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Have an '18 Silverado Z71 LT.  Has the 8" MyTouch system, NAV and Bose speakers.  But the base isn't as deep or punchy as my Colorado Z71 was.  I see a few options in the GM Accessories catalog, and am not sure which of the 5 or 6 that it lists is the right one for this truck?

Or is there a better one out there?  I don't need to rattle my fillings out, I just want to slip something under one side of the back seat to add some base to the music and fill the sound out more, that is an EASY install, more or less plug and play, not too pricey?

I used to do car audio installs like 20 years ago but I don't want to get too involved.  Just want to spend an hour or two, simple install and be done with it.

Thoughts?

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My Bose system has plenty of bass and sounds great.  Everyone who rides with me compliments the sound.  Do you not have the center console with sub under it?

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There is no center console in my truck.  I have the MyTouch with NAV and the speakers on the door say Bose, but I don't see any sub anywhere...

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Maybe that is the issue?  Mine doesn't have the sub because I have the front seat style that has the lift up arm rest and no center console?

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The JL Audio I have in my signature does a fine job and is an easy install to fit under the right side rear seat. 

You WILL need to run separate power from the battery though, so there's that.

You will need to get a signal from the rear door speakers somehow as well. 

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13693334/JL-Audio-ACS110LG-TW1.html

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Is that unit better or worse than the Kicker brand that GM is selling?

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I didn't compare the sound between the two, but the JL is less $ and more power.

The JL sounds great to me.  I'm not a bass freak just wanted good fill in the bottom end the bose didn't have.

The GM uses factory harness so it may be an easier install, but you should check into that yourself.

Personally I also didn't like the plastic look of the GM but that's just me.

 

BTW if a 10 isn't enough for you, JL also has a 12 that might fit.  http://www.jlaudio.com/car-audio-subwoofer-systems-amplified-powerwedge

 

Just realized I posted pictures of my install at the JL review here http://www.jlaudio.com/acs110lg-tw1-car-audio-powerwedge-amplified-subwoofer-systems-93334

 

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Your truck is equipped with the 6 speaker Bose without the subwoofer. If you want plug and play I would go with the Kicker Substage. Look for a cheaper price though. I've seen them for $550 shipped on different sites.

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17 minutes ago, DCazares said:

Your truck is equipped with the 6 speaker Bose without the subwoofer. If you want plug and play I would go with the Kicker Substage. Look for a cheaper price though. I've seen them for $550 shipped on different sites.

Which one specifically is the right one?  Anyone got a kicker part number?

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That's perfect and a good price.  That's what I will order.  You just have to snake the wire bundle up to the front and plug it in, right?

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I'm interested in this also. The description on that 'shopchevyparts' page isn't to good. Does the kit come with an amp?

I have Bose also. Is the kit the same for Bose and non Bose systems?

 

Thanks..

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3 hours ago, crewl1 said:

The JL Audio I have in my signature does a fine job and is an easy install to fit under the right side rear seat. 

You WILL need to run separate power from the battery though, so there's that.

You will need to get a signal from the rear door speakers somehow as well. 

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13693334/JL-Audio-ACS110LG-TW1.html

I also have this sub and highly recommend it. fits perfect under the back seat. If you do go this route I would tie into the factory amp wiring not the rear speakers, I couldn't get mine to sound good until I did this.

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