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Im trying to figure out how i should wire my Kicker S12L5 sub to my Kicker Zr360 amp. should i wire it for 1ohm and bridge it or what if you could help it would be much appreciated thanks. Nick

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What is the wattage of the sub? What is the power output of the amp, bridged & not bridged? If the bridged power output will NOT exceed the rated power of the sub then you should bridge it. If it will exceed the rated power of the sub then don't. 8)

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