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Sound System and offroading

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tostidos, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    tostidos

    tostidos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've had a small system in my truck for about 6 months. I Offroad frequently and noticed my speakers were getting cracking noise and eventually one went out. Upon further inspection I found one of my speaker wires had broken off the terminal of the amp. Well I repaired it and since then it's happened on the other speaker wires several times.

    Now I'm about out of speaker wire to keep repairing. I need a better solution to securing my speaker wires to my amp to uphold against offroading.

    I was thinking about heat shrinking the entire junction and speaker wire bundle.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Show us a picture of your terminals. I offroad a lot and I have a ton of gear in the truck. I've never experienced any problems.

    It sounds to me like your amp is not secured or your wires aren't run out of the way.
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    perhaps solder? kind of a little more permanent but removable if necessary. idk, i have 2 amps both under my seat, and they arent very small, no issues yet. whta kind of mp is it ur having trouble with?
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    ^^^^^ yess. pics please
     
  5. May 15, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    I will take a pic once I get off of work. Ive never done a system install before soo took it to a place to get it done. Who knows what they did wrong. Prob used cheap speaker wire as well. Thanks for the input pics are coming
     
  6. May 15, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    I'm starting to think they did a shitty job of securing the amp to my floor underneath my passenger seat.
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    Yeah, the amp has to be moving, and the speaker wires must be secured somewhere. As a result of the amp movement, its damaging the wires somehow.

    You are in the right track now at least!
     
  8. May 16, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    You need to prevent all wires/connectors from every being able to move or flex. I can't explain the metallurgy behind it, but am sure you are familiar with how you can bend a piece of metal a few times. It gets stiffer each time and eventually snaps. That is what is happening to your wires.

    Ever notice how rigid the stock wire harnesses are in vehicle? It isn't just to prevent rattles.
     
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