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Old 08-13-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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Last question about my amp i promise :P

Ok so I decided I'm bolting it down underneath my rear seat, can i bolt it down straight on the tub? or should i do it over the carpet?

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i don't know much about amps...but they do get hot and need air...if you bolt it to the floor and is tight agains the carpet wouldn't this hold some of the heat in? plus the heat coming from the jeep itself?

Maybe consider putting small cylindrical post/spacers so the bottom of the amp isn't directly on the carpet...just my $0.02
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You should be fine mounting it either way. I have mounted many amps in my previous cars underneath passenger seats directly on carpet with no issues. Just be careful not to use very long screws. The gas tank is right below the rear seat and maybe some wires. Just take your time and it will all work out. I have never had an amp overheat because it was mounted directly on carpet. Professional installers mount them like that all the time!
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #5
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i didnt even mount mine under the seat. the seat keeps it in place, and i live on a dirt road.
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:07 PM   #6
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Ok so I decided I'm bolting it down underneath my rear seat, can i bolt it down straight on the tub? or should i do it over the carpet?
I bolted mine under the rear seat and used self tapping screws
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i still don't see how that is going to work and your amp not click out due to heat, but hey, let me know if it works and i'll give it try too. i would much rather have it under my seat like that than taking up the space in the back cargo area. good luck!
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i still don't see how that is going to work and your amp not click out due to heat, but hey, let me know if it works and i'll give it try too. i would much rather have it under my seat like that than taking up the space in the back cargo area. good luck!
Amps are designed to be mounted under seats. The fins that you see on the case act like cooling fins and some even have built in fans. There is enough air circulating under the rear seat of a wrangler for the amp to stay at an acceptable operating temp.
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Amps are designed to be mounted under seats. The fins that you see on the case act like cooling fins and some even have built in fans. There is enough air circulating under the rear seat of a wrangler for the amp to stay at an acceptable operating temp.
how is that possible? my rear bench seat sits flush with the floor (aside for those little feet things that you can adjust....but even that doesn't give the clearance). for me to mount an amp under my bench seat i'd have to dig out some of the cushion and bend the springs up, or else the springs would sit on the amp and i know that isn't good..........we'll just count this up to a lot of confusion on my end. maybe i'll give moving mine a try.
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how is that possible? my rear bench seat sits flush with the floor (aside for those little feet things that you can adjust....but even that doesn't give the clearance). for me to mount an amp under my bench seat i'd have to dig out some of the cushion and bend the springs up, or else the springs would sit on the amp and i know that isn't good..........we'll just count this up to a lot of confusion on my end. maybe i'll give moving mine a try.
I do not know what kind of Jeep you have or what kind of rear seat you have, but my rear seat has almost 5 inches of clearance at the front edge of the seat. I have never seen a YJ with a rear seat that sits flush on the floor with what you call "little feet things you can adjust". I never mentioned that this was the most ideal position for an amp. Just stated that it is possible to mount it there without fear of overheating.

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