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Ok well i got a quote from 1 stereo shop in my town saying it would cost 89.99 for 4gauge wiring and 60 to install which is 150total. I decided to go with a bigger amp and now need 0gauge wiring and i got a quote from a different shop in town saying it would be 200total for the wiring and install. + an extra 20-25bucks to bolt my box down and what not so it doesnt move when i drive.

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is 200 a decent price since im buying it from a shop and having them install it.

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when they go to install it, do i tell them i want the gains and everything set to my deck? Because i dont want a 350$ sub blowing. Or how should i ask? And do they charge extra to tune it for you?
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I always recommend having a reputable local audio shop do work if you need it done.. these fellas know what they're doing and it's what you need if you 'don't know', however.. I recommend that you stay away from "chain stores", they rarely have "experts" on hand.

If you're comfortable with doing the work, then Wire it up yourself, you can go to any local "farm implement" store or welding supply store and save yourself a lot of money.

I doubt that you'd need 0 guage for one 1606 hifonics, you need to go by how much Power that amp is actually going to pull from your system, (an easy tip is to add up the fuse values). Go with the largest guage welding wire you can get your hands on (usually 2guage, but I have seen 0 guage for large plasma cutters). Welding wire does very nice, because it's high quality wire (with like a billion strands) and it's very easy to work with. Also, the insulation is super durable and more flexible than the normal plastic stuff. Just remember to make your ground wire out of the same guage wire because "power out = power in!". The farm supply stores have wonderful heavy duty ring terminals etc. and remember to tinze your ends before you put them into your equipment, and solder on all of your connectors..
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Thats a nice price, to say that they are also supplying the wires. I would hit ebay up and get my own wires and then have them run those. I don't believe the wires that they are supplying are good quality wires, usually aren't..
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Normaly i see alot of MonsterCalbe wires or Kicker round my stores which i've use in my install got it dirt cheap like 1.00 a foot from my buddy who had if left over from his spl suv so he had plenty to spare. Usely they wont "Fine Tune" your system but they should match the gains correctly or they are doing bad work which should lead to alot of bad buisness. Just ask them to mount the amp somewhere where you can access the gain and settings just incase they dont match up the LPF or SubSonic to your Subs specifics. Or incase you wanna change your setteings to better fit your personal prefrence.
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ok. well i got another estimate from SS in fresno. They made my box and sold me the sub and what not and they told me 250 for 0gauge wires and everything else i need to install. And i trust them with the install just because of the pervious stuff they have done so im sure they would mess witht he amp and get all the settings right so the sub doesnt end up blowing. and someone told me i could go with 4gauge but i heard 0gauge would be better.
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