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Kicker CK8

Complete 8-gauge amplifier wiring kit — includes 2-channel patch cable and speaker wire

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This kit delivers all the power and signal your system needs

Your amplifier needs hefty power and ground wiring in order to deliver the big power you want. Kicker's CK8 amp wiring kit includes the power, ground, turn-on, and signal wiring for any amplifier with a fuse rating of up to 60 amperes. This kit is suitable for an amplifier with a maximum output of about 400 watts RMS for a Class AB amp or about 600 watts RMS for a Class D amp.

Includes patch cable and speaker wire

The CK8 kit includes a 17-foot, 2-channel twisted pair patch cable that'll send the signal reliably from the receiver to your amp with minimal noise. Also, Kicker provides 40 feet of 16-gauge speaker wire, enough to take care of both the front and rear speakers in most installations. Kicker makes all their wires from oxygen-free copper so you can count on maximum power and signal transfer with minimum resistance or interference.

Product Highlights:

  • amplifier wiring kit
  • cables meet or exceed the American Wire Gauge specifications and requirements
  • 17 feet of 8-gauge power cable with attached ring terminal and protective wire loom — blue
  • 2 feet of 8-gauge ground cable with attached ring terminal — gray
  • 17 feet of 16-gauge turn-on lead wire — clear
  • one 2-channel 17-foot twisted pair RCA patch cable
  • 40 feet of 16-gauge speaker wire
  • AFS fuse holder and 60-amp fuse
  • assortment of installation hardware and cable ties
  • extends your Kicker amplifier's warranty by one year, if purchased along with the amp
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • 17' Length of 8-gauge power wire terminated with a 5/16" ring-terminal on one end (blue/black jacket)
  • 2' Length of 8-gauge ground wire terminated with a 5/16" ring-terminal on one end (dark gray jacket)
  • 17' Length of 16-gauge remote turn-on wire (clear jacket)
  • AFS fuse holder
  • 60 amp AFS fuse (installed)
  • 17' Stereo RCA patch cord
  • 40' Length of 16-gauge speaker wire
  • One 7/8" Self-tapping screw (ground)
  • 1 Flat washer
  • 1 Plastic grommet
  • 1 Red butt-connector
  • Six 5" wire ties
  • Four 3/16" crimp-on spade-connectors
  • 2 Blue spade-connector sleeves
  • 2 Black spade-connector sleeves

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Single Amplifier 8-AWG Kit: This kit includes the following:

  • One 17' length of 8-gauge power wire (terminated by a 1/2" wide, 5/16" diameter ring-terminal)
  • One 2' length of 8-gauge ground wire (terminated by a 1/2" wide, 5/16" diameter ring-terminal)
  • One 17' length of 16-gauge remote turn-on lead
  • 17' Stereo RCA patch cord
  • 40' Length of speaker wire
  • AFS fuse holder
  • 60A AFS fuse (installed)
  • One 7/8" self-tapping ground screw with flat washer
  • One plastic grommet
  • Four 3/16" crimp-on spade-connectors (5/16" outer width)
  • 2 Blue spade-connector sleeves
  • 2 Black spade-connector sleeves
  • Six 5" wire ties
  • One red butt-connector

Hyper-Flex Power Cable: The power, ground, and speaker wires feature a Hyper-Flex jacket for easy installation. The RCA patch cord also has a Hyper-Flex jacket. Four feet of the power wire is covered with a wire loom to protect it in the engine compartment.

Silver Tinned OFC Copper: The power and ground cables are constructed of 735 strand silver tinned OFC copper. The speaker wire is 111 strand silver tinned OFC copper.

Fuse Holder: The fuse holder requires a 5mm Allen wrench to secure the input and output wires, and to change the fuse. There are four holes in the base for mounting and the dimensions are approximately:

  • Width: 3-1/2"
  • Height: 1-3/8"
  • Depth: 1-5/8"

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Written By Anonymous, Williston, ND on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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Had everything I needed to inststall my new system.

Kicker CK8 Harness

Written By gatorguy, Kokomo, Indiana on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything you need is included in this package, down to terminals and hardware. The cables were the perfect length, so everything "fit". I did alot of research about harnesses because I first thought that wires were wires. WRONG! The best demonstration was on the Kicker website. They showed real tests using inferior harnesses vs Kicker harnesses. All were 8awg, but all were not made from quality materials. The Kicker harness uses silver-tinned copper-stranded wires. This allows me to use all of my watts and amps without any significant loss. Other harnesses that use aluminum wires can loose as much as 15% to 20% of their power over their full length. You don't get what you paid for. Crutchfield was helpful to get me to understand this and actually directed me to the video. I'm glad I didn't cheap-out on the harness! Thanks Crutchfield! I feel like I have a superior set-up. I'd definitely recommend this product to anybody wanting to do a perfect install.

Pros: Everything you need

Cons: None

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Written By Scott, Florida on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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This kit was perfect for what I needed. I used everything in the box and the installation went perfectly. I had to change the fuse from 60 to 30, because the amp required a 40 amp inline fuse. Going lower in fuse size just protects my investment a little bit more. Another nice thing is that since I bought the Kicker amp and wiring kit at the same time, I will get an extra year of warranty! Thanks Crutchfield, I love what you have done for my truck. My whole stereo system is through your company and I love the quality and service. I will never go anywhere else!

Pros: Just what you need, quality wire and connections. Gets the job done.

Cons: No backup fuses...Just one extra fuse would make this kit perfect!

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