Brett M's 2002 GMC Envoy
I started my Crutchfield career as a product advisor. I fielded thousands of customer questions about A/V equipment, designing systems for homes, cars, and the occasional party bus. Do that for eight years, and you begin to understand what people really want from their gear. You also get a lot of hands-on experience with the latest products. That's one of the coolest things about working here. As a writer, I enjoy translating technical jargon into easy-to-understand language. My goal is to make shopping for speakers and amplifiers simple. After all, this stuff is supposed to be fun! Outside of work, I enjoy playing and teaching music. I'm always on the lookout for interesting left-handed guitars.
More from Kramer Crane
- Jensen VM9312 DVD receiver
- JBL GTO755.6 II 6-channel car amplifier
- Rockford Fosgate T162C 6.5" speakers in all 4 doors
- 12" MTX Thunder 4500 single voice coil 4-ohm (x2)
- 12" blue neon under dash both sides
- 7-color LED underbody kit
- Tsunami 4-gauge wiring kit
- Blue LED in the dome lamps
- 12" blue LED under the amp
- 30GB Video iPod in glove box, connected to headunit
- PS2 under passenger seat (sometimes, it removes easy)
- Power inverter
It took a while to build the custom box in the back, but I wanted the bass plus storage space, so I really wanted it done. I have done all of the installations myself, which makes it that much better (and cheaper). The box took about 22 hours total: speakers about 2 total, neons about 2 total, and the headunit was about 1. I think it came out really nice because I have all of my storage space in the back, and great sound quality.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I wanted a better sounding system from stock...and louder.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The custom box in the back because it is extremely unique.
Why did you choose these products?
I really like the quality and clarity of Rockford Fosgate speakers. The bass from the MTX subs compliment it nicely. The Jensen headunit is one of the best (in my opinion) without being a double-DIN, and the JBL amplifier has a lot of power and doesn't draw too much from the battery.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The building of the custom box, hands down!
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Tint (25% all around), Trailblazer SS wheels, Street Scene valances, lambo doors, Ground Force lowering kit (2" drop) or Belltech 2/3 lowering kit.
2002 GMC Envoy
Well under construction
Still retained cargo space
Neons at night
Subs all lit up