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Unread 11-19-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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can you have 2 factory amps?

hey ive been curious about if you can some how bridge together 2 of the factory style jeep amps together? i was thinking that if i got a amp from the JY and kept the wire harnest that i could just link wires ffrom both amps? do you think this will work? i honestly had to 12s running off of my factory amp and it sounded not bad @ all no lie, probably because of the hatch back but still it sounded good for what it was. please give input

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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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anyone have an idea of what i mean????
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:04 AM   #3
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Why not get an aftermarket amp?
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:09 AM   #4
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Yeah, just get an aftermarket amp, no sense in trying to wire up two factory amplifiers.

If your running subs then just wire them together and buy a mono block amplifier.

Here's a link to the wiring diagrams to wire them together for a mono amp.

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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:38 AM   #5
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:52 AM   #6
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i know what you guys mean.. but there are so many zj's in my local JY.. i was trying to get a lot of stuff from there to keep costs down. im not rich like some of the guys on here lol.. they upgrade like every 3 days. then shows like 2 pages of new upgrades lol I WISH
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Unread 11-20-2009, 12:00 PM   #7
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you cant bridge together 2 factory amps, they will be sending power into the output of each other which will trash them, unless you mean not wiring them together and running each amp to say a separate sub but when you do that you will be sending too high of a frequency signals into the subs. just do it right and get a sub amp.
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Unread 11-21-2009, 10:07 AM   #8
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thanks man
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Unread 11-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #9
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Best option is 1 factory amp to run the speakers, 1 aftermarket one for the subs. You don't have to go crazy on the power, unless you have inefficient subs or want horribly overdone bass (compared to the rest of the sound).
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Unread 11-21-2009, 11:34 AM   #10
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If you really want to try it, get an amp from a junkyard with the plugs and as much of the wires as you can. Splice ALL the input wires together and run a crossover between the amp and subs to filter out the highs. Unless you're looking to annoy everyone with obnoxious bass, this will work just fine.
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