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    Smile ICE Installation questions.

    Hi Guys steadilly getting my install together but moneys a bit tight atm so been buying it bit by bit. So far I have got the following.

    JBL: GTO-75.2 Amplifier
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/2910.html x2

    JBL: GT4-12 subwoofer + box
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/1184.html

    Alpine: CDE-9874RB - CD/MP3 Tuner with iPod adaptor
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/7983.html

    Hertz: DSK165 - 2 way 16.5cm components
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/8400.html

    Just need a final few bits and pieces to get it installed.

    What I really need to know is what wiring kit do I need to install that lot ? do i need 2 kits or will one have enough cables to install both amps? Im looking to buy a new car at the end of the year so I would kinda like to get the minumum required so I can just leave it in there and buy new for the new car.

    Would this be ok?

    FLI Audio AK8 8AWG
    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/audi...m6mdn320a5n3g0

    Or would it be better to go for

    SPL Dynamics AWK-20 4AWG
    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/dyna...m6mdn320a5n3g0

    Also whats the best way to connect it up to my car battery do i use 1 power cable and 1 fuse holder direct from the battery and run that lead to the boot and then use a fused distribution block and run 2 separate leads from that to the amps? What fuse would i need to have in the fuse holder at the battery to safely run both amps and what awg would the power cable need to be? The JBL amps have got 30amp fuses in them so does that mean if i use 1 power cable I need to have a 60amp fuse in the fuse holder and then run to a distribution block in the boot?

    Would this be ok to get to do that?
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/6735.html

    What fuses would it need?

    Or do i connect 2 separate wires with separate fuse holders to the battery?

    Sorry for the wall of text thanks for any help sorry if its all been answered before.

    Cheers

    Matt

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    Best way to fit this is run a single 4 guage power cable from the battery to a 2 way fused distribution block in the boot. Then use 2 short runs of 8 guage power cable from the fused distribution block to the 2 amps.
    If you get the 4 guage kit, then all you will need extra is a couple meters of 8 guage power & earth cable, a 2 way fuse block, an extra RCA cable and some cable to hook up the sub to an amp.
    Fit a single fuse holder at the battery with a 60A fuse, then fit a 30A fuse to each amp using the 2way fuse block.
    If you are transferring this kit to another car in the future I would be removing the wiring kit & taking it with me to the new car, if possible.
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    Thanks alot for the help mate that cleared it all up perfectly.

    Cheers

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ Man View Post
    Best way to fit this is run a single 4 guage power cable from the battery to a 2 way fused distribution block in the boot. Then use 2 short runs of 8 guage power cable from the fused distribution block to the 2 amps.
    If you get the 4 guage kit, then all you will need extra is a couple meters of 8 guage power & earth cable, a 2 way fuse block, an extra RCA cable and some cable to hook up the sub to an amp.
    Fit a single fuse holder at the battery with a 60A fuse, then fit a 30A fuse to each amp using the 2way fuse block.
    If you are transferring this kit to another car in the future I would be removing the wiring kit & taking it with me to the new car, if possible.
    I have a similar set-up

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