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  1. #1
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    Hi all,

    Now is time to install my amp on my 2006 Outback. Any suggestion ? Any picture to share ?

    Thanks........snow storm here in Quebec !!!

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    Most people opt to put in the passenger side cubby. It's dry, out of the way, and close to the battery(ies).
    2006 Supra 24SSV

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    this is how i did mine. i have an xlv but maybe itll give you some ideas.


    2011 Xlv with 325hp and stock Gravity lll

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    thanks jfox....

    did you fixed the amp to the ''wall'' of the boat ? or did you install a new wall. If yes, how did you fixed the new wall?

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    Not sure what Jfox did but I've seen several guys remove a small piece of carpet where the hull is, glue wooden/plastic blocks to the hull and then use those blocks as a place to mount an amp panel.

    Creating a panel for the amp, opposed to screwing it to the hull will save you time in the cubby and possibly save you from any issues. A local shop around here screwed an amp to that outside wall and sent a screw through the hull of an X2.

    I used a panel that goes across the back of the cubby, supported by blocks that were screwed to the floor or the bow seat back. The rack on the right side I did actually screw to the fiberglass but I think I'd go the block route if done again.

    2006 Supra 24SSV

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG's Supra24 View Post
    but I think I'd go the block route if done again.
    Hey, KG, you spelled "when" wrong above.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG's Supra24 View Post
    Not sure what Jfox did but I've seen several guys remove a small piece of carpet where the hull is, glue wooden/plastic blocks to the hull and then use those blocks as a place to mount an amp panel.

    Creating a panel for the amp, opposed to screwing it to the hull will save you time in the cubby and possibly save you from any issues. A local shop around here screwed an amp to that outside wall and sent a screw through the hull of an X2.

    I used a panel that goes across the back of the cubby, supported by blocks that were screwed to the floor or the bow seat back. The rack on the right side I did actually screw to the fiberglass but I think I'd go the block route if done again.

    I reused the stock location stock screws from the original amp rack that came in the boat. So I was to worried about drilling a hole thru the hull. I have also herd of people pulling back the carpet and glue a pice into screw to. Either way works.
    2011 Xlv with 325hp and stock Gravity lll

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfox8807 View Post
    this is how i did mine. i have an xlv but maybe itll give you some ideas.


    Sry for the delay on a response work has been crazy. At first I was gonna reuse the old amp board but it just had to many holes in it. So I just cut me a sheet of treated plywood and coverd it in undercoat for added protection and wrapped it in carpet I had left over from my sub box. Worked out great. I used some 3/4x3/4 aluminum square tubing to make my amp stand offs. Per drilled all my holes then primerd and painted them just to give a little better look.
    2011 Xlv with 325hp and stock Gravity lll

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    depends on the size and number of amps!
    I utilized the hump in the passenger cubby to install 2 JL MHD amps but they have a really small footprint. Bigger amp boards and multiple amps may require different installation. Just another option!
    Pics in my profile if you want to see?
    2007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!

    Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet

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    This is my '08 Outback with an Exile Xi800.4 and Harpoon on the side wall, Kicker ZX1000.1 on the back of the bow seat. This is with a custom built battery box and the side brace cut to accommodate the dual battery setup;





    Same boat, older system. Kicker ZX700.5, ZX350.4, and ZX100.1 - factory battery location with separate battery boxes;


    If its just 1 amp your best bet is to put it on the back of the bow seat; nice and out of the way, far from the floor which is bound for moisture.

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