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Unread 09-28-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
05LJTampa
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JL XD700/5 under the steering column? Bought the skinny pedal mount to mount the amp under the dash. I know they say mounting them upside down can be bad but I thought with Class D amps dont get as hot.

If I mount it right side up I'll have to fab up some spacers but may run out of room??

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Unread 09-28-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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Most amps can be mounted upside down. It will usually shorten its life a bit.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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You can mount any amp upside down. But the heat sinks are on the top so the aluminum can draw the heat away from the inside as it rises off the components that generate it. Depending on how hard you run it, you could shorten its life considerably. I'd try to find a better spot. In more than a thousand amp installs, I've never mounted one upside down. Never had to.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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You can mount any amp upside down. But the heat sinks are on the top so the aluminum can draw the heat away from the inside as it rises off the components that generate it. Depending on how hard you run it, you could shorten its life considerably. I'd try to find a better spot. In more than a thousand amp installs, I've never mounted one upside down. Never had to.
Thanks. Just dont want it mounted in the rear as I always have wet watersports gear in the back and have a tuffy lockbox under driver seat so thats out. I hope I can still have the audio shop fab something up to use the $60 bracket and keep it in the intended hidden spot.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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The only thing i can see that can go wrong is that it may over heat because heat rises and the heat sinks are ment for the heat to go up wards. you might want to add a fan to move the heat out from under the dash.
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