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Old 12-21-2010, 03:40 PM
SteelDirigible SteelDirigible is offline
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more common known as the big 3. I'm whoring my pictures on multiple forums, so you possibly seen this before.

Got everything I need to do the big 3 and did it yesterday. I used 7ft of 1/0 Monster (the silver) 4ft of KnuKonceptz 1/0 black, Tsunami solid brass battery terminals, and a DB Link distrubution block (1/0 to 4 awg) as well as 4 1/0 ring terminals.













Enough product photos though, time for the action shots

1/0 power/ground to alternator, battery to chassis ground, and block to chassis ground.
Black is KnuKonceptz power wire, the white is Monster.

New battery terminals, distribution block. White is Red, black is black.


The black 1/0 here is for the chassis ground. the smaller one is the factory negative coming from who knows where. I ditched the factory chassis ground.




You can see my distribution block (dbLink) it has the 1/0 from the terminal and goes to 4 4 gauge outputs. Attached are the sub Amp 4 gauge, and two reds are the factory positives to wherever. Attached to the terminal is the power for the 4ch amp (blue) and my 1/0 to the alternator positive.




And you can see the white power to the alternator snaked around the top there...


And attached to the alternator. The black wire laying on top of that is the block to chassis ground, I used the alternator bolt. should that be ok you think?




And the engine ground attached to the body...
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:08 PM
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Now you just need a Optima RED top battery or even a Yellow top
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:39 PM
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Now you just need a Optima RED top battery or even a Yellow top
or even a Blue top! and a high output alternator is on the list as well.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:18 PM
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call me ignorant or stupid but what is that going to do for your truck?
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:52 PM
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Allow more current to flow through those wires and allow more current to flow to your amp.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:03 PM
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so that was all just for an amp then? or is there more to it? cause im assuming you wouldnt need more current flowing through it unless you are running a bunch of lights and a winch or something like that... and also why would you do all of that in 1/0 gauge and then run 4 gauge to the amp?

im being sincere i want to learn about this stuff i promise.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:10 PM
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He probably used 4g to the amp because that's the biggest gauge wire his amp can take. And this can explain what the Big 3 does better than I can explain it.

http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...TID~73496~PN~1
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:21 PM
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interesting, how much was all of that wiring and post terminals and ring connectors? it looks like something i might want to look into for when i get my high output alternator...

and after looking at wire prices is it ok to substitute the copper clad aluminum wire for price purposes? seeing as its 2 bucks a foot as opposed to like 10 a foot, or is it defeating the purpose of doing it at all?
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:33 PM
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If you browse some car audio forums you can find some used wire and whatnot for a good price. I got about 30ft. of 1/0, a couple distribution blocks, a couple fuses/fuse holders, 3 sets of high quality Monster RCA's and some other little extras for $90.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:42 PM
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oh cool, good to know!
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:17 PM
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i got about 2 ft left.... price totals:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YL40O4/http://www.amazon.com/DB-Link-NGB04-Distribution-Resistant/dp/B003OBZ1PQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1288372189&sr=1-2Wire:
http://www.amazon.com/Brand-Monster-Quality-Oxygen-Extremely/dp/B0035VVOLA/ref=sr_1_13?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1288190162&sr=1-13Knukonceptz (4ft) $1.95 per foot, plus shipping
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:57 PM
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and the reason for the 1/0, 4 gauge is fine for the amplifier, but think of the alternator as the source of the power, which it is, so that's the link to keeping the higher voltage for everything (not just the amp) and you need an equally sufficient ground(s)
it's a weakest link kind of thing. might as well go heavier than necessary rather than too light.
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