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Old 06-03-2003, 01:29 AM   #1
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I want to drill it behind the backseats, but i don't know if that will mess up my trunk in any way. Anyone out there who has, any input would be appreciated and pictures would be nice too, thanks
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:24 AM   #2
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i'm not done yet, but this is what i fashioned so far.

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Old 06-03-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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I always liked mounting em under the seats.

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Old 06-03-2003, 03:48 PM   #4
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I always liked mounting em under the seats.

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Don't forget that there are heater vents under the front seats. In the winter using the heat blowing out of the bottom vents would blow hot air right on the amp. Probably not a HUGE concern (especially in warmer climates), but it still made me think twice about mounting the amp under there. My .02
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:12 PM   #5
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Doesn't it also blow cold air down there? I live in LA... the only reason for heat is to defrost the windows

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Old 06-03-2003, 05:20 PM   #6
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Yeah, it blows cold air too if you live in the land of perpetual 80 degrees and sun. Unfortunately for those of us who see sub-freezing and sub-zero temps for months at a time, many times it's heat. 'Course, you could always block off that vent if you were worried. Not sure it's needed, but I'm sure some know-it-all will have a rant about it sooner or later .
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Old 06-04-2003, 12:39 PM   #7
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I removed the rear seats and there is the plastic backed part facing the trunk - if you remove it and trace the shape of it - you can then cut some material to attach to it.
I did this and used a metal strip with holes in it for the backside to support the wood/amp weight.

In my previous RS I had amps under both seats, summer time this worked well. Winter time I had lots of problems with the kids in the rear kicking things with their wet boots and snow/crap getting on things from all sides.
Some amps are better for this, some have layouts that just don't work well (power,speakers one side, RCA & controls other). MTX and another brand (JL?) have everything in one spot and a nice cover to protect the connections.
In the trunk I used a wire cage (the kitchen kind you find at Home Depot) to protect the wires from stuff in the trunk banging around.
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Old 06-04-2003, 09:35 PM   #8
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you should pull the backseat out to do it anyways, I put my mids amp there. If the amp is really heavy I would say pick anything place. For my sub amp I good a place of wood, covered it in carpet, and put it off to the side.
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Old 06-05-2003, 02:15 AM   #9
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i'm not done yet, but this is what i fashioned so far.

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yo Jonathan that's a sweet set up you got going there . did you do all the custom work yourself? i also wanted to get a custom sub enclosure done except i'm planning to put in a 10" sub...would i have to get rid of my spare to make room?
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