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Old     (polkaking27)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-06-2005, 9:32 AM Reply   
I am trying to hook up my amp in my 97 ss and can't seem to find anywhere to ground it out at. Its always reccomended to ground within 18 inches of the amp... is that possible or do I have to run it back to the battery post?

Has anyone on here worked with a ss sound system

thanks
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       04-06-2005, 10:11 AM Reply   
The withing 18 inches of the applies only to cars. It should be grounded to the battery (a couple folks here prefer the engine block but I have had better luck with direct connection to the battery).
Old    JKW (jwat142)      Join Date: Jan 2002       04-06-2005, 11:15 AM Reply   
I ran the ground for the amp in my '97 super sport back to the battery. I have my amp mounted under the passenger seat.
Old     (polkaking27)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-06-2005, 12:08 PM Reply   
why does that only apply in cars, thats weird!!! Owell, I guess I'll run it back to the battery then. Does it matter if the power and ground are run on the same side of the boat, or should I run them on opposite sides?
Old    Stan Tanner (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-06-2005, 12:33 PM Reply   
You can run the power and ground on the same side with no problems. You would want to keep signal wires away if possible. Also you should consider running both the positive and negative with at least 8 ga wire if only running one amp. If you are running more that that I would go to 4ga and then a distribution block near the amps. I just finished wiring two amps into my 97 supersport. I mounted them on the wall behind the passanger seat. I used some 3 inch by 1/8 inch thick aluminum flat stock and bent it at a angle to bolt the amps to. Then I screwed the aluminum into the floor. It turned out pretty good. I don't have any pics currently but when I am back home this weekend I could take some if you want. Let me know

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