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    Have you decided on a car yet? I know that you didn't have one and were trying to plan around a car you didn't have.

    In a truck (I'm a Dodge guy, so I'm talking about a Ram) there is usualy room under the rear seats and the driver/passanger seats. If you mount the sub under the rear seats and put the amp back there too that leaves you with plenty of room to mount the PC under the front seats. Putting it in the console between the seats gets complicated but I've seen some people who have done an excellent job (search in the members ride forum).

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    there are a lot of problems and risks with installing amps and computers under your front seats

    just be careful and be prepared for issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    there are a lot of problems and risks with installing amps and computers under your front seats

    just be careful and be prepared for issues
    Like what issues?? Because im trying to figure out where to put mine also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    there are a lot of problems and risks with installing amps and computers under your front seats
    Ok. I ed the forum but I did not find a definitive answer. So I have to ask: why is under the seat a bad place for a carputer (or amp) install?

    Because spilled liquids will get to it?
    Because back seat passengers could kick it?
    Because heat generated could set the seat on fire?

    Under the passenger seat was the first place I looked at when trying to find a space in a tiny subcompact car to install a computer.. (second place was the boot).

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    under the seat:

    1. Passangers kick them, no matter what you tell them, they will kick them, their feet will wander and find their way towards the connections, it ALWAYS happens

    2. Drinks spill, no matter how careful you are, they spill and they find their ways to the area under the seats. You see it all the time, somoene will clean every other area of their vehicle, but the areas under the seats are always nasty with spilled cokes, etc.

    3. Moving the seats back and forth causes problems. Just becuase you think you have clearance, doesn't mean you always do. Over time, things change in the car.

    4. Food gets down there. All the time.

    5. If it's visible, it's going to get ****ed with. I can't tell you how many times I've been in a car with someone, they look down, see wires sticking out, wires that are JUST visible, and they reach down and go 'What's this?' and start tugging, wiggling, etc.

    The area under the seat just ISN'T a good place for electronic equipment. There's a reason the manufacturers don't use the area, and if they do put something electronic down there, it's enclosed in a water tight enclosure that's just about idiot proof.

    There are MUCH better places in every car out there to install an amp of a computer rather than under the front seats. You just have to look and be creative.
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    thanks guys.......

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    Except for the "guy" part.

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