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I need to know how to wire 2 Kicker comp 10" subs

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You can find your wiring diagram here
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-lCf6ewrWNQM/learn/learningcenter/car/subwoofers_wiring.html

Select from the list shown which describes your amp and subs (ie 2 channel amp with 2 4ohm subs)

Hope this helps and please rate, thanks

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