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Mounting an amp and sub........

I've recently bought this off ebay........



Its a 12" 1000w sub and amp just wondering i'd be ok wiring it ion but how about actually mounting it in my mk1 punto boot? will i have to drill?
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

It may be best to make up a false floor and bolt it to that.
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

The first thing to do is remove the boot carpet and draw round it onto some (18mm) mdf and cut out to make a false floor.

Bolt that down to the boot floor, making sure there are no brake lines in the way underneath the car (I dont think there are) I used screws to do this, purely so I could undo them if I had a puncture, and cover the mdf with the carpet

Then use some corner braces, you can get these in Homebase/ B&Q for a couple of quid, then screw them to both the sub and the false floor, it is best probably to use at least 4 for this task, using woodscrews, but make sure the screws are shorter than the thickness of the false floor, or you'll puncture the spare.

If done properly, this will not only stop the sub moving around, but will also improve the bass response of the sub, as it wont move the box, just the air.

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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

Yeah, but most people seem to ferget if they actually do find it useful...
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Yeah, but most people seem to ferget if they actually do find it useful...
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

Quote Originally Posted by cinqysxmk2
The first thing to do is remove the boot carpet and draw round it onto some (18mm) mdf and cut out to make a false floor.

Bolt that down to the boot floor, making sure there are no brake lines in the way underneath the car (I dont think there are) I used screws to do this, purely so I could undo them if I had a puncture, and cover the mdf with the carpet

Then use some corner braces, you can get these in Homebase/ B&Q for a couple of quid, then screw them to both the sub and the false floor, it is best probably to use at least 4 for this task, using woodscrews, but make sure the screws are shorter than the thickness of the false floor, or you'll puncture the spare.

If done properly, this will not only stop the sub moving around, but will also improve the bass response of the sub, as it wont move the box, just the air.

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Whoa thats a lot to take in for a novice Thanx for the guide i'll try it out.........
I'm wondering any other way than drilling in my car?? or anywhere i can go in the birmingham region to get it done professionally?
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

Ive got a false floor you can have for 15 mate, PM me for details, Fits that AMp and sub Perfectly
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

If the false floor is tight enough fitting, you could most likely push in some wedges around the sides which will hold it tightly, but this isn't quite as good as screws...

You'll probably have to drill a hole somewhere in the boot for the earth wire anyway...
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

just want to say a massive thanx to everyone who helped me out.... just finished installing my amp and sub in my car now,(FINALLY!!!) its functional but now i'm going to mount it as recommended in this topic!
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

do u have pics?
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

dont really need to mount to the floor but up to u in my clio the floor is laid in as it is on the punto and the boxes just sit on top of it
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

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dont really need to mount to the floor but up to u in my clio the floor is laid in as it is on the punto and the boxes just sit on top of it
Don't they slide around when cornering?
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

no u felt the weight of a sub box with a amp in lol i have 2 side by side and they dont move n e where
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Re: Mounting an amp and sub........

Never under estimate the power of a sub box that's not fixed down in a crash.
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