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Old 02-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #1
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I have a custom fit sub box where the factory 8 disc would be. I'm looking for a great ten inch sub.. now the thing is, is that I want to have an amp hidden, I'm thinking under the seat. I know there are amps made for tight spaces like that. What do you guys recommend? Sound quality is the most important to me.

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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I have a Rear Wall Amp Rack in my car.
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I got my amp hidden in the spare tire area.
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Spare tire area would be your best bet for hidden, there are very few amps that I know of that can fit under the seats of these cars just my .02
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spare tire is fine, I'm just worried about the amp overheating in there
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spare tire is fine, I'm just worried about the amp overheating in there
Depends on what amp you get and how you mount it, but just make sure to not cover up any of the vents and you should be fine. Here's mine:

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Old 02-25-2014, 07:43 PM   #7
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The spare tire area is the easiest place to hide an amp, but there are a couple out there that should fit under your seat.

Off the top of my head:
Kenwood XR600-1
Rockford Fosgate PBR300-1
Rockford Fosgate PBR500-1

Small profile and pretty good power, more than enough for all but the nastiest of 10" subs.
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The spare tire area is the easiest place to hide an amp, but there are a couple out there that should fit under your seat.

Off the top of my head:
Kenwood XR600-1
Rockford Fosgate PBR300-1
Rockford Fosgate PBR500-1

Small profile and pretty good power, more than enough for all but the nastiest of 10" subs.
Yep, I have the Rockford Fosgate R500-1D Prime 500 Watt amp powering my 10" RF sub. Little bastard hits HARD...
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What rockford sub are you running?
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I got the P3D2-10 Punch P3 500 Watts RMS sub I got from Amazon for $130. Here's an old pic, before I fabbed the stealth box to make it fit nicely:



I'm no audiophile but this hits hard and clear. One of the best subs for the $$ IMO.
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Kicker hits hard as well and good clarity
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my ta came with a mtx setup, thing fooled me and i thought it was factory until i removed the speaker cover. the amp is integral to the box to, imo mtx is a great option for you as well ( the local audio installer uses mtx woofers and pioneer head units) You nearly cant go wrong with a good 10in behind the wheel well in the f-body, with a big hatch the thing seems to match the 3 1o" w/1000 watt combo ive had in my dd sedan for yrs.
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i have had an addictive audio amp hidden in the spare tire area for about five years, no overheating issues at all. they are a good brand for subs and amps if you can find them.
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Thanks for all the help guys
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They do make some small amps alpine pdx amps are on the small side, jbl has some nice ones(8x8) A really nice new one is soundigital nano 400.1 it's like the size of a multimeter

For a sub I'd look into a jl audio 10w6v3 it's perfect for a small sealed enclosure like that corner.

All depends on how much you wanna spend on it. Couple hundred will work or spend a grand and get something real nice
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Pics and instructions on how to mount an amp IN the spare tire:

http://www.banddirector.cz28.com/photo3.html
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