Article Index
First Light: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS/RS
Page 2
All Pages

Between the subwoofers vents on a custom trim panel behind the seats is a JBL MS-8 Processor. This potent little processor takes signals from the factory head unit and massages, filters and time-aligns them before passing them on to a trio of JBL amplifiers. A JBL GTO1004 4-channel powers the First Light: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS/RSfront stage. A 5-channel JBL GTO5255 powers the rear fill speakers and the door woofers. Finally, a GTO14001 drives the pair of 10-inch subwoofers. The battery rack and subwoofers are trimmed in machined and polished aluminum for a detailed look. Painted fibreglass, expertly wrapped vinyl and plexiglass windows round out the meticulous trunk work.

Much of the work in the vehicle is subtle. All hardware was mounted with nutserts or into threaded steel using security fasteners. The OEM trunk harness was completely reworked, as was the rear fuse panel. A fresh-air ventilation system was installed to make long listening sessions comfortable. Touches like these would usually go un-noticed, but attention to these details separate a good installation from a great one.

Crowder has attended several significant sound quality competition events with the Camaro, and has walked away with a few notable trophies, including 1st Place Expert Sound and Expert Install at the 2011 Spring Break Nationals and 1st place Xtreme SQ and Xtreme Q at the 2011 USACi World finals. Two World championship finishes is a good way to start.

In spite of the success, Crowder has more plans for the car. As finances allow, he’d like to install a turbocharger, widen the front and rear wheels, upgrade the suspension and get some custom interior upholstery work done. We think the car looks great now, but far be it from us to stop Todd from upping the ante.

First Light: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS/RS First Light: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS/RS First Light: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS/RS

Essentials

Vehicle: 2010 Chevy Camaro SS/RS

Owner: Todd B. Crowder

Location: Benton, Arkansas, USA

Engine Displacement: 6.2L stock

facebook name: TC Audio

Club Affiliation: Team TCA (www.tcaudio.net)

Exhaust System:

Flowmaster American Thunder 3” stainless cat-back system

Audio / Mobile Electronics:

Stock OEM- Modified H=head unit

JBL MS-8 processor

JBL GTO-14001, Monoblock Grand Touring Series amplifier

JBL GTO-1004, 4-Channel Grand Touring Series amplifier

JBL GTO-5355, 5-Channel Grand Touring Series amplifier

2 JBL W10GTi, 10” subwoofer

Vented subwoofer enclosure

JBL 660GTi 6.5” components (front kick panels)

JBL P662 6.5” coaxial (rear fill)

JBL Gti tweeters (additional pair in a-pillars)

2 Kinetik Audio HC1800 batteries

Tsunami wiring, fuseblocks, & interconnects

Rewound & upgraded to 200 amp alternator

Dynamat Superlite, Dynapad, Dynaliner

Sponsors:

JBL, Tsunami, Dynamat, Kinetik



Related Features

Monster in the Making: Pat Cyr's 2013 Scion FR-S

When you hear the name Pat Cyr, the first thought that comes to mind is him flying sideways in his AE86 Corolla. When Scion Canada decided to get its new FR-S involved in the DMCC series, it was only fitting…
Read More

FD In-depth: Top 10 changes for 2012

Every year, Formula D changes and evolves in the U.S. For 2012 season, several off-season changes weren’t finalized until days before round one in Long Beach. To keep everyone up to speed on all the changes, here's the shorty on…
Read More

The Bushido Code: Kenji Nishimura's 1999 Lexus GS300

In the late ‘90s Kenji Nishimura owned an Acura Integra like many of his friends. As easy as they were to modify, Nishimura decided to part with his in favor of something more unique. His next car, a Nissan S14…
Read More

Tuning Insider: Build It and They Will Come

Written by Adam Zillin | Photos by Adam Zillin Not long ago, I watched with great interest, Dan Pink’s motivational talk at a TED conference back in 2009. In it, he asked us to consider whether or not we are…
Read More

KUHL Racing’s Custom Carved GT-R

KUHL Racing is known for their nutty paintjobs and over-the-top aggressive body stylings. Words by Micky Slinger. Photos by 7Tune KUHL’s GT86, which was shown off at last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, sported a silver metallic paint with engraving from…
Read More