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Hey Guys, I'm trying to post more. School and sickness are eating up my time. But I got in a good weekend day to final get my audio system phase 2 Completed. Phase 1 was just wiring the basics. I have an Eclipse 55040 with 3 sets of 8v pre-amps running to a Alpine V12 4ch to power all the factory speakers. I really do enjoy them and they havn't seen much since I am the first owner of this car under 40. Phase 2 is the amp rack. Before I can start to get any subs running I decided I needed a nice install of my amps in my trunk. Mainly I wanted to be as low profile as possible and access my spare tire which is a little over precautious since I have 3,000 miles on these tires. I have a Phoneix Gold XS2500 that runs 500w RMS mono at 4ohms. This is plenty for this small car for this point in the audio system.

The amp rack is based out of a 3/4 inch plywood patterened into the front part of the trunk right behind the back flod down seats. The floor of the trunk in this area is quite uneven and I had to route out abour 5/8 of the 3/4 in some areas to fit it to the floor. This was tedeous but the finish fit was very nice. I decided a 40 deg angle for the front side and a 90 back upright. The overal finished height of the box is about 3 inches. From front end to the back is about 16 inches allowing about 12 inches of mounting space. I dadod the inside edge of both uprights 5/8 inch down and about 3/8 across. The top is also patterened fit from a 1/4 inch plywood. Velcro strips where bonded down to the dadods and the top's bottom outside edge. The 1/8 inch difference was filled by the velcro making the top look flat and seemless. To finish all exposed faces where carpetted with the closes match I could find for the grey carpet in my trunk. Its basically a charcoal black.

Check out my pics and tell me what you think.

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I need to paint the inside of the box and the lid black yet. You really can't see much but I notice it yet. Damn myself the perfectionist

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Nice choice on the amplifiers. I have a XS2300 running my Focals and an XTANT 4 channel running Infinity mids. Them Phoenix Gold peoples really know how to make an amp...



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