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  • Mounting CarPC to Sub box.. Bad idea?

    So I just got a new ride so I have to put all my gear in it.. I finally have an actual trunk (first two car PC's were trucks and third was a Nitro).. I have two amps and the carpc.. I was thinking of mounting one amp to the back of the sub box, one amp to the side of the sub box, and the carpc (which is in an amp case) on the top of the sub box..

    Then I got to thinking.. That's probably not such a good idea because it will probably vibrate like hell..

    Thoughts?
    Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

    Second Vehicle: Sold it :( 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

    First Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger

  • #2
    yes i feel that is not a good idea at all

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    • #3
      as long as it is solidly mounted to the box, i don't think it should be too much of a issue. the box it-self doesn't shake much. and if it does, you need a better box..
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      • #4
        in my personal experience ,depends on how much bass is being output.
        ive had two motherboards go bad cuz the bass rattled the cpu sockets loose,
        now i never bolt a pc to any of my sub boxez
        trinybwoy

        2006 Mazda6 Carpc

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        • #5
          Originally posted by trinybwoy View Post
          in my personal experience ,depends on how much bass is being output.
          ive had two motherboards go bad cuz the bass rattled the cpu sockets loose,
          now i never bolt a pc to any of my sub boxez
          you are completely right. if your running a ....mild system,then yo might be ok, but if you are running real bass, then i would say not, cause even some of the best built boxes still flex and vibrate alot.

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          • #6
            Have done it in several installs, for years, and had no issues.
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            • #7
              i always recommend against mounting amps...same goes for car pc..... don't know what the long term affect of the vibrations will have on the internal electrical components of both pc and amps.
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              • #8
                So does this mean that the home theater world for many years, is all wrong in their amp/woof designs?

                ie: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=304-064

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                • #9
                  a PC has "removable" components. which can easily shift with the right amount of vibration.

                  excessive vibration over a period of time is the enemy here.

                  i may have purchased pc components that may not be as "vibration Resistant" as to ones you have. thus based on MY experience, i would not recommend putting a pc on the back of a subwoofer that can rattle one's car to pieces
                  trinybwoy

                  2006 Mazda6 Carpc

                  2008 Acura TSX Nexus 7

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                  • #10
                    Home theate systems are discern cause the bass produced by them is minimal compared to what people have on there cars

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