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Old 10-11-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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How's this for amp location? Metal storage thing?

Hey guys, I recently picked up this 06X and it came with a metal storage container in the back with the only access being the tailgate. My question is: can I mount my amp/crossovers back there and have them be ok considering the heat they produce and no breeze?

I was considering a extendatrunk or tuffy, but if what I have will work I would rather spend the money on other necessities.

Fairly new to externally amped power.

Whats going in?

MB Quart 5.25 premium components in the dash
MB Quart 6.5 premium components in the sound bar
MB Quart 4.80w at 4 ohms RMS 4 channel
Alpine CDA-117

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Old 10-12-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Nothing? Really?

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Old 10-12-2010, 09:31 PM   #3
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I don't think mounting the amp would be a good idea in there unless it has a built in fan on the amp, which some do...
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Amp does not have a fan. Where do most people mount them without the bigger trunk? Under the seat?

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Could you drill a few air holes on the top?
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:12 PM   #6
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I was thinking about venting it, not sure how to do it though. I just don't want it to be too easy to steal all the electronics.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:20 PM   #7
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Heres kinda what I did most computer fans use a 12v source, and using a relay you can wire them into the remote of your stereo system so they turn on when your speakers do. and then your amps stay cool make sure the air from the fan(s) passes over the cooling fins on the amp btw.
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Amp does not have a fan. Where do most people mount them without the bigger trunk? Under the seat?

Thanks for the reply
Yep, I have my sub amp snug under the seat, can't see it at all, no problems so far of overheating or anything.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:10 AM   #9
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Front or back seat? I found a fan for the back but think it will still get hot back there.

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Old 10-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #11
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Is there any way to attach the amp so its less likely to be taken without causing irreparable harm to the jeep?
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There are two bolts on each side of the seat to hold down the rear seat, so you could maybe rig something up to just attach it to those bolts?
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:35 PM   #13
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Good idea, and thanks.

Are most guys just splicing, or do they use connectors? Reason I ask is my new tweeters have a connector on them already?

I will get some pics and try to do some kind of a tutorial.
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Well if the connector on the tweeters doesn't connect to the wiring harness then you will have to splice, which is what you will have to do i'm guessing...
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I'm rewiring everything anyways
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I have my amp mounted on the driver side rear wheel well
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #17
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Do you have a pic of it by chance?

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