A client recently visited Extreme Audio to inquire about upgrading his 2018 Chevy Silverado audio system and adding a few accessories. We had a look at the truck to determine what he liked about the sound system and what he felt needed improvement. We also double-checked several dimensions on the vehicle to make sure the accessories he had in mind would fit perfectly. Armed with an understanding of the client’s goals, we put together a proposal that would dramatically enhance his sound system and add protection to the vehicle.
Chevy Silverado Audio System Upgrade
The client wasn’t impressed with the clarity and detail of the factory system and felt it didn’t provide enough bass. Our upgrade plan started with the installation of new Audiofrog speakers in the front doors and dash. We mounted GS690 6×9-inch woofers in the factory door speaker locations and GS10 1-inch tweeters in the dash.
A JL Audio SB-GM-SLVCC3/10TW3/BK Stealthbox subwoofer enclosure fits perfectly under the rear bench seat. This enclosure includes a pair of 10TW3 10-inch subwoofers and is constructed from fiberglass in a mold that is designed specifically for this vehicle.
A JL Audio RD900/5 amplifier and a set of Audiofrog GS610C passive crossover networks fit in the space on the top of the subwoofer enclosure. All Audiofrog component speakers and crossovers are sold individually so we can mix and match components to fit each application perfectly.
The compact RD900/5 five-channel amplifier provides 70 watts per channel to the front and rear speakers, and 500 watts to the pair of subwoofers.
WeatherTech Truck Accessories
Because this truck is brand new, the client wanted to add some accessories to ensure it would continue to look great for years to come. We started with a set of WeatherTech FloorLiners for the front of the vehicle. If you haven’t seen FloorLiners before, these floor mats are designed to fit the contours of the vehicle perfectly. The mats extend up the front, back and sides of each footwell to keep sand, dirt and water away from the carpet.
The next addition was a set of WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors. These rain guards will allow the client to roll the windows down about an inch for ventilation while keeping rain out of the vehicle. The window deflectors are constructed from durable 3mm thick acrylic plastic and fit inside the window channel for a clean and tidy look.
Chevy Truck Bug Deflector and Bed Cover
The client wanted to protect the paint on the truck from chips. We installed an AVS Bugflector on the front edge of the hood to prevent damage from stones, gravel, bugs and debris.
The client chose an UnderCover Flex hard folding bed cover to secure and protect the cargo in the bed of the truck. The Flex is constructed from fiberglass reinforced panels to provide excellent strength and durability without adding a lot of weight. Rubber seals between each panel and around the periphery of the cover help to keep water and debris out of the bed. The cover locks in place when it is closed, and it can only be opened when the tailgate is unlocked and lowered.
3M Window Tint
The last step in upgrading this client’s Chevy Silverado was to tint the driver and passenger door windows. The client wanted a tint that would match the look of the rear windows. We suggested 3M’s Color Stable film for the job. Color Stable tint film uses nanocarbon construction to provide a rich, dark look that matches factory tints almost perfectly. This film also blocks up to 99 percent of UV light to protect the driver from harmful exposure that could cause skin damage and does an excellent job of blocking infrared energy to help keep the interior of the truck cool.
Truck Accessories and Upgrades by Extreme Audio
The client was very impressed with the performance of his new Chevy Silverado audio system. The bass was solid and the new speakers made everything clearer and more detailed. The accessories the client chose all fit perfectly and would certainly add protection and value to the vehicle. If you are in the Richmond area and are looking for upgrades for your truck, drop into the Extreme Audio store in Mechanicsville or Midlothian. You can also reach us by e-mail using our online contact form.