Stereo & Electronics - stealth sub installed and built amp rack today




kylerobison
04-27-2012, 11:43 PM
finally got around to ordering a stealth box loaded with a kicker. sounds nice for what i need. downgraded from my 12in diamond. also had nowhere to put my amp as it was sitting in the cubby hole before so i built this amp rack/box thing lol. its my frist time building anything acually. i think it turned out nicely, didnt want my amp sitting in direct sunlight all day long. still wish i could do something about the wires but idk where/how to hide them without cutting my carpet. ideas?

sorry for crappy iphone pics and darkness.
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w123/kylerobison/IMG_9708.jpg

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btw the stealth box is from ebay :) fits great


bad_408_vert
04-28-2012, 07:54 AM
looks good & sub looks factory.

I 'd hide the wires more though.

pentavolvo
04-28-2012, 10:43 AM
put amp behind spare tire


JrodCamaro
04-28-2012, 11:14 AM
Amp closer to the side panel, could take the wires straight out from there and under the panel, might see 1/2" - 1" of them? I just got done doing this yesterday

kylerobison
04-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Amp closer to the side panel, could take the wires straight out from there and under the panel, might see 1/2" - 1" of them? I just got done doing this yesterday

those stupid latches are on the deck, i cant put the box on top of the latch. any way around this lol

JrodCamaro
04-28-2012, 02:25 PM
Missed that part, I don't think I've ever seen them like that before. My first thought would be to remove the latches, are they just bolted in? As long as it hasn't left bad marks it would clean it up a little too. IMO

kylerobison
04-28-2012, 05:34 PM
Theyre bolted in but its like a weird bolt i dont have screw driver for

JrodCamaro
04-28-2012, 06:20 PM
Got a close up of it?

kylerobison
04-28-2012, 06:24 PM
Ill take one when i get Off work

critical.in.ga
04-28-2012, 06:26 PM
Id keep an eye on ur amp temp... its prolly gettin little to no air circulation in the cabinet u made for it, yes i saw that the ends are open but still.. jus a thought.

kylerobison
04-28-2012, 07:08 PM
It should be fine i dont drive far so it shouldnt over heat. Btw i Found the tool i needed here at work and took the latch off. The carpet is ruined under it. What if i use the bolt hole to mount the amp instead of the velcro im using now

JrodCamaro
04-28-2012, 07:39 PM
IMO never use velco, I've used it before and it got so hot the adhesive melted and it got all screwed up. My opinion is use the holes to bolt down your amp box. Only concern is with the latch on the other side it may look a little... strange? What were the latches used for?

my bandit
04-28-2012, 07:44 PM
i would trash the box completely IMO. i know you worked hard on it but its kinda out of place. depending on how thin the amp is, can you mount it on the bottom of the ttop well? or the side against the front of the car

kylerobison
04-28-2012, 07:48 PM
Idk what the latches are for. I read somewhere i think about baby car seats but idk. My amp wont fit at the bottom and im not risking drilling into my gas tank. Ill leave the both latch and move the box tonight ill post pics when im done

Blownbayou
04-28-2012, 08:33 PM
latches are for baby seats..... they use a torq bolt most probably. Love the speaker box, but the amp box seeks out of place. I think the spare tire well idea would be excellent for the amp.

JrodCamaro
04-28-2012, 08:46 PM
Agreed with above. Bottom of ttop well, or spare tire area. Only problem is that it will still show wires, unless you decide to pull carpet up and run it under. I haven't pulled that carpet up before so I'm not sure how easy it is. I guess we'll just see these pics.

JrodCamaro
04-28-2012, 08:48 PM
This is what I just did with mine recently.
I wish I had black carpet/seats so it looks more "in place", but IMO looks better than gray

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kylerobison
04-28-2012, 09:11 PM
Agreed with above. Bottom of ttop well, or spare tire area. Only problem is that it will still show wires, unless you decide to pull carpet up and run it under. I haven't pulled that carpet up before so I'm not sure how easy it is. I guess we'll just see these pics.


well i looked into putting it in spare tire well but it wouldnt fit without removing the tire and i dont wanna do that. plus then i would have to replace power wire cause its not long enough because you should never splice a power wire. putting down by the ttops is useless cause then the ttops wouldnt fit in the holder and thats y i bought the stealth box in the first place.

anyways lol, i moved the box into place and it looks great, much better the in the middle (i agree it did look out of place). I havent mounted it yet because the torq bolt wasnt long enough so i have to run to homedepot tomorrow. im also thinking of putting what little bit of wire showing into a small piece of wire loom to make it not stick out so much.

here it is in place.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w123/kylerobison/IMG_9088.jpg

my bandit
04-29-2012, 11:32 AM
Idk what the latches are for. I read somewhere i think about baby car seats but idk. My amp wont fit at the bottom and im not risking drilling into my gas tank. Ill leave the both latch and move the box tonight ill post pics when im done

you wont drill into the tank if you put a piece of wood underneath it to hold it in place. you just lift up the carpet and then pull back the different carpet and attach it there

critical.in.ga
04-29-2012, 01:29 PM
use some self tapping screws that are just long enough to grab onto the sheet metal, you've got about an inch in between the sheet metal and the top of ur gas tank.

kylerobison
04-29-2012, 02:27 PM
got everything finished today. when the trunk is closed it blends right in and cant see the amp. its just what i wanted.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w123/kylerobison/IMG_1580.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w123/kylerobison/IMG_7267.jpg

JrodCamaro
04-29-2012, 07:11 PM
If you're able to reuse the same torque bolts that were used for the latches, they're obviously not too long. Bottom of ttops can work if your amp is small enough, there's roughly 1" of clearance between the bottom of the ttops and the bottom of the holding storage. I considered putting mine there but couldn't handle seeing the wires. If you can run the wires behind the stealth box (this is what I did) I don't see a single wire in my whole car, but then again I don't know where your wires are ran. Mine are down the drivers side under the carpet to the side and behind the sail panel.

xBrandonx
04-29-2012, 07:18 PM
got everything finished today. when the trunk is closed it blends right in and cant see the amp. its just what i wanted.



I would change the 'box' to be the same color as the carpet and try to hide the wiring better but that's just me, ;)

kylerobison
04-29-2012, 07:27 PM
Its the closest i could get to match the stock carpet. Point is people wont notice that amp now if im parked somewhere and its not in direct sunlight. Its location is not ideal but its works and i never had to cut my carpet

ldyzluvdis06
04-30-2012, 11:37 PM
like the idea of people not being able to see it when parked!!