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For a budget system I'm putting together I'm planning on running a jbl gto3ez amplifier on my fronts and sub. This is my first install so I'm trying to keep things as simple and cost effective as possible. This leads me to the question of installation kits. I plan on running a p1222 sub and p660c fronts. I've looked at knukonceptz wiring and I see 4 gauge and 8 gauge kits, as well as KCA kits and regular kits. I understand that the KCA isn't as high quality as the standard kits, but is the difference substantial enough for a rookie like me to notice? I was planning on running 4 gauge, but if 8 gauge would suffice that would be great too. Thanks ahead for any input.
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Depending on how long the run from battery to the amp is, 8ga. should be fine

In fact Crutchfield is giving away a 8ga. amp kit with the purchase of said amp

JBL GTO-3EZ 3-channel Car amplifier — 50 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms + 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms at Crutchfield.com

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Well, to be totally honest I plan on buying it used locally. This is why I'm going to have to buy the wiring separate. I see the jbl amp has a 70 amp fuse, so the crutchfield kit would easily clear that with 2 60's. The knu 8 gauge kit however, only has one 60 amp fuse, so I take it that wouldn't be sufficient?
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Well, to be totally honest I plan on buying it used locally. This is why I'm going to have to buy the wiring separate. I see the jbl amp has a 70 amp fuse, so the crutchfield kit would easily clear that with 2 60's. The knu 8 gauge kit however, only has one 60 amp fuse, so I take it that wouldn't be sufficient?
Buy a 70 amp fuse and call it a day....real easy thing to do....GL

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i would suggest 4 gauge because you have just smoked your first Car audio crack rock and will be upgrading everything soon
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crutchfield kit would easily clear that with 2 60's.
One is a spare....there is no law against running a smaller fuse at the battery.....try the 60 amp first, if you bridge the rear down to 2ohm's then you may need a bigger fuse

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i would suggest 4 gauge because you have just smoked your first Car audio crack rock and will be upgrading everything soon
Right!!!!.....

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exactly, in my experience this is always been fine.

welcome to the forum studsicle, funny name, and good luck

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