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Old 09-21-2003, 10:08 PM   #1
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Hey, i have a 97 SSE with Bose... i just bought 2 12'' rockfordfosgate Z subs for my trunk, with a ported box, running off an 800 watt kenwood amp... any tips on wiring it?? are there any hidden problems with wiring with bose? im pretty sure i know what im doing... but i dont wanna blow anything up in the original stereo... tips would be great!
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You need a line out converter to install the amp and figure out where to run the remote wire whether it be to a fuse only used when the car is on or one on the radio.
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I have the converter, where do i hook it up?? i know i have to put it on the rear channels... but i cant find the wires!! can i use wires in the trunk?? or do i have to go from the headunit... or can i use the wires running from the head unit to the bose amp?? please lemme know... im installing a competition bass box w/ Xplode sub... i wanna use it!! please help me!! -97 SSE BOSE stock system setup so far
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You should have an amp with speaker level inputs!! Why waste money on a line converter?? Also your just addnig something that can cause damage to your system, but thats okay who cares
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Hey JrseyKid686, on the box you might want to seal the ports. Ported boxes don't work as good in Sedans as they do in hatchbacks. If you want a port take the back dash 6x9'* out (personally don't suggest it due to the inbalance of highs and mids -unless you put some components in the back doors like I did to fill in the gap and give more of a surround).
Anyhow, good luck on the install -the Bose is nice, but those RF'* will give you the bumps -HARD!!! My friend took his Bose stereo out of his 1998 SSE and put a standard Pontiac CD w/ EQ in and added a single Eclipse 12" sub with a 500 watt Eclipse mono amp and they sound difference was astronomical. But then again they are two totally different beasts -Bose for quality high'* and mid'*, but the standard CD EQ and bumper just rattles your brain while the mids and highs were maintained by the stock Bose speakers.
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