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Old 04-16-2013, 10:01 PM
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Just curious how everyone is mounting their amp racks to the rear cab wall of the quad or crew cabs. I plan on sound deadening before mounting the amp rack. Due to the weather here in Wisconsin and the huge amounts of salt spread on the road in the winter, i don't want any holes or screws to go through the cab to the outside. I have all my equipment and am ready to start installing but want to make sure i have a plan before i get started. This is my daily driver and my girlfriend's kids usually ride with me so i want to keep the install time as short as possible. I'm open to suggestions here. If i wasn't using sound deadening material i would just use liquid nails and glue it to the back wall. I haven't had the rear seats out yet so not quite sure what i'm dealing with back there.
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Most mount to the rear wall, which is the strongest connection, but if you don't want to drill through the rear wall then your options are limited. You can mount a lower lip to the rear floor, but then the top in unsecured and could rattle. You can always use construction adhesive if you never plan to remove the amp rack.
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Like to know what you end up doing, when I do a audio install I'd like no holes penetrating through to the outside.
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3M has a double sided tape that is like the adhesive Dodge uses to mount their emblems on our trucks. Your amp rack will not be going anywhere with this product. You can find it at Lowes or Home Depot. Paint the entire rack if you're using wood...this product sticks better if the wood is painted.
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I used hd velcro and it has worked great!
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I would use velcro before drilling -- unless your amp weighs 15#.
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i used industrial strength velcro on the metal wall, no sound dampening or amp rack. completely covered the back of the amp. it sits on the floor so velcro really doesnt support the weight, just holds it in place. works great though.
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I cut a board to fit the void behind the rear seat, I fabricated brackets to bolt to the rear seat tether locations. The bottom is held in place by my bottom panels but could also be held in place by fabricating a bracket to be held in place by the sat bolt. My amplifiers are secured to the board using 1/4-20 machined button head cap screws and hurricane nuts. The only non repairable hole in my truck was drilled to bolt the sub enclosure in.

I would advise against velcro for installation of any amplifier, in the event of an accident no matter how strong the velcro, and object can still become a flying object.

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I made a board that kinda covers everything under the "ledge" behind the seat.
I used some flat steel brackets to mount the board to the "ledge", as that part is double wall (see pic).




The boards also had 3M double side stick on the back. This was my original install, I've since redone it, but its basically the same idea.

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