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post #1 of 6 Old 11-26-2001, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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I have an 88 wrangler and I plan on doing allot to it as far as the sysyem goes, I have 2 8" boxed mtx's that well go perfectly on each wheel well, I guees sacraficing a litle back seat passenger elbow room, and i have a nice amp to put to it, I was thinking of putting it under the back seat, nay other suggestion? I also plan on putting a sub behind the back seat, has anyone done that, and if so, what size do you have and what size do you think can fit back there with enough air space for the speaker. thanks!!!

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-26-2001, 10:51 PM
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Amp fit well under the back seat but you want to make sure the amp will have enough space on the top to disperse the heat.
You can mount 2 12's behind the seat of a jeep but you will have to choose a sub that requires little air space. If your looking for 12's look for one that doesn't have a real deep mounting diameter. Also keep in mind that the box will have to be notched for the latch. I have seen alot of people make boxes for jeeps and forget that one little detail that requires them to hack up the box or start over.
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if the amp is small enough.. try putting it under one of the boxes with standoffs.. you can check my topic on "check this install out" where i put my amp under my boxes.. its a bit messed up, but i still have to run the wires better and pick up a piece of carpet to skirt the bottom of the box and cover the amp and wiring..

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I also have an '88 yj, and put some thought into a system. I built a sealed box out of 3/4" mdf (medium density fiberboard - dont use plywood, it flexes). it fits perfectly behind the rear seat and has an internal volume of .91 cubic feet. For one rockford 12" sub with about 800 watts, this thumps hard. If you want, i can give you dimensions. A blown rear axle set me back a sub and an amp though. I have seen many a system ripped off, so amp placement is important. Unfortunately, this means under the rear seat. You probably wont run into any heat problems. If there are no passengers, you could cruise with the seat tumbled up, but i dont think you would need to. after screwing the amp or amps, crossover, etc. down, drill out the inside of the screw where the driver would normally catch, that way a thief will have to litterally drill out your components. Pop-rivets dont work so good because of the carpet and the ribbed sheet metal of the tub. the only problem now is if you fill your tub with water, and beleive me, it happens. Especially when you say it wont.
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You can also get security screws that will work better than drilling them out to make it easier if you have to service any of the equipment. Most thieves will just pry the components out anyway because its quiker.
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Kicker solo barics work great in small enclosures, real small. They are a bit pricey though, but worth every penny. Also keep in mind that your amp will likely get exposed to moisture, so keep slightly off the floor, and covered if possibe. A plexiglass enclosure with a couple fans to move air would work well.

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