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We discuss three approaches to upgrading the performance of the factory stereo in a truck. Keep your factory radio, but give your audio system a complete overhaul.

Undercover subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

Three of us here at Crutchfield installed subs that added punch and presence to our music without losing cargo space in our cars.

All about subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

All the information and links you'll need to plan, install, tune, and enjoy a subwoofer system in your car or truck.

Big bass in a small-car world
by Charlie Pastorfield

Gas mileage is a big issue with an ever-increasing number of people. Most recently, the "Cash for Clunkers" program has resulted in a lot of people driving more

2011-2016 Scion tC
by Jon Paulette

The Scion tC is a sporty little car that will give you plenty of driving enjoyment. It's also practical, tuneable, and a great candidate for an audio upgrade.

2008-2014 Dodge Challenger
by Jon Paulette

The Challenger is a muscle car for grown-ups. It's fun between stoplights, but it's also a comfortable long-distance cruiser that will sound great with upgraded audio.

Volkswagen really knows how to make a hatchback hot, and both the Golf and GTI can be a lot of fun. You'll have a lot more fun when you install a hotter stereo, though.

2012-2015 Honda CR-V
by Jon Paulette

Big enough to haul kids and dogs in comfort, but small enough to slice through the suburban jungle, this versatile SUV will be even better with a new stereo system.

If you're into the classic definition of "grand touring," this GT is a blast. The V-6 sounds great, but you'll enjoy the drive a lot more with an upgraded stereo.

As factory systems go, Ram trucks aren't bad. But you can do better. In this article, we'll examine the radio, speaker, and sub options for each cab style.

2002-2009 GMC Envoy
by Jon Paulette

Big enough for people and gear, yet small enough to park without a team of dockworkers, the GMC Envoy is a sensible SUV that's a great home for an aftermarket stereo.

2012-2016 Toyota Yaris
by Jon Paulette

The Yaris is a great example of small car tech in the early 21st Century. It's a smart, peppy little car, and a new stereo will make it even more fun to drive.

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
by Jon Paulette

Part pickup, part multi-tool, the original Chevy Avalanche is one cool truck. We'll help you find the stereo gear you need to make your Avalanche sound awesome.

2013-2016 Scion FR-S
by Jon Paulette

The Scion FR-S is a sporty coupe for people who really like driving. If you want to add a more enjoyable stereo system to your car, you've come to the right place.

Dodge has produced some of the best-looking pickups on the road, but the factory stereos aren't always as impressive. A new stereo will make a good truck even better.

2009-2012 Ford Flex
by Jon Paulette

Our profile of the 2009-2012 Ford Flex discusses what you need to know to replace the stereo and speakers, and add an amplifier and subwoofers.

With a comfortable interior and refined handling, the Jetta will add a little European flair to your everyday drive. So why not add a new stereo to your Jetta?

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