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    Stealth Amp Mounting

    Hi

    I had an idea just now... How about making a bracket out of aluminium to mount amp in the rear quarter of my mk4 3 door? essentially there's loads of space on the passenger side to get a fair size amp in there.

    My issues would be:

    1. getting to the gain control - set it up first...
    2. damp/moisture - well there are speakers in the rear quarters - gotto be a simple way of stopping an amp getting dripped on
    3. temperature / overheating - it's a fairly big space...?

    WHY???

    well I quite fancy an install that's fairly discrete and removable, so having the amp out of the way sounds really good for that - that way I've only got a sub (just 2 connections) to worry about...

    Thinking along the lines of an Alpine MRP 350 or an MRV T320 (if money was no object between the two what would you suggest?)

    Any advice on the mounting in the quarter would be interesting to read, cheers

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    As far as I can see it not a bad idea.

    Got mine out of the way under the seat (but I dont have a boot).

    Just make sure its secure.

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    It's not the easiest of places to get to.
    To get access properly you have to take the rear seat out.

    Why not just go the usual route of a false floor, and mount the amp benath that.

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    For the heat issue, how about getting some ducting from B&Q (kind that you hook up to boiled flues etc, but small diameter, or maybe even aluminium cold air ducting that would be use to direct air to a cone filter) and cut a hole through to the boot and use a couple of 12v PC case fans to blow air down it?
    B.A.D.

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