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    Fairly basic setup

    Ok, I have a 2000 F150 with extended cab, so naturally I want as much sound as I can deal with in that little cab. I have a fairly basic setup in mind, I have a Pioneer headunit, with a rockford fosqate 300 watt 4 channel amp, I have 2 10" sub boxes. I want a fairly basic set up wiring instructions. I am worried only about the fact that my sister had an amp and her battery went dead constantly. I was thinking that there has to be a way to to make it so the amp only powers up when the speakers do? I really do not want to buy a new $120 battery for my truck every 2 years. Any suggestions/help? Thanks.

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    this reply is more of an "heads-up" of what to expect in corresponding replies

    this site is primarily for setting up a pc in a car,everything else is kinda "second place"

    with that in mind, it may take a while to get a response you may want.

    if your strictly looking for audio advise, it may be a better option to post in a dedicated audio forum.

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    then there was a problem with the way the system was installed in your sisters car..

    my car has a bad alternator, a carpc, and 2 amps, and i let it sit for weeks on end and it will still turn over when i need it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    then there was a problem with the way the system was installed in your sisters car..

    my car has a bad alternator, a carpc, and 2 amps, and i let it sit for weeks on end and it will still turn over when i need it..
    What he said...lol! I have a lot of hands on experience with car audio and video, so just tell me what you have and I will help you find the best way to install what you have. Please post a pic of your amp and I need to know how many of your speakers you want to run off it(I recommend running just the subs on that amp)....K! If you want sound quality and a little more boom, you will definitely need another amp to run the subs(300watts is just enough to run the subs by themselves, and if your head unit is 40watts x 4 or higher, you can run the factory speakers from the head unit, and use the amp to run the subs only, and it will definitely kick in your cab nicely) but you will need to bridge it like this... http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchf..._4-ohm_4ch.jpg , or like this... http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchf..._2-ohm_4ch.jpg , or like this... http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchf..._4-ohm_4ch.jpg . It all depends on what subs you are using. If you plan on running you subs below 4ohms, be sure you amp is able to run stable at 2ohms or 1ohms, or you will fry your amp!!!
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