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Old 03-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a place to mount my amp in my 06, its rather small (2.1 x 11 x 11.7). It will be powering 2 5x7's in the rear deck. So where and how to mount this thing? Every other amp I've had has been mounted to my sub box, but I don't have subs in the trunk so I'm searching for somewhere new.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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How about mounting the amp on the underside of the package tray, that's where i put it with my '95. I also like to avoid mounting directly on the box so not to worry about vibrations down the line.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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Will the amp fit under the rear seat? I'd just put it there, that way it's out of the way. Or take out your spare tire and mount it there out of the way?
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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How about mounting the amp on the underside of the package tray, that's where i put it with my '95. I also like to avoid mounting directly on the box so not to worry about vibrations down the line.
what do you mean by package tray? like inbetween the rear speakers? dont they say dont mount amps upside down?

mr crunk - wouldnt putting it under the rear seat be trapping quite a bit of heat? is there anywhere for the heat of the amp to escape?
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on back of rear seat.
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Were talking about a class a/b amp thats going to be powering some 5X7's, not a big mono block sub amp. I think it would be fine under the seat.
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I think I'd sooner do it under the driver or passenger seat.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:32 PM   #9
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If you don't have a shaker 1000 system, put the amp in the factory spot. I believe its in the trunk passenger side after the wheel well.

Otherwise on the back side of the rear seats, thats were I put my amps.
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So you guys drill into the rear of the seats? On top of that, doesn't it make what little leg room there is even worse?
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1) are you guys just drilling into the back of your rear seats or what? is it messy to leave extra slack on the cable so i can fold the seat up and down?

2) i thought about the factory shaker 1000 amp mounting location, but there isnt really anywhere to bolt it to. i saw a guy put a piece of wood back there n bolt it to the wood, but im not interested in doing that.
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+1 for back of rear seat. That's where I put my sub amp; no issues.

I did have to leave a bit of slack in the wiring, but I also bundled the power/ground/turn-on wires together and fed them down into the carpet, and it doesn't look bad at all. I can open and close the rear seat all day long with no issues.
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ok so you all just drilled into the back of the seat? permanent holes in the seat...
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I just think that sounds like a terrible idea. My $.02.
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I just think that sounds like a terrible idea. My $.02.
No, you're not understanding. Back of the REAR seat, not back of the front seat. Amp would be in the trunk
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Yep just screw it to the back to the rear seat. Make sure you leave enough slack in the wire so you don't mess anyting up if you need to pull the seat down.
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No, you're not understanding. Back of the REAR seat, not back of the front seat. Amp would be in the trunk
Well, don't I feel like a dumb ***. My bad, I was picturing you guys mounting these to the back of one of the front seats! Ok, that works, too!
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My 98 had hard plastic backing plates inside the rear seats that made it perfect for mounting. Here's the only pic I have of it...

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Well, don't I feel like a dumb ***. My bad, I was picturing you guys mounting these to the back of one of the front seats! Ok, that works, too!

(I'm laughing with you; that made my day)
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+1 to back of the rear seat
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