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11 minutes ago, Jeffrey Tahoe said:

I have a 2003 Tahoe and want to stsrt running a Skar sub/amp at 600 rms. Just wondering if I would need a second battery or a capacitor to keep up. Sorry if its a silly question, I'm new to car audio.

You should be fine if it's only 600 watts. Usually, a stock system can easily handle up to 1000 watts. Sometimes more, sometimes less. 

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So the big 3 upgrade, and use good 1/0 OFC cable (for the big 3 upgrade). It might be a little overkill for just 600 watts, but it'll make everything pertaining to your electrical work so much better and more efficient.

Also, I assume the amplifier itself calls for 4 awg wire. Do yourself a favor, and save yourself some potential headaches, and use OFC. It's just so much better than CCA cable it's not even funny

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21 hours ago, Dafaseles said:

You should be fine if it's only 600 watts. Usually, a stock system can easily handle up to 1000 watts. Sometimes more, sometimes less. 

2 little pieces of advice....

So the big 3 upgrade, and use good 1/0 OFC cable (for the big 3 upgrade). It might be a little overkill for just 600 watts, but it'll make everything pertaining to your electrical work so much better and more efficient.

Also, I assume the amplifier itself calls for 4 awg wire. Do yourself a favor, and save yourself some potential headaches, and use OFC. It's just so much better than CCA cable it's not even funny

For the install kit (unless you already have it) I love to use sky high car audio. They have pre-packaged wiring kits, and their OFC 4ga is only $80 now I believe. Have used this kit, and their 8ga kit! 

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6 hours ago, JakeW said:

For the install kit (unless you already have it) I love to use sky high car audio. They have pre-packaged wiring kits, and their OFC 4ga is only $80 now I believe. Have used this kit, and their 8ga kit! 

KnuKonceptz has a solid OFC 4 AWG kit that is a little cheaper as well.  Sky High is great stuff, but I've always had good experiences with Knu's stuff:

 

http://www.knukonceptz.com/mobile-audio/amp-installation-kits/sp/complete-4-gauge-amplifier-installation-kit/

 

 

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