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Old 08-01-2013, 12:55 PM
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My next question is about power. Sorry for raping this thread with questions lately, should be done within the next day or 2. What size wire is used for power to the amp? And I have an extra cigarette lighter port not being used ever in my truck, the one closest to the steering wheel on the bezel. Can I tap into that for power to the amp? I believe it's a 12V DC, which to my knowledge is useable. Is this true? And if so would I have to modify it or anything? And should I put a fuse inline if I did that?
Nonononinononinononinibftygffft. Power should come directly from the battery

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Old 08-01-2013, 12:58 PM
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What gauge wire would be best for my setup? The amp and sub are 250 W RMS. my dad is saying that we have wire that will work, but it's all skinny.. Like 24 gauge. To my knowledge you want to run something around 8 gauge? But idk if impedance will be an issue. I may just call Crutchfield and ask. Any ideas first?
Go on ebay and check out Cadance 4ga wire. Great stuff for the price.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:05 PM
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Nonononinononinononinibftygffft. Power should come directly from the battery

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That's what I thought, my dad just told me to ask you guys. Haha.

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I'm just gonna buy 8ga wire from Wal Mart. It's $10.00/20' or so and it's by my house and I can have it today. Thanks guys.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:12 PM
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That's what I thought, my dad just told me to ask you guys. Haha.

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I'm just gonna buy 8ga wire from Wal Mart. It's $10.00/20' or so and it's by my house and I can have it today. Thanks guys.
Just want to make sure you know to run your power wire and your RCAs on opposite sides of the truck and if you use zipties with the RCAs be careful not to make them too tight just snug them up otherwise you could damage the cable.

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Oh and make sure you use a good ground to bare metal for the amp ground wire.

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Old 08-01-2013, 01:22 PM
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Just want to make sure you know to run your power wire and your RCAs on opposite sides of the truck and if you use zipties with the RCAs be careful not to make them too tight just snug them up otherwise you could damage the cable.

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Oh and make sure you use a good ground to bare metal for the amp ground wire.

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Sounds good, thanks. The rest of my stuff should be here any minute, I hate FedEx. It was loaded onto the truck at 4:32 am. It better get here soon so I can start the install before I work at 5!
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:09 PM
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It's all here minus the amp, that will be here tomorrow. Just installing headunit and speakers at the moment!
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:17 PM
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Get that amp kit in there whuke the decks out. At the least you'll wanna get the rca and remote wires in.

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Old 08-01-2013, 03:25 PM
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Get that amp kit in there whuke the decks out. At the least you'll wanna get the rca and remote wires in.

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It's not much at all to take everything out, I was planning on the damn amp getting here today but it got delayed and won't be here until tomorrow. I'm just going to install the deck and possibly the speakers today and do the sub and amp down the road like next week with my girlfriends brother who knows lots about this.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:34 PM
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It's not much at all to take everything out, I was planning on the damn amp getting here today but it got delayed and won't be here until tomorrow. I'm just going to install the deck and possibly the speakers today and do the sub and amp down the road like next week with my girlfriends brother who knows lots about this.
I'm just saying get those two wires out of the way now. Less pain in the ass later imo

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Old 08-01-2013, 03:41 PM
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Yeah we actually decided to just go without a deck for the night. Dropping the door speakers in now.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:32 PM
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One of my custom boxes are installed and thr other one is pretty much done and just needs to be put in. So far the one sound excellent. I'm stoaked to hear both of them. Ill put a pic or two up tomorrow.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:45 PM
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One of my custom boxes are installed and thr other one is pretty much done and just needs to be put in. So far the one sound excellent. I'm stoaked to hear both of them. Ill put a pic or two up tomorrow.
No now!! The forum comands it be done!!

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Old 08-02-2013, 01:22 AM
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My setup:

2 Boss Audio Phantom 2300watts (obviously not what they run)

2 Alpine V-Power 500w Monoblocks.

1 Sound Quest Cap

Ran by a Kenwood deck that I cannot remember the model name. The box is a bit beat from being moved around a lot, but she still pounds harder than ever!
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:43 AM
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Update from my build log, it will start looking like a sub box soon enough


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Old 08-02-2013, 07:43 AM
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My setup:

2 Boss Audio Phantom 2300watts (obviously not what they run)

2 Alpine V-Power 500w Monoblocks.

1 Sound Quest Cap

Ran by a Kenwood deck that I cannot remember the model name. The box is a bit beat from being moved around a lot, but she still pounds harder than ever!
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