i wired each voice coil to have an impedence of 2 ohms = overall of 4 ohms. my amp can do 4 ohms bridged. i bridged the wires and hooked it up to the sub. is that not a 4 ohm load to the amp?
if your speakers are 2 ohm, you need to wire the speakers in series, or you will get a 1 ohm load. if you wire both speakers to the amp, you are wiring them in parallel.
wire from the amp from the positive output of the amp to the pos terminal of a sub, then take a lead from the negative side of the same side and wire it to the positive of the other sub, then wire the negative of the sub back to the negative of the amp.