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Ok I am selling my current MAaudio amp and getting two kicker amps in its place. I wanted to know these amps are relatively small for the ones that I am getting:

11 inches wide and 3 inches tall...

wanted to know if there is a place that I could mount them...there is one amp for one speaker so two amps and two speakers... I wanted to know if there was some way I could hide them per se so that I do not have to see them in my trunk...

if you have any further questions or need more info let me know...

If also you could please tell me how you did it and what I need to do and pictures would be even better...thanks.

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I just installed two Alpine MRV-F345's in the rear side panels, where the rear speakers are in the back seats. I've done the same for Moriarty and Damon and I put one back there in Wolo's car too. It's a great place to put them. There's a ton of room back there, plus it's totally stealth.

I also have a MRD-M605 installed in the storage compartment next to the spare tire. It's a tight squeeze and is sealed off with almost zero airflow, so not my first choice. It would prolly send the amp into thermal protection pretty quickly, causing it to shut down until it cooled off enough. I won't have that problem using the Alpine mono block. It has a thermal management system that eliminates the amps from shutting down. Instead, it reduces output power until it cools down, but the amp will continue to play. Plus they are fan cooled. You could cut a couple of holes in the foam and install some fans under there for better cooling.

I'm just finishing up the install for a show I have today. I'll get pics and post them this weekend. Hope this helps for finding alternative monting locations on your amps. Let us know how the install goes.
 

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ok change of how big the amp is, I decided to go with a more powerful amp instead of two amps, its about 26" wide and 4" high. Where could I mount this to make it stealthy and what would I use to hold it up...thanks or mount it for that matter
 

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Originally posted by Alpman@Jun 15 2005, 04:57 AM
I also have a MRD-M605 installed in the storage compartment next to the spare tire. It's a tight squeeze and is sealed off with almost zero airflow, so not my first choice. It would prolly send the amp into thermal protection pretty quickly, causing it to shut down until it cooled off enough. I won't have that problem using the Alpine mono block. It has a thermal management system that eliminates the amps from shutting down. Instead, it reduces output power until it cools down, but the amp will continue to play. Plus they are fan cooled. You could cut a couple of holes in the foam and install some fans under there for better cooling.
Seems that Alpman and I are thinking alike...





Have had the MRV-F545 mounted there for about 2 months, with no problems. Dunno if you can see it in the pic, but there are flow-through holes up at the front to let the air pass through.
 

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^^ would it fit there with it beign 10" wide on vertical sides and 26" on the horizontal sides?

also how did you retro-fit that fan there?
 

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Alpman,
If I decided to go with a little cheaper amp..oh say a MRP-F240. Would that side pannel location still work? (cooling wise) Or would you say the added internal fans and safety devices on the MRV-345 is worth the extra cost?
 

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Should be plenty of cooling in the sides, but in the spare tire storage area I wouldn't recommend it w/o the added fan.
 
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