Eric B's 2005 Chevy Colorado

Items installed:

  • MTX T-Form with 10" sub and 200W amp
  • Blaupunkt GTx542 5-1/4" 2-way Speakers
  • Blaupunkt GTc652 6-1/2" Component System
  • Blaupunkt THA475PNP 75W x 4 Car Amplifier
  • Blaupunkt THA 2.5M plug and play amp power cable
  • Blaupunkt THA/PNP adapter cable
  • Tsunami Lite Wave 2.0-farad capacitor
  • EFX amplifier wiring kit 4-gauge w/patch cord

Installation Description

The stock Chevy Colorado XM stereo has good sound for the size of the crew cab. After enjoying XM for the first year of owning this truck I wanted to upgrade with the help of Crutchfield. Since they have wonderful knowledge of factory systems, it was easy to get started. First was the addition of the MTX powered sub, and balancing the sound with the component speakers. Since the factory deck does not have the power rating to push these new speakers I added a new four channel amp to do the job. Since the MTX is self-powered, the audio balance was easy to adjust. The final add into this system was the 2.0 Farad Tsunami Lite Wave capacitor, and higher gauge wire takes care of the power flow. Thanks Crutchfield for all your help!

Q&A Section

Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?

I wanted to increase the volume of my factory XM stereo.

What's the first thing you show people about your installation?

The great factory look and integration of the components.

Why did you choose these products?

For the fit, finish, and custom cabling available from Crutchfield.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Not much due to the custom cable adaptors

What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?

Possibly adding an integrated DVD video system.


Full view of vehicle

Full view of vehicle


Tsunami 2.0 Capacitor

Tsunami 2.0 Capacitor


Battery connection

Battery connection


MTX Thunderform powered sub

MTX Thunderform powered sub


Four channel amp under seat

Four channel amp under seat

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