That ***** mann, go get your money back.
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Okay I got the pics. I was wrong about the burnt wire going from my battery to the fuse holder and then to the alternator. It looks like the burnt wire is being fed through my Jeep directly to my amp. Also I checked the wiring and most of the wiring under the hood does say sound quest however the guy who installed the equipment kept some of my old wiring that feeds through my car, which I clearly told him to replace. I use to have some Rockford Fosgate subs and a Rockford amp kit, The thick red and green wires that are being directly fed into my amp are the old wires from my old system. Definitely not sound quest. Here are lots of pics of everything. You can kind of tell on the back of the enclosure that there is a crease where the wood has rattled.
Dude that *****! How many amps does your alternator put out? If it is a decent number you should be fine running the CORRECT big three upgrade with a Kinetic battery, seeing as you are only running 1200 watts. Make sure to upgrade all your wiring to high quality 0 gauge. If the 0 gauge won't fit in your amp then get a distribution block or a converter. Sounds like your amp was absolutely starving. Hopefully your amp is ok, your subs definitely should not be damaged. Go back to that shop, show them the damage, and demand a refund. I HATE it when shops like this take advantage of people. When you do everything over again just ask some of the people on here, they will probably know a lot more than any local shops you have near you. GL with the rebuild man!
Looks like he hooked the end of the RF wire to one side of the fuseholder there and that cheap crap to the other if the fosgate wiring is still in good shape keep it, i't's a real decent product. Maybe the fosgate wire was trying to pull too much through that cheap wire and made it over heat? what do you guys think?
If you are going to run all new wires then go ahead and run 0 guage and 0 guage the big 3 as well 0 gauge to just your amp dont do much good if the supply to your battery is running on 4 or 8 guage
if you are going to stay with the 1200 watts then a good ofc 4 gauge wire like the fosgate wire will be good,if you think you may wanna go bigger somewhere down the road then do the 0 gauge now and be done with it .the cca 4 gauge wire in my experience isn't very good over 500 watts rms even if the box says so .the aluminum wire just for some reason gets hotter and stays hotter longer ,thats why i dont run it .if you where closer i have a box already built i'd sell you ,but shipping will be outrageous ,so go buy some mdf at home depot and build yourself a box.like i said earlier if you give me dimensions of the back of your jeep i can give you a cut out sheet and basic plans for a box with all the materials needed for $25
Maybe gets hotter because cca has more resistance than ofc and resistance equals heat.
Yall have been a great help. It sounds like the best plan is to get the new battery and enclosure and just go ahead and upgrade all the wiring to 0 gauge just to be on the safe side. Could somebody link me to a good 0 gauge amp kit that would be best for my system, I don't want to make a mistake and buy a cheap brand or not exactly the right thing.
Even though they didn't give my kid the prize I wont hold a grudge :p:
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