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Unread 08-23-2013, 11:50 AM   #46
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oh, and you need to seriously de-rice your Jeep.

↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑ Agreed 100%. Sorry, but everything here kinda just looks tacky. Like things a 16 year old would pick up at a swap meet because he thinks they would look "badass". Do you really expect people to be impressed with cheap looking skulls and neon?

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Unread 08-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #47
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I was told by many car audio shops to not bolt your amp to the box cause the vibrations will wear them out over time.
I'd venture to say the temperature extremes vehicles endure is far worse for an amplifier than the vibrations. In combination, they may prove to be a deadly combination for the solder joints over time. I've been running the amps in my car mounted to the sides of my box for 6 or 7 years now with no adverse affects. Now that I said that, I'm sure they'll die.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 01:18 PM   #48
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I'd venture to say the temperature extremes vehicles endure is far worse for an amplifier than the vibrations. In combination, they may prove to be a deadly combination for the solder joints over time. I've been running the amps in my car mounted to the sides of my box for 6 or 7 years now with no adverse affects. Now that I said that, I'm sure they'll die.
isnt that how it always works huh?! LOL

My amps are under the seats with computer pusher and puller fans...
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:28 PM   #49
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↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑ Agreed 100%. Sorry, but everything here kinda just looks tacky. Like things a 16 year old would pick up at a swap meet because he thinks they would look "badass". Do you really expect people to be impressed with cheap looking skulls and neon?
With all due respect, I don't "need" to do anything to my Jeep. I like it, my son likes it, and my friends like it. And that's really all that matters to me. For me, Jeeps are about personal expression, not fitting in.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:30 PM   #50
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I'd venture to say the temperature extremes vehicles endure is far worse for an amplifier than the vibrations. In combination, they may prove to be a deadly combination for the solder joints over time. I've been running the amps in my car mounted to the sides of my box for 6 or 7 years now with no adverse affects. Now that I said that, I'm sure they'll die.
Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking along the same lines. I used to hear "It doesn't overheat!?" a lot when the amp was under the seat. Only once have I been warned about the vibrations, and that was on this thread, lol. So far it's been okay, and it hits pretty hard considering what's in it. Glad to know yours are still going strong, though.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:34 PM   #51
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It also makes a nice quick getaway for potential thief's. Also I personally think its lazy to mount your amp on the box i like to get creative, and also you've now put more holes in your box.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #52
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It also makes a nice quick getaway for potential thief's. Also I personally think its lazy to mount your amp on the box i like to get creative, and also you've now put more holes in your box.
Screw holes are negligible. I've ran sealed boxes with a couple screw holes in them. Even with the sub(s) playing full tilt, you don't feel air coming out of them. As far as potential thieves, if they want it, they're going to get it, regardless of where the equipment is located. My amps are mounted to a "rack" on the back of my seat in my Jeep. They're right out in the open, behind my 5% tint. My car leaves the garage once every couple months. My box is mounted in such a way the back seat has to be removed in order to pull the box. I don't necessarily think it's lazy to do it that way. I've seen lazy. Lazy is throwing the amp in the back next to the box and hoping it doesn't move around as you drive like a 16 year old. I have some buddies who've messed up some decent equipment by doing this.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 08:46 PM   #53
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My amp is screwed to my backseat, and my subs and box are just sitting the back...it takes 2 to carry the box though.




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Unread 08-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #54
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My backseat gets folded down for cargo. So that isn't an option. And if a thief wants my ****, well, $40 among and $30 speakers. Not a huge loss. But I'd like to see them break into an alarmed car when the police patrol every area I spend time in, lol.

Anyway, I also don't consider it lazy the way I did it. It took a couple hours and killed my back (I have a birth-defect that basically makes me an old man)

Lazy was the previous owner leaving no excess power wire for options, and leaving 6ft of excess remote wire stuffed in the dash.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 09:35 PM   #55
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And EJ, those builds look sick.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:35 PM   #56
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Just to throw in my 2 cents, I have my amp in between my boxes. It's bolted on with rubber spacers under it. Not a single problem and the amp is older than me.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 06:19 AM   #57
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Just to throw in my 2 cents, I have my amp in between my boxes. It's bolted on with rubber spacers under it. Not a single problem and the amp is older than me.
That's a cool way to mount it, and would look sick with my equipment, but I don't have that type of box
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Unread 08-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #58
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And EJ, those builds look sick.
Thanks. The build on DIYMA shows the progress over years for both vehicles but it's a little abbreviated because I copied and pasted it from another forum.
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