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New Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-03-2017

Installation Cost

Hello, I was just wondering if someone could quote me the cost for the installation with these components: 

Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 
Head Unit: Stock
Subwoofer and enclosure: MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D
Installation kit: Boss Audio KIT2 8 Gauge Amplifier Install Kit w/ RCA Interconnect and Speaker Wire
Amplifier: BOSS Audio R1100M Riot 1100-Watt Monoblock Amp

Are these the only three items I need for the installation, or is there more I need to purchase? Also, would I be able to apply a gift card I have towards the installation?

Geek Squad Agent
Posts: 3,251
Registered: ‎03-20-2012

Re: Installation Cost

The subwoofers that you have selected have an RMS rating of 200W each making it a total of 400W RMS.  Your amplifier without bridging it is only outputing from the one channel 250W RMS.  The wires that you have purchased run more on the smaller side of 10AWG rather than the promotin 8awg, and as such you may be asked to buy new wires that are true 8AWG to connect to your amplifier and subwoofers. 

 

It does appear that you have everything that you need, but the wires are sometimes too small for comfort and we always recommend purchasing from us with the wires that we offer.  Here is the breakdown of the installation costs that you may see and ill throw in the wires to show prices:

 

Materials charge fee $5.00

Amp installation $99.99

LOC (line output convertor) $14.99 (stock headunit integration for amp/subs)

LOC install $24.99 (will show up as custom labor on receipt)

Amp kits (wires) $79.99-$99.99

 

TOTAL W/OUT AMP KIT: $144.97 before tax

 

Thanks for posting and best of luck!

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Registered: ‎03-20-2012

Re: Installation Cost

whoops forgot, yes you can use any form of payment that is accepted in Best Buy stores, including Gift Cards. 

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-03-2017

Re: Installation Cost

I'm very new to this, so I need to find an amplifier with 400RMS, or should I go higher than 400? Also, to go with that new amplifier, I should look for an installation kit with wires that are 8AWG? Thank you for your help thusfar.
New Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-03-2017

Re: Installation Cost

Also, I took a look and was wondering if this amplifier here would be sufficient: Boss AR1500M 1,500W Mono Amp

It's rated: 1 Channel 1125 W X 1 RMS @ 2 ohm 563 W X 1 RMS @ 4 ohm

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Posts: 3,251
Registered: ‎03-20-2012

Re: Installation Cost

mmcdo26,

  Congrats on jumping into this area and wanting to know more and more, it is always exciting to train someone in my area, so hopefully I can help you out a bit more with what I see on a regular basis.  your is a good budget brand, but when it comes to efficiency and longgevity I couldn't recommend it, but I would say that if you are on a tight budget then this would be a good starter option. 

 

80% of your purchase should be spent on the amplifier itself so don't skimp and you will be much better off down the way with a good quality amplifier.  The subwoofers are 400W total so you would want to go with something that is 400W rms or 500W RMS.  going above that 500W is probably going to be to powerful for those subwoofers, but you never want to underpower you subwoofers from your amplifier, so I'm glad that you realize that you need a different amp for the most compatible setup.

 

8awg is perfect for anything that is 500W and below, and anything over that would be 4AWG to about 1000-1200W.  Technically when you get up to that much power you will be more beneficial to run 1/0 AWG guage, but not necessary should you stick around that 1000W range.  There is alot to learn with car electronics and you are definately on the right path to figuring it out.  The one thing that I will say is that when you compare prices online, if it is not a discontinued item and the price is super low, then it is probably too good to be true.  Spend the money now and save money when it comes to repairs and replacing later on down the way. 

 

I always say its better to save and wait then buy and make it work with what you have.  Our Best Buy credit card is a great way to help you save some money that may not be availiable at the time, with the interest free financing that is being offered.  This way you can spend our money to get the setup that you have been dreaming about, and space out your payments to help you pay it off over time.  Best of luck!

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