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Old 09-19-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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Question Do those under-seat vents suck or blow?

I have a 2014 XV and I'm trying to see if my amp will fit under the passenger seat with enough clearance. It's tough, the amp is an Alpine MRX-M100 and is 13-3/8'' x 2-1/4'' x 9''.

If those vents are supposed to blow, then I'll have to find some other place for the amp... (or extend them??)
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:50 PM   #2
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turn them on and stick your hand under there?
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:53 AM   #3
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I never have passengers and ended up ripping those vents out when I dampened/deadened my floor. Yeah... They're for the back seat.

Although I don't recall having a problem fitting amps under the seat when they were in there...
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:32 AM   #4
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They are a vent for the rear seats.. if you set your heater/ac to point to the feet they'll turn on
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:29 PM   #5
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Thanks.

Yeah, just had a chance to go out and check, they blow. I'll have to figure out a way to put my amp under there without blocking the air. Maybe I can make a slim sheet metal box or riser that would extend them to the back that would go under the amp.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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I'll have to figure out a way to put my amp under there without blocking the air.
I wouldn't even worry about it. Your rear passengers will get enough heating from the front vents.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:14 AM   #7
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Wow this is the biggest waste of space I've ever seen. You're like that kid that keeps asking questions they know the answer to just to bother other people.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:22 AM   #8
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Wow this is the biggest waste of space I've ever seen. You're like that kid that keeps asking questions they know the answer to just to bother other people.
Thanks, I'm glad that you took time out of your day to give me that very helpful feedback.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:34 AM   #9
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I have my alpine amp under the passenger seat without any issues. Mine is a smaller one, so it doesn't entirely block the vents. No issues for me
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #10
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I have my alpine amp under the passenger seat without any issues. Mine is a smaller one, so it doesn't entirely block the vents. No issues for me
Good to hear. I tried using a couple of scrap strips of pine to raise it off of the floor a bit and I think that it won't completely block those vents. Sorry this photo is blurry, the camera app actually crashed my phone after I took that pic:



Then did a dry fit under the seat and I think it will be OK under there:



There is a bit of space all around now that should be fine. I drilled some extra holes through the strips just to allow a bit of extra air flow. Once the paint is dry I'll screw them in securely:

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