Chevrolet Truck Audio – Radio, Speaker, Subwoofer, Stereo
When you select your vehicle on our site, you’ll be able
to shop from filtered lists of the products, such as receivers and speakers, that
we know fit or work with your vehicle. You’ll also be able to find more ”universal“
products, like amplifiers and subwoofers, that can be installed in just about any
Look for these symbols when you’re shopping
A green check means that the product will fit into your vehicle’s factory openings without the need for any modifications.
A yellow warning triangle indicates that the product will fit if you make a minor modification, such as trimming plastic in the dash or drilling new holes for speakers in your door panels.
A red caution sign means that a product is larger than one or more dimensions of the factory mounting location and will not fit. For speakers, the key dimensions include more than just cone size.
Pretty much every car on the road these days has a factory stereo. And pretty much every audiophile wants better sound than the factory stereo system can produce. At Crutchfield, we want to help you get the best sound possible in your ride and we’ve spent over four decades doing the research you need to get the stereo equipment that’s right for your ride.
We’ve disassembled the dashes and door panels of tens of thousands of vehicles, measured the spaces where the factory stereos and speakers fit, and loaded our findings into our massive fit database. Our system then compares these measurements to the dimensions of a given receiver or speaker to determine which aftermarket products will fit in the factory location.
No one else in the consumer electronics industry does the kind of stuff we do. That’s why no one else knows what we know.
You’ll often see us note that a product “works with” your vehicle. This means that while it doesn’t necessarily fit in a factory location, it’s still designed to be compatible with your vehicle’s electronics or interior design. Compatible products include adapters (for Bluetooth® or smartphone control, for example) that plug into your vehicle’s stereo wiring harness and device holders that mount in a specific spot on the dash.
We also carry a wide range of products that actually are designed to work exclusively with specific vehicles. See below to learn more.
The Crutchfield KitFinder
When you’re choosing new car audio gear, the first step is to choose the gear that fits your car. The second step is to get it installed correctly. That’s why we developed the Crutchfield KitFinder. With KitFinder, you’ll be able to use our massive database to find and compare gear that will fit your specific vehicle. We’ll also make sure you have the installation parts and instructions that make the job easier. Whether you’re a first-time DIY-er or an experienced car audio pro, KitFinder takes the hassle and guesswork out of choosing and installing your new stereo and/or speakers.
When you shop with us, you’ll see:
- Filtered lists of stereos that we know fit in your dash
- The installation parts required to install the stereo gear you’re interested in, plus the parts that let you retain certain advanced factory features. And they’re all bundled into easy-to-add packages
With most orders, you’ll also get a set of Crutchfield’s legendary vehicle-specific disassembly instructions. Created using info gathered by our Vehicle Research Team, these guides give you step-by-step guidance and detailed illustrations or photos. They’re available for thousands of vehicles.
Shopping for car speakers
To see which speakers fit your vehicle, we’ve disassembled the door panels of tens of thousands of vehicles, measured the spaces where the factory speakers fit, and loaded our findings into Crutchfield’s massive fit database. Our system then compares these measurements to the dimensions of a given speaker to see if it will fit in the factory cavity.
Here’s how all that info helps you get and install your new speakers:
- You’ll see a filtered lists of speakers that satisfy the depth, diameter, and height requirements of your vehicle’s factory speaker openings
- We’ll show you the speakers that are available for specific locations in your car. That list can include locations that don’t have factory speakers, but can be adapted using certain mounting adapters. We won’t list a given location if there are no speakers that fit there.
- When brackets and wiring harnesses (if available) are required for your installation, we’ll prompt you to add them to your cart. They’re free with almost all speaker purchases, along with our free vehicle-specific installation instructions.
Custom fit products
Many manufacturers have designed products that work directly with specific vehicles. These include:
- “Direct” replacements for certain products, such as speakers.
- Products that take advantage of unused space in the car, such as subwoofer enclosures
custom-designed to fit in places that don’t sacrifice trunk or cargo spaces.
- Products that plug directly into your car’s wiring and work with your factory stereo,
such as Bluetooth hands-free adapters or sound processors.
Universal fit products
Many car A/V products we describe as “universal,” in that there aren’t dedicated factory locations for them. With many of these products, you’ll have to check your vehicle for available space, and carefully plan your installation in advance. The most common include:
- Amplifiers Amps require three things: a mounting location, power wiring directly to your car’s battery, and wiring for musical signal. You’ll need to check the dimensions of the amps you’re interested in, which we provide, then measure the available space you have in your vehicle. Mounting locations can include underneath seats or in the trunk or cargo area. We’ll show you the size of wires you’ll need when you make your purchase, and we can offer tips online and by phone for wiring strategies.
- Subwoofers Just about all subwoofers need to be mounted in an enclosure, which then fits in an available spot in your car. As with an amplifier, you’ll need to measure space in your vehicle to see if the subwoofer you’re interested in will fit, while leaving you enough cargo space for your needs. If you choose a powered subwoofer, we’ll make sure you get the right power wiring; if you choose a sub and box, we’ll recommend the right size of speaker wire, which you’ll connect to the external amp that’ll send power to the sub.
- Portable products such as GPS navigators, radar detectors, and dash cams. You’ll just want to make sure that you have a dash or windshield large enough to accommodate the mounting systems of these sorts of products without interfering with your sight or operation of the vehicle.
Dash kit Wiring harness Antenna adapter Integration module Steering wheel control Speaker harness Speaker bracket
Dash kit: A dash kit includes any trim pieces and brackets needed to mount a new radio in your dash opening and keep a clean factory look.
Wiring harness: A wiring harness makes connections between your new radio and your vehicle’s wiring. Splice the harness’s wires to your new radio’s wires, then plug the other end of the harness into the connector you unplugged from the factory radio.
Antenna adapter: An antenna adapter connects the plug on your vehicle’s antenna cable to the standard Motorola antenna input on your new radio.
Integration module: An integration module plus a wiring harness connect and enable communication between your new radio and your vehicle’s factory electronics. Splice the module’s wires to your new radio’s wires, then plug the other end of the wiring harness into the connector you unplugged from the factory radio.
Steering wheel control (SWC) adapter: A steering wheel control (SWC) adapter makes the connection between your new radio and your vehicle’s factory steering wheel audio controls. In most cases, you’ll have to connect wires, and set the adapter to work with your new radio.
Speaker Wiring Harness: Speaker wiring harnesses make connections between your new speakers and your vehicle’s factory speaker plugs.
Speaker Bracket: Speaker brackets bolt into your vehicle’s factory mounting locations, and allow you to install aftermarket speakers.
Cool Pickup Truck Stereo System Installations
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By Dave MacKinnon
There’s no denying that pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles on the road. Not only are they typically more durable than a car, but they also can haul almost anything you want in the bed or on a trailer. The popularity of these vehicles makes them prime candidates for audio system upgrades. Specialty car stereo shops from across North America have shared their most incredible creations with the BestCarAudio.com team to give you some ideas for upgrading your pickup.
Subwoofer System Installations
Even if your truck came with the Bose, B&O or Alpine factory stereo, none of them delivers a level of bass reproduction that will please a genuine car audio enthusiast. So the best upgrade you can make to your pickup truck by far is to add a custom subwoofer solution and a dedicated amplifier. Here are a few cool solutions that sound great and look fantastic!
Brian Mitchell shared this photo of an under-seat subwoofer enclosure that’s home to a pair of ARC Audio A-10 shallow-mount subwoofers. The clear Lexan top allows the LED lighting and high-resolution amplifier artwork to be seen clearly.This slammed Chevy pickup is home to four Clarion shallow-mount subwoofers in custom LED-lit, vinyl-wrapped enclosures. Thanks to Andrew Davidson from Clarion Builds for sharing his project with us!Kenny Littlefield from Littlefield Sound Design in Sebring, Florida, shared this photo of an enclosure in a Ford F-450 King Ranch. Four Digital Design subwoofers deliver great bass for this lucky client.This 2012 Silverado 3500HD was upgraded with a massive 15-inch sub that plays through the floor to deliver fantastic bass output and extension. The installation was completed by Mobile Audio Plus in Bloomington, Illinois.Another incredible install from Brian Mitchell features four ARC Audio ARC 8 subwoofers under the seat of a pickup. CNC-cut aluminum adorns the bottom of the enclosure and is visible through the clear Lexan top.Automotive Entertainment Huntington Beach created this LED-illuminated enclosure under the rear seat of a pickup truck to house four Illusion Audio Carbon 10-inch subwoofers.If you’re looking for a custom subwoofer enclosure for your pickup truck, check out the solutions from MTI Acoustics. Your local stereo shop can order a custom vinyl-wrapped enclosure like this one MTI constructed for an F-250 to add some serious bass that looks great and fits perfectly.Sometimes there’s no replacement for displacement. Dan Ungaro created this custom subwoofer solution in the back of Chevy Silverado that features two 15-inch Hybrid Audio subwoofers in an infinite baffle application.A custom center console is a great way to add big bass when there’s room. Corbin May from Echo AVU in Grande Prairie, Alberta, shared this photo of a 1993 Chevy K2500 subwoofer enclosure, home to a pair of JL Audio 12W6 subwoofers. Jayson Cook from Columbus Car Audio & Accessories in Columbus, Ohio, shared this photo of a custom subwoofer enclosure and amp rack in the back of a 2012 Dodge Ram. The system features a pair of Hertz Cento-Series CS-250 8-inch subwoofers and an ML Power 5 five-channel amplifier to power the entire audio system. Technician Tyler Schrader executed this immaculate installation.Dustin Winn from Dreamworks Motorsports in Roxboro, North Carolina, shared this custom enclosure they created for a pair of Powerbass subwoofers.Mild2Wild in Lakeland, Florida, created this subwoofer enclosure and custom amp rack in the back of a 2018 Ram 2500. The system features Focal amplifiers and Flax-Series subwoofers.TC Holliday from Nu Image Audio in Salina, Kansas, shared this custom enclosure that’s in the back of a 2020 Nissan Frontier. The ported enclosure features a fiberglass bottom and four Digital Designs 6.5-inch supercharged subwoofers.Gene Rogers from Sound Obsession in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, shared this awesome center console and subwoofer installation from a ’90s Chevy 1500 pickup. The system features four JL Audio subwoofers and is powered by Kaption amplification.Josh Huiet from Audio Werks of Cincinnati in Ohio shared this cool amp rack and subwoofer system they built. The system features Memphis subwoofers and Hertz amplifiers.Another stunning project from Sound Obsessions is this 2006 Chevrolet SS pickup. The system features six JL Audio subwoofers in a Lexan-front bandpass subwoofer enclosure.
Speaker Upgrades Deliver Great Sound
Of course, no stereo upgrade is complete without upgrading the speakers. Choosing high-quality drivers is crucial to the clarity and accuracy of the audio system. Whether your goal is studio-quality sound or volume levels that will wake the dead, your local specialty mobile enhancement retailer can design and install a solution that will let you enjoy your favorite music like you’ve never heard it before.The same truck that is home to the six JL subwoofers has custom door panels with four Focal speakers in each one. Kudos again to Sound Obsessions for the amazing build. Even if everything is hidden behind the door trim panel, the attention to detail that goes into the installation is paramount to delivering great sound. Nick Frazier from iNNovative Concepts in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, applied a layer of sound deadening and sealed the window regulator access area before installing a set of Focal Speakers in this Ford Raptor.Some like it loud! Marcus Prouty from the Installer Institute in Daytona, Florida, shared this custom door panel that’s home to four 6.5-inch PRV high-efficiency midrange drivers and a pair of bullet tweeters.B.J. Curcio from Broken Silence Custom Car Audio in Greenwich, Connecticut, created this custom speaker installation in the doors of a 1956 Chevy pickup truck.Custom pods like these created by Mobile Audio Plus can deliver excellent sound quality. When combined with a digital signal processor and appropriate amplification, the results can be very lifelike.
Truck Audio System Amplifiers
Your stereo will need some power if you want to listen to it at anything more than just a talking level. Choosing high-quality, low-distortion amplifiers is a crucial component of reproducing audio with accuracy. Let’s look at some cool truck amp racks!The rear seat of this 2012 Ram pickup is home to five Mosconi amplifiers in a custom rack. Thanks to Jim Rogers from Audio Innovations in Conway, Arkansas, for sharing this amazing project!Our friend James Day shared this photo of the backseat of his 1989 Toyota Hilux. Brad Wurzbacher executed the installation and upholstery from Stitcht Interiors in Forest Hill, Maryland.Conrad Leduc from Sudbury Car Audio in Ontario, Canada, shared this photo of his 2017 Toyota Tacoma. The interior is lined with Soundmat sound deadening, and the audio system features a pair of ARC Audio KS Mini amplifiers for the front stage, a JL Audio amp for the subwoofers and a JL Audio TwK Processor.Marty Adamschek from Andres Electronic Experts in Courtenay, British Columbia, shared the amp and processor installation they completed in a 2020 Ford F-250. A Musway DSP feeds audio to a Pair of Ground Zero amplifiers.
Whether your upgrade involves adding a radio with Bluetooth, replacing a set of worn-out speakers or creating a world-class custom installation, your local specialty mobile enhancement retailer can design and install a great upgrade in your pickup truck. Drop by today to find out what’s available.
Filed Under: ARTICLES, Bluetooth, Car Audio Tagged With: Alpine, Amplifiers, B&O, Bose, Speakers, Subwoofer Enclosures, Subwoofers, Trucks
About Dave MacKinnon
Dave has worked in the mobile electronics industry since 1988 in almost every capacity, including roles as a Retail Salesperson, Installer, Sales Representative, Technical Trainer, and Product Development Manager for some of the largest car audio companies in the world. Dave started his writing career in 2000 as the Technical Editor of a Toronto-based car audio magazine and has reviewed more than 450 products. Formally trained as an Electronics Technician, Dave is considered an industry expert when it comes to explaining how mobile audio components work and has crafted thousands of articles to share that knowledge. He’s currently the Head Writer for 1sixty8 media and the Editor-in-Chief at BestCarAudio.com
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…And My Truck Friend – Still Small (2005, CD)
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Lyrics By [Adaptation] – Olga Dubitskaya
Lyrics By [Adaptation] – Olga Dubitskaya
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Directed By – Alexander Rozanov
Directed By – Alexander Rozanov
- Distributor – WWW Records
- Recording copyright ℗ – Music B doh
- Copyright © – Music Vdokh
- Recording Studio – Dobrolet
- Mixing – Dobrolet
- Glass Mastering – MRO VOI
- Artwork By [Design] – Elena Belentieva 9 0139
- Bass, Vocals – Rostislav Chaban
- Composed By – Anton Antonov*, Vladimir Busel, Vladimir Nestrizhenko, Rostislav Chaban, Yuri Zhigarev
- Drums – Zhigarev – 96*
- Engineer [Assistant] – Sergey Stepanov
- Mastered By – Yuri Ivanovich Bogdanov*
- Music By, Lyrics By, Noises, Sounds – YaiDMG*, iDMG*
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Andrey Alyakrinsky, Ei Drug My Truck*
- Voice – Anton Antonov*
Recorded and mixed in autumn 2004 year on studio “Dobrolet” (St. Petersburg, Russia).
Bonus video ‘Ganda’ is 720×576 MPEG (94.4 MB).
(C)&(P) 2005 MUSIC INHA, (C) 2004 I&DMG, (C) 2005 …iDMG.
- Matrix / inner ring: VDOKH-06CD / 05
- Matrix / inner ring (Mould hub): MRO VOI2
|More Small (2xCD, Album, Stereo)||009 Russia||2005|
|Still Small (CD, Album, Enhanced, Reissue)||Moon Records (2)||MR-1192-2||Ukraine||2005|