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Old 10-12-2016, 08:25 PM
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:26 PM
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Also noticed my fuse holder on the power wire is melted... looks like 0 gauge will be going in with a breaker.


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More than likely it's a poor quality fuse holder. Had the same issue on my truck a few weeks ago for my air compressors. Was just a shitty quality fuse holder, put on a nice tsunami fuse holder with copper lugs and haven't had an issue yet. And I have 4gauge wire running two 2 viair 440's that pull around 20 amps a piece.


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Old 10-12-2016, 08:27 PM
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More than likely it's a poor quality fuse holder. Had the same issue on my truck a few weeks ago for my air compressors. Was just a shitty quality fuse holder, put on a nice tsunami fuse holder with copper lugs and haven't had an issue yet. And I have 4gauge wire running two 2 viair 440's that pull around 20 amps a piece.


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The wiring is all sky high.


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Old 10-12-2016, 08:47 PM
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That's fine for that. You shouldn't need any bigger wire.
I have never ran more than 4 gauge in any vehicle.
I'm running two amps in my ranger with no issues other than some dimming.
Check your grounds and hopefully they are 4 gauge too.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:58 PM
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I am now on tapatalk lol. Going bigger will more than likely not help your situation. Sounds like a bad ground. I would definitely redo it and see if it fixes it.


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I removed my audio....my truck has a bad ground or something somewhere. It has went into engine fail safe mode a few times and I've had other electrical problems...sent my cab1600 into protect. Seems to be ok though. I'll have to check soon. Can't figure out what's wrong with the truck.


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Old 10-12-2016, 09:12 PM
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I'll check and possibly move the ground tomorrow. Also I'll look at removing and replacing the fuse holder


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Old 10-12-2016, 09:15 PM
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Finally about to pull the trigger on getting some new subs and building a box. Are the e3 series sundowns good subs? Also gonna get a good amp and want to make sure it will get the best out of the subs so any good amp that's a decent price let me know I'm gonna start shopping soon. May even do all new door speakers while I'm at it
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:16 PM
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I love my cab 1600.1 great power for the money.


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Old 10-12-2016, 09:36 PM
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Finally about to pull the trigger on getting some new subs and building a box. Are the e3 series sundowns good subs? Also gonna get a good amp and want to make sure it will get the best out of the subs so any good amp that's a decent price let me know I'm gonna start shopping soon. May even do all new door speakers while I'm at it
Yea all sundown subs are good. I have one E8 in a ported box in my truck. Pushed by an American bass phantom. Lovely combo. For under 230 dollars American
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:06 PM
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Finally about to pull the trigger on getting some new subs and building a box. Are the e3 series sundowns good subs? Also gonna get a good amp and want to make sure it will get the best out of the subs so any good amp that's a decent price let me know I'm gonna start shopping soon. May even do all new door speakers while I'm at it


Sundown e series is a great budget sub.


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Old 10-12-2016, 10:16 PM
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You guys always say that about the sundowns so I'm going to give them a shot and try something different than JL. definitely gonna do 2 12s and get box as close to spec as possible. I'm quite excited for it to be honest lol and also gonna try a ported box vs enclosed like I have now
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:14 PM
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I'm kind of curious of how two 15s would sound in the right box
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:15 AM
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I'm kind of curious of how two 15s would sound in the right box


Loud. If your interested I'd also look at skar audio. I used to have a vvx15 and I have 2 vd10s now. I love the skar products. They are virtually the same as sundown. The 2 original owners of sundown split up. 1 keeping sundown and the other making skar. Skar is cheaper than sundown and same quality.


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Old 10-13-2016, 06:53 AM
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Loud. If your interested I'd also look at skar audio. I used to have a vvx15 and I have 2 vd10s now. I love the skar products. They are virtually the same as sundown. The 2 original owners of sundown split up. 1 keeping sundown and the other making skar. Skar is cheaper than sundown and same quality.


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Gotta correct you here. The owner of skar (I forget his name) never had part in sundown. Jacob/sundown helped him design one of his first subs. Skars quality is also a little lower than sundowns and the customer service is what usually gets people. Been lots of complaints of the owner being shady.


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Old 10-13-2016, 07:45 AM
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One 12" in the right box is plenty loud enough. I have a power acoustik mofo122x wired to 1 ohm being pushed by an old hifonics brz 1200.1. At Penn State football tailgates, there is plenty of volume.

I built a box for my friend and hooked up his 2 15" square kickers when I was in highschool. They were only getting around 600watts each but were they loud!

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