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    Amp in the spare well

    I've seen a number of cars that took out the spare tire and installed their amps there, usually with a piece of thick plastic over the top to protect it, but I always forget to ask.

    Is there ever a problem with overheating?

    I want to keep my trunk functional and planned on doing this, but not if my amp is going to overheat and cut out constantly.

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    There is Carpc installation shown in this forum (that I just can't find right now despite looking for the bloody thing) that is installed in the spare tyre. They use fans and a false floor / ventilation duct from the spare tyre to keep the installation cool.

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    I was thinking about doing that. I'm gonna try to search for it.

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    sorry guys bad idea, there is way to much heat during summer down there, even in my cr, when it ecloses, the condesation under the rug produces moisture, if that kind of thing happens imagine what happens to the amps, they do run hot.

    Also from my experience hifonics amps run hotter than JL amps, that would be one of the reasons JL amps are better.

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    Lebult where exactly in the tropics are you? Do you really get condensation under the mat in your trunk or does Yevmeister have a leaky seal he needs to deal with?

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    haha, no I don't get condensation down there. I live in Canada, it's cold and dry around here.
    I guess I'll just have to try it out.

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    I have had an amp underneath the carpet of the trunk, but after 3 weeks it was overheated. I now have the amps underneath the front seats in aluminium brackets. Because i also want to use the trunk, the sub is mounted in the spare wheel (pioneer TS-SW1241D). The case is made of mdf in 12 segments.




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    I have two amps under a false floor that I made with a plexi-glass window. It has never overheated since the install. My computer is also mounted on the side of my trunk made from MDF and carpet. Nothing in my trunk has ever overheated. I can try to get some pictures up maybe by tomorrow.






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    Quote Originally Posted by volum3rider View Post
    I have two amps under a false floor that I made with a plexi-glass window. It has never overheated since the install. My computer is also mounted on the side of my trunk made from MDF and carpet. Nothing in my trunk has ever overheated. I can try to get some pictures up maybe by tomorrow.
    Looks nice. Reason there is no heatproblem. plenty of air under the floor. With no air, it cant lose the heat. I didn't want to reduce size of the boot

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