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Luke S's 2002 GMC Sierra

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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Items installed:

Installation Description

Everything was easy to install. I started with the CD player. I removed the dashboard and installed the CD player. Then I went to the door speakers and installed the left side then the right side. Then I put the amplifier in and wired that all up and then finally put in the subwoofer.

Q&A Section

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

To get a better sound quality and the ability to use my iPod.

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

The CD player.

Why did you choose these products?

They were withing my budget and I got everything I wanted. Clear sound quality, slightly more bass, and the ability to use my iPod and any other MP3 player.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

I cut my finger about half way through. Obviously being a slight set back. But I was able to continue a few minutes later.

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

I am currently saving up for a nice set of component speakers for the front drivers side and passenger doors.

The AWESOME CD player. I can use my iPod and change songs with the CD player itself. I can also use the 3.5MM jack in the front for any other MP3 player.
The JL Audio subwoofer and Kenwood amp
The truck it's all installed in
Me in my buddy's truck when we went muddin'

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  • Fix from Boston

    Posted on 2/16/2016

    Thanks, your comments helped.

  • Toby Lane from GRAND BAY

    Posted on 3/9/2016

    awesome set-up!!!

  • Rand Compton from Fort Collins

    Posted on 4/24/2016

    Thanks for the information. Going to try and do something similar with my 1997 GMC K1500.

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