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Kicker KS35

3-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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You put some good bass in your car, but now your speakers just aren't hanging with your subs. Kicker designed their KS Series speakers to deliver the performance you need to bring that "live music" experience to your ride.

You put some good bass in your car, but now your speakers just aren't hanging with your subs. Kicker designed their KS Series speakers to deliver the performance you need to bring that "live music" experience to your ride.

The KS35 3-1/2" 2-way speakers use heavy-duty polypropylene cones supported by Santoprene rubber surrounds. Each speaker sports a 1/2" balanced dome tweeter that broadcasts plenty of high-frequency sparkle, so you'll hear all the sonic details that make your tunes exciting.

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way 3-1/2" speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with Santoprene™ surround
  • 1/2" polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) film balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 6-20 watts RMS (40 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 80-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-9/16"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 3-1/2" Coaxial speakers
  • Two 12" lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and 0.205" + 0.110" female quick slides on the other)
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Four 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 4 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ German/ French)

I purchased these to replace the dash speakers in a 2014 RAM 2500. This is an exact fit and comes with free wire harness that connects to your factory wires so there will be NO cutting.

Jimmie P, Bay Area, CA


Kicker KS35 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(25 Reviews)

Plug and Play

Jimmie P from Bay Area, CA on 9/19/2014

2014 Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these to replace the dash speakers in a 2014 RAM 2500. This is an exact fit and comes with free wire harness that connects to your factory wires so there will be NO cutting.

Pros: Great sounds, inexpensive, plug and play easy install!

Cons: None!

3.5 inch dash speakers

Anonymous from centeral Indiana on 4/27/2014

1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers sound great for what they are. Much better then factory speakers of the 80's cars.



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Kicker KS35 from Orange County, CA on 3/24/2014

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

Good improvement over stock tweeters in my 2014 Ram 1500. I'm sure they would sound even better if powered by an amp, but running off my AVH-P4300 they also sound nice. Installation was a piece of cake with the supplied wiring harnesses. Great product!

Pros: Easy install with supplied harness. Good bang for your buck.

Cons: None so far.

Kicker KS35: Great Little Speakers

Wesley W from Lake Jackson, TX on 2/16/2014

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

I just installed a set of these in the dash of my 2012 Ram Express regular cab. Huge improvement over the factory speakers! I ordered them on a Monday and they were at my door 3 days later. Install was a breeze with the free wiring harnesses and instructions supplied by Crutchfield. Only took about 15 minutes total to take out the factory speakers and put these in. Why pay an installer $50+ for something you can easily do yourself in no time? Crutchfield makes it easy. These have crisp, clear highs and a nice warm midrange as opposed to their muddy sounding factory counterparts. They even have decent midbass for such a small speaker. That being said, if you keep your bass level cranked all the way up they will distort at high volumes as will any speaker of this size. If that's your thing you will want to invest in a set of bass blockers. For my listening habits they are perfectly fine as is. I listen to everything from blues and classic rock to hard rock and heavy metal, with some old school rap thrown in every once in a while. Vocals sound much clearer and I can now hear every detailed note in my favorite guitar solos. For just a set of drop in replacement speakers running off the factory head unit I was shocked at the difference in sound quality coming from my dash. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a quick, cheap sound upgrade.

Pros: Crisp clear sound, easy install with supplied wiring harness.

Cons: None. Buy these now!

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Anonymous from Decatur, AL on 12/13/2013

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

Speakers sound great. Replaced OEM speakers mounted in dash and these were a correct size replacement.

Pros: New, good sound

Cons: None

Kicker KS35

Anonymous from Catlett,Va on 11/11/2013

thanks guys these will look great in my resto project




C. Smith from OKC on 8/2/2013

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

Definitely better than the stock speakers they replaced. No problems.

Pros: Sound great.

Cons: None

Good value at a price though

Vince from Ozarks, Missouri on 6/22/2013

Nice little speakers for the front part of your dash or as maybe a tweeter addon. My factory dash speakers were shot and purchased these. They installed fine with the adapter plate. Not much mid and zero base to speak of but what do you expect from something so small. Sound quality however was well above what I expected and very clear!



Kicker KS35

Anonymous from surprise, az on 3/6/2013

1989 Chevrolet C Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

sound good. speakers are just good for voice and highs



Kicker KS35 - front dash

JT R from San Francisco, CA on 1/3/2013

2006 Chrysler 300
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed them in my Chrysler 300 and it really cleaned up the front sound...lots more detail and cleaner highs (than factory speakers...of course), and this is just with the factory deck. I'll be running slightly more power to them soon along with some 200hz high pass filters to those and the front door speakers...they won't hit low bass but then I don't expect them to

Pros: clean sound, sparkly highs, easy to install in my dash (just a grill to remove), and I got them on sale about 25% off regular price

Cons: crutchfield didn't include the wire harness for these as they're not it took a few extra min to solder and shrink tube it (but it did allow me to try out my new solder gun)

Kicker KS35 3 1/2 inch

Colin H from Califon, NJ on 11/30/2012

1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers were truly amazing. I did not expect the power and sound qualities that they had. I put them into my 1986 Oldsmobile, and they fit perfectly, thanks to the wires that I received for free. They fit so nice and sound so good compared to the other ones that I will most likely be buying the new speakers for the back as well.

Pros: Everything was great.

Cons: Sadly my car had a faulty wire going from the connection to the speaker to the hub, but the other speaker sounds good enough and is loud enough to cover for the loss. I am not experienced enough to replace this cable so to bad that's life, and I should expect something bad to happen when I buy the car for $600 bucks.

Kicker kicks ass

Bj from San juan pueblo on 10/27/2012

1986 Chevrolet C Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers are worth the price. Really brings out highs and clears the sound to better your listening experience.

Pros: Loud with minimal wattage

Cons: None these 3.5 sound great

Kicker KS35

Andres I. from Caguas, PR on 4/2/2012

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Cons: none

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John F. from Panama City Beach, FL on 3/29/2012

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Big difference over the stock corner dash speakers in my 2010 Dodge Ram 1500. They compliment the soiund from the door speakers very well. Super easy to install.



Great Buy

Mark from Portsmouth VA on 12/24/2011

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thanks to the Crew at Crutchfield, Kyle and Eddie were very helpfull in helping me out, Great Job!!!

Pros: Outstanding little Speakers, Glad I Ordered these First For My Dash Replacements, What a Difference in overall Sound Quality, To Make it even Better, I ordered them on the 22nd of Dec, and got them the next day, Less than 24 hrs, Regular shipping!! I would recommend these Speakers and Crutchfield to everyone!!!!!


Great Speakers

Michael from Riverside, Ca on 11/17/2011

Used these to replace the factor dash speakers in a 2006 Dodge Charger. They sound 100X better! I should have done it a long time ago.

Pros: Great sound in a little package.


Kicker KS35

WallaceW from Salina, KS on 11/3/2011

1996 Dodge Intrepid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound quality and sensitivity were good, so it worked well with a factory head unit. Install was a breeze with the included adapters from Cruthfield.

Pros: Sound quality and sensativity

Cons: I still had to buy them...LOL

Great sound but questionable quality

DanS from Berwick, PA on 10/27/2011

1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good punch and clarity resulting in solid stereo image across entire pan. Don't fool yourself into thinking you're going to get any real Bass out of 3.5" speakers, but they compliment the rear 6"x9"s very well, picking up just below where the 'big boys' leave off, and creating just enough frequency overlap to smooth out the overall mix (the way a well-tuned crossover does). Having said all that, one of mine has developed a standing wave (really gnarley buzz!) after only 10 days while being driven by a Delco stereo that puts out a little over half of the Kickers rated power handling capability. Assuming that's a fluke, I give them a solid 4 stars for performance-for-the-price. I am, however, VERY dissapointed in the 10 day service life I got from my pair! - DLS

Pros: Punch, clarity and aesthetics.

Cons: Made in China! Didn't know that. Would have looked elsewhere if I had.

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shawn w from harper ks on 8/28/2011

1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
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Great fit, even better sound.

TrevorS from New Palestine, Indiana on 8/3/2011

Provide fantastic sound, no complaints whatsoever. The magnet is rather large for a 3 1/2" speaker but not so massive that I couldn't get it to easily fit in my 03' Dodge Neon.



Good sound for 3.5"

69C10guy from SD on 7/31/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Warning: speakers do not come with a mounting template--you'll just have to trace something out for custom installs. Solidly built--I'm sure these guys will last a long time. They're the only speakers in my old pickup, but they are still quite effective. Definitely recommend them as an add-on/replacement. Plus, if you don't need rattling windows, they do just fine on their own.



2009 Jetta Install

Luke R from Baltimore, MD on 7/6/2011

2009 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I unfortunately can't give a real rating to this product because they did not fit as indicated so I never actually heard them. There were two main faults for this install. One, the magnet was to big to pass through the factory opening in the door panel. So, using a rotatory tool I enlarged to hole. Second, after I enlarged the opening the speaker was in fact to deep and hit the window when is was put down. What a shame I really like Kicker and they were at a great price. I sent these back and ordered a set of Retro-Sound R-352N (reviewed separately.)



Kicker KS35

Jeff from SD on 5/8/2011

1996 Dodge Intrepid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced some older Polks that had seen their better days. The Kickers didn't fit quite as well, but they do fit, and they sound excellent.



very good product for the price

stephenlc from Hawaii on 5/5/2011

1989 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight Royale
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

much improvement over factory speakers--great service from Crutchfield staff



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2010 Dodge Ram Crew from Newport News on 3/13/2011

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

WOW....what a huge diffrence! Before you upgrade door speakers, replace dash speakers with these. You wont need to spend any more money. I replaced door speakers with Alpine S 6x9 first. These kickers have better mids and highs. Alot cheaper too.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Balanced Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Polyethylene Naphthalate
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Santoprene
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 80 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 6
Maximum RMS Wattage 20
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 40
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 5/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 15/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 3 3/16

Product Research


Polypropylene Woofer Cones: The Kicker KS-series speakers feature durable polypropylene woofer cones for power and control. Polypropylene is also resistant to moisture and high temperature extremes found in automotive applications.

Santoprene Surrounds: The woofer surrounds are made of Santoprene rubber to allow extended cone excursion for additional bass output and higher SPL. Santoprene is durable and resists moisture for a long life.

Balanced Dome Tweeters: The 1/2" PEN (Polyethylene Naphthalate) balanced dome tweeters provide a smooth high frequency response with a wide dispersion pattern. The tweeters have strong neodymium magnets for higher power handling.

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