I designed the box/amp rack using some of the great free tools available on the12volt.com. I then had a carpenter friend of mine build the box. That whole setup fits between the two rear speaker mounts behind the seats. I lose one click with the armrest down (60/40 bench) and no clicks with it up. It should look/sound great once it's all finished up
I'll post updates along the way.
Here is what I have so far:
This is the first semi-strange shape I've ever carpeted:
You can see I didn't get the very lowest corner of the box. I didn't want to try stretching the carpet any more, so I just made the small relief cut there. It came out pretty nice if I do say so. A razor blade is very helpful for getting those nice straight cuts. I also have no idea why the amps look so gray and dusty, they are brand new.
I will screw the sub in tomorrow, then hopefully install the whole setup later this week.
EDIT: I've decided to run one 4 channel amp as opposed to the two Alpines. It makes the install a lot easier and cleaner, and I got a smokin' deal on the Kenwood. I also like the fact that the equalizer/gain adjustments are all on top of the Kenwood (under the lower panel), rather than the side of the Alpines. This makes tweaking a hellova lot easier.
Here it is installed:
Looks pretty good eh?
You can see that the armrest does hit the box/amp, but the sub does have a little breathing room behind the drivers seat.
Overall I'm very pleased with how it all turned out. Everything is going to be taken out and re-done in the next few weeks so I can sound deaden the entire interior. I may re route a couple wires and hide things a little better here and there, but I'm pleased with the current setup. I think the sub still needs a little time to break in, but it does sound great. The components will be going in this weekend I hope.
Alpine CDA-9856 HU
Infinity 6010CS Components
JBL GT0804 8" subwoofer.
Kenwood KAC-8402 4 Channel Amplifier