Since I have most of the hatch carpeting out of my GTI for now (long story, involves used motor oil!), I think I might take the opportunity to relocate some audio equipment back there to the side of the hatch. Can anyone post pic's of their custom installs showing amp's/changers/subs mounted to the side wall. It would be great if you had an step-by-step info. as well, or recommendations in general...thanks.
Oh yeah, it's amazing how much noise the bottom carpet over your spare tire absorbs...my newly installed magnaflow is LOUD now!
i couldnt get the 12 disc changer to mount right with just a mounting bracket so i did a custom thing. im planning on redoing the sub box too to make that all custom as well this winter. all i did was a lot of measurements, test fitted the changer before i started to see at what height it would be able to fit there, then i made a REAL ghetto type of stand for it out of some wood, got a piece of plywood and cut out the shape for it and the place for the changer, slapped some carpet on there and i was set. carpet color doesnt match 100% but its close enough for me. i was thinking since ill be redoing the trunk anyways, ill just recarpet then. good luck
Re: Pic's of custom audio installations (Severance)
one of my buddy's that has a golf works @ a stereo shop here in town and he had a sweet custom install. he had a truck box that had two JL 10's and layed it flat in the hatch and cut a piece of ply wood in the shape of the trunk, cut 10" holes and carpeted it. similiar to your changer install.
That was custom.
I built a similar box, gonna finish it off with the amp racks probably next summer. Just ran out of time while I was up there.
Projects like that make make me wish I was still living at home...
one thing that i still dont get is y people.. insist on stuffing heavy ass.. boxes in there trunks.. if you really wanna go for some good sound and have it nice.. might as well save up.. and do it right
u know..just like the same with the rest of any mods.. u do with the car.. just sayin custom install looks much cleaner and u save all that trunk space..
well.. also putting a sub in place of the spare tire with a plexigalss over it.. would be a nice idea
save lots of space.. and u can still put stuff on.. it .. have seen it plenty of times..
and about geting your car towed if you have no spare...
just remember, they take no resposibility if your car is damaged while geting onto the lift..
which reminds me, i saw a jeep cherokee getin towed last saturday night at south beach...the front wheels wear lifted, the drivers side tire was ravaged (looked like he clipped a cement pole...but anyways...the rears were on the ground and it appeared that it was in 4wd (th fronts were spinnin [we were at low speed, waitin to get outta a parkin garage])...i wonder how far drive got before that jeep launched itself off the rig...
quote:[HR][/HR]While this is true, you then loose your spare tire
thats when you go call AAA and say come tow my car
And most likely you'll get that flat when you're in bumf*** with AAA nowhere in sight, and have to rely on bubba's garage (get out the checkbook$$$$). I think I'd rather rely on myself in those situations! But I would like to relocate my changer and amp to the sidewall, and have my sub box on quick releases so I can lose it when it's autocross time!
Anyone else have pic's or detailed directions? How about a cost estimate to have a shop do a custom job on what I described above? Thanks again guys for all your input so far!
Thanks for the compliments guys.
Those solos are 12"
The box was custom built. I really did it to fill out the trunk. I have never ever put anything back there at all. I dont drive the car every day so there is no need for space. (got the passat wagon for that)
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