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looks good, but whats with the 2 belt buckle thingies?

theyre shoulder pads for the seatbelts, you know how some seats belts scuff up your collar bone or shoulder when on long rides and such? well its just alittle extra protection.
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The enclosed amp looks cool, but you might want to install the PC fan on one side & cut a hole the same size as the fan on the other side for optimum cooling performance.


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It doesnt matter where its mounted as long as its mounted somewhere, could be near the battery, under the dash, beise the amp...wherever you want. My best option was to put it near the amp for a few reasons, if i put it near the battery then i run the risk of flooding it when i go offroading, its very accessible and easy to maintain and see by the amp box.

PLEASE!!!!!!! for safety's sake and for the sake of your truck, relocate your fuse to as close as possible to the battery!!! many trucks/cars CATCH ON FIRE because of fuses being placed at the wrong ends of wiring!!!

ASK L2EN FOR PICS OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FUSE IS AT THE WRONG END OF THE WIRE!!!
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PLEASE!!!!!!! for safety's sake and for the sake of your truck, relocate your fuse to as close as possible to the battery!!! many trucks/cars CATCH ON FIRE because of fuses being placed at the wrong ends of wiring!!!

ASK L2EN FOR PICS OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FUSE IS AT THE WRONG END OF THE WIRE!!!


Some people deserve to be shot cuz I was told different.
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looks great man. def great work.
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Seems I've been posting this pic alot lately! I'll add another for effect =\

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I always mount my fuses right off the battery. You can bolt it down or zip-tie it there.

Install looks great! I have never seen subs mounted this way...usually I mount them firing to the rear and down, but it does look really cool. In the past I have found this fan to work very well in applications similar to yours. It's more expensive than a PC fan, but I have noticed that it cools it much better (and it can be hidden, so it looks better IMO). Add some plastic spacers under the amp to raise it off the carpet for ultimate cooling.
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yeah man.. Travis' truck cought on fire because the fuse was- what..... maybe 5 feet away? just please promise yourself that you will correct the wiring ASAP. sure it might be a pain in the *** to have to rework something you just finished, but it will be worth it. as mentioned above... within 18" of the battery seems to be the norm.

the main purpose for that inline fuse is to protect the wiring itself from taking on too much power, heating up, and catching on fire. placing it at the end of the line instead of the beginning is a serious risk.
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That turned out looking nice! Where did you get that carpet at? I never can seem to find any good carpet in my area.
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Looks real good man!
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That turned out looking nice! Where did you get that carpet at? I never can seem to find any good carpet in my area.

thanks! I got it from my local automotive upholstrey shop, they do work on everything from 1920's fords to ferraris and lambos. I did co-op there in grade 12 and they really liked me and i had fun time so it was all good, the owner gives me deals on everything, i got all the fabric to wrap the amp and sub boxes for $40, i used about 8 yards in total and he charges about $10 a yard for the material so i got a good deal! :)
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