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I have a rockford fosgate p5002 amp. I have 2 alpine 12" type-r's. I just got them bridged together and my amp keeps going into clipping mode. i tried turning down my gain and adjusting my frequency but it didnt do anything for me should i unbridge them and hook them up normaly or what should i do? if anyone knows what to do e-mail me at courtney_jordan_32@hotmail.com

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Hi unbridge the subs and run them sterio your overloading the amp and its going into protection mode. if you have anymore questions about car audio feel free to ask me...

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