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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 1:02 pm 
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hey i want to mount my alpine v12 but b4 i do can i have some ideas of where people have placed them. i have seen an under the parcel shelf install by someone, if you read this can you let me know "how 2"?
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i have an ef fairmont ghia but im takin out the stock sub 4 a 12" in a box

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 1:04 pm 
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why don't you take out the factory amp and put yours in there?

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 1:12 pm 
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tried that on saturday but my amp is about 100mm longer and won fit, plus i might use the factory amp to run the rear speakers, my deck has front rear and sub rca pre-out

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 1:45 pm 
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im in the exact same situation altho im trying to mount 2 of em lol; stuffed if i know, the box for the sub im after doesnt need to be bery big at all and thast takes out my first idea of mounting on the sub box lol - pics/ideas people? :wink: :idea:

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 2:02 pm 
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you could mount them upside down under your boot lid. Even cover them with a nice snug shelf or something to protect em from getting hit.

Under seats maybe, secured and covered against feet.

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 2:48 pm 
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under the seats is a no go, ones is too long n they will get all knocked by peoples feet anyway; never liked the under seat option myself - my parcel shelft is full too, dvd stacker and avm for screen..

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 2:51 pm 
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I just finished mounting an amp for my sub. Seeing that I wanted the sub in the rear pacel shelf I mounted the amp to the back of the rear seat, so when it folds down I can adjust the controls....

It was easy to do and plenty of earths around. The seat is a metal frame so is secure.

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 2:54 pm 
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what size sub did you mount in the percel shelf?

 

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 3:57 pm 
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Ugly Igley wrote:
I just finished mounting an amp for my sub. Seeing that I wanted the sub in the rear pacel shelf I mounted the amp to the back of the rear seat, so when it folds down I can adjust the controls....

It was easy to do and plenty of earths around. The seat is a metal frame so is secure.


I did the same as i have gas so the gas bottle is right there blocking the opening when u fold the seats down so it fits in there perfectly
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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:03 pm 
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I have mine on the "hump" in the boot just behind the seats, I just folded the rear seats down, removed the plugs holding the carpet to the seats, slide a block of 16mm mdf under the carpet, aligned it with the amp and screwed the sucker down.

Second car I've doen this is, its never moved once.
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Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 11:55 pm 
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Pollux wrote:
I have mine on the "hump" in the boot just behind the seats, I just folded the rear seats down, removed the plugs holding the carpet to the seats, slide a block of 16mm mdf under the carpet, aligned it with the amp and screwed the sucker down.

Second car I've doen this is, its never moved once.


I just velcroed it into place so its easily removable. Doesn't move ever if you do it properly. Also because there is no metal to metal connections (also achieved by using the MDF) there's no interference.

My amps too big so I couldn't find another easily removable place for it.

 

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Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 11:57 pm 
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Have a few pics of the amp mounting in my gallery, shelf holds a 2 ch and a 4 ch amp.
to get the height right i simply used threaded rod.
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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 1:35 am 
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do not mount it upside down on the boot or parcel shelf!! the heat then has nowhere to go - not good.... it can reduce power output and damage amp

u need to mount it either vertically or horrizontilly with heatsinks facing up.

back of the seat would prob be the way to go. also run power wire and rca lead far away from each other - one down each side of the car.
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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 1:42 am 
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i found the best place was behind the rear folding down seats in my EF sedan. easy to access from within the cabin if need be and out of sight from would be thiefs. ALso easy to fee wires to rear speakers and from head unit into amp :wink:
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