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    Question Amp Placement

    Can I see pictures of where people mount their amps at?

    I can't decide where the most appropriate place to mount it would be (out of sight, not in the T-Tops way, not puncturing the tank, ect) and would like some insight ... I've found a few mounting racks for different placement of amps and just would like some opinions.

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    i used to have mine in the spare tire compartment...

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    I saw a pic of someone who mounted it on the trunk cover, thought it was pretty creative. Thought it was cool, let me see if I can find it.

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    It's an Alpine 500w amp (may or may not be dual channel, I didn't look) ... dimensions: 10 5/8" by 9 1/2" ... like 5lbs or so and I have the stealth box with a 10" Alpine Type R in it (which I also don't know how to secure it w/o going thru something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    I saw a pic of someone who mounted it on the trunk cover, thought it was pretty creative. Thought it was cool, let me see if I can find it.
    are you thinking of this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    are you thinking of this one?
    i skipped over that one ... my only thing with that would that if someone decided they wanted to gank it ... smash my window, yank and go, it'd be easy

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    Maybe mount the amp near the spare tire. Is there room behind the panel for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    Maybe mount the amp near the spare tire. Is there room behind the panel for it?
    there's room but really nothinig to mount it to - and i havn't seen any pictures of it.

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    Cut a piece of mdf and attach it to the spare. Then you can mount the amp to that. I remember seeing a pic of someone doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    i skipped over that one ... my only thing with that would that if someone decided they wanted to gank it ... smash my window, yank and go, it'd be easy
    i know what you mean im puting my amp on the front wall where the t-tops go after i get it painted that way i can cover it up when im not around but still in a good spot for car shows. after i get some paint on it ill post pics up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    i know what you mean im puting my amp on the front wall where the t-tops go after i get it painted that way i can cover it up when im not around but still in a good spot for car shows. after i get some paint on it ill post pics up.
    i was thinking of putting it behind the t-tops on the back wall under the hatch latch but it's not really a flat surface to mount it to

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    Cut a piece of mdf and attach it to the spare. Then you can mount the amp to that. I remember seeing a pic of someone doing it.
    i'll see if i can find a picture somewhere. hmm

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    I've always liked this set up. When the time comes, it's how I'll do mine.




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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I've always liked this set up. When the time comes, it's how I'll do mine.

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    THAT - that's what i want to do! but the back piece isn't flat to mount it ... would i make something out of MDF and make it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    THAT - that's what i want to do! but the back piece isn't flat to mount it ... would i make something out of MDF and make it work?
    I honestly don't know. I copied these pictures, don't remember from where when I first got my car to use as an example to show the guys at Soundman what I wanted. I really liked the set up. My car still has to be a grocery getter, so... I need my space back there.

    Do you have a custom auto stereo shop in your area? I'd ask someone there for some ideas.

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    You could make something out of mdf. Just contour it to the back wall and make it big enough to fit your amp.

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    Grab some cardboard, masking tape, and a utility knife and make a template.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    You could make something out of mdf. Just contour it to the back wall and make it big enough to fit your amp.
    sounds good. i may have to do that.

    now securing the stealth box, how'd you do that? i know how to but i don't know if there's anywhere i should avoid when doing it just in case

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    i skipped over that one ... my only thing with that would that if someone decided they wanted to gank it ... smash my window, yank and go, it'd be easy
    yea id rather GIVE them the whole system than have to replace the hatch glass.

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