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 Post subject: Mounting Amps
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:28 am 
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Right now in the Metro I got 3 MTX amps for my stereo, I was trying to thnk of a place to put them, where they look good, but aren't in the way. Any ideas? I was gonna attach them to the back of the backseat, so they fold up nice and compact, and then when I pop the back seat down i can see/work on the amps. I cant put them right in the hatch, cause i got 2 12's in the back.


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 Post subject: Re: Mounting Amps
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:58 am 
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I am mounting mine under the front seats. But I have a 4 channel and a mono sub amp on the way. You could mount your 3rd on you box.

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 Post subject: Re: Mounting Amps
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:04 pm 
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dont just mount the amp on the back of your back seat or bolt it on your box if a thieft rip you off,
your WHOLE THING got ripped off,
always mount the amp under the seats,


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 Post subject: Re: Mounting Amps
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:46 am 
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perfect_esl wrote:
dont just mount the amp on the back of your back seat or bolt it on your box if a thieft rip you off,
your WHOLE THING got ripped off,
always mount the amp under the seats,


LOL, he lives in Nova Scotia. I've never been there, but I'm pretty sure it's not a crime capital lol.

If you have a metro, I am assuming you don't have a parcel shelf in the back to cover your trunk area.

I only had one amp, and I screwed it to the back of the seat, I removed the carpet from the back, lined up the amp so it was mounted on the raised rails on the back of the seat, and then screwed it through the carpet, and in there. Worked great! And because I have a parcel shelf, it covers the back area.

I don't think mounting it to the box is a good idea solely because it's a nice little package for the thief in case your car ever gets broken into...

If you're concerned about it being visible, then I would do the under the seat thing, usually works well also. Just ensure you allow "play" room in the wires so when you move the seat, it doesn't rip them off the amp lol.

Good luck! and enjoy your sound system!

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 Post subject: Re: Mounting Amps
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:04 pm 
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It's also not recommended to mount the amp to the sub box, as the vibrations from the bass will eventually damage the electronics inside the amp.

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 Post subject: Re: Mounting Amps
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:03 am 
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I'm not a huge fan of mounting an amp on the enclosure for said reasons of theft but vibration damage should be a non-issue with a properly built enclosure. Never had an issue with vibration damage when mounted this way.

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