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Old 10-05-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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Is there anywhere besides the rear of the TJ to put an amplifier?

I would like upgrade the factory stereo system and speakers, however I don't want to put a subwoofer cabinet in the back.

I have the top off too often and work in an area where cars are broken into ofter. I like to leave my doors unlocked...I've had to replace windows because I locked doors.

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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Well u can mount the amps under the back seat. I recommend buying a cheap 4 channel amp. Then use Allen head screws to mount it. Then have a custom down fire box built so it sits behind the back seat designed so the ends bolt thru the body to under the jeep. Use fender washers and large Allen heads again with lock nuts. They may steal it. But they will have to have help and they will earn it. Most thieves won't wanna hang around that long.

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Under the front seat works,also.I was formerly a professional car audio shop manager for almost 20 years,and creativity and imagination are everything in that realm!Just always keep in mind that no top,rain,mud,and thieves are always just a step away from taking it!I used to mount amps under the drivers seat with 2" spacers so they could get airflow,and HOPEFULLY stay dry.Slightly more difficult to steal,but since there is virtually no way to hide the wiring,thieves will know it is there,and believe me when I say that Jeeps were very high on the list of vehicles that returned because of theft.CAVEAT EMPTOR!
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My amp is attached to the firewall right where my left foot goes when driving. It is behind the carpet so you can not see it. Not the best ventilation for it, but I do not push it too hard so I am not worried. It has been there for about 5 months with no problems and I rarely put the top up, even in the rain.
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If you don't have sub in the center console, you can mount it upright in there. I did that with mine using some "L" brackets drilled into the tub and then to the amp.
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If you don't have sub in the center console, you can mount it upright in there. I did that with mine using some "L" brackets drilled into the tub and then to the amp.
How is the cooling?

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Old 10-06-2010, 09:33 AM   #7
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I would say the best place is under the back seat i have had a amp for over 2 years and are in high school where everyone wants a good system, my jeep has also been rained in multiple times and the amp still works
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:33 PM   #9
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Would you be willing to provide instructions? Looks like a perfect installation...
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:56 PM   #10
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I built an "instatrunk" srorage thing in the trunk but with a removable and lockable top so i can remove it if sometging doesnt fit into it and i leave the amp in that and just lock it up and no one sees it
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Would you be willing to provide instructions? Looks like a perfect installation...
Sure. Its not easy at all, and you will need a welder. You can see the rest of my pictures here. The seat will still fold, but i disconnected the tumble wire so i have to reach under to turn the bar if i want it to tumble.
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:27 PM   #12
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if i run my amp a ton at high volume, can that install doble as a seat warmer?
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I found the self powered bazooka sub works great- strap it in and take off- leave it off when you might be going to iffy places or just unplug and put in a safe place. Just plugs and unplugs in seconds- sounds great too.
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im runnin a punch 400 under my rear seat. Its been their for 2 yrs with no problems.thought it might overheat but nope no issues.
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You can pay extra money for a smaller SIZE (not watts but size) amp and put in where the stock sub is now

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