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Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SF150C09

Custom-fit powered subwoofer for 2009-up Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab

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Overview

Our take on the Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SF150C09

Are you disappointed with the level of bass your factory system provides, but don't like the idea of installing a universal subwoofer and wiring kit? 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 universal subwoofer and wiring kit? 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 SF150C09 fits the 2009-12 Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab, and the subwoofer installs under the passenger's side of the rear seat. This kit will not install in 2009-10 models with the Sony factory audio system. 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.

Simple install, just follow the instructions. After a short period of burn in, it has great bass. But I love it because it bolts up to the OEM location. I definitely would recommend it.

Anonymous, Broken Arrow, OK

What's in the Box:

  • Subwoofer assembly (enclosure/ 10" subwoofer/ amplifier)
  • 11' Subwoofer body harness
  • 8.5' Subwoofer power harness (with in-line fuse holder)
  • Three M6 Bolts with flat washers attached
  • 3 M6 Nut inserts
  • 2 Wire taps
  • 5" Adapter harness (speaker-level input)
  • 15 amp mini blade fuse
  • Six 6" Zip ties
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam pads
  • Installation instructions
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • custom-fit powered subwoofer
  • enclosure mounts under the rear seat on the passenger's side
  • molded plastic enclosure
  • 10" woofer
  • built-in amplifier (200 watts RMS)
  • includes instructions for your F-150 and all installation parts
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: Kicker's SoundGate SubStage factory audio upgrade kits are designed to fit in specific year/make/model vehicles. The SF150S09 is compatible with select 2009 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, and all the necessary cables to power the amplifier and connect to the factory radio.

Subwoofer: The custom enclosure is loaded with a single 10" Kicker subwoofer, powered by a 200-watt amplifier mounted to the enclosure. The power cable is connected to the fuse box in the engine compartment. Specific wire routing instructions are included for the power cable and for tapping into the factory wiring for the subwoofer's signal input. All necessary mounting hardware is also included.

Electrical System: The amplifier is 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 subwoofer enclosure is custom built to fit under the back seat):

  • Width: 25"
  • Height: 8"
  • Depth: 13"

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It's just one sub with an attached amp....no crossover. [ JAMES V  Jun 01, 2017 ]
I believe it does, it only produces low frequencies. I replaced all my factory speakers with infinity and there is no need for high pass crossovers for the door speakers. The sub is so efficient you end up turning down the bass to the 1/2 way mark. [ George  May 26, 2017 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Kenny  Feb 08, 2016 ]  Staff
Mike, Based on the instructions and the wiring harness that was shipped with the amplified sub, it appears that it can only be used with the speaker level input harness which is the harness I used. I didn't recall seeing any RCA jacks on the sub for preamp outlets to connect to. Good sub though. It was a very clean and easy way to add bass to a stock system. Jason [ Jason  Feb 07, 2016 ]
Just speaker level [ Rodney  Feb 06, 2016 ]
not sure, I connected to speaker level input [ JAMES  Feb 05, 2016 ]
Quick correction: pre-amp outputs are considered low level while speaker level inputs are high. Anyway, I would imagine one could rig this to get input from pre-outs, but that would involve a powered converter to simulate the gain introduced by speaker level signals. This subwoofer is designed to be used with the supplied harness which taps into the factory high level (speakers) outputs feeding the front speakers. I would imagine the Crutchfield techs would be able to answer whether rigging a pre-out to feed a high level input is possible or recommended. [ Scott  Feb 05, 2016 ]
I replaced all my factory speakers with infinity and there is no need for high pass crossovers for the door speakers. The sub is so efficient you end up turning down the bass to the 1/2 way mark.Enter an answer to this question. [ George  May 26, 2017 ]
i don't recall seeing one when I installed it, also there was nothing in the instructions referring to a gain control. [ Jason  Oct 01, 2015 ]
No gain control. You have to use the head unit. [ matthew  Sep 28, 2015 ]
I do not remember seeing a gain control. This is an awesome unit. These folks may not know how to use there balance controls. I keep my bass a little over half way. [ JEFF  Sep 28, 2015 ]
No gain control, I adjusted my bass to -2, sounds great, although I do not have factory speakers either [ JAMES  Sep 28, 2015 ]
I, have 2014 with 700 watt, sony sub can I, just, unplug sony sub and connect kicker sub ?? [ Richard  Aug 03, 2014 ]
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  Apr 16, 2014 ]  Staff
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. [ Jeff  Jan 13, 2014 ]  Staff
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