A repeat client contacted us about adding some bass to his wife’s Chevrolet Silverado. After discussing a few options with him, we came up with the perfect solution. A pair of JL Audio 10Tw3 subwoofers and a 750 watt Rockford Fosgate amplifier would give his wife all the bass she could want.
Rockford Fosgate Subwoofer Amplifier
To power the JL Audio subwoofers we chose the Rockford Fosgate R2 750 watt amplifier. While officially labeled as a 750 watt amplifier, this powerhouse actually packs over 900 watts in a small footprint. The amplifier was tucked away under the driver’s seat.
JL Audio Bass Upgrade
To maximize the amount of bass we could fit under the rear seat of the client’s wife’s truck, we looked to one of our favorite subwoofers, the JL Audio 10tw3. The JL Audio 10tw3 subwoofer offers all the performance of a full sized traditional subwoofer in a profile that is a little more than 3″ deep. The shallow mounting depth, small enclosure requirements and great power handling all make for a subwoofer that is nearly perfect. It’s no wonder it is our go-to truck subwoofer.
Custom Subwoofer Enclosure
With the gear selected, it was time to build the enclosure for the subwoofer. We headed into our woodshop to construct a sealed enclosure with the subwoofers in a down firing orientation. Firing the subwoofers down not only offers them a bit of protection, but also provides some sonic benefits, as well. We noticed that the truck had some pink accents on it, so we decided to take that theme and run with it. When the enclosure was fabricated, we used our laser to cut a 1/4″ MDF template that was glued on the enclosure. The template was then blended into the enclosure with body filler. The template formed a pocket for a custom acrylic insert. We used our laser again to cut a 1/4″ black acrylic insert for the pocket. We set the laser to cut “Silverado” just deep enough to cut through the protective paper on the acrylic, and then used that as a mask. With the letters peeled out, we primed and painted the acylic with pink paint that was a perfect match to the other accents on the truck.
Underbody and Interior RGB LED Lighting
The final request for the client was for us to add some RGB LED lighting to the underside of the truck as well as the interior. We used one of our premium LED Glow kits that gives the client smartphone control of the lighting. Another thing that makes this kit special is that LED’s are addressable. Normal kits offer just the ability to change to a single color at a time. This premium kit has LED’s that can be programmed to change to multiple colors, as well chase and form patterns. An added benefit of the interior lighting is that the rear lighting also helped illuminate the front of the new enclosure.
Chevrolet Silverado Bass and Lighting Upgrade
With all the work done it was time to return the truck to the client. Both the client and his wife were thrilled with the way the upgrades sounded, the added details on the enclosure and the lighting on the truck. We were happy that they trusted us to help fulfill their goals for the Silverado. If you would like to know more about Chevrolet Silverado upgrades or other truck options, give us a call or email us.