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sub and amp installaton

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bgdeer1, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Mar 2, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    had a question... i have a alpine deck already installed in my turn with new alpine speakers.. all 4 speakers replaced, i purchased a l5 solo baric sub with a mono amp... how long would a sub and amp installation take? easy or no.. kinda new to it wanna save money do it myself..
     
  2. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    help anyone??
     
  3. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Do you already have the enclosure built?
     
  4. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    yeah the sub is in the box. i just need to wire it up. can you walk me through the steps??
     
  5. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Its really not that hard. You will have to run a wire from the battery to the amp. Go buy a amp wiring kit. You then have to tap into the remote turn on led from the alpine radio. The wire will be blue. The other ends goes into the remote turn on the amp. You will also have to run RCA cables from the back of the alpine radio to the amplifier. Last 2 things you need is run speaker wires from amp to the subs, and finding a ground for your amp. PM me if you need more help. I will walk you through it.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    3 inch lift in back 1 1/2 front. 31' mesa A/T's. Alpine deck, alpine speakers, l5 kicker solo baric sub
    thanks alot i really appreciate it. yeah if i have questions ull be the first one to know =D
     
  7. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    I drew you a diagram. look at it.

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  8. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    ya that makes perfect sense. i just gotta actually see it to be able to do it lol. im gonna take apart the dash tonite prolly and run the wires and set the sub and amp in places n tack it all down =D
     
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    The diagram I drew is pretty generic. Don't forget to put in a fuse between the AMP and the battery. For the amp ground, You can use any part of the car frame for the ground. There should be plenty of grounds under the seat or behind the rear seats.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    Also when you run the amp wires. You have to go through the firewall and then run it under the carpet to where you mount the amp. Also make sure you route the RCA cables under the carpet too along with the remote turn on lead. Other then that its self explanatory.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    actually i forgot to tell u... i have a power sub in the baack already installed. can i use any of the wires for my new sub and amp??? save me some time?
     
  12. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    You mean the stock sub or a aftermarket one?
     
  13. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    i have the alpine deck, but i purchased a small 8" tube sub.. powered sub.. aftermarket
     
  14. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    are you leaving the powered sub in along with the new one or upgrading it?
     
  15. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    If you are upgrading then the wires should be plug and play. My only concern would be to run a bigger power wire for the amp. The amps on powered subs are pretty small and don't require a big power wire.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    but since its a powered sub does the mean i have to take apart my dash to run a wire from my stero to the sub or amp.. or are all the wires i need there..
     
  18. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    Depends on how they did the install. If they used RCA inputs then All the wires you need will be there. If they tap off of your rear speakers then you will have to run some RCA wires.
     
  19. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    well me and my stepdad did it but i mostly watched.. =D haha we have wires running from the battery.. the stereo.. i wanna say theres 3 wires in the back connected to the powered sub
     
  20. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    are you going to put an amp on the front later on?
     
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