Getting ready to install a sub in the Special and need some Advice/Suggestions for the power wire going back to the amp in the trunk. I've collected pretty much everything I need including a 4 gauge amp wiring kit from Knuconceptz.
My questions are:
Where did you make the connection at the front of the car? Directly at the positive battery post? At the positive jump post? What did you use for a terminal/connection at either location?
Which side of the car did you run the power wire? Driver or passenger side?
Where did you run the wire into the cabin depending on which side you ran it?
checkout these posts in my audio build thread. (2nd half of it) I found that going though this location worked GREAT.
wire routing through the engine bay. I used a post terminal and brass terminals to wire it all back in together right at the battery. It worked great but I DID have problems a few years later with some corrosion between the terminals, I had to take it apart and clean it up. I'm not sure what else to recommend.
The Ricer has the Amp power wire connected at the positive jump post with a terminal and then routed along the passenger fender and into the cabin somehow along the A pillar and down. It seems to be more of a straight shot back to the trunk. However the system in there originally wasn't super high powered and it's working OK.
I'll have to pick up some of the corrugated tubing to cover the power wire as you did.
Do you have any idea of the total acceptable length of power wire I'll need? 17' or more?
Agreed. On the Ricer the original owner routed the power wire up along the passenger fender under the hood and down in between the fender and A pillar. You can see the red power wire in the upper left corner of the pic below. Still contemplating whether to use the jump post or battery terminal as the power connection. Think I'll go directly to the battery...only takes a few minutes to pull the stock airbox.
That's what I figured. If it were at the end of the circuit/cable and you had a short in the wiring somewhere before the fuse there would be lots of smoke! Maybe I was thinking about some people who talked about a trunk location and didn't know what they were doing?
Or they had a a 2nd fuse at the back? There are fuses on the Amp also so putting a 2nd fuse block in the trunk location would be redundant and another source of a bad connection and excess current draw.
yeah, basically, anyone who says to put the fuse in the trunk doesn't know what they are talking about. If you shorted the power to ground in between the battery and the fuse you could do a lot of damage.