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    Here is how it will look from the front.

    I added the fuse block i cut down the sheetrock screws for it as well.

    here is a view from the front.

    i now started the other amp Rear top and rear door speakers. i got the amp location picked out and the rain returned so i got to stop for today. once i got the amp setup i will install speakers and amps then remove the factory radio and swap it over---i still connect the Ipod to the tape deck for sound right now.......keep in tune...
    Michael Collins
    1993 4X4 Suburban
    many other toys as well

  2. #12


    I know its a little late now but did you give thought to making a false floor in the cargo area and mounting your amps underneath it.
    This would also give additional storage for flat items

  3. #13


    i did think about that i was going to make a drop box and a trap door so the carpet would hide it. then put all parts in the box. but this is the wife car and the Plasma cutter and welder next to it scare her (i think it would be cool as there is a ton of room under the beast just sitting there doing nothing)....mike

  4. #14
    Jr. Mechanic
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Ashland Missouri


    Mike, i don`t know much about amps and all that stuff but i was just thinking about your alternator. I wonder if its going to be able to keep up with all that extra juice its going to take to power the amps especially this summer with the ac and wipers and headlights and all the other necessary accessories on at the same time. Just a thought. Let us know how it turns out.

    2004 Tahoe (wifes)
    2004 Silverado 2500HD Duramax
    1997 Chevy Z-71
    1953 Golden Jubilee

  5. #15


    funny you on our trip to Los Angeles we lost the factory alt. i had a shop rebuild a high output amp alt and this alt pushes 200 amps @14.57 volts, so no issues the stocker was a 108 amp alt.....mike

  6. #16


    well weather has been bad and i been training to get my CDL. i got the rear amp installed and the rear speakers and one door speaker. i had to get different speakers for the doors as the DUBS i had were way too deep and hit the window motor. i post some pics as soon as i get it going. sons birthday is saturday so that day is shot and i got to get a couple cars in the am so friday is gone too........update soon....mike

  7. #17


    sorry i been training in the new job and its been raining a ton. i got the amps installed got all the speakers installed and the stearo installed and at this point i do not have power to the amps but the dash 2 speakers work off the radio and so far it sounds good. i hope to complete this weekend if the rain will stop.......mike

  8. #18


    wow -finally a sunny day and no other projects showing up at the last min. I updated alot and and posted the captions on my supermotors page. so click on any of the pictures for full information or email or post me and I will add to this thread. it will be completed after i post the pictures. i had to jump around (waiting for parts and paint to dry or glue to setup).
    here is the spare tire.

    the spare out.

    spare mount for floor.

    the best way to fit the amp.

  9. #19


    i looked to make sure all was clear and would allow a solid mount. i cut the plastic panel.

    the new top deck speakers.

    the front of the new speakers.

    i only wanted to do this once so i got 100 feet of Monster wire 14/2 wire.

  10. #20


    i had to remove the roof panel best way pull the rear trim (snaps in place) and the coat hanger.

    one phillips and it is out.

    i ran the wires down the rear side pillar.

    here is a closer pic of the new wires.

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