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This is a discussion on How to mount subthump reear wall amp rack within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; i just got my subthump rear wall amp rack. but there were no instructions included. can anyone tell me how ...

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    How to mount subthump reear wall amp rack

    i just got my subthump rear wall amp rack. but there were no instructions included. can anyone tell me how to mount this thing? thanks in advance

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    call them and they will email you the instructions. Actually, check you paperwork and I think they give you a website to go to where the instructions are located.

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    I ordered through a different vendor than subthump and didnt get any paperwork or instructions either so im curios too.

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    i didnt get any paper work with the rack either

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    All it says on the site is "Brackets not included but details included in the installation guide"

    I can't find any installation guide nor links to one on their site either.

    Looks like you guys are going to have to call them.

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    yea i saw that on their site also...i emailed them already, so hopefully i get a response from them soon

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    Its not very hard, but I do not have pictures.

    I just used 2 3"x3" pieces of MDF, each one screwed onto a flat metal bracket ~4-6" (pick them up at a hardware store). Each of these were attached one of the screws that hold the taillight housings and was where I screwed the bottom corner of each side of the amp rack to (if you look at the back of the amp rack, there should be an extra piece of wood for support).
    Then I used a 4"x4" piece of MDF screwed into the middle support (where the latch mechanism is on the rear wall of the trunk). This was the middle support (3rd) for the amp rack.

    It sounds kind of confusing, but if you don't hear back from them, you can just pull the carpet back from the rear wall and take a look to see the parts I am descibing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterlawl84 View Post
    Its not very hard, but I do not have pictures.

    I just used 2 3"x3" pieces of MDF, each one screwed onto a flat metal bracket ~4-6" (pick them up at a hardware store). Each of these were attached one of the screws that hold the taillight housings and was where I screwed the bottom corner of each side of the amp rack to (if you look at the back of the amp rack, there should be an extra piece of wood for support).
    Then I used a 4"x4" piece of MDF screwed into the middle support (where the latch mechanism is on the rear wall of the trunk). This was the middle support (3rd) for the amp rack.

    It sounds kind of confusing, but if you don't hear back from them, you can just pull the carpet back from the rear wall and take a look to see the parts I am descibing.
    I was sent a piece of paper with the shipment that contained a web address that you went to that contained the instructions. They asked that the instructions not be given out for some reason. Nevertheless, do what peterlawl184 says and that's exactly what is required. I used a lag bolt to attach the MDF to the 1/2" by about 4" long metal strap. The lag bolt seats into the MDF. They explain that you could drill into the metal of the car or use the MDF. I also went with the MDF wood attached to the metal strap that is attached to the tailight stud. It will be a PITA to change the tailight bulb when it goes out.

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    im still needing help with this... anyone???? pics would be insaney help ful right now

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    If you can take a picture of the rear wall with the carpet pulled back, I can show you where to attach things to.

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    ill take a pic here in a few

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    drivers side taillight mount


    passenger side mount


    back of rear wall amp rack

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    Ok, I tried to explain it in the pics below. First you need to attach 3 pieces of wood (two 2"x2" and one 4"x4") to the rear wall behind the carpet. Then you will replace the carpet, run the wires through the hole in the back of the amp rack and then screw the amp rack into the 3 "mounting points".

    The length of the metal brackets might be alittle different than mine, since I have a t/a with different locations of the screws for the taillight housings, but you can measure to see what you need.



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    heres a pic of the center.... can you show me what im doing here?





    also these metal brackets, are they about 1 inch wide, and come in a roll? its soft alluminum or something?

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    Here is the pic of the center part. Also I mentioned the spring mod, not sure if you have trouble openning the trunk (ie: it doesn't always pop-up high enough when you hit the trunk button the first time), but since you have it all apart now, its a cheap mod.
    Here is the write up to that:
    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...ease_fix_2.htm



    As far as the metal brackets, the ones I used are too thick to bend in a roll. They have different lengths available at the hardware store, just ask where their metal brackets and "L" braces are located, its usually near the hardware section.

    The threaded insert I used to secure the 4"x4" piece to the center mount was similar to this:

    But you can use whatever type of insert you find...I found this was easier than trying to use a wood screw, since its hard to get a wrench in that tight spot. With the threaded one, I can screw it in by hand easily and just tighten it at the very end with an open wrench.
    Last edited by peterlawl84; 07-24-2010 at 03:06 PM.

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    ok i think i have this figured out now....heres what i have
    so i take metal straps and screw 2x2 pieces of block to the ends like this:



    and take the 2x2 wood blocks from those metal straps and screw them directly onto the wood blocks on the rack like this:



    and attach the wood block/strap combo to the holes for the taillight...(the big one with wingnut)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveCZ28 View Post
    ok i think i have this figured out now....heres what i have
    so i take metal straps and screw 2x2 pieces of block to the ends like this:
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    and take the 2x2 wood blocks from those metal straps and screw them directly onto the wood blocks on the rack like this:

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    and attach the wood block/strap combo to the holes for the taillight...(the big one with wingnut)
    You got it figured out. I PM'd you the info without the illustrations and with all the info it looks like you have got everything you need. Its actually better info then what Subthump supplies. Good luck

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    Steve, you ought to do a write up with pictures. I'll bet it would help out a bunch of people.

    I did a lot of searching to see if I could come up with instructions for ya, but, All I could really find was a nice write up with pictures for a 5th gen Camaro and a different rack.

    Good luck getting it set up.

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    Yep, looks like you got it figured out.

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    Hmmm my amp rack doesnt have the blocks of wood on the back of it like you'alls though?

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