Thats a nice looking amp. I havent done much with installing in my 'roo. I dont want to put too much money in this one.. at most, offroading gear.
I never thought of putting the 6x9s in that cubby. thats a good idea too. Ya know what you could do, build a wall on both sides, relocate the 6x9's up a bit and you'd have a bit more room. same idea as before.. more than likly you'd have to take the entire side trim and re-do it. i donno, I'm stingy when it comes to where i can and cannot put tools especially when the car practically comes with its own tool box. Just an idea.
Under the seats work. but you have to watch it when people get in the back with wet feet. I did it on my jeep but i have a cubby under the back seats.
I've done it with my old GL-10, (under the front seats) but i play with my amps too much and they are hard to get to.. that and i like to show them off.
I really like this amp. I have had it for about 6 years, and after I fixed it I should have many more years with it. It's a very solid amp. Phoenix Gold makes some quality stuff. I have been very pleased with this amp. I am glad I got it when I did, and kept it around.
So far I have been able to piece together my install stuff for super cheap. Like under $40, including stuff I had kicking around already. I am broke, so I don't have a choice to do this on the cheap
I don't ever use that space for tools. I have a rubber maid container already in the back on my car for my tools, and my tool box is always in my car, so I still have plenty of storage in my roo. In fact I never use that area at all. I think I have opened in my 5 time in the last 6 months, and that was to see if something just happen to be in there. So I will not miss the space at all. I fact I will finally be able to use it for something!
I like your install in the jeep. Hidden is good
I thought about putting them under the seat, but I wanted to be different and try something new. That and I really like projects, and this will be my first install were I actually am going to try to do a really nice job, just to see if I can. I like the challenge
just to add. I'm not trying to steal your topic and say its not any good. I think it'll work out great whatever way you do it
It's all good! That's why I started the thread, to get ideas about installing this stuff! Thanks for the tips and info!
That part is part of the frame i believe, should be sealed all the way around unless you have a rust problem. gromets should work fine.
Sweet. That's kinda what I thought when I got under the car. It looked like it should work ok. Thanks for the confirmation though
So I changed the title and figured I would post pics of the install, and the install process, that way if someone else want to do this, they have a good starting point
I have been busy acquiring parts for the install, and still been able to do it for cheap!
Here's my 8" Solobaric that I decided to use out of my MR2 and my cap with a digital volt meter. I figured I might as well get some bumps now since I have a sub and an amp
Here's my 17' RCA's, 40' of 16awg speaker wire, 17' of 0awg for the power (thanks true2blue!), some 4awg to run to my amps, some connectors for 0awg wire, and 20awg remote turn on wire.
Here's some wire loom, and my LPL for my amp to control the bass remotely.
Here's my power distribution stuff for my amps and some fuses as well as the grommets...
My plan is to run my amp in the following config:
Front speakers run off the front channel on the amp under a 4 ohm load (75 watts rms x2) and then bridge the rear channel to run my sub on a 2 ohm load (300 watts RMS x1, yes it is 2 ohm stable and within it's specs
) and then run the rear speakers off the deck power for now. That will give me plenty of power up front to power the mids and the highs, and then the sub will have plenty of noise to be able to hear it as well. This is basically the same setup I had in the MR2 before I blew the amp, and then gutted it for it's wires.
Hopefully tomorrow I will get a chance to start running the power wire, the RCA's and speaker wire. I have also picked up a piece of wood to use in the compartment so I can bolt the amps to something.
I think I now have everything I need, I just have to throw it all into the car. This is the fun part for me though