Mike Park has worked on numerous builds for DUB in the past, as well as having built customized rides for may former Anaheim Angels baseball players as well as Pamela Anderson. “Having built cars for so many customers, I was tired building for everybody else and needed something to put together for myself,” he confesses. The veteran builder has been working his magic for the past 30 years, specializing in all things electronic and has been the audio mastermind behind hundreds of builds, so when it came time to finally put his own ride together, he knew exactly what it needed to really boom. “It’s been years since I had my own ride with the last being a Hummer H2. All my builds are known for having major bass,” he describes. “It’s what has labeled me as the ‘bass crazy guy.’”
He used RE Audio products, describing how they’re known in the industry for having loud systems, choosing three 12” subwoofers, three 1,500W SA 1500.1 amps, four 6.5” RE component speakers that are all powered by four Optima batteries. “I have so many electronics in the truck that I needed all those batteries to make sure it all lasts,” he says about why he needed four batteries. And the result delivers! Just a few weeks back, Park says he was pushing the audio to the limits at Sound Expo (the shop he oversees) and it was so loud that it blew out the Silverado’s back window!
But another reason why the bass was so explosive was the fact that he placed it all in a bandpass enclosure that allowed him to point the bass to where he wanted it to go. “Usually, the enclosure box is in the bed, but what I did was cut through a tunnel straight from the bed into the cab so that all the bass went inside the vehicle and didn’t just stay in the bed. That’s why it blew the glass out because it was all in the cab.”
As for the Chevy’s exterior mods, he got some help from DUB Magazine’s own John Ramos so that it received the best parts possible. Doing all the work himself along with the crew at DUB Garage (except for the lift), Park’s top highlights are the big Dropstars wheels, the powder coated front and rear Fab Fours bumpers, Vision X LED lighting, a custom Royalty Core front grille and the SnugTop bed cap.
“People love the truck,” he says. “The white really makes it look bigger and clean at the same time. I wanted something that could be a daily driver so I didn’t want to over do it with the mods.” Now the truck is a weekend warrior and goes on display for Sound Expo in Bellflower, CA.
Words: Kristie Bertucci | Photos: Brian McGee