View Full Version : New Guy- System Upgrade questions

08-19-2008, 03:05 AM
Hi, i jus joined the forum & would like to have a little insight on my setup. Currently i'm running a 15" RE SX & a JBL GTO 1201.1. I've recently wanted to redo things to be more efficient, better, top notch. My wiring was done using basically no kind of thought. I have little in depth knowledge about installs, but can ascertain most of the basics.
-I'm keeping the 15" SX [Its a Dual 2 VC]
-I'm ditching the JBL amp cuz its not 1 ohm stable. Its being replaced with a US Amps Merlin MD1D that i ordered last night.
-I'm running & keeping my 0 gauge power & ground wires.
-I have my remote turn on wire at 18ga and its ran through a switch so I can turn the system on/off [is this ok? should it be fused? remote wire has little current, right?]
-I'm upgrading my speaker wire to 12awg & running the sub @ 1 ohm [is 12awg a good enough size?]
-Ditched sharty RCAs for new Rockford Fosgate twisted RCAs
-box is built by me. ported & tuned to 35hz
-HU is a temporary unit Eonon 838 (or sumthin like that, but its a cheapo for now til i get get a better 1 but i still like it)
-stock alternator & no big 3 :(
-all work done by me

pics r old, but here they are:
*wiring is cleaned up now, so dont flame me. that only lasted like 2 days

opinions, suggestions, comments, help, anything is appreciated.

*ps sry bout length of post

08-19-2008, 03:10 AM
off topic...where in bama are you?

08-19-2008, 03:15 AM
the complete opposite end of you. ur in Huntsville-north bama. i'm in brewton-less than an hr from florida. i've lived all over. u familiar wit a place up around huntsville called Hazel Green?

08-19-2008, 03:17 AM
lol..Yep thats where all the easy chicks live...no offense if you have any friends or family there.

08-19-2008, 03:19 AM
haha, no i dont. i went to school there in 7th grade lol. i've lived all over bama.