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Old 10-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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I'm wanting to install an Infinity Basslink sub in the trunk of my 2011 WRX and have a newb question regarding power source.
I currently have a 4-channel amp mounted on the back of the seat powering the factory speakers. My question: Can I tap the power and remote on that amp to run the Basslink?
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Remote, yes. the correct, and really only way you should do it is get a thicker power wire to run from your battery (actually, I do not know the gauge wire you are running now, but depending on the output of your amps, go with nothing smaller than a 4 gauge, thicker would be better.) Also get a power distributor, which basically will give you multiple, safe splitting of your main power cable with fuses. Also, either go with a thicker ground that both amps can share, or find a separate ground for each amplifier. Good luck! Ps, another option would be to run the remote of the sub on a switch so you can turn it on/off while still running the rest of your system. (i used to do this for, living areas, cops, girlfriend/now wife, whatever suits your needs). Good luck!
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply hvbugeye, I'll pick up a power distribution block.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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No problem, its nothing...to have safe, great sounding subies rolling around.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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Well I wired up the basslink tonight and holy ***** what a huge difference, I've actually got it turned down and it still hits hard.
Only problem I have and I'll search around to see if anyone else has had this problem is my left trunk arm hits the top of the sub when I try to close the trunk, so I've got it laying flat at the moment. Need to see if there are any way to modify the trunk arms to get more clearance so I can stand the sub back on it's side. The sub actually tucks nicely into the left side of the trunk.
hvbugeye thanks again for the advice.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #6
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you mind posting a pic? I'm thinking of going with the Basslink too. Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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you mind posting a pic? I'm thinking of going with the Basslink too. Thanks!
Sure, I'll try and take one tomorrow. I actually messed around with placement today and ended up mounting it face up next to the back seats. This isn't where I wanted it but it does allow access to my spare tire without moving the basslink. I might still move it to the left side and build a stand so that the top tilts back enough to clear the trunk arms.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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