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I bought some stuff on ebay and I don't know how to hook it up because it came with no instructions. Can anybody help me? I have a 1600w Sony Xplod' Amp with a 12" Polk Momo Sub and a Tsunami 1 farrad Capacitor. Can anybody suggest how to hook it all up? Where is the best place to put the capacitor? Where can i feed the power cable through to the trunk? Where do I want the fuse on the power cable to be located? Help me out....I have a 98 Automatic V6 3.8L
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Power Wire: Start from the battery and go back about 4 inches and put a pretty hefty inline fuse there Id say about 40 amps. Continue running the power wire into the capacitor. Run a lead from the Cap to the amp 12+ connection. Ground the cap to the metal on your car, if in the trunk choose a spot sand and attach. Ground the amp to the same spot. Run your remote turn on from your CD player to the REM on the amp. Wire up the speaker, in a box hopefully, to the amp. Run your RCA's on the opposite side of your power wire, same applies to speaker wires.
 

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Thanks for the reply. So the best place to put the capacitor is in the trunk? And i connect the power wire to the + on the cap and continue to the amp and use the - on the cap for ground right?
 

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When grounding a cap, you want to remember a few things. Keep the wires from the cap to the amp as short as you can, so you're gonna want it close to the amp. I'd recommend no more than 18 inches of wire. Find a good bolt that connects to the frame of the car like a seat bolt or something like that to ground to. With that particular amp, don't go with anything less than 4 gauge wire for power and ground. The ground wire going from the car to the cap can be a little longer if you need it be, just make sure the gauge of wire is nice and thick. Same with speaker wire, go with at least 12 gauge speaker wire for that much power. I've actually seen people use 8 gauge power wire to run a sub. No such thing as overkill in this department.....
 

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oh yeah, yes you can ground your amp to the cap, provided the cap is properly grounded to the car. Also, keep your fuse for the power wire under the hood and relatively close to the battery. The fuse is to protect your car, NOT the amp. The amp has its own fuse to protect itself, but if the power wire ever got grounded to anything metal on the car and there is no fuse, then the power wire would heat up to the point of starting a fire in your car. So keep it within 18 inches of the battery and you will be fine. A 40 amp fuse should do the trick for that amp. Is it a class D amplifier??
 
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