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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

i dont know if you've gone back at all, but please please please put some kind of plastic or rubber grommet in the firewall where your power wire is going through. The last thing you want it to have that wire rub through the insulation and ground out on your firewall. Bad bad things happen, seen it first hand from other shops.

Also, split loom that power wire under the hood, it'l keep it from melting from the heat of your engine on long trips and such.
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

Nice job man. Bet that sounds awsome
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

Where did you splice in your remote (blue) wire to turn on your amp with the car?
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

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Where did you splice in your remote (blue) wire to turn on your amp with the car?
Easiest place is the cigarette lighter. Snap out the bezel and pop a posi-tap on there. You can run the cable easily from there under the pop down panel beneath the steering wheel to the floorplate sills, where you can run to the amp in the rear.

I also wired in a switch in-line for mine so I could turn the sub on/off at will. Seems to really help with cold starts in the winter for that amp to not suck out all the extra energy.
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

Cool, that's what I figured. Those posi-taps are awesome.
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Those posi-taps are awesome.
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

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Easiest place is the cigarette lighter. Snap out the bezel and pop a posi-tap on there. You can run the cable easily from there under the pop down panel beneath the steering wheel to the floorplate sills, where you can run to the amp in the rear.

I also wired in a switch in-line for mine so I could turn the sub on/off at will. Seems to really help with cold starts in the winter for that amp to not suck out all the extra energy.
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

+1 on the cig lighter. In fact my entire system runs off that lol
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

and i actually changed it a lil bit... went with the kicker 4ga power/ground, dual 12" pioneer champion series subs, and a 1800w kenwood mono heres a link to the video....

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and i actually changed it a lil bit... went with the kicker 4ga power/ground, dual 12" pioneer champion series subs, and a 1800w kenwood mono heres a link to the video....

Looks like a decent build. I'm more of a SQ guy, hence my choice of a more subdued system. I also found it quite interesting that you focused on the vibrations of the other parts of your car more than the subs themselves (which is exactly the opposite of what I focus on). That being said, looks like you got a decently clean install.

Maybe I'm paranoid, but I'm glad that I put my amp underneath the floor in the cargo/tool space. Security covers scream I have stuff to steal, come get it and I don't think I'd ever put all that equipment in the back of my Jeep, unless you have a nice security system too.

If so, which type do you have? (thinking about installing one soon).
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^ yea. Agreed. My box is bolted to the floor and the my 4 channel is in the floor like yours. My sub amp is behind the panel in the passenger side where the satellite receiver used to be.

Quick story, last year a hurricane came by and everybody had their cars in the barracks parking garage. At some point some assholes swept buy and smashed the windows and grabbed every touch screen they saw. I've got roughly $2k in HQ stuff and mine didn't get broken into because it looks like a generic alpine single din deck. It's actually the hifi CDA-117. Everything else looks factory. Idiots.
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