Hey man, glad it helped someone out. That was my original intention of the post. To answer your question, the reason they are saying it will not work with adjustable pedals would be because the amp/dsp module mounts up under the dash behind the pedals. If you could find an alternate way to mount the module in the same area, I'm pretty sure there was enough cable length to make it work. The install couldn't have been any easier. The toughest part is routing to power wires from the engine compartment/battery to the interior of the truck. However, they are only like 18 gauge cable and the instructions show you where to route them. Just takes a little patience. The rest was cake! Still very happy with this system. Like I said, it won't compete with complete aftermarket systems, but if you want a little more volume, clarity and a nice low end to your music, you would be very happy with this! Also, sorry for the delayed response. I haven't been on in a while!
Oh and by the way, they do have just a subwoofer/amp upgrade kit as well: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206SSICRE7/Soundgate-SubStage-SSICRE07-by-Kicker.html
I understand what you're saying, as I've had $3500-4000 systems in the past in other cars. Like I said in the post above, I didn't want to have to change all the speakers, add amps, find places to mount amps, lose cab space, etc... If I wanted to, I would have spent $4000 on the system, that's not the issue. I merely reviewed the system for others who may be interested in upgrading the factory system without the pains of installing aftermarket systems. I have been playing around with aftermarket stereo equipment for 20 years now, and after a while I just got tired of it....that's why this was worth every dollar to me. This is no different than the Advent OGM-1 vs. any other aftermarket multimedia receiver, some folks just want simplicity that works without issue. I didn't start this post to debate this system vs. full aftermarket sub/amp/door speakers. Like I said, I know a while back there were some folks on here looking for an upgrade solution without ripping the entire truck apart and all that. If I can help any of you out in any way, let me know.
Hey guys, It's been quite a while since I last posted here, but I really wanted to share this with you: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206PSICRE7/Soundgate-Powerstage-System-by-Kicker.html?tp=49859 I just installed this system today and I must say, I'm impressed. I bought this system because it fit all my needs: 1. It is all plug and play other than running two small gauge power wires from the battery into the cab. 2. I did not have to change the factory speakers 3. I lost a minimal amount of space since the sub box/amp mount under the rear passenger seat. Kicker really did their homework on this kit. The wiring harnesses are incredible. It adds a 50x4 watt amp to power the factory speakers and also has a digital processor to help tune out the factory speaker issues. This amp mounts up under the dash utilizing existing mounting points. I can't believe how great this thing sounds! The 200 watts from the sub amp pushing the 10" sub is more than adequate. You won't wake the neighbors up, but it is loud and musical. This kit was pricey but it was worth every cent. BTW I do have the OGM-1 and with its EQ this thing really sings! This system will also work with the factory head unit as it utilizes a T harness between the deck and the factory harness. If someone has the same wants I did and wants to easily upgrade the anemic factory system with minimal change, this kit is perfect! Please let me know if you have any questions about something I did not cover! Randy
RAK80 replied to redjewel2ss's topic in Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXMRead the first page of this thread....the OP wrote a great review covering all of this
RAK80 replied to wottenad's topic in Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXMThat's funny I was just thinking that I was getting bored with my current splash screen...thanks Walt!
I totally agree, my wife doesn't. I didn't mean any offense, I was just playing around.
I'm with you, I need to not have anything under the backseat b/c my 125 dog takes up that space when he's back there. I'm really trying just to learn to live with the better sound that I got from the factory speakers when I installed the Advent OGM-1. It's hard though, b/c every vehicle I've owned up to this point has had a quality aftermarket sound system in it. I keep telling myself I'm too old, but I'm in crisis mode at this point b/c of my upcoming birthday. lol
Yeah it looks like it would be really challenging even to put one 8" in there and retain the seat. I'm really trying to convince myself that I don't need to upgrade my speakers in the doors but this thread is not helping me! lol
RAK80 replied to gawillet's topic in Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXMI'm sorry I meant easy lift tailgate!
RAK80 replied to wottenad's topic in Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXMThey should do something with the XM channel artwork to jazz up the XM screen a little. Here is a shot of the XM screen on my Pioneer unit in my other car
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