New Silverado Gets State-of-the-Art Stereo Installation

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Alpine’s Silverado-specific stereo package transforms this truck into a rolling sound stage.

If there’s one thing that hasn’t changed a whole lot over the history of the automobile, it’s that most still come with crappy stereos. Unless you pony up for an expensive luxury car, chances are you’re facing some seriously inferior sound. And even then, the aftermarket presents far superior options. The good news is, fans of the Chevy Silverado have at least one easy-to-install option that blows away the anemic factory setup.

That stereo package comes from Alpine, a well-respected manufacturer of audio equipment. Their Silverado package retains the reliability of a factory system yet adds a huge touch screen and extra sound depth. So when Truck Trend caught wind of the package, they ordered one for their own 2016 Chevy Silverado. And for those of us in the market, they wrote up a nice little installation piece to show just how easy it is to install.

The Alpine X110-SLV kit is a 10-inch in dash head unit that seamlessly fits into any 2014+ Silverado dash. To that, TT added Alpine’s PSS-3 kit, which consists of plug and play front and rear speakers, an 8-inch subwoofer, and a 310 watt amp. The best thing about all of this cool kit? It mounts out of the way, so you don’t sacrifice any precious cargo space.

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The head unit does require a little bit of programming so that it can work with OEM components like the steering wheel controls. But like everything else, the software required for this comes with the package. Installing the speakers requires removal of the door panels. And you have to take out the back seat to mount the sub and amp. But overall, this is an easy job that can be completed with basic tools and little mechanical knowledge. It’s by far your easiest route to some incredible sound.

 

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts.

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