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Old 01-01-2011, 12:01 PM
Cstalls Cstalls is offline
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Default 2 gauge wire

Hi FRF. Does anyone have a system with 0 or 2 gauge wire? I was gonna upgrade, and i got 2g wire, and i seriously have no idea how this is gonna fit through my firewall, or fit anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to do this?

Pictures, if you have them, would help so much. other wise if you have a system with similar wiring, then please help a bro out here!
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:17 PM
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I have 1/0 for my system. I ran it from the battery, behind the fender well, up inside the rocker panel(at the very bottom) then drilled a hole by the rear cab mount and ran it inside. Another idea if you're worried about your wire getting damaged is you could do what this guy did:
http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-a...q-build-2.html

And here's a thread of mine that shows some pics of my wire routing and whatnot:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/vehic...nts-today.html
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:28 PM
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Oh so you went under the truck and just drilled a hole? Yours looks very good, thanks for this! I was considering going under but i wasn't sure how to do it. Were you just powering your speakers then? And are you using 2 wires just because your amp needed them?

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:47 PM
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Default Re: 2 gauge wire

2ga shouldn't be that hard to work with.

Just grab one of these firewall bushings:

Drill the appropriate sized hole, install the bushing, feed the wire through, tighten the bushing to make a secure water tight seal.

Don't forget to upgrade the ground wires too, they're just as important as the power wire.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:52 PM
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A good spot it the rubber plug from where the clutch linkage would go thru the firewall. If you have an automatic. If you have manual you can still use this spot, just cut an "X" an poke it thru. Put some RTV on the "X" if you wish.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:38 PM
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just run it underneath the truck next to the frame from the battery and i don't no if yours has it but underneath the rear jump seat there is a rubber plug that is very easy access back into the extended cab from underneath the vehicle
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:38 PM
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I've got 4 runs total of 1/0 gauge but my batteries are in the toolbox so I ran it underneath the truck and drilled a hole up through the bed and into the box.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:56 PM
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Oh so you went under the truck and just drilled a hole? Yours looks very good, thanks for this! I was considering going under but i wasn't sure how to do it. Were you just powering your speakers then? And are you using 2 wires just because your amp needed them?
Yea I just ran it under the truck. Once it starts getting a little warmer around here I'm going to redo it though with some conduit like in that link I posted. And I'm not sure I understand your questions. Explain haha
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:26 PM
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Yea I just ran it under the truck. Once it starts getting a little warmer around here I'm going to redo it though with some conduit like in that link I posted. And I'm not sure I understand your questions. Explain haha
Sorry ha It was poorly worded...but you have two wires coming from your battery. Is one a grounder or what?




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just run it underneath the truck next to the frame from the battery and i don't no if yours has it but underneath the rear jump seat there is a rubber plug that is very easy access back into the extended cab from underneath the vehicle
Ok cool, I'll check for this!

As for the other posts, does anyone have pictures or anything of their wiring? That would be very useful.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:33 PM
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Sorry ha It was poorly worded...but you have two wires coming from your battery. Is one a grounder or what?
One wire is the power wire for my amp and the other one is the ground for the amp.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:34 PM
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One wire is the power wire for my amp and the other one is the ground for the amp.
Alright that's what I thought, sweet.
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