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Amp mount over floor vent

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by cwelter, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    cwelter

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    Got a 2006 DC and Im adding a small amp and sub to my audio system. I prefer to mount my amps under the seat but the DC has floor vents there. Has any one mounted there amp under there anyway? Should I plug the vent? I also wonder if amps run hotter then the vent heat. If thats the case the convection from the vents might actually cool it down. Any thoughts, comments and experiences would be helpful. Thks
     
  2. Oct 5, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    Back when I was an installer, we would often install amps under seats. If there was a vent there, Duct Tape was our friend.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    thks, Im gonna give the Duck tape a shot.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    Just bear in mind that I wouldn't install my amp that way...

    Customers usually get SH#% on at the install bays. I always informed the customer and if they still wanted it under the seat, duct tape or not, I made them sign off on the location on the install order. That way, if for some reason the amp overheated, it was their responsibility.

    There's plenty of ppl here who've put the amps under the seats, and I can't remember more than one or two occasions where a customer came back due to overheating.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    The vent is of two piece construction. You can slide the last part out and remove it. Here is mine, please excuse the temporary passive crossovers that I had wired in.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Oct 5, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    Nice clean install do you have a shot of the finished product?
     
  7. Oct 5, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    I'm afraid I don't bro. Just imagine it without the blue tape, red wires, and with the speaker wires all neat and going into a little hole into the blue board.
     
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    | EXTERIOR | Access Roll-up Tonneau Cover, Tailgate Hose Clamp Mod, Shortened OEM Antenna, DeeZee Bed Mat ---------------------------- | INTERIOR | Flyzeye V2W (Amber/White/Amber) Audio: Alpine CDA-117, PDX-5 (119Wx4+410W), Polk Audio MM6501 (F) & MM651 (R), JL Audio CP108LG-W3v3 (Sub), w/Monster, Rockford, & Streetwire cabling, Metra Dash Kit.
    Here in Mid GA my passengers need the heat in the winter so covering up the heater vent wasn't an option. I chose to lift mine over the vent using some 7/8" dowels.

    [​IMG]

    The above picture is with the passenger seat pushed all the way forward. Since the back of the seat sits lower than the front it looks like a tight fit but when the seat is in the normal position there's plenty of air space around it.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    ^Titties...nice work!
     
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    ^Thanks ItalynStylion. That's high praise coming from you.
     
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