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Just throwing this out, but could you mount them to the metal flaps (for lack of a better name) that are behind the rear seat that folds down with it?

I'm getting ready to put a dual 12" ported box in my Mounty and I really don't want to mount them to the box as I might need to move the enclosure from time to time.
 



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Just throwing this out, but could you mount them to the metal flaps (for lack of a better name) that are behind the rear seat that folds down with it?

I'm getting ready to put a dual 12" ported box in my Mounty and I really don't want to mount them to the box as I might need to move the enclosure from time to time.

You can, I did an install in a sport one time and mounted them there at the cusomers request. I would drill holes and use machine screws if at all possible, pointy screws can be fealt through the seats. :eek: You can route the wires behind the carpet for a nice clean install.
 






I was planning on mounting them on the inside of them so when I fold the seat down they would not be in the way, but I think there might be a clearence problem.

And now I just realized as I was typing this that the jack handle is on the back side.
Back to the drawing board:confused:
 






what about on the back of the rear seats?
 






Definitely could not put mine on the back of the seats. Mine are too big. The seats fold down individually. If it was like a bench seat, then yea it would work. Waiting on you Drew to tell me about this chilled air setup. And some pics too.
 






How about mounting your amp something like this...

This is how I mounted an inverter under the rear passenger side of the seat using 1" flat bar as stringers between the front and rear parts of the seat.

You have to leave some slack in your cables so that the seat can still fold down.

In my pictures I don't have the inverter wired properly (wire gauge is too small).

Still some room under the seat to store junk.
inverter1.jpg


The front legs of the seat are unbolted and the seat folded up during the install.
inverter2.jpg



inverter3.jpg


It's very solid. Doesn't move around at all even though it is kind of heavy.
 






Very nice install. I wish I had that much clearance between the floor and the bottom of my rear seats. And even if I did...The amps are too big.
 






thats an idea but theres a very good chance of the amps overheating when mounted upside down
 






Correct. Heat rises. Heat sink is upside down. Heat goes nowhere in tight spaces while upside down.
 






Heyok, that is a nice clean install. Looks like it is convenient also.
 






Heyok, that is a nice clean install. Looks like it is convenient also.

Thank you. It comes in handy sometimes to have power when you aren't near an outlet... Like when camping so you can run the blender and make margaritas!
 






i'm just running a ducting system with fans to cool my amps from a centralized cooled location- no real pictures of that yet though.

headliner (bad, bad, 2 yr old picture)
 

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