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Old 23 Apr 2011, 10:15 pm
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Im trying to think of a easy, inexpensive, and decent looking way of making connectors for my amps power, remote, and ground wires. The rcas are easy to do, The most important thing is that I want to keep the clarity of the 4 gauge power wire without downgrading it.

I basically want to be able to pull out the whole thing, amp sub and all
Incase i needed the space. I wouldnt want to use tools. Any ideas?
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Well hook up your amp and sub as you would normally drive with it.


In the case you need to take the subwoofer box out of the car; Disconnect only the 2 wires that connect it to the amp (1 positive and 1 negative)

you want to keep a nice size roll of electrical tape in the trunk; because you want to cover up all the copper ends of the wire; until you re-connect them.

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Old 03 May 2011, 11:25 pm
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For power leads, I have used something like this on winches before:

Connector 175 Amp, Quick Disconnect, Anderson | eBay
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Dude, those Anderson connectors are what we use at work, they are mean muthas! You need a good crimp tool to make the connection though, unless you have some other way of doing that.
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Old 04 May 2011, 07:27 am
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Lol thanks guys, ive went everywhere in town to no avail. Lowes suggested I buy a 50 amp power outlet for a dryer and just run a different wire to each socket in the outlet lol. Sounded too risky for me but wouldve been a nice clean install with everything just plugging in to one outlet minus rcas lol
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For power leads, I have used something like this on winches before:

Connector 175 Amp, Quick Disconnect, Anderson | eBay
Those anderson quick connects are sweet. learned something new today
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Old 04 May 2011, 05:43 pm
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Those anderson quick connects are sweet. learned something new today
They do make a smaller one for those. The one's he shows I think are 400 amp rated, way too much for what you're talking about. They have one's in red, blue, black and gray that are about half that size and way more efficient for what you want to do with your audio equipment.
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They do make a smaller one for those. The one's he shows I think are 400 amp rated, way too much for what you're talking about. They have one's in red, blue, black and gray that are about half that size and way more efficient for what you want to do with your audio equipment.
Dam Chrome; you are dealing with major power.

Volts x Amps = Watts

14.0 x 400 = 5,600 Watts.

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No doubt Dill isn't rocking 5,600 watts. His head unit is maybe 200 watts, and I think the amp he bought is 1,000 RMS & 2 ohms
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Old 05 May 2011, 09:11 pm
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my polk sub is wired for 4 ohms, my pioneer is wired for 1 ohms, which btw sgt I think I wired the pioneer right for 1 ohm right?



I installed it today and did a bit more to my car, you can read about it at my blog site The Pickled PT, And Other Pickled Things. But I like those quick connects!
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my polk sub is wired for 4 ohms, my pioneer is wired for 1 ohms, which btw sgt I think I wired the pioneer right for 1 ohm right?



I installed it today and did a bit more to my car, you can read about it at my blog site The Pickled PT, And Other Pickled Things. But I like those quick connects!
The most cost effective way to hook up a subwoofer is @ 1 ohm.

Some amplifers will only give you 500RMS @ 4 ohms; but 2,000RMS @1ohm.

It's important to always get a 1 ohm stable amp; so no matter what subwoofer/subwoofers set up you have in the future; or in your future car; you will be A - OK


Many amps are not 1ohm stable. Avoid them; as they can't handle 2 2ohm dvc Subwoofers.

Get a 1 ohm stable amp; and save some $$$$$ during this depression.
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