1991 Chevy Suburban
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Rockford Fosgate 6 ½-inch speakers are added to the doors and kick panels with fiberglass panels that were accented further with billet aluminum speaker grilles. More 6 ½-inch Fosgate speakers were also added to the rear doors, but the bass comes from six 10-inch Polk MM110 subwoofers that are sealed into the cargo bed. Although theres no room for passengers in this Suburban, the speakers roam freely and are set in a fiberglass display. The speakers are set in an aluminum housing that allows them to be rotated for achieving the optimum sound balance. The entire cargo bed was essentially turned into a large speaker enclosure that literally rocks!
Look up and youll find yourself getting a glimpse of where the power for these speakers comes from. A total of five Lunar amplifiers are dangling from the custom headliner that houses a steel frame and allows the speakers to sit flush against the headliner, or be lowered for display. Similarly, the rear passengers are treated to the latest movies played on the dangling 6-inch Audiovox monitors that are connected to the Alpine DVD player. To further enhance Ricks Suburban, remote door openers were installed and are operated by a Viper 800 alarm system and remote control. To aid in providing a constant stream of power, Optima batteries and Stinger hardware are used along with Fosgate capacitors located in the rear quarter-panels.
Rick knows that an awesome audio system in an ugly vehicle wont win any favor with the customers or judges at shows. Thus, he also added lots of details to the Suburbans suspension and appearance. The ride has to be low, so the factory suspension system was upgraded to include an Air Ride air-spring suspension system. The air springs are installed at all four corners of the truck and allow it to be lowered to the ground with a flick of the switch. Raising the Sub is simple with three tanks and pumps that keep them filled with plenty of air pressure. The rear of the frame also had to be C-notched to extend the body down low, and the Sub rides on a set of 20-inch-diameter Neeper wheels.
The body was treated to 2000 Escalade front sheetmetal and door panels. The door handles and remaining body trim were shaved for a cleaner appearance, while the rear taillights were swapped out for a set of Cadillac units. A custom roll pan also accentuates the rear, with its frenched license plate section and billet grille insert. It had to be lengthened 2 inches to match up to the Escalade door panels and flares.