It’s about time to start working on the first revision. This part will take a bit of time and allow me to keep/enjoy the current install while taking my time and building it all in pieces as time allows.
Parts I need to get:
New, bigger, power & ground wire
An additional SI SQL-12d4
Assorted install bits… wood, carpet, etc
What I have:
Second Alpine PDX-V9
The plan is dual SQL-12s in a trunk baffle setup and the amps, DSP & distribution block in the spare tire well while keeping the spare. The baffle will be mounted in the smaller section closest to the rear seat which is only about 3” deep and will vent into the interior via the ski pass.
I plan to mount some angle brackets to the rear shelf & floor and secure the baffle to them to make install and removal (if necessary) easier. The question I have is whether I should use the same brackets on the side as well? I know it wouldn’t hurt but is it necessary? I found this at my local Home Depot to use for the brackets
The next question is what thickness should I use? They have 1/8” or 1/16” (it’s aluminum) and the price difference is about 2x for the 1/8”. Is 1/16” sturdy enough? This is where I plan to mount the brackets
The amp rack plan is to remove this huge, practically useless piece, relocate the jack and lug wrench and construct a new amp rack in its place
I think I can get both amps, DSP, distro block AND the jack & accessories in the same space. That foam piece is about 2” thick (not including the part that extends down into the spare), 28” across & 26” front to back. My thought is to put the jack & stuff down in the wheel space and everything else will stay up top. The amps are 2 1/8” tall so I may
have to raise the floor a bit but I’ll have no problem raising the floor an inch to an inch-and-a-half. I’ll just have to come up with a hinge so the spare is still accessible.
This plan should get me an additional 7” or so of useable trunk room back (front to back) and show off the beautiful backside on those subs. I’ll also try to find a way to bling up the amp rack as well. I thought about some plexiglass but, damn, I thought the price of wood was high… 😳. Maybe just some LEDs and/or some suede. 🤷🏻♂️
This weekend will be wood purchase and I’ll start on the amp rack. The baffle setup can wait as I still need to get the other sub and it’s gonna be a bit until I can get that.