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      07-03-2018, 02:22 PM   #1
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Venting Amplifier

I was wondering has anyone added a fan or some other cooking assistance to the factor amp location?

I'm going to be installing JL Audio XD600/6 and XD600/1 in there this week. I know it's been done before but it pretty hot currently (100+ Fahrenheit) and I don't want my amps to overheat and possibly fail (took me a few months to find a xd600/6).

I believe there is a factory vent in the left side of the trunk but would adding a computer fan to the gray cover allow for a better ventilation system? Or does anyone know if the vent is used to release heat or pull in cool air?
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      07-03-2018, 06:02 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it .
There is thermal protection I believe the amp will shutdown
if it goes into an overloaded state.
You would really have to be slamming the volume for that to happen.
Give Jl a call if you are really worried about it.
Read the Jl Audio manual .
I would worry about water getting into that area through the
usual routes Sunroof drains, Trunk and Taillight seals.
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I wouldn't worry about it .
There is thermal protection I believe the amp will shutdown
if it goes into an overloaded state.
You would really have to be slamming the volume for that to happen.
Give Jl a call if you are really worried about it.
Read the Jl Audio manual .
I would worry about water getting into that area through the
usual routes Sunroof drains, Trunk and Taillight seals.
Isn't the water build up in that location a e93 problem? I have an e92 (I didn't specify) and I'm at 96k miles and saw no indication that moisture has ever been in that area. I could be wrong though.
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Seems to be Universal there is a law suit about it.
Comes up here a lot.
I wouldn't put the amps in such that the hot air from
one feeds the other .
You won't know till it happens so avoid it by checking the
sunroof drains and come to think of it only the solid roofs
are mostly the ones reported.
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You can modify the stock amp cover by drilling vent holes. Cover it with speaker mesh fabric to hide for ascetics.
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