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PostSubject: Sub Wiring   Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:48 pm

So my buddy offered up a couple subs and an amp that i could just put in my truck because he wasnt using them. He says all I need is the wiring stuff.

So my question is, what do i need to wire up 2 tens and an amp, and where can i get the stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:52 pm

aftermarket Deck? if not then you need a line output converter, power wire, eight gauge or bigger depending on the amp, ground, rca cables, and switch and switch wire if you don't have a deck. most places have kits but they wouldn't have the line output converter
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:53 pm

Yeah its an aftermarket JVC deck, not very high quality but i think its kind of nice.
so where would i go to get a kit?
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:56 pm

Bestbuy or any other electronics store that sells car audio should have a few different sub wiring kits. Walmart even sells them. Make sure to get a wiring kit rated for a higher wattage than what your amp says it puts out just to be safe.
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:58 pm

thicker wire the better in my opinion. i have some eight guage laying around but no rca's what size is the amp? and brand
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:01 pm

I have no clue about the amp, just that it works. Ill make sure to get the specs on it before i go buy a kit. Thanks the help guys
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:00 am

I got a sweet kit from best buy made by rockford fosgate. Walmart is cheaper but waaaay shittier. Wait for Tusk or Evan to give some opinions. Tusk is the resident expert on the shit.
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:06 am

sorry peter but never ever buy ANY wires at best buy. go on amazon and type in amp kit. then marvel at the savings.

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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:47 am

Smile

I currently buy my wire and misc stuff from Darvex.com, though Amazon does have some KILLER deals and sometimes close out specials. You could check out Parts-express.com also.

I have some spare RCAs (I could let one go CHEAP), might save you a couple of $$$ on the wiring kit.

We need to know what amp you're going to be running before any recomendations can be made on the wire.

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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:34 am

Its a Sony 500 watt
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:48 am

Savings are cool, but in some cases time is an issue that online shopping cant solve.
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:15 pm

Peter MS3 wrote:
Savings are cool, but in some cases time is an issue that online shopping cant solve.


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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:40 pm

^ haha

Always run a 4 gauge kit, because I am willing to bet you upgrade in the future. Agreed with ordering an ampkit off of amazon or whatever. Beware of the 4 ga wire that has a thick insulation and like 6 gauge worth of conductors inside of it! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:54 pm

I got the hook-up at AMS..... those are my guys over there, I get pretty good deals....
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:20 pm

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^ haha

Always run a 4 gauge kit, because I am willing to bet you upgrade in the future. Agreed with ordering an ampkit off of amazon or whatever. Beware of the 4 ga wire that has a thick insulation and like 6 gauge worth of conductors inside of it! lol

So true........

What if your upgrades put you beyond 4awg? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:23 pm

The truely laughable thing about car audio is the fact that 20' of 4ga will flow damn near 100 amps of juice. 99% of the guys who run 0 gauge don't even really have the current capability to provide 100amps.

That said, since I have a relocated battery, I have 0 ga in my car. Besides tusk, we are in the minority here LOL, that shit is heavy!

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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:41 pm

Back in my youth I worked for Marquip as a wire terimnator. The first time I had to wire with 0000 I though my arms were going to fall off Shocked Those tools were something else too.

True, only the sick ones need it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:06 pm

Im sort of confused on what to get. I really dont want to go overkill, I dont have a lot of money and the subs might not be permanant. Little more specific guidence?
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:58 pm

get the kit, then hit me up. i can help you install it if you want, i'll look tomorrow but i think i might have everything but RCA cables
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:50 am

Ok. What is the modle number on the amp? 500W RMS or 500W MAX. Huge difference. We can go from there. Gonna say 8AWG is going to be the ticket in your app.

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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sun May 02, 2010 10:54 am

A friend of mine works at best buy and hooked me up with a 4 guage rockford kit. she got it for like half of what it would have cost on amazon. I was really hoping it would come with directions but it didnt, so who wants to help me install it? Very Happy I should be getting the amp/subs today
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sun May 02, 2010 4:38 pm

i can any night this week. pm me or something
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Wed May 05, 2010 11:45 pm

Thanks for all the help and offers to help guys. Me and a buddy got everything figured out and installed. Sounds pretty bitchen if i say so my self Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sat May 08, 2010 5:47 pm

Alright. They stopped working. I re wired the back of the amp, checked the connections on my deck, all the fuses are good, and the little green light is on the amp. Im at a loss, anyone have any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Sub Wiring   Sat May 08, 2010 6:10 pm

smell the amp, does it smell burnt, and make sure your remote wire is hooked up, and also your rca's are in properly, check your ground. etc.
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