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Why does My AMp turn off

I have a Jl audio amp monoblck wit tow 12 kickers cvr when i have my music loud my amp turn off it just cut off and than turn on again can someone tell me what i need o whats wrong

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Hello, 
  You need to use 4 guage or larger wiring with this amp. Also you need to make sure the power wire and ground wire are the same guage.(thickness)  
   The ground wire needs to be as short as possible from the amp to the metal of the car. 
  Make sure you are using a 14 guage or larger speaker wire form the amp to the speakers.

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