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#147053 - 02/04/03 02:37 PM Help with 2000 Firebird w/Monsoon system.
Will90LX
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Hey guys, my friend has a 2000 Firebird Formula with the factory Monsoon system. His factory GM deck crapped out on him, so he had Circuit City install some Aiwa deck. Circuit City said that they wired the deck to use the factory GM amps. My friend isn't that impressed with the sound. We were thinking about bypassing the factory amps entirely and using an Alpine MRP-F200 4 channel amp to run the 10 speakers. My questions are:

1) What do I have to do to bypass the factory GM amplifier? We have an aftermarket head unit installed already.

2) How do I run the new wiring from the Alpine 4 channel amp to the 10 speakers in the car? I guess I would have to double up on some (if not all) the channels on the amp. Thanks for any help.

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#147054 - 02/05/03 11:32 AM Re: Help with 2000 Firebird w/Monsoon system.
BandDirector Blk98ZM6
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Running the factory speakers of of an aftermarket amp is NOT a good idea. The front door mid is 2 ohms, running off the Monsoon amp, the front door tweets are 4 ohm running off the HU, the back seat "subs" are 4 ohm DVC so the Monsoon amp "sees" 2 ohms, and the back hatch mids/tweets are 4 ohm running off the Monsoon amp.

Bottom line, if you want to add an aftermarket amp, you need to replace the stock speakers as well.

For more, check out the FAQ's at the top of the "Electronics Forum" over at www.ls1.com
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#147055 - 02/05/03 11:33 PM Re: Help with 2000 Firebird w/Monsoon system.
Will90LX
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Thanks for the help.
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