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OK, my amp - Kenwood Excelon KAC-X4R. It fits PERFECTLY under the front passenger seat from the front. My question is... I want to mount the amp directly to the floor. There really isn't any room for a bottom piece to mount onto. One person used velcro - I want to drill. Should I just go for it with self tappers right into the floorpan? I looked the best I could - there "shouldn't" :eek: be anything I can hit - right? Fuel lines, gas tank all out of the way. Should I chance it? I really want it solid mounted.
 

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Make a board and brackets that connect to the seat bolts. No way would I drill through the floor. No way.
 

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Totally agree with Shovelhd, you are asking for rust and a multitude of problems if you drill thru the floorboards.

If you do the mount there, be sure to take pics so we can see how it turned out.
 

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I couldn't disagree more with the drilling idea. Whenever possible you dont want to put holes in your truck. Figure another way to mount it. Drilling holes is just begging for trouble down the road or right away. There was a post here a little while back that someone thought they were clear to drill and ended up puncturing their gas tank. Something like $800 bucks tofor new tank.
 

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Drilling into the seat bracket is ok. Drilling into the bodywork isn't a great idea.
 

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Two additional potential issues:

- grounding the body of the amp directly to the body of the vehicle sometimes causes engine noise issues. (Although sometimes, it solves them too!). Even when I installed amps in the trunk (against the rear seat or upside-down on the rear deck) I used to mount them on a cheap piece of plywood, and attach only the ground wire to the vehicle body..
- in northern climates an amp mounted tightly against the floor will invariably corrode as salt water seeps through the carpeting.
 

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paint a piece of mdf or birch approx the same size as the amp then place the wood under the carpet then screw the amp to the wood through the carpet with short screws
 
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