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Old 06-27-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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OK, all bullshit aside

I have changed out my factory HU in my 2009 Tacoma 4 door.
I am installing 2 10 inch sub's behind the seat powered by a 1600 watt Rockford Fosgate amp.
Question is, are the RCA cables at auto zone good cables or is it really necessary to purchase the expensive ones? How much of a sound difference do the more expensive ones really give?
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:53 PM   #2
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Don't get cheap ones for your project. Get the best shielded ones you can with good solid gold connections and quality strands. The potential interference you can get from cheap wires is the worst you will deal with. Alternator whine, crackling, etc. all get in through cheap RCA's. Spend the money and get something good that is designed for higher power car audio installs. And don't go to Walmart.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:55 PM   #3
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No.

What amp are you running from Rockford that is 1600watts?
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:04 PM   #4
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Rockford Fosgate R600X5 Prime 5-Channel

This is what the guy that is installing it told me it was
OK, so he was going to use the RCA cables from auto zone, I will tell him not to and will purchase better ones
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:08 PM   #5
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That 600 watts. Can you list all the parts he is installing? The most you are going to get out of your two subs is 150watts max. Since this is a prime amp (low end Rockford) it's more like 100watts per sub.

if your install guy is going to vatozone for cables, you might want to find a new install guy. Either he doesn't know what he is doing or he's trying to pull a fast one on your.

List everything he is installing, give me more details. I'm in Az and I have a buddy who knows Safford pretty well. We might be able to find you a better place to go.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:16 PM   #6
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ASC Package Toyota Tacoma 05-12 Double Cab Truck Dual 10" Kicker C10 Subwoofer Sub Box Enclosure 600 Watts Peak
I purchased this for him to install from Amazon
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Install kit he is making the power and ground wire. 4 GA
Just need the RCA cables
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:19 PM   #7
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That amp will work with those subs just fine.

Get some good RCA's.

Should sound pretty good. Good luck! Keep us posted on the build.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:21 PM   #8
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Thanks, not wanting a huge system, just a little better than stock
The guy that is installing it is a friend, not charging
Thanks for the info
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get some good quality RCA's you can get some really good ones off amazon. I have a set of monster (have had them for 4 years) and they are great quality.
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