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Old 10-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Amp Mounting location in spare tire spot

SO i have a 2006 wagon, i had all my audio installed along with 2 amps that where mounted on top of the flimsy tray that sits above the spare tire. After luging my snowboard stuff the top piece of carpeted portion in the trunk is now warped from water dmg, and the tray underneath is trashed from bouncing around with my coilovers.

So what im thinking now is that i remove the water dmged carped portion with some material, such as wood, or plexy glass, and mount the amps upside down on the underneath part of the plaxy glass or wood that i would cut to fit the trunk.

Does anyone have experience with mounting amps in their wagon that could shine some insight or possible problems they have run into.

As of right now the amps on laying on the flay that is now at the bottom of the spare tire depression.



this is the part that's all warped and there i plan to make a cut out of some material to replace it with, and then bolt the amps upside down underneath it?

im just worried about water from snowboard gear seeping through it and toasting the amps.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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or i guess another option would to mount the amps to the back of my seats? how well do screws hold in the fabric? would i have to slip in a peice of wood to screw into? and if so how do i secure the wood.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
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or i guess another option would to mount the amps to the back of my seats? how well do screws hold in the fabric? would i have to slip in a peice of wood to screw into? and if so how do i secure the wood.
I have my amp mounted to the back of the seats. There is some metal that you may be able to mount it to if you want to drill. I just have mine mounted into the fabric, it's not a big amp so it has stayed mounted just fine for about 2 years.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Why not mount it to the top of the sub box, that's how I have my setup in my wagon, it's actually exactly how yours is except different shaped box
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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Why not mount it to the top of the sub box, that's how I have my setup in my wagon, it's actually exactly how yours is except different shaped box
There's 2 amps. 1 is a mile long and one is just a tad wider than the box.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:01 PM   #6
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I have my amp mounted to the back of the seats. There is some metal that you may be able to mount it to if you want to drill. I just have mine mounted into the fabric, it's not a big amp so it has stayed mounted just fine for about 2 years.
Velcro or screwed in?
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Small heads up. I seriously doubt water damaged that tray. I have my Pam in the same spot but I removed the foam. That false floor is made of plastic sandwiched between two very thin sheets of aluminum. The heat from your amps warped it.

I know because my knew amp melted the carpet on the underside. I "salvaged" a luvoured panel and cut a square out of the floor to release the heat. I thought it would be a type of card board but nope.
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You can mount to the seats, I used to do it that way back in the day. Any chance they will fit under the seats, one under each?
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:16 AM   #9
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Small heads up. I seriously doubt water damaged that tray. I have my Pam in the same spot but I removed the foam. That false floor is made of plastic sandwiched between two very thin sheets of aluminum. The heat from your amps warped it.

I know because my knew amp melted the carpet on the underside. I "salvaged" a luvoured panel and cut a square out of the floor to release the heat. I thought it would be a type of card board but nope.
It was warped before the amps where installed.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:16 AM   #10
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You can mount to the seats, I used to do it that way back in the day. Any chance they will fit under the seats, one under each?

There to big for under the driver seat and the passenger seat.

Are you talking about under the back seats??
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:43 AM   #11
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Any thoughts of buying a new amp, like an alpine 5channel I believe the PDX series will fit under the seat.
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It was warped before the amps where installed.
I stand corrected. The reason I have mine under the floor is so I can unplug the banana clips in the box and toss what ever I want in the wagon without worrying about amp damage. Mounting them on the seats kind of hinders your ability to fold the seats and stuff it full.
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Velcro or screwed in?
Screwed in. I would not trust Velcro for this application.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #14
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Screwed in. I would not trust Velcro for this application.
Yea. That's what I was thinking.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:18 PM   #15
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I stand corrected. The reason I have mine under the floor is so I can unplug the banana clips in the box and toss what ever I want in the wagon without worrying about amp damage. Mounting them on the seats kind of hinders your ability to fold the seats and stuff it full.
What did u mount them to under the floor. In the spare tire hole correct?
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