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Old 12-07-2010, 01:35 PM
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You're also going to need a remote wire to switch the amp on and off. You'll want to connect that to a power wire coming off of your fuse box which turns on and off with the ignition.

It's not hard to wire up a system, it just takes a little bit of time to do it and have it look nice. If you're just doing this for the first time, it may take you a little bit of time, but it's worth it to figure out what you're doing and how this stuff works.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:43 PM
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Yes I agree ^ . I just need to get this figured out.
So I was looking online and saw this and was thinking of getting it. Is this lookin like it has everything? I guess I should put pictures of my current set up but its late and I need to go to bed so ill try to do that tomorrow. Anyway, the wiring i have done right now is actually pretty good. The problem is that it's 10 gauge, and it looks pretty complex. Idk, maybe when I put pics up you guys will think its easy. So yeah 4 gauge will probably be whats goin down..I want to do it my self, I just need a little help.

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Old 12-07-2010, 11:30 PM
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I've never been a fan of those packaged wiring kits, they never seem to have exactly what I want... considering I mod the heck out of everything, it could just be me.

You can pick up a good set of RCA cables for about $10 - $20

The 4ga cable... you can find good deals on evilBay, 20' - 30' should be more than enough & it'll probably cost about $1.50 a foot (less if you get the copper clad aluminum CCA)

Speaker wire is no big deal, just make sure you use a good, flexible 14ga to 12ga wire.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:54 AM
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Cool, thank you.




This sounds pretty simple. What'd you do with the other wires and did it work well?
The RCA's for my subwoofer amp are ran on the left side. With the power wire being outside of the cab there's no interference.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:55 PM
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Alright thats what I thought. Sorry I didnt have a chance to get the pics up. Just wondering, would i have less power if I didnt install the 4g wire? I'm not saying I won't, but I'm just wondering.

Anyway, I got the new pioneer 800watt 12'' in there. It sounds good, even with the low powered 200 watt amp. I'm excited to get this 1000watt amp in here.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:48 AM
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No you wouldn't have less power if you didn't run 4g.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:55 AM
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No you wouldn't have less power if you didn't run 4g.
so what would happen?


Oh and I saw this. I thought it was a great deal...idk though.

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Old 12-09-2010, 10:27 AM
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If you run 8 gauge and its not enough the wire will get hot potentially melt or best case scenario wont be able to carry needed current and your amp will over heat. Current is lost as it travels through the length of a wire. The "fatter" a wire the less current is lost. Bigger wire also gives you more safety net in case of dropped voltage which also causes heat.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:29 AM
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Sweeet ok I won't do that.
Did you look at ? I have a game he wants so I wouldn't really be loosing anything. Should I go for it or is what he has [seem] no good?

Sorry, the link didnt work. take a look at this.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/an...102888274.html

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Old 12-09-2010, 08:46 PM
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this should be more than enough for your needs and leave room for upgrade. Note that the main battery fuse holder is not included and i suggest an ANL style holder. Ebay has some decent ones that ive used for 10 shipped with a fuse. If you see it and the wire has no exposed sections or burnt lookin copper it should do it
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:50 PM
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Is this a main battery fuse holder? And thanks man, thats what I needed to hear!
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:15 PM
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Because I think I have one already..or does the gauge of wiring affect the type?
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:59 PM
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A fuse holder like THAT ONE would probably be good for up to a 4ga wire.
They use the larger round glass fuses.

Don't skimp on the main power cable/ground cable. A undersized cable is just asking for trouble... plus if you want to add something else in a few years, you won't have to start all over again.

I always oversize my wiring just to make sure there's more than enough current flowing... it's overkill, but I never have to worry about a wire overheating/melting/catching on fire due to overloading.

With that said, I also ALWAYS use the properly rated fuse for the device connected. Even though my 1/0ga cable can probably handle 300amps of current, I use a main fuse that is just slightly over the total load; ie. if my amps fuse rating totals 125amps, I'll use a 150amp fuse (the next closest rated fuse) for a little headroom. You'll be defeating the purpose of the fuse if you run a 300a fuse for a 125a load... the fuse is to protect your devices & your vehicle.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:53 PM
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i have the one that came with my 10g kit..would that work or not? And I need to know what a distro block does and how to hook that up, if anyone is familiar with them.

Also, I got the 2g wire on craigslist. Its big wire...I have the RCA's and everything. Do the grounder and the grounder gonna be 2 different kinds of wires? Obviously they are 2 wires, but The ones i got are all the same color. Like its just a long 2g wire, and I'm wondering if that could serve multiple purposes...

I'm tryin to wire this thing up tomorrow.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:17 PM
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and i mean is a fuse holder even required? My friend doesnt have one.
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