Ground Pounder: Steven Head’s 1990 Chevrolet Blazer

Ground Pounder: Steven Head’s 1990 Chevrolet Blazer

Steven Head found himself interested in cars from a young age, largely thanks to family members who were into drag racing and hot rods. In 1985, Head became addicted to car audio. After building a few variations of audio systems in his old 1976 Dodge Aspen, he began to tinker with audio equipment more when he got a job building conversion vans to develop some crafting skills. Down to road, he would build his next two vehicles with custom interior rebuilds, careful planning, and some craftsmanship expertise.

06 IASCA Steven Head 1990 Chevrolet Blazer PASMAG

During his time in the competition scene, Head found himself drawn to the first generation of Chevrolet Blazer, and had even seen some of the best ground-pounding systems of the era in that platform. He finally found one that needed some work, and finished the car with a no-nonsense SQ audio system with an emphasis on maximum sound performance while maintaining ease of serviceability.


14 IASCA Steven Head 1990 Chevrolet Blazer PASMAG
ESSENTIALS

Owner: Steven Head
Location: Ocala, FL
Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet Blazer
Club: Team Audionutz / Team Arc Audio
Competition: IASCA

SOCIAL

Facebook: Team Audionutz
Website: www.teamaudionutz.com/

ENGINE

  • Edelbrock (intake manifold, 650 carburetor)
  • Vintage Air low-mount A/C compressor
  • Aluminum 4-row radiator
  • SPAL high-flow electric fans
  • Holley Mighty Mite fuel pump

EXHAUST

  • Hedman headers
  • Dynomax mufflers

DRIVETRAIN

  • TCI Street Fighter built GM 700R4 transmission
  • 3000 RPM stall

WHEELS / TIRES

  • M.B. Motoring Old Skool wheels - 17x8 (f), 17x9.5 (r)
  • Kumho Ecsta tires

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Belltech 3-inch drop spindles
  • Gabriel shocks
  • McGaughy’s front drop springs
  • Modified rear leaf springs w/ 4-inch drop blocks

EXTERIOR

  • Billet grille
  • Stylin’ Concepts rollpan
  • Custom vinyl wrap

INTERIOR

  • Custom (dashboard, speaker tower array, interior panel rebuild, relocated seats)
  • Cyberdyne digital gauges
  • Soft upholstery treatment throughout

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Sony (CDX-C90 head unit, XDP-4000X processor, 7-inch LCD monitor)
  • Arc Audio (PS-8 processor, 2150SE amplifier)
  • Celestra VA-210 amplifiers (3)
  • Focal (TLR tweeters, JM Labs 7-inch Kevlar mid-range speakers)
  • Dynaudio MW172 mid-bass speakers
  • Oz Audio 300H free-air subwoofers
  • Audioquest Toslink digital cable
  • Clarity Cable RCAs
  • Kinetik HC2400BLU batteries (2)
  • Xstatic Bat Cap Minicap 10F capacitors (2)
  • Sparked Innovations RBX-4CH distribution center
  • Stinger (power cables, connectors, distribution blocks, 60A power supply)
  • Dynamic Control damping products

SPONSORS

  • Arc Audio
  • Dynaudio USA
  • Stinger/AAMP of America
  • Dynamic Control
  • Xstatic

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