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Old 06-01-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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Question Best place to mount amp in 2011 STi sedan?

Hey guys, I've got a few questions.

1) Where is the best place to mount a sub amp in the 2011 sedan? (Boston Acoustics GTA-400m)

I've considered under the seat but overruled that idea when I realized it would be safer in the trunk. I obviously don't want to mount to the seat so I can still fold them down. I will be using an Audio Integrations perfect fit enclosure, I'm thinking it might be best to mount it on the opposite side of the enclosure in the trunk. Do you agree?

2) The only info I have been able to find on pushing through the firewall for power leads talks about pushing through around where the TMIC is on the passenger side, is this the best option?

I know the questions are subjective and open to opinion. I'm just trying to gauge where my best options are.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #2
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I know you overruled it but I have had an amp under each seat for like 3-5 years now.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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I know you overruled it but I have had an amp under each seat for like 3-5 years now.
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What leads you to think it will be "safer" not under the seat OP? There is gobs of room under there and it can be secured just as well there as it can be in the trunk or elsewhere in the car.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:14 PM   #4
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x3 on the seat. I just installed one under there about three weeks ago. It's the only great place for it, unless the unit you have is too wide and/or tall. Test fit it first.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:16 PM   #5
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What leads you to think it will be "safer" not under the seat OP? There is gobs of room under there and it can be secured just as well there as it can be in the trunk or elsewhere in the car.
Trunk pop inside car can be locked. No external lock on trunk. So only way to pop it would be with my key fob.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:22 AM   #6
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Trunk pop inside car can be locked. No external lock on trunk. So only way to pop it would be with my key fob.
Personally I would rather have someone take my amp then rip my car apart trying to get at it and be pissed that they couldnt get into the trunk and do even more damage, but that's me.

depending on your skill level you could make an amp board for the side of the trunk and get some trunkliner and carpet it the same color as the trunk and all to make it match. Only other option with your requirements (not on the seat, in the trunk, etc) would be pull the spare or build the floor up, which would essentially render the spare useless anyway.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:31 AM   #7
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space under seat vs space in trunk? i would place it under your seat because that is space you honestly will never use.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:37 AM   #8
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space under seat vs space in trunk? i would place it under your seat because that is space you honestly will never use.
Agreed.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:51 AM   #9
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x4 under seat

We did a PDX5 under the passenger seat of a 2011, If you double check enough you can properly drill and pass amp wire through on the passenger side.

Just make sure you divert or cover any ducting if you need to under the seats.

I'd rather have them bust windows and pay my ins to fix that, then have them give me something of "equal value" for my equipment. IIRC last time I talked to my ins company, unless it's bolted down, they don't really give a care about aftermarket product. I'd rather keep my ****, because any joe schmo can say oh yeah, I had a 5000W bangin system, ins. give me money for my **** that was stolen.

I typically install amps and subs separate, makes removing subs easier so people can use their trunk space. Also harder to steal the combo pack when the amp isn't bolted to the box. Also I hate bolting amps to boxes because if the box slides too much the wires rip out.
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