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    Post how did you guys anchor your computers in the trunk?

    I am probably going to finally install my system this weekend, but I need to know how you guys secured your pcs in the trunk. I know some of you used bungee cords, but I want to secure it by using something else so it doesn't look too ghetto (no offense to the guys who did you bungee cords)

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    depemds on lots o things

    i used some angle iron on the bottom of my case with some screws into the floor of the boot(trunk)

    be carefull if its metal tho you might find ya fuel tank or fuel line

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    Velcro...and like pcman said, it all depends. Mine is not on the floor unlike pcman.
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    Mine is built into the glovebox. I'll get pics as soon as i can.

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    I put a small area of carpet down for a small amount of shock protection but mainly for the velcro on the computer side.

    sticks pretty good.
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    I'll be using metal "L" brackets to secure the whole box. I have a sheet of 1/4" plywood in the back of the SUV that I secure all the amps, etc., to. I'll be simply using sheet metal or wood screws, I prefer sheet metal, to secure the L-brackets to the plywood.
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    Box is heavy, and has ruber feet -

    Friction and Gravity.
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    Originally posted by gizmomkr:
    <STRONG>Box is heavy, and has ruber feet -
    Friction and Gravity.</STRONG>
    In an accident it becomes a very heavy projectile that will go right through the rear seats.

    Best to anchor it somehow.
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