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Box type, dimensions And wireing for a 2 12''4Ohm duel voice coil

Need box info and wireing diagram also when i hook both subs to 2000 watt amp it forces protection in the amp

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Http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/learningcenter/car/subwoofers_wiring.html this website will help you out with wiring but as far as box info what kind of box do you have and if its going on protect mode you need to turn your system down bkz your running to much juice. either that or you have a short somewhere

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