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Old 02-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Amp location???

I'm wanting to get subs for my jeep and plan on putting the subs on the fender wells. What I'm wondering is can you put the amp on the metal or will the screw something up? If any of you have pics of how you set yours up that'd be nice. Thanks

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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the amps can be mounted to the fender well. I would put some rubber bushings in between the amp and the well to dampen vibrations.
A friend of mine replaced his back seat bottom with a truck box, used the seat upholstery to cover it and bolted the amps to the back of the upper part of the rear seat.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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Here's a couple ideas for you. I love my setup. Everything is bolted down so nothing can really be stolen.

I have the amp bolted to the front of the passenger side wheel well, right behind the roll bar.



















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Old 02-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I love your set up.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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Sorry but all the wires just hanging around and the one wrapped around the rollbar look like crap. Wire loom is your friend. None of that looks waterproof either. It's a jeep wtf???
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Sorry but all the wires just hanging around and the one wrapped around the rollbar look like crap. Wire loom is your friend. None of that looks waterproof either. It's a jeep wtf???
The wires are wrapped around the roll bar so they can't get yanked, it's a safety precaution to protect my equipment. You can't see any of the wires when the seat is not lifted forward. The only wires you see are in the first 2 pix, and they're coming out of the AMP. Usually, if you have an AMP, there are wires coming out of it... You see wires in any of the other pix? No, except the one going to my reverse lights, which isn't there anymore. Also, I don't need it waterproof because I have a 5 month old daughter that rides in the back so the hard top never comes off anyways. Just the doors.

Plus, like you said, It's a JEEP. I don't need it to look all pretty. I need it to function. Which it does well.

WTF yourself douche. You gave absolutely no useful information to this thread or the OP. At least I gave him an idea, which he said he liked BTW. You just come in to criticize and say my shit looks like crap. I don't care what you think my shit looks like. Piss off and stop trolling.

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Old 03-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion on a public forum. Sorry if I hit a nerve. Just sayin that looks like something I myself may have rigged up when I was 16. I bet your 5month old daughter loves your sound system. I however do not..... On another note I mounted my 1000w monobase amp under the rear seat with the amp blocked off the floor with 3/4" plywood to avoid water. 1 8" eclipse in a truck box behind the rear seat. I don't need the next county to hear me coming. I can also remove my system in about 2 minutes and it is mostly hidden from prying eyes. K? Thnx. /thread
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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I use to have two 10s in a ported box behind my back seat and I had the amp mounted underneath the seat.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #9
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I use to have two 10s in a ported box behind my back seat and I had the amp mounted underneath the seat.
That's the setup I'm installing.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:42 AM   #10
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mounted the amp under the rear seat in a tupperware container.
When I am offroading or cleaning the inside of the Jeep, I put a the lid on the tupperware container and all is water tight. Silicone and grommets are used on the tupperware container where the wires exit and enter.
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mounted the amp under the rear seat in a tupperware container.
When I am offroading or cleaning the inside of the Jeep, I put a the lid on the tupperware container and all is water tight. Silicone and grommets are used on the tupperware container where the wires exit and enter.
I like this idea!!! My only question is the air flow to the amp to keep the amp from getting hot. I am in the process of designing my sound project for my 88 YJ. Just worried that you might cook your amp?
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In terms of heat generated, most amps these days do not generate a lot of heat unless you are stressing or have overloaded the system.
There is plenty of air flow around the amp as I dont' have the lid on all the time. The only time the lid goes on is when I have to take a power washer or hose to the inside of the rig.
I put a piece of foam 1" thick expanded polyethelene in the container under the amp, just in case some water gets in there somehow.
The tupperware container does have rubber bushings (washers) between the floor and the container to reduce vibration etc.
The container I found was 9 wide by 14 long by 3.5" deep and leaves approx 2 inches of airspace between the top of the container and the underside of the rear seat.

My 4 channel 600W Rockford Fosgate runs two 6x9's in roll bar pods and two 8" bazooka tubes mounted on the rear fenders. The tubes mount to a clip that allows me to remove them anytime and still keep them stable when off-roading. (I don't know where the clips came from, they were in my toolbox from some renovation I did.

My head unit runs the two Pioneer 4x6's in the dash and the two 4" rockford fosgates in the soundbar. I get decent highs out of the sound bar, mids and highs from the dash, mids and lows from the JBL 6x9's and nice deep crisp bass from the tubes.

I run a power distribution block off my battery and this block also supports my winch, CB and amp. Remember the fuse...or bye bye system.
Depending on how much power your are pulling, you may want to consider a capacitor in the loop, it will store the power required to give you a good "kick" in the bass when required.
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I mounted my amp in my sound bar. Might not work depending on deminsions of amp but it works for me. I have it going to my two speakers in the sound bar and the two in the dash.
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In terms of heat generated, most amps these days do not generate a lot of heat unless you are stressing or have overloaded the system.
There is plenty of air flow around the amp as I dont' have the lid on all the time. The only time the lid goes on is when I have to take a power washer or hose to the inside of the rig.
I put a piece of foam 1" thick expanded polyethelene in the container under the amp, just in case some water gets in there somehow.
The tupperware container does have rubber bushings (washers) between the floor and the container to reduce vibration etc.
The container I found was 9 wide by 14 long by 3.5" deep and leaves approx 2 inches of airspace between the top of the container and the underside of the rear seat.

My 4 channel 600W Rockford Fosgate runs two 6x9's in roll bar pods and two 8" bazooka tubes mounted on the rear fenders. The tubes mount to a clip that allows me to remove them anytime and still keep them stable when off-roading. (I don't know where the clips came from, they were in my toolbox from some renovation I did.

My head unit runs the two Pioneer 4x6's in the dash and the two 4" rockford fosgates in the soundbar. I get decent highs out of the sound bar, mids and highs from the dash, mids and lows from the JBL 6x9's and nice deep crisp bass from the tubes.

I run a power distribution block off my battery and this block also supports my winch, CB and amp. Remember the fuse...or bye bye system.
Depending on how much power your are pulling, you may want to consider a capacitor in the loop, it will store the power required to give you a good "kick" in the bass when required.

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