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Registered: ‎06-20-2011

Car audio install materials

I have had BB install stereo components in my Previous camaro and I just purchased some new items for my "new" Camaro 2SS.  I have left over wire from my previous amp install a couple years ago and there is more than enough to do my new amp, and I also have a fuse holder and fuses also, I guess my question is do I need to get anything else or will the install dudes have all they need to finish the job?  I have already purchased the install labor through BB for the amp and door speakers.   I also will be purchasing a kit that has all the adapters for connecting the new amp to the system without having to do any splicing of wires. also will purchase door adapters to make the speaker install a little easier. the amp is the Alpine MRX V70, the speakers Polk DXI 6501 Components. also will be purchasing a mounting board that will allow easier mounting of the amp in the stock location. trying to round up everything I can to make the install the easiest it can be for the installers and same me a few dollars in materials after the fact. no offense to BB but some of there kits and materials are a bit pricey.

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Registered: ‎03-20-2012

Re: Car audio install materials

I would say that you are good to go, my rule of thumb is that if the wires have any damage on them, open wires, nicks, cracks, or anything that would cause it to become a hazard i will not install the wires.  If you were to bring me the wire kit i would make sure that you have the RCA's, Remote wire, speaker wire (for the sub/speakers) and your power and ground.  if you don't have all of those then you will be independently charged the price of the missing components that we have in stock at the time.  alot of times this can add up to more than our amp kits, but to each their own.  Also as far as mounting an amplifier in stock locations that can be tricky especially when you are mounting and having to connect that big of wires, and that many wires.  It usually can be done, but definetly not for free.  if there is much more work than the time alotted which is 2 hours, you might be charged more money per 15 minutes.  this is saying that it is a pain, if it is super easy than it shouldn't be a problem or extra costs.  To find out make sure you tell the installer where you are "thinking" you want the amplifier to go, and he will let you know if that will be anything extra.  Best of luck and thanks for the post!

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Re: Car audio install materials

I have two 3 foot RCA cables also so that is covered, have been told that the install of the amp only requires about a foot for each wire but the wires I have are left overs from the previous amp install in my last camaro. they are 4 awg OFC grade and I am not installing an amp at this time but the wire you mentioned is there later on if I need to do it. the nice thing about the camaro is the battery is in the trunk so it is pretty close to where the amp will be installed.  I know that the amp will fit in the stock location with the previously mentioned mounting board so I should be good there as well. without  the board it probably would not fit. thanks for the imput, appreciated!

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Re: Car audio install materials

not installing a sub at this time, man wish these forums allowed editing....LOL

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Re: Car audio install materials

no problem, let us know how it goes!

 

and yes i wish there was an edit also

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Re: Car audio install materials

just an update on this, I have door adaptors now along with the amp replacement adaptors that should cut out any splicing and cutting of the wires going to and from the amp other than power and ground. have a mounting board so the installation once the wires are connected should only involve one bolt to secure it in the stock location.  and have mini anl fuses and the fuse holder. about the only thing I haven't purchased is the ends that go at the end of the wires for ground and power. figure that should be no problem for the installer to have on hand.  now just got to call and make the appointment once the snow starts to melt.  have the last week in april off so that might be the time I do it unless we have a huge melt off around mid march and then I might try to have it done earlier.

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Re: Car audio install materials

we sell the 4awg and the 8awg forks or ring terminals so you should be fine there, i think they are only around 8 dollars or cheaper.  in the meantime if you get the chance between now and april you should go into the shop where you are looking at getting it installed and see if they are able to use the wires.  i personally will inspect the wires before telling the customer yes or no if i will install them due to fire hazards, and possible shorts from breaks in the line.  my overall concern is always the vehicles condition, is it going to stay the same or possibly do damage to the car?  that is just me and i know alot of other installers that i have worked with are the same way.  i just want to make sure you get an accurate quote before you get in there and get a price that will be off the charts due to damaged wires or mismatched subs and amps. 

 

best of luck to you and as always thanks for the posts!

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the wires I have were left over from the previous install I did on my previous camaro also done at Best Buy.  if I remember right they alluded to me using them later on.  they have been in a dry storage room since and there is no visable discolorization that I can see.  might stop by there in mid march and bring them what I got and let them tell me if there is anything else I might need. weather willing of course Smiley Happy  the weather is nasty here right now, we are at roughly 15 inches + of snow.  will be at least a month if not longer til I get the camaro out of storage.   want to schedule the install no later than late march for the end of april at the latest. have a week of vacation the last week of april.

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DUUUUUUDE i wish that 15 inches was here in utah for my days off up in the mountains boarding! sooooo jealous!  yeah i would definately not pull out the camaro if there was any snow on the ground either!!!!!!

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