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Old 12-17-2012, 06:42 AM   #1
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Amplifier Install Under Seat

Has anyone here successfully installed an amplifier under the driver or passenger front seat of a 2012+ focus? If so do you have any photos? I havent had the seat out yet. Space looks limited as there is floor duct work.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:44 AM   #2
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I've seen it done. Main issue is airflow. Don't want the amp to overheat. So, make sure there will be plenty of space for the heat to dissipate from around the amp.
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I have both may amps under the drivers and passenger side seat without any problems and the amps haven't gotten even remotely warm.
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I am looking for 2012+ specific feedback. I am not looking for a disicussion on the longevity of the amplifier. Thanks.
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I am looking for 2012+ specific feedback. I am not looking for a disicussion on the longevity of the amplifier. Thanks.
Response will generally be the same no matter what car you drive. Adequate airflow = acceptable placement. Try it, if the amp overheats, move it.
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And if your worried about room. Stick an amp under the seat and see if it fits. I'm sorry but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
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If you dont have a 2012 AND you havent tried installing an amplifier under one of the front seats THEN why do you feel the need to share your expert opinion? This is an MK3 specific forum correct? Am I in the wrong section?

FWIW the amplifier was installed under the front seat of a mazda protege for 4-5 years. I did not have any difficulties. However there were no signifigant obstructions under those seats. I have not yet had the opportunity to remove one of the seats from the focus and I am looking for in put from someone that HAS done this.

Again, I am looking to have an intelligent discussion with someone who has completed what I have suggested. Thanks in advance.
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Wow. Just wow.

I have never seen where only owners of Mk3 Foci are allowed in this or any section. When you find that, show me.
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To the OP... Cut the attitude... This whole website is open to all and intended to be an open forum of discussion on all topics. The Mk1 & 2 owners have as much if not more to bring to the table at times. This is your first warning on Respect and Threadiquette.
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i too have had an amp under each front seat.
i use my stereo exceedingly loud.. no issue of overheating or anything.. and that is with the seats at their lowest setting.

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