tried it and what happens if you do put it in a truck with the Auto Stop-Start?
[ Jason  Jun 06, 2016 ]
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I just installed the PF150SC15 into my 2016 F150 XLT 4" monitor super crew 2.7 eco boost with auto start stop. I tested it out and it worked fine even when the auto stop activated. If I was playing a loud bass song and high AC the auto start would turn back on sooner than normal.
[ Kaneala  Aug 30, 2017 ]
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Just got off the phone with Kicker. They explained that there is something with the electrical system in the trucks with the EcoBoost engines. When the engine shuts off and on, it causes the Kicker amp to also shut off. They say they don't currently have a solution to the problem and they don't recommend installing it if you have the auto start-stop EcoBoost engine. Kicker says that even if you disable auto start-stop the problem still exists.
[ Matthew  Oct 12, 2016 ]
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We do not have that restriction listed for this system but, as the manufacturer of the product, Kicker would know best. You can contact them directly for additional information regarding this restriction. You can reach their technical support department by dialing: 405-624-8583 I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Jun 08, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can you add two of these or just one?
[ Tim  Jun 05, 2016 ]
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Only one of these custom systems can be added. Feel free to call an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for help with building a 2 subwoofer system for your pickup. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Jun 08, 2016 ]  Staff
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I have a 2015 Ford F150 Lariat 2.7L Eco boost factory installed speakers and had read this online for the PF150SC15 : Multi-channel amplifier is not compatible with vehicles that have Sony factory premium audio systems, or Base Radio. Does this mean the amp won't work with channels from the radio for base speakers? So the amp will only work for cd's?
[ Ang  May 15, 2016 ]
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This Kicker system is designed to work specifically with the 8 inch screened stereo. Apparently there are different wiring harnesses for each. BUT, I can't see Ford wiring specific trucks with special harnesses for each different radio.. So there may be a plug in adaptor already in play. If so, it may take some trickery to get it to work. This is a fabulous system upgrade, it's worth doing the research to see.
[ defran3k  May 16, 2016 ]
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Can this be added to an existing Ford system. Is the wiring harness from Ford there?
[ David  Apr 22, 2016 ]
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Yes. It will only work with the ford system and the stock speakers. There is no adjustment for the amps so you can't use with the Sony system or other aftermarket speakers. It sounded great with the stock speakers but when I upgraded them it was out of tune. So I returned it. But if you are planning to keep the stock system then this is a good addition.
[ WAYNE  Apr 23, 2016 ]
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Yes, it can, however, just make sure you grab the correct soundgate (w/Sony or w/o Sony system)
[ Mark  Apr 22, 2016 ]
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es it fits perfectly. No wire cutting or splicing. Looks factory when finished.
[ JOHN  Apr 22, 2016 ]
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To answer your question David. yes it is. What year is your ford?
[ THOMAS C  Apr 22, 2016 ]
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Will this fit in a 2015 F150 with the AC converter under the rear seat?
[ Steven  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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The answer is "Yes". Unfortunately the description of this product by Crutchfield is inaccurate. It's an 8" woofer, and doesn't mount below the rear seat. It mounts on the back wall of the cabin. It appears CF just copied and pasted the tech details from the 2009-2014 model. Notwithstanding that, feedback I've read about this upgrade has been very positive. Digital Signal Processing makes a HUGE difference.
[ Jimmy  Apr 10, 2016 ]
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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 22, 2015 ]  Staff
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