I started on the amp rack wiring today. I installed some rubber grommets on the underside of the rack, then wired up the JL Audio volume controller. I had one 8GA wire long enough for the power connection on one of the amps, but I had to order more wire for the rest, so it will be about a week before I can finish the rack. I also ran the remote turn on wires.
Previously I used a relay to power all of the remote turn on wires (amps, hubs, etc), but this time I decided to use a terminal strip. The 12V from my Opus's anti-thump is more than enough to send a wake up to my equipment, and this way if I have to add equipment I don't have to piggyback any wires - I just put another onto the terminal strip. Plus, it looks more professional (even though no one will ever see the back side of the rack).
I also uploaded a few pics of the shelf I mounted in the trunk. You can see where I mounted my HD Radio as well. Since it's more or less staying with the car now, I decided to mount it close to the rear window antenna amp, which also gives me more room for amps and other hardware that may come out of the car in case of repair, selling it, etc.
Once the wiring is complete, I'm probably going to make a proper wire loom so everything is neat and tidy. I could just use the split loom plastic stuff from Autozone, but if I can find affordable loom that looks like an OEM wiring harness I'm going to do it up right.
Thanks for reading.