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By Brett Pearson (mike8343) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 3:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i have an 07 LSV and am wondering where some of you guys have mounted your amps. Has anyone drilled into the epoxyed boards under the carpet on the hull side in the passenger stoarge compartment where the batteries are? Doing most the install myself so i was wondering if those were safe to drill into
 
By tom fischer (tomfish) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 4:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
all 3 of our amps are mounted there on our 07 23lsv
 
By wake (buguru) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 4:45 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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By Anthony (echo_parker) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 4:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
This is my old boat.

I had an amp rack made this time that mounts in the same spot.

this boat was a 05 23 LSV

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By Ben (soundbox) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 4:49 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
This is a 07 VLX simple:

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By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 7:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ben I wish you guys were closer, I'd be throwing some business your way.. Keep them quality install pics coming......
 
By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 7:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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By Brett Pearson (mike8343) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 8:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
nice... just finished up. thanks for the info.
 
By Ben (soundbox) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 9:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
nu bu - Thanks. If you are ever in the area stop in for a tour. We have had lots of norcal business from Tracy to Redding and Napa to Lake Tahoe but no one from Washington. We did finish up a 39 Ford Panel for client in Corpus Christy Texas and a 56 Chevy PU that was delivered to Utah last month!!

Here is a the rest of the install for the 07 VLX:

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/588088.html?1213051507

 
By hairbandude (slipknot) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 6:53 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ben that amp doesnt get too hot in that box? nice work by the way.
 
By Sam (wake1823) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 7:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
^^^^Textbook amp rack. As long as their is a fan on that amp it will run cooler than an amp mounted just to a wall. Buildign a good amp rack will increase airflow across the heatsinks.
 
By billy d williams (billy2603) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
what length screws are you guys using?
 
By Ben (soundbox) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 12:16 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
hairbandude, Sam - The entire top edge of the amp is where the heatsink and the fan is located. All of the heat rises into the heatsink and out the grill mesh material. Under extreme loads or long periods of play on hot days the internal fan will automatically turn on and increase airflow across the heatsink. If the top edge of the amp was covered then it would go into thermal protection on a warm day after some heavy playing.

The Boston amps area not picky how they are mounted but vertical like in Erik's boat is the best. I have 4 Boston GT amps mounted upside down in the headliner of my car.

 

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