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Old 05-30-2014, 12:25 AM   #181
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IF anyone is interested, i am trading my 2012 F150 SCREW and have a BRAND NEW system in the box that has not been installed yet. It is 4 kicker speakers, DSP amp, and sub. I paid about $1,050 for the entire thing i would sell for $900 shipped, or would sell without door speakers for $800 shipped. It would make a great deal on a nice system for someone. PM me and i can send you my cell number. If not i am going to list on ebay next week. Thanks!

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Old 06-05-2014, 11:35 PM   #182
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Just signed up to the forum to post on this thread. I cruise all kinds of forums looking when i need info on everything from fish finders, rifles, flooring you name it, but never have contributed so here it is - Just recieved my new 2014 supercrew ordered with the full kicker system sub, door speakers, dsp - was not impressed with sound. Sounded plastic almost like there was a slight reverb you could pick out on voices. The mid range was absent, guitars sounded like small dogs barking, nothing was full, high range over done. So read here that the pillar tweeters should be disconnected and helped a bit but still was giving me a head ache. Yes it has good volume and clear but nothing close to natural. The sub sounded good just not the door speakers. Put back in the original door speakers (had to go get them from the dealer) it was clearly the way the system was meant to be. It was a buzz kill to step into my first brand new truck and have the one thing special i ordered with it to preform less than stock. But that being said it now sounds good, and would recommend it without the kicker door speakers - not sure why they would let them package it like this. On the bright side got a 3 year warranty on the sub and dsp amp. Maybe the kicker door speakers will find a new home in my boat.
If i get bored and try to improve on the sound i may try (in the front) looking for a component with high sensitivity (no two way in the doors and replace the factory tweets) to see if that helps.

so bottom line for the price i would give this system a 6.8 out of 10

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Old 06-21-2014, 04:42 PM   #183
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Installed the Kicker Substage today in my 2014 SCREW. Bought on Ebay for $425 shipped, no tax, brand-new

Install took about 90 minutes, looking back this can be done it 20 minutes. Hardest part of install for me was getting the power line in from the engine bay, through the rubber grommet and into the passenger side foot well. After little luck I went to the old undo a wire coat hanger, tape the wire around the end, and fish it through.

If you start with the coat hanger method this is a difficulty of 2 on a scale of 10.

The only other challenge and PITA was:

1) The power wire has a black plug that you have to connect into before connecting to the subwoofer, make sure the female end is connectly snugly to the male end, as this resulted in some troubleshooting for me when first reconnecting the battery and testing.

2) The 3 screws to mount to factory holes under rear seat are buried under the carpet, pad, and another layer, all about half an inch down. You either need to cut a decent size hole, or trim out a bunch of the pad. Then hammer down a bolt that the screw goes in to.

Sound quality is pretty good. Hard enough hits for me. Not looking for the same boom-boom-boom as 15 years ago in high school.

Even though I am happy with it, I'd likely buy an LOC and low profile sub if doing again, only because it would be about $200 less. The instructions for this Kicker install and the use of the wire taps n the passenger footwell made this a snap, which would also make install of an LOC a breeze.
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Just bought a 2014 SCREW XLT. Only thing disappointing about it thus far has been the audio system. Has there been any consensus on whether or not the Kicker OEM sub package is intended to be installed with the new door speakers ($1,000-ish) or with the factory door speakers ($500-ish). I'm seeing conflicting responses on this.
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Just bought a 2014 SCREW XLT. Only thing disappointing about it thus far has been the audio system. Has there been any consensus on whether or not the Kicker OEM sub package is intended to be installed with the new door speakers ($1,000-ish) or with the factory door speakers ($500-ish). I'm seeing conflicting responses on this.
I have Infinity Reference-X 5x7's in the 4 Screw doors and Infinity Reference-X Tweeters in the Stock location front Pillars! As well as the Kicker Substage 10" sub!

I really love the Sound and Volume this setup puts out! Cost me $750 for Everything!
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So everyone, I was just going through all of the post on this and I don't think I have found my answer...


I have the sony system with the factory 700w sub installed. I want to up grade it with the kicker. Is this just a direct plug and play? Also, I haven't noticed yet but will this work with the supercab that I have? I will be upgrading my door speakers now after reading the thread.


I have subs and amps laying around from my old truck that I can put in with a custom box but I like the look of the kicker package.



Sorry ahead of time if it has been answered before I must have skipped over it.
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So everyone, I was just going through all of the post on this and I don't think I have found my answer...

I have the sony system with the factory 700w sub installed. I want to up grade it with the kicker. Is this just a direct plug and play? Also, I haven't noticed yet but will this work with the supercab that I have? I will be upgrading my door speakers now after reading the thread.

I have subs and amps laying around from my old truck that I can put in with a custom box but I like the look of the kicker package.

Sorry ahead of time if it has been answered before I must have skipped over it.
Yes, it'll work.
It's a little more than plug-n-play because you do have to route its dedicated power source from the battery back to the sub/amp location. Also you have to wire tap into the speaker leads around or near the passenger's footwell. Other than those two items, its very straightforward.
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So just wanted to make this clear, most retailers say this is not compatible with the sony stereos but according to this thread it is. Just want the soundgate sub not the replacement door speakers.
Thanks in advance.

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So just wanted to make this clear, most retailers say this is not compatible with the sony stereos but according to this thread it is. Just want the soundgate sub not the replacement door speakers.
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There's a sony specific upgrade option when you order.

@Toddman34 how do you like the infinities? I like my kicker doors, but I feel like I could use a little more speaker overall.
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I like my infinities very much!
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