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    Grounding multiple amps

    I just got my kicker sx500.2 and i grounded it to the same spot as my other amp. I just took the bolt out and put another ring connector on top of the old and put the bolt back through. Is that alright? Or would using a different spot be better?



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    if its working fine, just leave it there.




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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    i would think it would be fine where it is too



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    x2, as long as it works good thats all that matters.



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    Try to keep your amps grounded to the same spot as a rule of thumb.




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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    this is going to sound dumb but, would it be ok if you run the ground wire from the amps to the battery neg ???

    for example


    power to battery pos
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    ground to battery neg.


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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    yes, always better to ground to neg terminal of ur trunk battery



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    yes you can ground them there, but not to your battery under your hood. dont make your ground anymore then 18 inches if at all possible. but if you had an extra battery in your trunk then run your ground to that



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    My ground wires are 5 feet long.




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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    you might wanna shorten them



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbonnie View Post
    yes you can ground them there, but not to your battery under your hood. dont make your ground anymore then 18 inches if at all possible. but if you had an extra battery in your trunk then run your ground to that
    Please don't give other people advice if you have no idea what you're talking about.

    Which in your case here, you don't.



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    I was told that grounding to your battery under your hood is actually better and some said it resulted in a .5DB gain.



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    The longer a wire, the more resistance it has. When a current flows through a resistance, a voltage drop is produced. Because of this, the ground reference at the amplifier's circuit board is no longer the same as that at the chassis of the vehicle. This ground potential differential can lead to noise and improper operation of the amp. it is best to keep you ground as short as possible. not saying it cant be long, but the longer, the bigger the wire, the more money. if you can, get it as short as possible



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbonnie View Post
    yes you can ground them there, but not to your battery under your hood. dont make your ground anymore then 18 inches if at all possible. but if you had an extra battery in your trunk then run your ground to that

    thanks alot

    i was talking about the battery under your hood.
    i was just wondering, good info.



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    Re: Grounding multiple amps

    Quote Originally Posted by ngsm13 View Post
    Please don't give other people advice if you have no idea what you're talking about.

    Which in your case here, you don't.



    nG


    what advice can you give??

    bood idea or bad to hook up the ground to battery under your hood.




    I think blackbonnie has a good point, that why whan you buy a grounding kit it only comes with 5 feet of ground wire.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYCORNUTS18 View Post
    the JL 500/1 is good and JL actually puts out like 185% so that would be good
    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalohed View Post
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    Cheapest too.
    Quote Originally Posted by dpom View Post
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