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What wiring kit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Blaise22, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Jun 12, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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  3. Jun 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    That looks perfect, im buying it. thanks for the response.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    The description for the alpine amp recommends 8 gauge wire but do you think I would be fine using the 4 gauge or should I just get what is recommended?
     
  5. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    If you are going to route it so that you have a major length of wire, go 4. But otherwise you can use 8 no problem
     
  6. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    So if im not running any major length of wire could I go with the 4? Would there be any difference between the 4 and the 8?
     
  7. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    cost. Just make sure you are getting a QUALITY 8 gauge wire. They are not all created equal. Remember, the smaller the number, the larger the wire.

    I've seen some manufacturer's 4 ga be no larger than a quality 8. It was all a thick wire jacket appearing to be much larger than it really was. Diesel Audio was the offender in this case.

    Any of the reputable (it will be more expensive) wire will be true to gauge.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    The 4 gauge was only 10 bucks more so I just went with that. Thanks for all the help so far goblue:cheers: Im probley going to have a lot more questions once everything gets here and I start wiring it up.
     
  9. Jun 15, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    1. I bought the kit listed above by knukonceptz, the groung wire is only 3 feet but im going to need at least 4 feet. Does the length of the ground wire matter? I was looking on their web site and all there kits include a three foot ground wire, is there a reason for that?

    2. Can I run the ground wire next to the power cable, or will that cause interference?
     
  10. Jun 15, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    The shorter ground wire, the better.

    You can run it where you need to no problem. There is zero chance of getting interference if you run it next to the positive wire.:thumbsup:
     
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