aftermarket stereo questions - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Technical > General Car Audio, Video and Electronics
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2006, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 27
Gallery: 0
cdodge04 is on a distinguished road
Default aftermarket stereo questions

I have a 99 Vitara i'm going to put my aftermarket amp and subs in it but before i can i have a couple questions...

wheres the best place to feed my power cable through on the firewall?


im thinking of hooking my amp up under the seat instead of putting it in the back on the this a good idea? i'd have to run extra long speaker lines off the amp to the subs which i've heard isnt a good idea...

thanks for the help
cdodge04 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 09-17-2006, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,284
Gallery: 5
tallkid is on a distinguished road

you might want to post this in the vitara section. they will have a better idea of where to go with the wires and where to put the speakers and which way to face them, etc...they might have a custom box specifically for the vitara, too.

the amp under the seat makes your setup look a little cleaner, but the longer wires reduce the performance. you want the amp as close to your speakers as possible.
tallkid is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2006, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Max's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Carolina, USA
Posts: 17,437
Gallery: 0
Max will become famous soon enough

I just ran a power lead off the battery for a small powered sub I'm mounting under the driver's side front seat! There is an existing rubber grommet and wires running through firewall, below the battery, towards the center of the vehicle, that pokes through on the inside behind the heater-A/C unit under the dash. Push a screw driver tip next to the existing OEM wire, and push or fish your wire through. If you need more info or a pic of the location I can provide one tomorrow.

Your sub amp should work just fine under the seat. It'll run cooler (out of the sun), won't be an eyesore (unless you LIKE exposed components), be less attractive to thieves, or take up valuable room from the rear compartment. If you use the heavy gauge speaker wire, you'll be fine.

Don't forget to "in-line" fuse your new 12V lead right at the battery terminal, and again use a large enough gauge wire to support the amp's power requirements.
'99 Grand Vitara JLX, 2.5L V-6, 4WD, 5 spd std, '00 "Limited" leather interior
'72 Nova. SB, TH-350, PB, PS, A/C.

Last edited by Max; 09-17-2006 at 06:36 PM.
Max is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Technical > General Car Audio, Video and Electronics

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.