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Old 09-13-2005, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you install amp and subs to a stock headunit?

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i just got my 2002 330ci about 4 months ago, and i just went out the other day bought 2 10's (700w each) and an amp (1800w). i just want to know what I need for this stuff to get installed into my stock headunit, and then afterwards some direction on how to install it. i need 4 gauge wires and a line in converter i think? is there anything else? if anyone can help me out and tell me what i need and give me some installation tips that would be appreciated. thanks
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Your equipment should consist of the amplifier kit (power wire, ground wire, RCA cables, remote turn on lead [blue probably], fuse holder, etc.), you will need a line out converter. The converter will give you pair of RCA females to plug in your new length of RCAs. The power wire will go to the amplifier, making sure to use that fuse holder as close to the battery as possible. The ground you want to keep as short as possible. The remote will go to the fuse panel and it needs to be something that turns on/off with the key. set the starting point on your amp as follows: gain = 1/2 way or lower, x-over = roughly 80 hz low pass, do not bridge the amplifier unless the instructions say it can be bridged to TWO speakers, make 100% sure, I've seen more amps burn up that way.

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may I suggest a David Navone LOC...

http://www.autosound2000.com/

really makes some nice stuff.
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