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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-09-2002, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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0 gauge wire where to run

Where can i run 0 gauge wire through my car? the kickpanels are not big enough for this, also i am contemplating either the 0 gauge or running 2 4gauge power wires and 1 6 gauge all hooked up to the battery and amp together with distribution blocks and fuses. any ideas?
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There is rarely a factory location that you can work a 0AWG wire through. You're best method would be to carefully drill through the firewall and install a weather proof grommet to protect the wire and keep water out. I'm not sure what you mean by the "kick panels aren't big enough." There should be enough room to run the wire under the carpet along the sills. And what exactly are you putting in that requires that large of wire???
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you dont need to run 0 awg to your amp from the front of your car, what you should do is install it right, make sure you have another battery, not a standard car battery either, you need a deep cycle fully enclosed car audio battery. i would run depending on the size of the amp, if your using 0awg your in the area of 2000watts and up, so i would go with 4 awg to your trunk onto the batter and then off the battery with 0awg to your amp. You want to make sure that your 0 awg wire is short that way you have less of a chance for noise interference, but most of all that way you dont lose any wattage. Either way your going to need to drill through the firewall, to pass the 4awg or 0awg wire through it.
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you dont need to run 0 awg to your amp from the front of your car, what you should do is install it right, make sure you have another battery, not a standard car battery either, you need a deep cycle fully enclosed car audio battery. i would run depending on the size of the amp, if your using 0awg your in the area of 2000watts and up, so i would go with 4 awg to your trunk onto the batter and then off the battery with 0awg to your amp. You want to make sure that your 0 awg wire is short that way you have less of a chance for noise interference, but most of all that way you dont lose any wattage. Either way your going to need to drill through the firewall, to pass the 4awg or 0awg wire through it.
Ummm NOT! This is far from the "right" way to do things. You have to supply enough current from your alternator to your battery in the trunk or you have gained nothing. All you will do is over load the supply wire and eventually just keep draining the battery in the trunk. Simply facts of life state what goes out, must come back in. Noise rarely enters a system on the amplifier supply line. Noise commonly enters the system through the low level RCA cables or is caused by ground loops (something that a second battery commonly causes). A second battery is rarely needed...
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Yep, I'd agree with that. Though I'll take a pic for you guys. I melted my fuse holder when I stepped up to the 4th amp. I'm currently fused for 120 amps with 4 gauge which is pushing it. So when I get some cash in will come a 1/0 wire.
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