This may come as no shock to any of our readers that have been visiting SoCalCustoms.com for a while but Erik Harbour is back with another feature vehicle! As the Western Regional Sales Manager for Kinetik Audio, part of his job is to represent the company through using their products in his vehicles. His previous feature was a laid out Dodge Ram and once he was finished showing it at events, he sold it so he could move on to something he has wanted to get since 2005. This time around, Erik chose to go the Luxury SUV route with a 2006 Super Charged Range Rover Sport.
The Range Rover already comes with a pretty impressive factory suspension that includes air bags, an air compressor, an air tank and height sensors. So Erik was immediately able to let some air out of the bags whenever he wants to bring the Rover down over the new 24-inch Lexani LSS-10 Wheels with black and machined face. The wheels were then mounted with Toyo Proxes 275/30ZR24 Tires. With the new wheels bolted up, the exterior had already received its largest upgrade but Erik decided to have a few tweaks to personalize the body of his ride. A few parts were color-matched to the factory Java Black including the grille, lower bumper, and inserts.
Erik's vehicles have been known for their amazing interiors and this project does not buck that trend. His factory perforated leather seats are wrapped in in a rare bone leather from Jaguar. The paneling is accented with wood trim and black Land Rover badges. The stock head unit has a NAV-TV iPhone/iPad connection for factory navigation screen control. The audio has all been replaced by Alpine products. First, the speakers were removed in favor of Alpine SWR-60C components getting their power from a PDX F4 Amplifier. A couple of PDX M6 Amplifiers send the two PDX M6 Subwoofers their low frequencies to fill the SUV with booming bass. The custom install was worked on by Steve Brown, Derrick Dawson, and Javier with the help from Erik as well as Meny Fischer to knock out a clean yet working set up. The design was made to flow with the factory styling and still allow for a lot of output from the subs as well as overall sound quality. They also made sure that the cargo area could still be used. The install was finished and 714 Motorsports used the same bone leather to wrap the custom items so that they matched the rest of Erik's ride. The rear was also treated to a Griffin iPad mount that offers the opportunity to use Erik's iPad for gaming, movies and DJ ability with their DJ Cable. Griffin also set the Rover up with a few other products including their USB charge ports, flat auxilary cable, extended iPhone cable and the Tune Flex for hands-free ability. A Kinetik HC2400 Battery was added under the hood and a spare HC1400 was used as part of the audio install in the rear. All of this is protected by a Viper Alarm.
This project would not be where it is without friends and companies to provide their help where needed. Erik would like to thank his club, Relaxed Atmosphere as well as Kinetik, Alpine,
714 Motorsports, Griffin, Lexani, Toyo Tires, Orion Wired, Viper Alarms, NAV-TV, Hush Mat, SoCal Detail,
and Adams Polishes.