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Hi people.

I have one amp installed in my car for my subs, it was professionally installed. I didn't want to do it, because I would have had to go thru the carpet and etc, so I wanted a pro to do it. Came out great.

Now I am confident I can do this one, because I won't have to go thru that mess. I am putting this amplifier in the engine bay of my Fusion. You guys are going to call me crazy, but it's a small amp. For those with the 4 cylinders, you will know of this spot where I am putting it. I am putting it on top of my windshield washer fluid container.

Which is just big enough for this amp, the only concern I have is the belts, which are like 5 inches away. That is why I am bolting down this amp GOOD.




ANYWAYZZZ.....my question is. Can I install a remote turn on wire somewheres else besides connecting it to the radio. Can I somehow route the wire to the fusebox? Idk, just I want to get power whenever I turn the key on, but don't feel like going to the radio.
 

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Dude thats a big NO NONONO lol. dont install an amp under the hood of ur vehicle...it will definitly overheat from the engine and blow up lol.
 
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LOL. Amps can blow up! Damn. Well that's ok. I've had my eyes in two places.

Then I will just move the amp to my second choice.

I will just put the amp next to my external speaker. As shown in the pic below:



The amp is small enough so it can slide back in there and kind of be hidden.

Now you guys are thinking, WTF. Why in the hell are you going to put an amp there. Well I am not sure if you guys have heard of it. But its called a Coga Pa System. I had one for my truck before. It was a riot. I loved messing with people.

Well now they have one that comes with an amplifier. Making it twice as loud. So I am going to mount the speaker in the center, which is black and should blend in well with the front fascia. The amp is also black, so you would have to focus your eyes there and look for it.

So yeah. Kind of like a x-mas present to myself.
 
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Hey, heres the pic.





Note where the arrow is pointing. Right back in their is a cramped out of view spot where I can put the amp. So now I KNOW it won't heat up lol, air will be blowing on it lol. The only thing I somewhat worry about is moisture, but I don't think it will get to wet, even if it does. I will have an fuse on their just to make sure my car doesn't catch fire.

Right dead center though in that cramped area under those silver bars is where I will direct the speaker to face forward.


I had one before on my truck, it didn't have the amp. It was loud, but you couldnt really hear it if I drove by you and you were on the sidewalk.

NOW EVERY 1 WILL HEAR ME.
 

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Think about what your saying. If you already have your trunk wired for an amp than you can put a fuse block on it with mutiple out puts to feed multiple amps as long as the installer used at least 4-0 gauge wire. Then you gan ground your new amp on any nut or bolt in your trunk! And you can jump your remote wire staight from 1 amp two another. It will be clean & efficient although you may need to add a capacitor or 2, at least 2 farad on the hot side!
 
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Well their is 1 problem with that. The new amp is going right near the nose of the car. I can't run all that crap.


Besides, I have most of the wiring done. All I need to figure out now is how the hell to go thru the firewall.
 

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I know peeps may say what you want to do is stupid but I think no one has heard of it, done it and or think it practical. Dont get me wrong i am not criticizing, but just making it aware that ive never heard of this type of install. However if I do come across anything i'll be the first to let you know. there is a first for everything. sorry i couldnt help ;)
 

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I guess I should have 1st asked you what speakers you plan to feed with this amp. My install is much simpler but if you insist on continuing your way. The best way through any firewall is through any rubber gromet that you see in the firewall nearest the floor pan. Use a grabber tool to thread your wire. If you don't know what one is check out some of the installs on www.diynetwork.com.au/cars then type tricked out in the search bar. But I do suggest that where ever you mount you amp in the engine compartment that you make sure that you have plenty of air flow. Heat will greatly reduce the life of your amp!
 
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I totally agree that your way is easier to install.

Go to Cogapa.com and go under the Ordering tab. Take a look at their Coga Max Package.

Comes with a 50 Watt Speaker, 40 Watt Amp, and the handheld. The only practical place where I could put my amp was right up front near the speaker. I didn't want to put it in the engine bay because of the heat.

In about a week or two I will have a video for you guys. You guys will love it, you might just go and buy yourselves one.
 

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i am dumb i thought you were talking about another sub or something... i didnt know it was for the "PA" thingy... did i miss-read?
 

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like i thought you wanted to install an amp for a sub in the front fender of your car. i couldnt figure that out, but not i understand because its for the "PA" thingy ;)
 
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Oh yeah. Once I make the video, you guys will be like "ain't that some shit" lol.

It is as loud as a cop's car pa system and siren, so I think I will have fun telling some people off on the roads who are assholes.



:bananahump:
 

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I guess the others were thinking like I was thinking: hooking up an amp for a sub in front of your car along with the sub. :ughhug: But now I see. That is wild man!!! I might just knuckle up and get me one, so when a cute honey pass me on the street I can yell, "Hey, you in the Corola! Pull over so I can holla at ya!" :rofl:
 
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LOL. Hell yeah.

By the way guys. I can't do the video I wanted to do because someone lost my DVD creator power cord, just fricken great.

But if any of you guys plan on getting the Max Power Package like I did, let me know so I can let you guys in on some other things you need to know and buy before you install it.
 
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Show you how it works and how great it is.

I searched all over the net to find a video of it in action. Their is only 1 on the entire net. It's at hornblasters.com

Yet they use the regular version, the regular version isn't bad. But you can only really use it when your parked with the engine off at a parking lot or something or your driving around looking for your spot because it isn't all that loud.

The one I got is as loud as a cop car's so....yeah, we all know how loud that is, right.

IDK, I'm just a smart consumer. I like to research b4 I buy.
 
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