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Only thing I disagree with is your amp choice. Boss is not known for being completely honest with their power output specs and their overall quality is not so good. This is why they're substantially cheaper than other name brands. Just something to keep in mind if you're ever in the market again.

One question I have though is where did you ground your amp? I'm also working on on adding a sub, but I haven't completely figured out this part yet.
On the tail light you will see 3 bolts and nuts from the tail light mounted to the body. I grounded mine there and it seems good. And I hear ya about the BOSS amp. It's probably about 300 watts IRL. It has a 30 amp fuse so I've always used that old trick. that being said, it still is a major upgrade. I just remembered that I think I have a JL 500/v2 at my brothers house.. This amp is a little under power if you are cranking it up past 50 but without changing the mids etc I really didn't want to go all out.. If I change the amp out later, my wires are there and ready.
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I'm not sure on how much power a Bazooka will use but the Bose power wire is pretty small. It would work but I wouldn't use it in conjunction with the Bose amp. It looks like 10 or 8 Gauge wire. Maybe someone with more knowledge can answer that. I wouldn't want to use a wire tap on the power personally.
Thanks for feedback. The bazooka tubes don’t use much draw as they’re modestly powered. The quick connect harness I have and have used before actually taps power from the head unit harness, so it’s not much. But to play it safe, I’ll run it from the battery.

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Thanks for feedback. The bazooka tubes don’t use much draw as they’re modestly powered. The quick connect harness I have and have used before actually taps power from the head unit harness, so it’s not much. But to play it safe, I’ll run it from the battery.
The Bose amp's power circuit is fused, so if you add an additional high-current load to that same rail you stand a chance it'll blow the fuse. That power supply circuit is only designed to hold as much power as is expected to power the Bose amp, just like every other circuit in the car is designed. Adding more to it, especially a subwoofer of any kind, is a bad idea. Running power for your sub directly from the battery gives you an independent circuit without the worry of other problems. It can be significantly safer to do it this way.
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I took Alex's suggestion and changed the amp. I found a used R500X1D amp for almost the same price as the BOSS and it sounds great. Not that the BOSS one didn't but I'm happy with the change and the speakers and amp match. The RF amp has a little more punch (hehe) but I won't be turning it up that loud to overpower the Bose system. FYI for anyone wanting to know, the BOSS RIOT amp remote wire and knob works for Rockford Fosgate R500X1D Prime 1-Channel Class D Amplifier.

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