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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Crew Cab amplifier installation location

Hey everyone, I have found many useful links regarding amp installation, however have not been able to find any regarding the location where you all are installing your amps. Any pics out there?

I am thinking of installing it under the rear seat, however do not want to accidentally drill into the gas tank.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Granted mine is an extended cab, I mounted mine underneath the passenger seat with no problems at all.

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Thanks. Did in interfere at all with the air bag mechanism? How did you run your wiring? I see that you have some under the center console & the others along the door.

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Amp install in a crew cab

I mounted a Rockfors Fosgate Power T8004 behind the right rear seat. This amp is 2.6 X 12.8 X 23 (inches). I had to cut out a opening the size of the amp and the put black rubber around the open to clean it up . I mounted the amp directly to the metal of the truck. if you want to see pics let me know I can email them. or i can give you a like to my snapfish acount.
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Thanks fo the info aircrewjoe. go ahead and either email me the pics or send me the link. whatever is easier for you.

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I updated my galley the link should be
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i've got a crew and i just mounter my amps to the back wall of the cab just about any amp should fit behind the back seat

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I'm thinking that is what I will do. Anything I should know about removing the seats for installation?

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use two people to pick it up and the nut are 18mm one on each leg and 2 behind the seat

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Yeah, you definitely need two people to take the back seat out and to put it back in. I've got two amps mounted, one for the door speakers on left side and one for 2 8" Polk MOMO's on the right. I found a website that custom makes sub boxes for our trucks. It was a tight fit but man, it sounds great!!!

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Well, the amp is in. It is a little large, so I put it under the rear seat. Now all I need is to replace the stock speakers before I blow them out.

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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 02:32 AM
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Re: Crew Cab amplifier installation location

I'm installing my RockFord P800.2 amp in a couple days, I'm putting it behing my back seat in my crew cab. Just wondering how everyone that did it this way mounted it to the back of the cab? I dont want to drill through the back of my cab, and also I'm getting the box that goes underneath the back seat with 2 Boston G1 8's. I will let everyone know how it sounds! Thanks
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Re: Crew Cab amplifier installation location

Use some 3/8" - 1/2" self-tapping screws through the plastic panel. The cab is double walled.


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Re: Crew Cab amplifier installation location

Outstanding. One more question, are the power, ground, remote, speaker and RCA wires get ran behind the plastic wall and then fed through a drilled hole to give a cleaner look?
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Re: Crew Cab amplifier installation location

Yes, you can take the time to do that. I started to then realized the the floor will not be seen because of the rear seat. So, to make tuning my 500/5 easier, I just tucked the wires between the panel and carpet once I mounted the amp.


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Re: Crew Cab amplifier installation location

Not my install but very clean, i definatly wanna replicate...
http://www.355nation.net/forum/audio-mu ... ystem.html

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Re: Crew Cab amplifier installation location

I guess it would depend on the amp(s) you have regarding the wires through the panel.


My wires don't show at all


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Re: Crew Cab amplifier installation location

here is mine with my jl audio amps:





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ground cable

I know this is an old thread but I just joined and can't seem to find the answer to this question: where are you guys attaching your ground cable from the amp? I know we're supposed to be able to use any bolt attached to the frame as long as the paint is scraped away so there's good contact, but where is the best connection you've used? btw i have an 05 colorado crew cab. thanks.
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