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    Beginning my install...getting trunk built! **PICS**

    Well, since my 12A came earlier this week I figured I would spend a little time getting everything ready for the install....this is my first install that I'll be doing myself, so any suggestions will be great.

    For one, the trunk in my car is an absolute ***** to work in. But I got all the padding ripped apart from behind the seat.



    Next was getting the MDF cut to go around the box, to kind of clean things up, so the box wasn't just setting in the trunk...figured I will try and make it at least half way decent to look at when I open it. As of now I don't have anything carpeted, I was just getting the MDF cut and getting it to fit, so YES it will be carpeted the same color as the trunk.

    Surrounding for the box:


    And then, just to get an idea I put the box in to see if it would fit...I'm going to be making a fitting for above the box so there is no space...



    I went to an Olds dealership and got a new fitting for the dash where the HU sits, it was wood grained, and for me there was just WAY too much wood grained trim. So I just got a flat black surround for it, looks much better now. Took the HU out and put the face on it and remounted the HU.



    And I'm done for today...I'll have pics up by the weekend of the complete install...I will have my amp by this Monday or Tuesday and probably have it all installed by Friday.

    Any suggestions? Opinions? Comments?







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    this could look very, very nice.

    has the avionixx been shipped yet? where are you mounting it?

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    Originally posted by nswartley
    this could look very, very nice.

    has the avionixx been shipped yet? where are you mounting it?

    -nate
    Yeah, it shipped last Monday...going from Cali. to Indiana, so I was giving it at least 5~7 days.

    As far as mounting it....I have NO CLUE...I haven't really gotten that far...any suggestions?




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    hmmm.....you could mount next to the sub or cut a separate piece of MDF and slap it next to the wheel well and that could look good. just experiment with what looks good.

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    That's kinda what I planned on doing. Just playing around with spots.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but, mounting an amp upside down will cause over heating issue will it not?




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    Originally posted by Aurorav8
    That's kinda what I planned on doing. Just playing around with spots.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but, mounting an amp upside down will cause over heating issue will it not?
    i havent ever heard of that, but its probably true. either way you want to have it in a well-ventilated area.

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    I'm not sure who told me that, or where I read it?

    I might wind up using some little computer fans regardless of where I mount it, just to ensure it gets plenty of air.




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    Originally posted by Aurorav8
    I'm not sure who told me that, or where I read it?

    I might wind up using some little computer fans regardless of where I mount it, just to ensure it gets plenty of air.
    better yet get amplifier fans, they move a lot more air (Jmac told me this, did some math for me ) and would probably keep them cooler. i think they were on www.partsexpress.com

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    I'll have to look into that, thanks for the link.




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    looks like a god start





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    Originally posted by Aurorav8
    That's kinda what I planned on doing. Just playing around with spots.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but, mounting an amp upside down will cause over heating issue will it not?
    According to manufacturers, yes, it will voerheat. Hot air will be trapped.

    But I've seen quite a lot of systems with overturned amps. The boot cover itself, overturned with plexi floor, on the cabin roof, etc... all of them used but a small fan to circulate heat.


    btw, what's the two yellow boxes in the trunk?



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    The two yellow boxes are actually styrofoam padding for the back seats. They are behind the cross members and I didn't bother taking that out. I still want to keep the comfort for my passengers (kids).




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    Looks pretty good so far....what kind of Oldsmobile do you have?



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    It's an Aurora...I enter quite a few car shows throughout the year, that's why i'm trying to keep it as clean and simple as possible.




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    got i hate working on oldsmobiles.......hate having that metal plate in the back....gonna have to remove that from my wifes car.....then 6x9's in the rear and 3.5's in the dash.....jus a pain to work w/.....




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