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Old 08-06-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default How do i hook another amp up to my exsisting system?

Right now ihave 2 12' kickers. i have a 1000 watt kenwood amp attached to them. I want to put my 800 watt kicker amp on it. i bought a wiring kit made for 1800 watts. how do i go about hooking it up? (pictures would be nice)
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Ok... what u do is...
Run a 0 gauge wire from battery to trunk(with about a 200 amp fuse spliced in as close to the battery as possible)

use a distribution block to split the o gauge wire to (2) 8-4 gauge power wires. run each power to the power terminal on each amp

run ground wires to each amp (should be the same size as ur power wires) and attach each ground to a differant spot on the chassis.

splice ur remote wire to both amps. (try o keep both powers/grounds/remotes and rca'* the same lenth)

u can run on set of RCA (aka patch cables) to one amp. then another set of rca'* out of that amp to the other amp.

FYI.. ur 800w Kicker amp is going to be more powerful than ur 1000w Kenwood amp.. Kenwood amps arent very powerful.. and kicker makes quality amps, for the most part. Hope this helps. Any questions feel free to ask
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u will want to think about upgrading to a HO alternator,, and running larger wire from battery to atl.

also i cant stress enough.. Make sure u create a good ground for ur amps.. Whatever ur attaching ur ground wires too need to have a grinder or at least 80 grit sand paper taken to it to ensure area is free of any coating such as clearcoat, powdercoat, paint, ect
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Raptor has a lot of good suggestions, and while not to undermine what he'* said, I'd like to make sure we have the facts straight.

What are the RMS ratings for the amps you're looking at, and what is the thickness of the wiring you got in that kit?
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