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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 07:45 AM
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I want to run to the store on my way home and get some power and RCA cables to run to my trunk so I can put my interior back in. Anyone offhand know how many feet of RCA cable I need to go from the head unit to the trunk? And how much power cable from the battery to the trunk? I'd rather not have to go back home, measure it, drive back to town, then back home.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 08:15 AM
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to be safe

i would go ahead and buy 22 ft stinger rca's
this gives you the ability to run rca from head unit to amp in trunk , and if amp is moved , 22ft will let you mount amp any were in trunk and still reach

better 2 feet extra than 2 feet short
1 set rca per amp

run power wire down passenger side

run rca wire down drivers side


i would go ahead and buy 25 foot of power wire so it is on the long side , this will reach from hood battery on passenger side , to trunk battery mounted any were


you don't want to run the power wire all the way to trunk to find out you 2 feet short


also if you leave a few extra feet of power you can re-locate battery any were in trunk and your power wire will reach


i would run power wire thru fire wall under windsheild washer motor
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 09:38 PM
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I did 17 feet from the radio to the trunk and had about 2 feet to spare.

For power 22 sounds right.
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 02:23 AM
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Originally posted by sleestack71:
I did 17 feet from the radio to the trunk and had about 2 feet to spare.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2007, 09:57 PM
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Are you guys just running them right down the tranny tunnel? I have 12 footers in my truck and they barely make it to the passenger seat by the time I ran them across the dash to the passenger side (battery is on the drivers side in the truck) then down the A-pillar to the doorsill then back to the b-pillar then under the passenger seat to the amps...I'd buy nothing shorter than 22 feet for my caprice so I could run it as neatly and cleanly only on the drivers side since the battery is on the passenger side...plus what if you put the amps under the rear deck now and then later on decide you want to put them in the quarter panels or something?
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 09:26 PM
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I know this is probably to late but you also need to consider the amps drawn by the amplifier and the length wire the longer the wire run the bigger the gauge wire most high end stereo shops will be able to look at a chart and tell you the correct gauge wire. I've seen to many amps installed with the wrong gauge wire.
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 09:54 PM
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 09:23 PM
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what are the fuse rateing on the amp or amps. I'll get my book out and tell you.
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 08:03 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by 1SS2HEAR:
I know this is probably to late but you also need to consider the amps drawn by the amplifier and the length wire the longer the wire run the bigger the gauge wire most high end stereo shops will be able to look at a chart and tell you the correct gauge wire. I've seen to many amps installed with the wrong gauge wire.
i think we are talking about rca , not power wire

so the length difference in the length form a 17' rca to a 22' does not matter , it is not the power wire
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by 1SS2HEAR:
what are the fuse rateing on the amp or amps. I'll get my book out and tell you.
i run amps with 250 amp anl fuses and use 0 awg power wire 20' or even 25'

thicker guage is always better
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