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1997 dodge neon too big of a system?


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neonnoyes 
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Posted: October 17, 2008 at 9:28 AM / IP Logged  
I'll give you a rundown of what I'm looking at doing, and then my question(s) to follow.
 
I have a 1997 Dodge Neon, that I'm basically turning into a racecar, with a nice sound system off the track. I have an underdrive pulley on the crankshaft, with an overdrive pulley on the alternator, so that should put me about back to stock output levels on the alternator. I have two Kicker ZX750.1 (750w RMS 1500w Peak each) amps to run two Kicker 12" L7 dual 4 ohm voice coils (also 750w RMS and 1500w peak each). I also have a Pioneer 4300F that puts out about 40w x 4 channels. I have a Rockford Fosgate 2 farad digital capacitor. My main car battery is in the trunk for performance on the track and extra engine room for performance upgrades. All amps and the cap are mounted on the sub box, which is where the back seat used to be.
 
I've been thinking run only 2 wires to the battery, one positive and one ground. About a foot from the battery put a 300A ANL fuse to the positive side as this is the main car battery and audio as well. After that, add a distribution block with a 1/0 gauge into it, with another 1/0 gauge coming back out of it to run up to the front of the car and hook up to the stock positive location. Back at the distribution block, run a 4 gauge to each sub amp, 4 gauge to the capacitor, and 8 gauge or 4 gauge with adapter to the 4 channel amp. on the ground side, very similar except ground to a new location in the trunk and/or backseat area, with the stock battery connection grounded to the frame. If this description doesn't work for you, email me back and I'll see if i can get something drawn up for you.
 
Now my questions...
 
Is this too much system for this car? How should I hook up the system to the battery? What recommendations would you make to improve upon my ideas?
 
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you soon
Ryley Noyes
Neons are not the slow grandma cars everyone thinks they are. 1st Gen (95-99) neons were sub 8 second 0-60. let's see a stock civic from the same time do that!
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first you dont need the cap its a waste, and running two wires to the battery is not necc. just run one wire (pos) fuse within 18" of battery and ground to the closest piece of metal. sounds like your doing a 24v system saying you are going to distro two guage to an amp. if your battery that you have in the back with your subs you want to use a common ground other than that post a wiring outline and we all can go from there
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neonnoyes 
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Neons are not the slow grandma cars everyone thinks they are. 1st Gen (95-99) neons were sub 8 second 0-60. let's see a stock civic from the same time do that!
neonnoyes 
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Posted: October 18, 2008 at 11:08 AM / IP Logged  

it wouldn't let me add text after i already added the picture, sorry!

anyway, my battery is already moved to the trunk for performance purposes, better weight balance. so i'll be running a cable all the way to the front (already have one there, but i'm making it a better one)

and i forgot to put in my picture, a fuse on both ends of the long cable from the battery to the engine, i'll be putting one just off the battery (before the distributor) and one all the way at the front to protect my car on both ends.

Neons are not the slow grandma cars everyone thinks they are. 1st Gen (95-99) neons were sub 8 second 0-60. let's see a stock civic from the same time do that!

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