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Old March 19th, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Tuffy spacing

Can someone tell me how much vertical room is under the tuffy console? looking to put a marine amp under there and want to know if it will fit, or if I might need to space it up a bit.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:02 PM
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Mark,

If you are talking about the center console, basically there isn't any room.

I don't know about the rear tuffy's.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:10 PM
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My tuffy is sitting on 1" spacers--now that I have raised my seat, I might raise it a little more--nice idea about the amp--I might put one there. Just make spacers to adjust if it is not too high ergonomically. For spacers, I used square tubing run horizontally perpendicular to the tuffy.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Thanks. I'll post pics of whatever I end up doing. I'm building a carpc with touchscreen, which I'm going to document.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Mark ~ Did you ever mount the amp under the tuffy box? I think I am about to do the same thing and wanted to see how it turned out.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 07:39 PM
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ECR has mounted power inverters there. Take a look at their website, I forget which truck has it, but they installed it in a 110 I believe.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 09:18 PM
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I'm using 1 1/2" spacer on the wide Tuffy box. Much higher than that and I'd be hitting the box with my arm when shifting; much lower and the arm pad would be useless. Using channel stock (i.e. U-shaped aluminum or steel) instead of square will give you additional room for wiring and such.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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Thanks all. Upon further reflection, I think I am just going to mount the amp inside the tuffy box...
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Old January 27th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Heat?

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Thanks all. Upon further reflection, I think I am just going to mount the amp inside the tuffy box...
If you do that, I'd seriously consider fabricating up a fan and shroud - in Texas, the heat will melt that amp in a hurry.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 05:44 PM
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John, Earmark in Dallas mounts them in the compartment under the passenger seat, which is what I plan to do (or have them do it).

Has anyone run into issues with that?
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Old January 27th, 2009, 05:52 PM
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That's where I had mine in the past, but I was trying to free up more room for a future air compressor and other goodies.

Also, what is the temperature and airflow difference between the passenger seat box and a tuffy console? Both have about the same volume and neither have active airflow?
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I built a slide-in bracket to mount my amp underneath the driver's seat, next to the battery, on the interior (passenger) side of that box. It's been in there for two years with no issues so far.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 10:25 PM
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Chris - PM sent for pictures...
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Here you go.

There are two pieces of aluminum bar attached to the amp with spacers and two more attached to the walls of the battery box. Each forms an "L" shape that interlocks. It's not the same as bolting it down but it doesn't seem to rattle and it's easy to slide out when you want to work on it.

Damn, my seat rails are rusty. Time to refinish or replace.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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Thanks Chris!
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