ok, so I guess I've pretty much decided that the amp is blown, assuming you guys don't think it could be the RCA connection from the stereo or something (don't think that's what it is, considering if i turn it down low it works fairly well, but only on songs where its basically acoustic guitar and nothing else, bass drum, bass guitar, or anything else makes it die)
so would anybody like to help me with my next problem of finding a new amp? the CVT is rated at 400w RMS, which gives me two choices, a Kicker ZX350.2, and a ZX450.2. As the names imply, the 350.2 is a 2 channel that bridges to 350w rms, and the 450.2 bridges to 450w rms. Assuming it wouldn't blow the sub, I'd much rather get the 450. But the clips that used to hold in the accessory tray things behind the seats are still there, and i dont think i can fit the 450 in between them.
So I guess the questions are: will the 450w amp blow the 400w sub, and is there any way that you guys know to take out those clips so i'll have more space/ is there a better place to put the amp?