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Old 07-23-2012, 10:36 PM
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Default Sub/amp install. Do I have everything?

So I am about to order everything I need and I don't want to forget anything. Here is my list thus far.

Fox Acoustics ported 12" box. (I ordered a sealed box earlier tonight, but I'm going to cancel it and go ported).

Kicker ZX 500.1 amp
Alpine SWR-12D4 subwoofer
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Do I need anything else? I have never installed a stereo by myself but I have a friend that has done a couple installs that is going to help me.

Where is the best place to mount the bass level knob? I'd prefer not to drill into my dash.
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Heavy gauge speaker wire, some terminals for the ground wire connection, a 100 amp fuse holder for the power wire within 12 inches of battery connection point and terminals for battery connection. Also will need a 6 foot RCA cable from the PAC; which you want to hide since it looks cheap, over to the amp.
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100amp fuse for a 500watt amp? That would depend on the current draw of said kicker amp. That is a bit of overkill, IMO.
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100amp fuse for a 500watt amp? That would depend on the current draw of said kicker amp. That is a bit of overkill, IMO.
Sorry, I didn't due the mathematic calculation for current draw on the amp. 4 Gauge cable is recommended for up to 80 amp draw add 10% over head and go up to next higher fuse rating=100amps.

Matt will most likely end up with another amp for front stage inside of a year after the sub install anyway. I personally would run 2 Gauge wire just in case. Bigger is better.
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Thanks! I got everything ordered. Hopefully it will be here late this week or early next week. Supposedly my vented fox box is shipping out by the end of the week.
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Sweeeet! Give us some pics and let us know how it sounds!
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Sweeeet! Give us some pics and let us know how it sounds!
Will do! I can't wait to have some bass again.
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Just wanted to add my opinion... not only from myself but from other sources. You should fuse your amplifier(s) according to their rating (+/- 5 amps). If your amplifier has a 30amp fuse then your fuse from the battery to the amplifier should be 30amps. There is more info on electronic websites....here is one from Crutchfield.
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Q: How big should the fuse be?

A: If you're installing just one amplifier, the fuse at the battery should simply match or slightly exceed the fuse rating of the amplifier itself. If you're installing two or more amplifiers, just add their fuse ratings together and install a fuse rated roughly equal to this sum. Generally, it's better to go slightly higher than lower, but a margin of five amperes is acceptable.

Say you have three amplifiers, two with fuse ratings of 20 amps each and one with a fuse rating of 25 amps. In this case, you can safely go with either a 60 or 70 amp fuse. (Of course, if your system is powerful enough to demand that you install a heavy duty fuse, it's important that your power and ground wire be of an appropriately heavy gauge as well.)
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