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Old 08-07-2006, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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How did you all run your wires for your sound systems?

Did you just use the battery in the trunk? Did you use the wires to the stock sub to feed the amp? Did you remove the stock sub>

Should I say fuck it and pay someone to do it?
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i used a line out converter and had the subs wired into the stock system. i still have the stock pioneer 10 and i added 2 type r 10's. the amp was wired directly into the battery and the remote wire was ran into the headunit. i already had all the wires and amp and subs. so it only cost about $100 for install of line converter and all other cables.
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Pics of the install?
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sorry man. i don't have any. all you can see is the preout cables from the side of my box going to right above the stock 10". they wired the converter right above the stock 10" because that's where the speaker wires come out. and the power and ground for amp go underneath the spare tire cover. you really only see the box, which is what you're supposed to see. i really should get pics of these things but i'm lazy i guess.
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First of all if you are installing a custom amp and sub. Chances are the stock deck cant handle the output. It will work for a while but eventually you will blow your stock deck. So you will need a deck. Which solves the RCA problem. As far as power goes, You should run your wires off the battery. Considering its in the trunk anyways it is really easy. also to ground you should use the negative end of the battery instead of grounding off of the frame since the battery is easily accessible. Make sure you have a fuse on your positive wire to your amp!!! Also run your (blue wire) remote off of your deck and from no where else!!! I met this guy who hooked it up off of his battery. This is a no no!! Way to much power for the remote. All it does is give a very weak signal to the amp so it will turn on with the rest of the stereo. To much power can blow the part in the amp and than it is trash unless you know a good electrician or what ever you call the guys who deal with circuitry. LOL But for a short answer I would run your own wires since stock stereos have very thin and weak wiring. I always thought it wasnt a big deal and I used to do real use cheap stuff to hook up my stereos but then I did it the right way once and I could hear the difference immediately! LOL One time I used speaker wire for power on an amp of mine. It was sooo ghetto. But it worked ok I guess.
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Old 08-17-2006, 06:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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?? You're not going to blow your amp if you use a preout converter to get an RCA signal. You can run your remote off anything that is connceted to the accessory circuit.

Like he said above your best bet is to get another h/u, but you will do fine with a stock h/u and splicing the preout in line with your sub. Although if you keep your sub with this setup it will most likely sound like crap, so I would remove it. If you run an aftermarket h/u with a sub and 4 channels output w/a high pass filter you can keep your sub as a mid bass if you tune it right.
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I said dont hook the remote up to the battery. And yes ive seen them get jacked up because of it. It doesnt blow the amp but it blows the remote in the amp. And if that breaks than the amp is no good.
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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sorry my mistake. Your stock h/u will be able to handle the preouts. That was what I meant to say.

Just letting him know that if he doesn't have the funds he won't neccesarily need a deck.
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that's how i did it. i'm waiting for a new deck because i should have an ss/sc in the spring and the deck will be out of date by then.
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That is the best way if you don't have a deck, but a deck will produce a cleaner sound as long as its not some sub $100 piece.
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