Kicker VSS™ SubStage™ SSICRE07
2011 GMC Sierra
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Install was relative easy. Almost too much bass for my taste
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Item # 206SSICRE7 | MFR # SSICRE07
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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.
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 SSICRE07 fits the 2007-up Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Crew Cab, and the subwoofer installs under the passenger's side of the rear seat. This kit will not install in 2007 Classic models. 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.
Install was relative easy. Almost too much bass for my taste
Anonymous, Palmetto, Fl
Average Customer Review(s):
Install was relative easy. Almost too much bass for my taste
Bravo to Kicker and there setup for the crew cab Silverado. I've built and customized systems for 20 years. Now I'm old and lazy. I just wanted to add quality to my factory Bose system and I'm impressed beyond words. It's a must buy in my opinion
I did quite a bit of research before I settled on the purchase of the Soundgate. I wanted to bring my stock radio to life and the Sound gate does exactly that. It has its own built in Amp and adds enough kick to make my stock system sound better than and factory premium system. I also added a set of Alpine 3-way speakers to replace my factory door speakers. Wow! It could not have turned out any better! The Soundgate mounted convieniently under the back seat of my truck so it's completely out of the way and bolted down so there's no annoying vibration at all. Just full rich bass tone. A great purchase!
Pros: The built in amp and made to fit my truck.
Cons: The price is a little on the high side but Crutchfield as always had the best price I found.
They system is great my hubby loves it and has no complaints
I was looking to add some more base to my factory Bose system, after much research both online and on Youtube I gave this a try. It was easy to install and the quality is second to none. I could not believe the amount of base that this unit added. You cant go wrong with this and is wroth the cost.
Pros: Amount of added base and ease of install and quality.
Excellent sound and base response.
Pros: It took about an hour to install
Cons: Instructions are sketchy. I have an 08 Silverado- tap into the black connector for signal. (Pins 2 and 9).
Sub sounds great. Easy to install. Had a few issues with the signal wiring. Customer Tech service was very polite. Very helpful. Easy to control with factory radio controls. Would recommend to anyone looking for a sub that doesnt take up much space and sounds great.
Pros: Easy to install, Customer tech support
Cons: Directions are a bit confusing and are not detailed enough
Fantastic sound and installation. No bulky box to move or vibrate. Looks great !
Pros: easy install
Overview: Kicker's SoundGate SubStage factory audio upgrade kits are designed to fit in specific year/make/model vehicles. The SSICRE07 is compatible with select 2007 and later GM crew cab 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 accessory lug 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.
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):
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Yes you can control the bass level from your deck. Theres no adjustment on the sub enclosure itself. [ BRANDON C Mar 23, 2017 ]
If your aftermarket deck has the option you can. Just hook it up to that output. The sub does not have any controls by itself. [ Jason Mar 23, 2017 ]
There is no level control for the sub itself, which is a little disappointing. I guess it is designed that way to work with a complete factory setup. The wiring harness has "high level" speaker wire leads to tap into the factory wiring in the console. I have an aftermarket deck and have been planning to get a "high level" speaker wire to "low level" RCA adapter to plug it into the subwoofer output on the head unit. Haven't had time to do it yet. I can't guarantee this would work, but if it does it would give you the head unit control over the sub. You might want to get a true verification from Crutchfield or Kicker, it is just a theory right now. Even without the the level control it is a nice little unit, and the install is relatively easy. I did put a toggle switch in-line on the power cable and mounted it under the dash so I could switch the sub on and off if necessary, otherwise it is always on. Hope this helps. [ SCOTT R Mar 23, 2017 ]
Yes it will. [ BRANDON C Mar 23, 2017 ]
Yeah but there's also a non Bose setup that will provide another amp that will make you're system sound like the Bose system [ MICHAEL Jun 15, 2016 ]
This will depend largely on your specific year/model Chevy or GMC truck. To find out for sure if this will work in your truck, you can enter your vehicle information on our website here: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx?lp=%2fCar%2foutfitmycar%2fmycar.aspx You can also reach out to an expert Advisor via the "Contact Us" link at the top of our website. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry Jun 13, 2016 ] Staff
The direct answer is NO. Ask your salesman to be sure and sell you everything you need to ensure that you don't though. [ BRANDON C Mar 23, 2017 ]
do you have the Bose system? If yes then there is a sub under your center console between the seats. You would never know it. This system is specifically designed or it. If you have the standard stereo system then I believe there is a cheaper model for you not sure [ BYRON Apr 26, 2016 ]
NO The installation was rather simple. Its Power From Battery through Firewall, and a signal wire that taps into the existing Bose Sub under your center consol. Much easier than Expected and it ROCKS!!!! [ BYRON Apr 26, 2016 ]
No [ BRADY N May 23, 2015 ]
I did not know that the '07-'13 Silverado crew cab had an optional storage box under the rear seat. However, if the storage box is only under the driver side (2/3 section) of the rear split bench seat then the SubStage enclosure should still work. It fits directly under the passenger side (1/3 section) of the rear bench seat. You may have to temporarily remove the storage box during install to route the wiring harness that comes with the unit. [ NATHAN A May 21, 2015 ]
The kicker box takes up most of the area under the rear passenger seat. You could probably customize the storage box to fit next to it. But as it sits, it will not fit with a factory storage box if the box extends across both sides under the rear seats. [ JUSTIN May 21, 2015 ]
If you plan on upgrading your head unit down the road it shouldn't be a problem unless you change or bypass the factory harness. If you use harness adapters through Crutchfield, you shouldn't have any issues. [ NATHAN A Apr 22, 2015 ]
I've upgraded my entire system. Head unit, door speakers and installed an 1100 watt amp. You can do whatever you want. [ JEFF Apr 20, 2015 ]
I'm not completely sure. But I do know this woofer is designed as an add on. If I was planning to upgrade the speakers and head unit, I think I would not purchase this woofer and put the money towards building a system from the ground up. With new stock systems, many functions are integral to others so splitting them up doesn't work well. Not to mention Bose I believe utilizes speakers with an odd resistance which makes piecemeal in a system together hard. I hope that helps. [ JUSTIN Apr 20, 2015 ]
Nots sure. But I like mine and it sounds good. To be honest with you I think the Bose sub only works while watching a movie. But not sure. [ BRADY N Mar 03, 2015 ]
I believe it does because the control wire to the original sub is still intact, just spliced into with a splice clip. Power is never cut to the original subwoofer also. Though I can't specifically hear it, in pretty sure it's providing low to mid range bass response. Hope that answers your question. Justin [ JUSTIN Mar 03, 2015 ]
Yes, this one is without the extra 4 channel amp. I spoke with Kicker tech support (405-624-8583) and verified it would work in conjunction with the Bose system. I hope you enjoy the speaker kit, like I have. Sean [ SEAN Mar 03, 2015 ]
I believe the factory sub still works since all you are doing is splicing into the signal wires with the provided quick clip splices and spade connectors. Therefore, I believe the signal is just being shared between the two. But it really doesn't matter because you couldn't tell after putting in this sub because it is so much more powerful. If the factory Bose unit is still working it gets masked by the Kicker system. [ NATHAN A Mar 03, 2015 ]
I didn't have an existing subwoofer when I purchased the Soundgate Sub Stage so I won't be able to answer your question. My truck wasn't outfitted with the Bose system. I replaced the factory speakers with 4 alpine speakers and had an 1100 watt amp installed to push them. The alpine speakers along with kick from the soundgate made for an awesome fit. It sounds amazing. If you lose the Bose sub I don't think you'll ever miss it if you install the soundgate. I hope this helps. [ JEFF Mar 03, 2015 ]
Yes ... you only tap into the signal [ BYRON Mar 03, 2015 ]