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Old 06-20-2009, 06:16 PM   #21
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Alright, sounds good Now I just gotta start saving my money up.. haha
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So are you just going to run front components and subs? No rear fill? That'* what I did, and I think it sounds great. What amp are you thinking about getting to run the comps?
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FD 2200 - ARC Audio 2 Channel 370 Watt Amplifier

That'* the amp I'm going to be getting.. Now all I have to do is figure out the wiring... what do I need to be looking for when I buy wires? Do I need just an amp kit for wires? do I need speaker wires? I feel overloaded lol

I'm installing my first set of aftermarket speakers and my first amp. So what wires/wire kits will I be needing?

and yeah I'm just going with comps in the front and probably going to take the speakers out of the rear deck but keep the grill over it for looks but take the speakers out to help sound travel from the subs in my trunk to my car. subs wont be coming for a while though.

Also I want to buy from http://www.knukonceptz.com because I've heard good things about them

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You're lucky because your battery is under the back seat (assuming it hasn't changed since 02). Keeps your power wire runs short and you don't need to go through the firewall.

You can probably just order an amp wiring kit. I'm sure 8 gauge would be fine for that amp. It never hurts to go bigger though (bigger wire = smaller number gauge). Put a fuse a few inches off the battery on the power wire. The fuse will come with your wiring kit. Ground the amp to bare metal on a bolt somewhere in the trunk. I grounded mine to a bolt on the shock mount and it was a good ground.

You'll need a new battery post to attach the wire to the GM side post battery. You can get them at auto parts stores.

Are you using an aftermarket HU? If so...

Remote turn on comes from the back of your headunit.

You'll need to run RCAs from your headunit to the amp.

You'll need some speaker wire to run from the amp to your crossovers, and from the crossover to your speakers. I used 14 gauge in my car, but that may have been overkill. I put my crossover in the trunk so I had 4 runs of speaker wire going to the front of the car (2 for woofers 2 for tweeters). Probably want to get a good amount. You don't need super expensive stuff. I used Scosche brand from Wal Mart. I think I used 2 rolls that were like $10 a piece.

I think I ran all the speaker wire down the driver'* side of the car. Run the wire through the rubber boot into the door and hook it up.

It'* pretty easy overall, just take your time. Look up some info on the web and get some ideas on how it works.

Don't forget to disconnect the neg. battery wire.
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Alright, thanks for all the help I think I've gotten everything figured out now i just need to get paiiiiidddd lol
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