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ok- i been working on Brutis and he needs some new tunes. i got new dash/door/rear and sub speakers. i got a new radio and correct install kit. i got one amp for the sub and it will work under the pass seat. my issue is the other amp for the rest of the speakers. if put under the drivers seat it will stick out and bee seen by someone looking in. if under the drivers side 2nd row the seat back will hit the amp when the rear seat is folded down. i do remove the rear seat often so i can not mount under or in a box behind. do you have pictures of where yours are instlled and some tips?
thank you tons for this as i found nothing in the search. i got a 1993 K1500 Suburban
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ok-i get it no one has ever had an issue....well i might have this resolved and i post some pictures. i got to make a few new mounts and move some things around.......mike
 

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How big are the amps and your goal is to hide them from sight? What was the plan for you to mount them that you came up with?
 

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i want better sound in the best but nothing that would win a thump contest...lol

i want to keep it mostly out of sight and be able to use full storage room in Brutis so a huge box with the amps would not work. so here is the system so far.

a new cd sound system combo it has 100 watts X4 channels one will goto the 2 dash speakers. the other amp will push the new 2nd row door speakers and the rear speakers by the hatch. i got a 600wattX4 channel amp. i got a removable sub box with a 12" sub and the amp to push it is 800wattX2 with a single bridge channel. i tried to place all under the front seats buy the apms are too long. i tried under the rear seat but the back of the seat will smother the amp when it is down. this is a daily driver with 5 people in it most of the time so i had to kid proof it some. i lost the power steering last night so i got to fix that 1st then i get to the details on the radio.

*******PS- i am no radio expert and my knowledge is in the older stuff, so if the details are funny or not current i am sorry. i think this will be a great system when done................
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i want better sound in the best but nothing that would win a thump contest...lol

i want to keep it mostly out of sight and be able to use full storage room in Brutis so a huge box with the amps would not work. so here is the system so far.

a new cd sound system combo it has 100 watts X4 channels one will goto the 2 dash speakers. the other amp will push the new 2nd row door speakers and the rear speakers by the hatch. i got a 600wattX4 channel amp. i got a removable sub box with a 12" sub and the amp to push it is 800wattX2 with a single bridge channel. i tried to place all under the front seats buy the apms are too long. i tried under the rear seat but the back of the seat will smother the amp when it is down. this is a daily driver with 5 people in it most of the time so i had to kid proof it some. i lost the power steering last night so i got to fix that 1st then i get to the details on the radio.

*******PS- i am no radio expert and my knowledge is in the older stuff, so if the details are funny or not current i am sorry. i think this will be a great system when done................
mike
It sounds like it will be a good system, but the problem I see is where to put all that stuff. I've put an amp in only one vehicle and it bolted down nicely under the front passanger seat. Otherwise, guys that have put a lot in their truck/car have built a box for the back and put an amp or two on the box itself. Or, they have bolted the box on the side in the back.

Once you get into two amps, I'm not sure where you'll put the other one if you don't put it in one of these places. What's under the driver's seat, btw? How often do you have the rear seats folded down?

So you'll have the following in your Burban.

Stereo
100 watts x 4 Channels
Will directly power the dash speakers

First Amp
600 watt 4-Channel.
Will run the 2nd row door speakers & rear hatch speakers

Second Amp
800 watt 2-Channel.
Will these run the new box only? Can you mount it on the box itself if you're going to remove it sometimes?
 

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ok- i glad to get a following on this --this means it might get done somewhere else or improved.
my middle seat id down 1/3 of the time, when we go shopping i fill the back up fast with 5 of us eating...lol
so yes that is the sound system and it looks like i tap the power strip on the firewall and run to a custom plate under the pass seat. this will hold a power disti block and fuses and one amp (the rear sub amp).
the head unit will power the 2 dash speakers (mostly mid and high no bass)
i hold off on the other amp untill i see if i can get it to work. i seen the barn doors used and the boxes and custom panels in the back but i want to be able to leave the burban and know if someone looks in it looks stock and not worth thier time to bust in.
with the kids and things we doo i want the sub speaker to be easily removed if needed. so i got a cube inclosure with quick release connections and the box can be move to another spot or pulled out if needed. well i got the call my other power steering parts are in so off to get them. I will post as i go...i wish i could post more than 4 pics per post but i can deal with it..............be back soon.....mike
 

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ive hidden 2 amps and a/v reciever under the middle row of a suburban and they were pretty long.. or else, try the sides of the third row/ where the third row would be, pry off the plastic side consoles, and try and sneak them in there, then theyll really be hidden
 

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well the P/S pump came apart so this got a small delay. i back on the road and will do a write-up for the other and work on this--i need some tunes, but the rain is not allowing me to work in the shop...mike
 

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well the weather has not been on my side and the job hunting has slowed me down some. well I got the sub amp built. i use some bed rails i have stacked up for these types of projects.

after a few measurements i had the plan. i was going to use some MDF and the holes in the bottom of the pass front seat. here was the mount.

I laid out where things were going to go. i wanted to have as much space as i could so there would be no cross over.

This is how it will look from the front.
 

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This is how the fuse block and amp will fit.

After cleaning up the cut out and some light sanding i hit both with primer and gloos black paint. i then bolted on the front mount to the coard.

This is the view from the front.

I took some 1" sheetrock screws and cut the ends so they were 3/4" long. i predrilled all the holes. and then i mounted the amp.
 

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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...
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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funny you asked.....lol 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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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