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1996 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab

- Actually my wife's truck, new in February '97, but seeing as how I'm the vehicle maintenance type in her life (and light of it as well, I'm sure :-)), I lay claim to the truck as well (especially now that it's out of warranty). This little jewel will hopefully be the demo vehicle for my installation talents. It now sports an Alpine 7513 Cassette deck controlling an Alpine 6-disc changer. A Boston Acoustics 6.5" component set handles the front end noise, with the tweeters in the factory dash locations, and mids in the factory door locations. eave The stock 4x10's remain in the rear for fill. I bought the Bostons and the Alpine changer from my boss after we pulled them out of customers' cars, and then horse-traded them for th' labor. Got 'em CHEAP! Now I just need a 4x50W (or so) amp. Two front channels powering the components, two rear channels bridged into sub (need that, too). I'm thinking a JL Audio 10" in a small box between the jumpseats, or, better yet, in the space where one of the jump seats used to fold into the wall. Sweet! I also put in a well-featured Clifford alarm. She doesn't want me to change too much, but I lowered it 2"/3" front/rear, using Bell Tech spindles and lowering blocks. Looks great and handles better! Cheri won't let me put a sporty exhaust on it. Guess she likes it quiet on the hiway :)

Update-8/2001- well, we've got a young 'un on the way, so we need something besides two-seaters (my Cutlass seats, like, a dozen, but the gas mileage sucks). The truck got traded in on a slightly used 2000 Chevy Astro LS. Ah, well. I like to think of it as a larger canvas...
Oh, yeah: I pulled all the stereo, alarm, and the lowering kit off before we traded it. I have the lowering kit and the trailer hitch for sale if you want them.

 

 

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