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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #26
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You my friend is a genius!!! I've been thinking of ways to put my amp in the car without drilling through it. Completely there's a thing call velcro lol. Been thinking about double sided tapes or those foam tape thing but I know those don't hold on to fabric very well. Ahhhh sometime it's better to think stuff a bit more simple so you can see all the options.

Question: How do you attach velcro to the carpet? Are you somehow having one on the carpet and one on the amp or do you just use the one rough side on the amp and have it cling to the carpet? (found out that's what people has been doing to mount amp on carpet =D)
Use the one rough side on the amp and have it cling to the carpet! That is how I attached my Alpine PDX 9V to the carpet the passenger seat. I can hardly move that thing when I want to, let alone by itself.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:10 PM   #27
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The 2012 impreza (just looked under my hood) doesn't have any grommets that are accessible. It has one unoccupied grommet that is somehow blocked by several wires, pipes, and other crap, and it's just underneath the dashboard, you couldn't just reach up to it. (can't even see it from the inside)

Any advice?
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #28
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I used the grommet towards the passenger side, which contains the main bundle of wires from the engine compartment to the passenger compartment. I cut a cross with an Xacto knife slightly to the side of the existing bundle (being careful not to nick any wires), and pushed the power cable through. It fell out from behind the heater/AC box, and was then easy to route to under the passenger seat, where my power amp is.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #29
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Thanks! I'll try that
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:59 AM   #30
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great write up. would you guys say 2 under seat 8's and two 10" subs in the trunk would be too much base? I plan to upgrade the speakers so I have a proper balance of bass and treble
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #31
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Yes, you'll probably end up with weird cancellation between the multiple drivers and it might end up sounding worse than if you just had the two 10" or the two 8" units.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #32
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Just wanted to say thank you for this step by step guide, it really helped me in my install of my amp!
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:27 PM   #33
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Finally got mine installed over the weekend. Very happy with the sound. It doesn't compare to a 12" in a huge box, but for it's size it does very well.

I especially like the knob that lets me add or remove bass depending on what I'm listening to. I'm thinking of putting it where the cigarette lighter is. Anybody ever tried that?
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:17 PM   #34
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Finally got mine installed over the weekend. Very happy with the sound. It doesn't compare to a 12" in a huge box, but for it's size it does very well.

I especially like the knob that lets me add or remove bass depending on what I'm listening to. I'm thinking of putting it where the cigarette lighter is. Anybody ever tried that?
Old thread bump, I know, but I just noticed your question.

I put the remote level control for my JL XD700/5 amp in the cubby next to the lighter socket on my 2012 STi. It's stuck upside-down on the upper side of the cubby using some velcro, the same velcro I used to stick my amp to the carpet under the passenger seat.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:07 PM   #35
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great thread! Question...is this harness the only thing that you needed:

http://ae64.com/20-pincombinedharness.htm

Do you just tap into this and run the wires?
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:52 PM   #36
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great thread! Question...is this harness the only thing that you needed:

http://ae64.com/20-pincombinedharness.htm

Do you just tap into this and run the wires?
I have an aftermarket head unit so I used the subwoofer RCA outputs for audio signal and the blue "remote turn-on" wire for power-on signal. If you are using the factory deck, that harness should work for you. You just have to tap into the ACC-on lead for power-on wire and the front speaker wires for the "high power input" leads. The harness should come with a diagram showing you which wire is which.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:11 AM   #37
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Is there something you can buy to connect a RCA adapter to the stock unit so you can just use the RCA's to amp?
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:38 AM   #38
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Line out converter- you tap into your speaker wires and it provides you with an RCA input. Alternatively, your amp probably has high level inputs that you could just connect to the wires and skip the LOC.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:11 PM   #39
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Comment on the industrial-strength Velcro.... As others have said, a little goes a long way, and also as stated in another post, it will adhere so well that the adhesive side could peel off. To help prevent the Velcro from peeling off the adhesive side if/when you remove your component:

1) Clean the surface with alcohol before attaching the Velcro
2) Radius the corners of the Velcro to eliminate the sharp corners; this is where it will start to peel. Use a nickel or quarter as a template for marking the corners.
3) Press all the edges down firmly, then do it again just to be sure.
3) When removing the Velcro-attached component, go S-L-O-W!
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