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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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running dual 0 gauge??

I have them currently running under the car but want to drill the firewall and move them under the carpet. Where in the firewall should I or have you done so?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 11:48 AM
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theres a sweet spot several inches under the heater on the passenger side firewall.
its flat and no harnesses or hoses in the way and room for a drill.
if you dont see it, its been mentioned before so search should find it.

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ya that's what I did. on the passenger side I drilled a hole and put a rubber grommet in it then ran the wire through that




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running dual 0 gauge??

Am not a fan of the grommet method. Do it right,and use a bulkhead connector. Maybe,people get away with running cable through sheet metal. The consequences associated with a failure of this practice are HUGE.
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Am not a fan of the grommet method. Do it right,and use a bulkhead connector. Maybe,people get away with running cable through sheet metal. The consequences associated with a failure of this practice are HUGE.
Don't suppose you have a manufacturer or P/N handy do ya?

Great idea by the way!

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Don't suppose you have a manufacturer or P/N handy do ya?

Great idea by the way!
Just google "bulkhead connector" and you will find a bunch. Companies like Grainger and MSC have them.

I got some from Eastwood that were very nice and had a rubber internal that would cinch down over the wire as you tightened the connector to seal out the elements.

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Just google "bulkhead connector" and you will find a bunch. Companies like Grainger and MSC have them.

I got some from Eastwood that were very nice and had a rubber internal that would cinch down over the wire as you tightened the connector to seal out the elements.
Yeah I did that right after posting (Duh on my part) and found some thru McMaster-Carr & Grainger as well.

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Am not a fan of the grommet method. Do it right,and use a bulkhead connector. Maybe,people get away with running cable through sheet metal. The consequences associated with a failure of this practice are HUGE.
Just bought one for a race car was 2.50 from the warehouse would work perfect for what your doing.


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thanks for bulkhead connector idea never seen them... I worked on a truck two weeks ago, the power wire had been burned up by the exhaust manifold...
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 08:33 PM
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im about to start hooking up my system and this is one the questions I had as well.

you plan on running two 1/0 gauge wire can I ask what your running two for.

two amps? let me know interested
I was planning on doing the big 3 then running 4 gauge back to the amp.
but o gauge to the back/trunk doesnt sound bad

and are you running them under the plastic trim/door or directly under the carpet.
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