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Old April 20th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #1
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Need to install to amps. But where?

I have two JL Audio amps (300/4 and a 500/1) I want to install. But I don't want to install it on the back seat because of the ski thing. on the side walls of the trunk, theres a hole on one side and a trap on the other where the jack is.

I read that i could install one between the two rear speakers, that would be good, but what about the other one.


Any ideas? I'm looking for the cleanest, most functional setup.

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Old April 20th, 2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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I have mine under my two front seats. it works pretty well, you dont notice em, but i have a coupe, and nobody sits in my back seat. and if i did it over again, i'd put em on the trunk somewhere. one thing i've seen is a false floor in the spare tire well, maybe vent it to get some air, but it wont take up that much of your trunk space
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Old April 21st, 2005, 01:22 PM   #3
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If you read the 300/4 or any other amp on JL's website, it strongly discourages mounting your amp upside down. Not sure why, but since they say so, I would take their word that they know what they're talking about.
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If you read the 300/4 or any other amp on JL's website, it strongly discourages mounting your amp upside down. Not sure why, but since they say so, I would take their word that they know what they're talking about.

I read about that in the owners manual, its just for better release of the heat.


I'm going to mount one between the two rear speakers, and the other on the left side of the trunk. I can't fit them under the seats, without the rear passangers kicking and banging them with there feet.
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another idea is...just make a false floor.

get a piece of mdf, cut to trunk floor shape, cut two holes for amps, carpet, and voila!
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Old April 21st, 2005, 03:36 PM   #6
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another idea is...just make a false floor.

get a piece of mdf, cut to trunk floor shape, cut two holes for amps, carpet, and voila!

Was thinking of this also, but I couldn't do this with the spare tire could I?
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Old April 21st, 2005, 06:18 PM   #7
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weight reduction and cool install all at the same time! haha. Or you could build the false floor high enough to clear the spare, and just make the floor of the trunk (when the flap is closed for normal use) that much shorter. hmmm, the possibilities.
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 07:35 AM   #8
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Was thinking of this also, but I couldn't do this with the spare tire could I?

yeah you could. if you completely remove your current oem trunk floor, you'll see the spare tire well. just make the false floor a little higher and you should be fine.

actually...there's some dude on the caraudio.com forum w/ a honda. he's doing a diy false floor to mount his two amps. he actually made a hinge so that he could lift the trunk floor up and access his spare tire.

honestly though, he's a noob...but i give him credit for attempting a diy (and posting it...lol). check out his progress..he has pics too. i don't have the link, but if you check caraudio.com forum...do a search for "false floor" and look for his posts.

i think he's trying add a waffle iron in his trunk too. damn, WAY too many ppl get this
"riceboy pimp my ride fever". lol.
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wait, as in a real waffle iron. like for making waffles? they really need to cancel that show or tune it down or something. be more like Overhaulin for imports or something... i guess it wouldnt take a whole week to do some cars though. full panel swap, a bunch of bolt ons, your good to go in 2 days. haha. maybe 3 with paint?
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 09:00 AM   #10
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Wouldn't you have a heat disipation issues with a false floor?


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Never mind I see the guy installed fans..duh!
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