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    2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71 by Audio-X

    After a long wait, and a lot of grief from my friends, I've finally started on my build. Here's the patient...a 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71 quad-cab. If I had kids, I probably would have opted for the crew cab, but I prefer to have a longer bed. With the bed extender, I can carry a full-sized sheet of plywood laying flat in the bed.








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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    Here's the HU that I'm installing:








    I had a helluva time getting everything soldered, because my tip was burn up to the point that I couldn't even tin it.


    I didn't have another one on-hand, so I had to order a replacement...and here it is

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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    The DMH-C5500NEX has an 8" capacitive touch screen, and Metra just released a dash kit specifically for it. It's one of the best looking kits I've ever seen:





    As you might have noticed, this unit has a separate screen that connects to the hidden radio box via a data cable. This means I didn't have to hack up the dash to get a double-din to fit.

    I did have to take apart half the dash to run wires, though. Here's the pigtail that plugs into the steering wheel clockspring harness


    Everything is controlled via a iDataLink Maestro RR


    Here she is all buttoned up and playing



    More to come...

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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    Very Nice !
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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    That is awesome my friend! Love that clean, absolutely factory looking install. You done very well my friend!

    That Hakko is sweet, right? Easily my favorite soldering setup ever. Sooooo easy to use.
    Are you not entertained?!?!

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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    That thing really does look good in there. You got the ball rolling so may as well keep it going. What are the plans downstream of the headunit?
    They might say "don't try this at home" but nothing about not trying it at your friend's house.

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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    I like the front view of truck and the rear shot of CAJ sticker the view of work bench wall looks like it is in the truck, a partition .

    Prolly amps/amp -n- speakers, HillbillySQ.
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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly SQ View Post
    That thing really does look good in there. You got the ball rolling so may as well keep it going. What are the plans downstream of the headunit?
    I bought Erin's Helix DSP Pro, and I have a couple of Mosconi AS 200.4 that I got from Chuck. Not sure on subs or speakers.

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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    You can join me and chit in the Audiofrog lovefest OR just do Anarchies, ccwr's, and mdt12's with the ported 18". OR, get a sub that will work well with a bridged pair of channels from one of the 200.4's.
    They might say "don't try this at home" but nothing about not trying it at your friend's house.

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    Re: 2018 Chevy Silverado Z-71

    I'm thinking possibly a 12" or two in custom center console...but I still want an 18 for that low stuff...

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