I'm installing 3 amplifiers and a Digital Signal Processor for my new Car Audio system in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. What wiring is needed? Let's find out!

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Comments

    • Sukhi G
      Sukhi G

      Your knowledge is amazing! They say on the internet you should not ground at the same point? But I would do it the same way you did in this video with a distribution block. Where or how did you learn all of this knowledge? Lol - Keep up the great work!!!! ❤👍

      about 9 days ago
    • Humberto Jacquez
      Humberto Jacquez

      awesome having all the tools 🧰

      about 1 month ago
    • Doug's Welding & Fabrication
      Doug's Welding & Fabrication

      do you not have to crimp the ferrules ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Schneider Racing
      Schneider Racing In reply to Doug's Welding & Fabrication

      No the heat shrink holds the ferrules in place and it becomes crimped once you tighten down the set screw

      about 1 month ago
    • Caleb Browne
      Caleb Browne

      The epicenter... Is that important, what is it? I was going to get the 1,500 watt Audiocontrol amp for my sub, the 1,200 watt 6 channel for my front and rear components and was thinking that would do... ???? I have an aftermarket head unit.

      about 2 months ago
    • CarAudioFabrication
      CarAudioFabrication In reply to Caleb Browne

      Search Epicenter here on YouTube and you can see some of the videos I did for them

      about 2 months ago
    • David Kilner
      David Kilner

      why didn't you strip the grounding point for the ground? I lost an amp and lost power in others for the same thing. I now strip and drill through the body for a better ground and longer life for my amps(all 3).

      about 2 months ago
    • Damian Quichocho
      Damian Quichocho

      I need some advice... I just installed a 12” kicker comp C and a fosgate prime amp on 4 ga kit. It sounds really good when the car is off but when the car is running the sub sounds blown. I never encountered that before and I need help. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thank you

      about 2 months ago
    • James F
      James F In reply to Damian Quichocho

      You are getting engine noise. Try running the power wire down one side of the car and the rca cables down the other side separating them. Also make sure you have high quality insulated rca cables. And one more very likely cause is the ground. Make sure you have the ground wire mounted to the most solid piece of steel you can a direct frame connection is best also make sure you have a nice sanded smooth spot where the ground is mounted to the frame.

      about 2 months ago
    • jair andrade
      jair andrade

      What do you recomend me for a ram 3500 crew cabb 2018 diesel 6'7 cummis turbo

      about 3 months ago
    • Matthew Jandrisits
      Matthew Jandrisits

      Why are the ground wires fused?

      about 3 months ago
    • EXCLUSIVE SERVICE
      EXCLUSIVE SERVICE

      классно собрал систему! очень красиво

      about 3 months ago
    • LIFT4POWER
      LIFT4POWER

      I LOVE this channel.

      about 4 months ago
    • Joel Freedman
      Joel Freedman

      can you make a video on the jeep grand Cherokee I have one and am wondering how you plan on running speaker wire are you going to use the original from the amp and use the pac bypass harness ?

      about 4 months ago
    • Daniel L
      Daniel L

      Nice

      about 4 months ago
    • G Vision Films
      G Vision Films

      Is It safe to run (1) 4 gauge in & (2) 4 gauge out from a distribution block or should i only go 0 gauge in to multiple 4 gauge out?.... running a 4ch amp and sub amp on 2 12in CVRs

      about 4 months ago
    • James F
      James F In reply to G Vision Films

      Is it safe ?? Yes it's safe! Now depending on how powerful the amps are will depend on whether you will suffer a voltage drop or not. If your running a couple of 300-400 watt amps ehhh probably won't suffer too much drop. If the amps are any bigger it's a very good chance of significant drop and I would suggest at least a 2 awg into the district block.

      about 2 months ago
    • Gomez561
      Gomez561

      You’re inspiring me during my install ✌🏼✌🏼

      about 4 months ago
    • suckonmyguns
      suckonmyguns

      The rear deck on my 2014 Honda accord has a lot of rattling near the speakers and third but nothing has worked so far. Can you make video on how to sound deaden the rear deck of a sedan car with a third light.

      about 4 months ago
    • James F
      James F In reply to suckonmyguns

      Later it in as thick as you can and still be able to reinstall the deck panel

      about 2 months ago
    • James F
      James F In reply to suckonmyguns

      Got to pull the rear deck paneling up and put sound deadening mat under it all.

      about 2 months ago
    • Flávio Caldeira
      Flávio Caldeira

      Good evening. I was wondering if you could give me some advice about the first investment in the car audio about the tool that I'm undecided to buy.
      I'm not sure if buy first a jigsaw or a router? I'm thinking the most multi-task for me to star some small project.
      Thank you.

      about 4 months ago
    • So envious
      So envious

      Hey man, quick question hope you could help out. Would you happen to know why my new rear car speakers that I installed wouldn't power up even though the front oem ones produced sound fine?

      about 4 months ago
    • James F
      James F In reply to So envious

      First off did the rear speakers work at all before you changed them or is that the reason you changed them. If the old ones didn't work then you might have a broken connection somewhere. If he old ones did work I'd recheck your connections where you added the new speakers maybe even try and see if any other speaker will work hooked up to those wires. It's also possible you got a bad new set of speakers or very unlikely idea if you got an extremely high dollar very powerful set of speakers the head unit might not be powerful enough to run them. Just a few options to maybe try.

      about 2 months ago
    • TheJedidragon529
      TheJedidragon529

      You may have addresses this in a previous video i missed but I am curious how you deal with running speakers of different RMS rating off same amp...for example I want to run an indash pair of mids that RMS at 30 watts per channel but my full range fronts are 60watts rms and read doors ar 50watts RMS. I want to make sure i get the most power available without damaging the smaller in dash speakers.

      about 4 months ago
    • James F
      James F In reply to TheJedidragon529

      If it were me most stereos will easily power the 30 watt speakers so I would run them from the head unit and then a two channel amp to the other two sets.

      about 2 months ago
    • James F
      James F In reply to TheJedidragon529

      To do it properly you will need a six channel amp and it should have gain controls for each channel. That or be running some crossovers and switches that will be a bit more complicated to dial in.

      about 2 months ago
    • John D
      John D

      Hopefully he gets into making those runs pretty. There’s SOOOO much wiring porn that could happen here.

      Definitely a lot of potential happening.

      about 4 months ago
    • Joe Nguyen
      Joe Nguyen

      Is it necessary to fuse the smaller wire when you go from a thicker gauge wire to a thinner one as you have in your distribution blocks?

      about 4 months ago
    • CarAudioFabrication
      CarAudioFabrication In reply to Joe Nguyen

      Yes, anytime you step down wire size the largest safe fuse you can use reduces so you should have a fuse in the transition.

      about 4 months ago
    • Isaac V.
      Isaac V.

      Could you do a video on any helpful tools to mount your subwoofer enclosure to the vehicle floor? I haven’t seen an in depth guide on what methods to use best or what methods to avoid using. I have a hatchback and don’t want my box to go flying in the car of a collision.

      about 4 months ago
    • Clay Scott
      Clay Scott

      Did you say tinned ofc? Wouldn't that be cca?

      about 4 months ago
    • CarAudioFabrication
      CarAudioFabrication In reply to Clay Scott

      No. CCA is aluminum with a copper coating. (Copper clad aluminum) The tinned OFC is pure copper with a layer of protection to prevent oxidation. Great for marine and automotive environments.

      about 4 months ago
    • Andronicus A3
      Andronicus A3

      Love all your videos. After following your work I finally got myself a subwoofer system for my car. I have a 2015 Infiniti Q50s. I recently bought a pre built subwoofer box with 2 12" Alpine Type R subs installed in the box, a 1700 Brutus Hifonics amp with a LOC. I hooked everything up to the factory system and it sounds great and all but I find that it's not as loud as I thought it would be. Would love to hear your thoughts and advice on what I should do. Thanks in advance

      about 4 months ago
    • Product Junction
      Product Junction

      which car stereo is the best in this time ?

      about 4 months ago
    • Daniel Oliveira
      Daniel Oliveira

      Hello, I am loving your videos. I’ve recently bought a car which came with a old sub Pioneer Ts-WX75A and it was wired behind the radio, with the constant wire giving it constant power and acc for the other power, now bought a Pioneer Deh-s510bt and it has recently been acting weirdly losing memory, Bluetooth devices, audio settings. So I tried disconnecting the subwoofer and it starting working correctly, how should I wire that subwoofer ? I know nothing about sound...
      Checked the constant power and acc, to see if they are wired correctly to the radio and it is right. Don’t know what to do can you guys help me ?

      about 4 months ago
    • njosdfsd
      njosdfsd In reply to Daniel Oliveira

      Sometimes you need to swap the red butt with the yellow one (of the stereo).

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Hemric
      Michael Hemric

      Can anyone tell me how to figure out the optimum size speaker enclosure for a given airspace like how big to make a box for the size of the internal size of my car air space wise? I cant find a good answer for this question anywhere

      about 4 months ago
    • Keston Baxton
      Keston Baxton

      Can you do a video for the dm 810 in detail please

      about 4 months ago
    • Jeff McCartney
      Jeff McCartney

      Do you make custom length RCA wires for your builds?

      about 4 months ago
    • Arno Deinum
      Arno Deinum

      I Cant handle that short thick powerwire xd

      about 4 months ago
    • Dylan Kane
      Dylan Kane

      Hey I just installed an amp and sub in my car and within minutes I have blown up two separate subs without even putting that much power to them, is there any reason why this is happening?
      Thanks
      Dylan

      about 4 months ago
    • Noah Collins
      Noah Collins In reply to Dylan Kane

      Your welcome

      about 3 months ago