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i'd post this in the car audio forum, but i want responses from tacomas. you guys with double cabs that are running multiple amps, where did you mount your second amp? i have my sub amp mounted on a rack between the enclosures behind the seat, but where did you guys put the other one? i'm trying to conserve room and keep it stealthy when i buy an amp for my components. thanks.

also, has anyone mounted up an EQ? i was thinking about taking the little compartment between the steering column and the head unit and some bondo and making a slot for a kicker EQ or something.
 

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samcollett said:
i'd post this in the car audio forum, but i want responses from tacomas. you guys with double cabs that are running multiple amps, where did you mount your second amp? i have my sub amp mounted on a rack between the enclosures behind the seat, but where did you guys put the other one? i'm trying to conserve room and keep it stealthy when i buy an amp for my components. thanks.

also, has anyone mounted up an EQ? i was thinking about taking the little compartment between the steering column and the head unit and some bondo and making a slot for a kicker EQ or something.
i have two alpine amps and i put them under both seats up front. i just drilled screwd em in then cut in the carpet exactly where it needed to be and ran the wires with a hanger under the carpet...
 

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how did you mount them underneath your seats with the heating ducts? and are you running four door speakers, or just two?

the alpines sound alright?
 

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four door speakers components in front coax in back. sounds great though because the components are SO much louder than the ones in the back. the amps are about two inches from the heating ducts. but when i need heat its like 30 degrees so the amps probably need it too haha :lol:

EDIT: i have alpine amps to jl audio speakers. it puts out 50rmsx4 and thats enough for me. i will be sueing linkin park in the next year from hearing loss because that one guy screams and it hurts my ears....
 

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cool. what model alpine do you have for your door speakers?

pb, that would work for me, but i have two subs behind the seats instead of one.
 

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cool. what model alpine do you have for your door speakers?

pb, that would work for me, but i have two subs behind the seats instead of one.
MRV-F345 its one of the older models but its still on the website. got it last year...
 

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Have you bought your component amp or are you looking for one?

Obviously in hyperlite case, his amps can fit underseat without much problem. My second amp is under driver seat but I did remove the floor heat duct and also removed the protection plate around a sensor such that it can be as far forward as possible; otherwise it will take up too much feet room for the passenger behind. This amp measures 16.15"x9.45"x2.87"
 

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i haven't bought the component amp yet. i guess i could relocate the heating duct? what type of amp do you have?
 

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o yeah i forgot to say, on those alpine amps i had to just leave off that shiney silver piece on top because the seat actually hits the amp when i slide it ALL the way back sooo yeah
 

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It is DLS A3. Height-wise it barely touches the seat.
 

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Here's how I mounted mine:


And my navi and UH "brain" are under the seats. The are on platforms that rise up from the floor about 1/4" this alows the heater ducts to flow under the components :D .
 

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those helix's are sick, and i bet they sound even better.
 

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samcollett said:
those helix's are sick, and i bet they sound even better.
Thanks,

Yep they sound very good, best sounding amps I've had so far. I've had PPI (pre DEI) and Phoenix Gold as well. And have plenty of power to push those two tens.
 

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Alpine amps are under the driver and pass seats- seems to be working just fine over the past 6 months. I had a shop mount an eq (added 15 volts to the deck!) in the din compartment under the cd head unit. They had to do some custom fab for this, but it was under a 100.00. The eq runs the sub, volume and mids/highs. It cost about 400.00 for the eq, but was well worth it.
 

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what kind of EQ do you have? i have a double din head unit, so i don't have an extra slot.
 

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AudioControl 3.1 Now called a "sound processor". You could easily mount it most anywhere- it's very compact. I might re-mount mine in the small compartment right above the shifter- (I have a 5 speed manual).
 
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