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What else will I need to hook up subs?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jeremy_283, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Dec 16, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    I got two GOOD jl audio 10" subs and an amp, I HOPEFULLY will make a box here pretty soon for them that fits in the back of my access cab, I got a good alpine head unit......... What else am I missing? I want good quality shiz, lol......... I figure some wires? just let me know, I got the subs and amp from my sister lol, so I just want good sound without spendin to much
     
  2. Dec 16, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    Sounds like your set. Make the box, and get wires. Your going to need power, ground, remote, and RCA's. Sounds like you are the man with the plan. :)
     
  3. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:28 PM
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    will walmart wiring do the trick?......??? lol
     
  4. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    Copper is copper, as far as power and speaker wire is concerned. The biggest mistake people make is not getting an adequate ground. I am a fan of the bolt that attaches the front or rear seat to the chassis. Just make sure that you scrape all the paint away so that you get a clean secure grounding point (and make it as close to the amp as you can).

    Also, make sure you put a fuse on the power wire no farther than 18" from the battery terminal.

    I haven't used Wal-mart stuff in years (ethical reasons rather than quality issues). The place that I get all my wires is www.knukonceptz.com Quick service and all the stuff I have ordered was primo quality.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    you could try pepboys also...
     
  6. Dec 16, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    Walmart no! KnuKoncepts....yes.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    My Walmart has 4 awg Scosche wiring kits for only $36.00! :p
     
  8. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:07 PM
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    so walmart maybe????? ehhh.... my amp has a 25 fuse in the back of it..... the 12v wire still needs one in it too?????? and do i run the 12v wire strait to the battery terminal?
     
  9. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:48 PM
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    Yes you do run the power wire directly to the battery and yes it does need a fuse on it. If you check the FAQ THREAD HERE you will find more info on the proper wire size/fusing etc.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    I know.....but but but audio and Walmart should never be used in the same sentence :p
     
  11. Dec 18, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    i bought my wire at walmart. i'm not running a monster system, but i've also had no issues with the wire.
     
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