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Old 05-19-2013, 09:58 PM   #31
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^That is why my installer told me not to put them in the dash.

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Old 05-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #32
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I think it's just that brand of amp. There is plenty of airspace/airflow in this location.

And if it was getting to hot, I assume it would have tripped it's safety.

Dunno, just thinkin' out loud.

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Old 05-19-2013, 11:13 PM   #33
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@Mattk11:

Posting here in case anyone else is interested (will PM if you don't see this).

Got my PBR series mounted under the stearing column and went for a drive this evening. I was probably driving around for about an hour, all the while I had the radio cranked up pretty high.

I got home and reached up under the dash to check the temp on the amp.....damn thing was so hot it would have burned me had I left me had on it. I know amp has a built in temperature protection and it never cut out on me so I have to assume it wasn't having any issues.

I wanted to check w/ you and see if you've found your PBR series amp(s) running hot.

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Never checked to see if my amps were running hot. They have never shut down or turned off so I assume they are ok. Since they are up under the dash, there is plenty of space around them.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:16 PM   #34
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I did some research and according to everyone that has these series of amps, these things run hot. makes me feel a little better as I've never had an amp get so hot it could burn me.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #35
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I turned the gain down quite a bit and drove around for a while. Amp was much cooler, but the gain was too low for my liking.

The amp has good air flow...I basically have it mounted where it's free-hanging, so it's got airspace on all sides.

Picked up a 4" 12v case fan....am going to mount to the underside of the amp, so it'll draw cooler air from below. That should help some.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #36
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Got the fan mounted below the amp, drawing up the cooler air and firing it at the sub. Feels like it moving air pretty good.

Will know more after I get a chance to out the amp under load.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:58 AM   #37
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This is my amp install I just did. Originally wanted to mount them under the seats, but there wasnt room for what I wanted. So ended up mounting them in the footwells of the rear seats (I have a 2dr). I wont ever have the rear seats in again since I will never have kids and only have a dog so not worried about that. I am planning on also making a click in metal shield that will cover the entire rear footwell area and protect the amps when the dog is in the back.



Ignore the clamps on the plexi and the one loose plexi. Took this pic before I was done.
I am also removing the carpets so I can bedline this summer.

Also making a custom fiberglass enclosure for my sub in the back where the stock one was.


Im making it for 2 10" subs but for now leaving one hole sealed up and running just 1. Eventually I am considering doing the second sub with a second mono amp.
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This is my amp install I just did. Originally wanted to mount them under the seats, but there wasnt room for what I wanted. So ended up mounting them in the footwells of the rear seats (I have a 2dr). I wont ever have the rear seats in again since I will never have kids and only have a dog so not worried about that. I am planning on also making a click in metal shield that will cover the entire rear footwell area and protect the amps when the dog is in the back.

Ignore the clamps on the plexi and the one loose plexi. Took this pic before I was done.
I am also removing the carpets so I can bedline this summer.

Also making a custom fiberglass enclosure for my sub in the back where the stock one was.

Im making it for 2 10" subs but for now leaving one hole sealed up and running just 1. Eventually I am considering doing the second sub with a second mono amp.
Like the box. Always wanted to play with making a fiberglass enclosure.

Since your gonna run one sub for a while, are you going to do anything to temporarily decrease the air space to what is needed for a single sub?
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I hadnt really thought about it. I have a temp 10" in it now and it sounds good (rockford fosgate from my 08 evo). Not too punchy so im not really needing to tune it much. Once I get the 10W0V3-4 I will reevaluate.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:00 AM   #40
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I built a down firing box for an old school Kicker Comp from the days when they were still quality (not sold at Wal-Mart) made by Stillwater Designs. It has been sitting in my garage for 10 years. I made the box for about $40 for the MDF and Carpet from Lowe's, and bought the Sound Ordinance M-2100 from Crutchfield for $63 (open box). I can't believe that this Kicker will still hit as hard as it did 15 years ago, and I am very impressed with the Sound Ordinance amp. I am even using the speaker level inputs so that I can keep my factory head unit.

I replaced all the factory speakers with Kickers a while back for less than $100, they were open box buys from Crutchfield and came with the mounting brackets and harness for free.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:13 PM   #41
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Did you build or purchase the sub box? What year is your Jeep? 2 or 4 door?

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:57 PM   #42
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I started off using txst8tj's drawings from
TXST8tj - downfiring sub enclosure and trunk - JeepForum.com

I changed them up a little. I centered the woofer so that it sits between the latch on the driver side and third brake light connector on the passenger side. It also allows me to access the tie down on the passenger side that I use for my son's carseat. I mounted the amp on the passenger side also.

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