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this still isn't a sticky? one of the best upgrades possible for those that need it...
 

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Is this recommended for cars with no sound system?
Or will it hurt my car?
I do plan on putting a system in sooner or later.
 

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it wont hurt anything doing it with no music. my 97 sierra has had the big 3 upgrade for about two years. no music in there and alt and bat are just fine.
 

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Is this recommended for cars with no sound system?
Or will it hurt my car?
I do plan on putting a system in sooner or later.
it wont hurt anything doing it with no music. my 97 sierra has had the big 3 upgrade for about two years. no music in there and alt and bat are just fine.

Agreed it will be fine, it actually allows the batt to charge up fast, do to it being more effiecent.

One thing he didnt say, is that you DONT have to replace the stock wires, just piggy back them.

Current will flow to the one with the most capacity.
 

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The current will actually go through the wires with the lowest resistance and larger wire has less resistance than smaller wire.
 

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Agreed it will be fine, it actually allows the batt to charge up fast, do to it being more effiecent.

One thing he didnt say, is that you DONT have to replace the stock wires, just piggy back them.

Current will flow to the one with the most capacity.

The current will actually go through the wires with the lowest resistance and larger wire has less resistance than smaller wire.

So, you're saying just leave the factory wiring with the 0 gauge wire hooked up with it?


And where on the welding supply website should I be looking for wiring?
 

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Would wire that is not oil resistant be ok underneath the hood or should I get some type of jacket? The wire is rated for 105C so heat shouldn't be a problem. The coating is just softer than what is pictured in the first post so it is more flexible.
 

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Would wire that is not oil resistant be ok underneath the hood or should I get some type of jacket? The wire is rated for 105C so heat shouldn't be a problem. The coating is just softer than what is pictured in the first post so it is more flexible.

I dont see why it would be a problem its not submerged in oil? cwm4

If your worried about it get some wire sleeving from these ppl.

https://www.wirecare.com/index.asp

Should take care of it.
 

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People like me with Impala LT1, the battery and alternator are on the same side (passenger side)... Do you see a problem to put on the same bolt on the body the ground from the battery and the ground from the alternator ? Or we need to split and run both wire to two different points on the car frame ?
 

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When I did mine, I used the stud on the LH-FT side of the engine by the ignition coil, to the radiator support.
 

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dont want to sound stupid or anything but when you get the 1/0 gauge wire theres no separate type like ground wire and positive wire like that 1 wire is either ground or positive?

hope my question is clear. if not what im trying to say is the cables from welding supply you just order a certain amount of feet and cut some to be used for the ground and some to be used for the positive?
 

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I did use different wire for power and ground. The reason I did that was to have red as power and black as ground.
 

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I did use different wire for power and ground. The reason I did that was to have red as power and black as ground.
Well, you didn't use different wire (I assume), you used different insulator material.
 
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