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Pepsimayn 10-11-2010 09:12 PM

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

Here are the pics:

Pepsimayn 10-12-2010 09:20 PM

Nothing? Really?

97sport09 10-12-2010 09:31 PM

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...

Pepsimayn 10-12-2010 09:41 PM

Amp does not have a fan. Where do most people mount them without the bigger trunk? Under the seat?

Thanks for the reply

dutch169 10-12-2010 11:03 PM

Could you drill a few air holes on the top?

Pepsimayn 10-12-2010 11:12 PM

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.

jeepr 10-12-2010 11:20 PM

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.

97sport09 10-13-2010 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by Pepsimayn (Post 816626)
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.

Pepsimayn 10-13-2010 11:10 AM

Front or back seat? I found a fan for the back but think it will still get hot back there.

Thanks guys

97sport09 10-13-2010 01:17 PM

back seat

Pepsimayn 10-13-2010 01:41 PM

Is there any way to attach the amp so its less likely to be taken without causing irreparable harm to the jeep?

97sport09 10-13-2010 02:06 PM

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?

Pepsimayn 10-13-2010 06:35 PM

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.

97sport09 10-13-2010 07:06 PM

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...

Pepsimayn 10-13-2010 07:32 PM

I'm rewiring everything anyways :)

Vaultzz 10-13-2010 07:37 PM

I have my amp mounted on the driver side rear wheel well

Pepsimayn 10-13-2010 07:43 PM

Do you have a pic of it by chance?

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