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Old 7th May 2009, 17:10   #31
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Even I am planning to shift all my amps to the rear. And two of them are under the front seat. They are eating dust like anything. Waiting for the RCA to arrive.

But Idea of putting the amp in the back is a little different. If mods have no issues I can post the pics of the same. It is similar to the sam`s install yet very different.
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Old 7th May 2009, 17:20   #32
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You are right Anup, The boot space is used frequently.Mounting the amp low, won't solve much of purpose, the amp will be exposed to scratches from luggage bags and might even suffer from over-heating when the luggage is stuffed in.
Following are the dimension of the amp(B*L*H inches)7"13/16*19"1/4*2"1/4, the amp is just 2.25 inches tall,that sort of height can be adjusted in false floor with ease.
One only confusion that still exist is should I go for partial or full false floor.

@LBM would be great if you can post the pics, if you can't then plz PM me. Thanks

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If mods have no issues I can post the pics of the same.
you are not promiting any stuff so you can post the pics.
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Old 7th May 2009, 23:08   #34
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If mods have no issues I can post the pics of the same. It is similar to the sam`s install yet very different.
LBM the Tuner showcase will be available soon.
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Old 8th May 2009, 00:51   #35
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Was thinking about the thickness of board to be used, the smallest size is 6mm(1/4" inch) then 9mm(3/8" inch), 12mm(1/2 inch) and hence forth, the amp is question 2.25 inches,how much gap is ideal between the amp and the floor top? if i use .25" MDF the false floor would be around 3inches(.25 for floor and roof,.25" gap and amp stands 2.25" inches tall).
How about this(see the pics attached) as an option instead of cooling fan for floor
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I would suggest both amps in the different sections.
It would look cleaner and wiring would not be messed up too.
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.5 inch mdf will do the job for the floor are but if you want you can also .75", keep atleast .5" gap between the amp and the cover. and as abhinav said keep different section for the amp,xovers.
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I'd go by what KK suggested. Only, I'd prefer 1" gap between the amp and the cover. It maybe excessive, but I'd sleep better at night

I'm not sure about this, but won't chequered aluminium of a reasonable gauge do the job well enough as the platform above the false-floor setup? If there are enough braces/cross-members (?) on the false-floor platform to support the chequered aluminium sheet on top, it may do the job. I have no idea about the cost saving/cost increase vis-a-vis MDF, though.

I'd also prefer to have a fan setup (one to push air into the platform at one end, and one to push air out of it at the other end). Maybe you can try it without the fan for a while and see whether the amp manages, and then add the fans if needed.

If you do get fans, you will need good quality ones that are silent also. Else you may hear the drone of the fans while listening to quiet music. Or, you can maybe setup a switch near the driver's seat so you can turn the fans on and off as required (this maybe a bit of overkill).

All in all, the platform in the pic you posted looks about perfect.
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I'd go by what KK suggested. Only, I'd prefer 1" gap between the amp and the cover. It maybe excessive, but I'd sleep better at night

All in all, the platform in the pic you posted looks about perfect.
1" is what I'd use too.
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My sub box is 18"inches tall, If I opt for 0.75" mdf with 1" gap,now the new height after false floor would be (.75+.75+1+2.25)=22.75 Inches or 22.25 inches if I use 0.50" mdf, at this height the sub box will not fit into boot, I have attached the pics to make it easier to understand,In the second picture the black marking shows the new height after the false floor,The boot lid won't close at 22.25" or 22.75"inches.
Any inputs on other options?
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Make new sub box or make the half boot amp rack...
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only option you are left with is to make a new enclosure.

lbm if he makes a half rack, rack will not accommodate 2 amps as the depth of swift boot is quiet less. what is the dimension of swift boot ?

is your enclosure square shape ? dimension
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No the box is not square, It's size is 1.4cuft,can't go any smaller then this,if i make it square then it won't fit anyways.Change is enc might not help.
Thinking of building partial floor,can place amp like this,as and when second amp comes it it can be fixed next to it.
Pic added of enc shape,it's just for reference(taken from T-bhp)
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Change the enclosure.
Maintain same volume if you are happy with it.
But change its design/lbh.
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Any inputs on new enclosure design?Min volume req is 1.3cuft,currently I am using 1.4 cu feet.
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