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2005 3.4L Installing Subs and amp

I got the base model but I got the factory amp in the trunk. I am trying to install 2 12" subs with a 1000w amp. I have no experience installing anything but the headunit. i am currently saving for the wiring harness for the onstar and door chimes. I want to know if that is enough wattage for the amp and Ialso want to know how to install the subs and the amp. My deck is a JvC 50w x4. I would also like to know what are some good speakers for not too expensive. I am a student and I dont have millions. Thanks to anyone who helps. Thanks.
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i would suggest gettin a new HU,JVC sucks IMO!!!

For good speakers,i would go to Best Buy and get sum Alpine type S or R..Good speaker IMO for a good price,now if you want sum PIMP SHIT...I would get sum Boston Acoustics,SICK CLEAN SOUND never had any problems with Bostons...
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yea boston is a good brand an if you got the money get some kicker or memphis
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Talking Subs & Amp

Installing subs and an amp isn't that hard, your main priority is installing the amp...The subs just hook up to the amp -- very simple! First, make sure you disconnect the negative terminal on the battery-- then you should do the harder part..Which is running the power wire from the battery back to the trunk where the amp should be mounted (I personally mounted mine inside of my car in between my 6x9's and ran the speaker wire around and down the trunk under the carpeting that just is velcroed down. (: ) You definitely need to run the power wire through a rubber grommet in the firewall. There is one right next to the brake pedal if you pull back the carpet. You can hide it under the kicker panels on the sides. They easily pop out! (: Then run your remote turn-on wire(the blue one) to the back of the radio (It should be a blue/white remote turn-on wire)..Hide that wire on the same side as your power wire. Run your RCA's on the opposite side of your power wire (for ground distortion). Ground out your amp to the chassis of the car(usually about 3 feet away). Connect everything to your amp, connect your speaker wires to the speakers, and then when everything is said and done, reconnect your ground to the battery. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. (:
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