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John D's 2006 Chevy Colorado

I've been with Crutchfield since 1999, where I began as one our advisors, helping our customers choose new gear. After a couple of years, I moved to the writing team where I spent a decade researching new products and getting hands on with car stereos, amplifiers, speakers, and subs. Yeah, I've been doing this for a while.

For the past few years, I've been the managing editor of Crutchfield's Car A/V web article content. I couldn't ask for a better job — we get to play with car audio gear every day! I'm a Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside of work, I love listening to music, playing board games, and installing new audio systems for my friends.

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My truck

Items installed:


  • Jensen VM9312 DVD/CD Receiver w/ 7" Touchscreen
  • Kenwood KAC-7252 170X2 Amplifier
  • Profile AP740 60WX4 Amplifier
  • 1 Pair Polk MOMO MM2084 8" 4-Ohm Single Coil Subwoofer
  • Dual Subwoofer Box
  • Polk Audio DB675 6-3/4" 2-way speakers
  • EFX Amplifier Wiring Kits
  • 460 Python Responder System
  • DJM Lowering Kit 3" Front Control Arms with 4" Rear Lowering Blocks
  • VD Vertical Door Kit
  • Projector Headlights modified with 100MM CCFL Halos and Hid Kit
  • Depo LED Taillights and Smoked LED Cab mount third Brake light
  • EFX Rollpan
  • Street Scene shaved tailgate handle relocation kit
  • Aluminum Polished Grille with Chrome Chevy Bowtie
  • KMC Dime 20 X 8.5 Rims With Nitto 420S 255/45 R20
  • Gibson Extreme Dual side exit Catback Exhaust

Installation Description


Wanted to upgrade my system but also wanted to do the work myself. I started with just a head unit swap out and things just took off from there. Had to swapout the stock door speakers, they just weren't doing the job. Added a 4 channel amp to boost power and then added subs with an amp. Had to pull out all the seats in my crew cab to get the amps and subs in but made the installation way easier.


Q&A Section


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

Stock system just wasn't doing the job.


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

The DVD feature on the Jensen Head unit and also the IPOD touchscreen controls via the Jensen media interface.


Why did you choose these products?

It's a tie between vehicle fitment and price. (Free shipping, even to Hawaii.)


What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Cabling after the sun went down and using flashlights to get the job done. (Poor time management on my part.)


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

More monitors maybe, with a gaming system. Also want to do an air suspension system.


Jensen Deck Jensen Head Unit
Kenwood Amp Kenwood Amp under Passenger seat
Profile Amp under Driver seat
Profile Amp under Driver seat
Sub box Sub Box with 8" Polk MOMOs under rear seat
Side View Side View
Rear View Rear View
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John Just me
  • jun castle from Hearbeat

    Posted on 2/21/2016

    Nice...clean truck...

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