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miker
07-05-2008, 04:57 PM
02' 4door limited Explorer

OK. How much wire will I need to go from the front to the back?

The battery terminals.. Will I need new ones?

What kinda of Alt does it have? How about the battery?


HU??? What will I need.


Might have more questions as I go.. Those are just some for now, because I don't have the car yet, but I want to start shopping around.

wu501
07-05-2008, 05:00 PM
your probably going to need about 20' of power wire..same goes for rca's. Go to the crutchfield website and you can get all the stock info and see what dash kits and wiring harness you will need..etc.

miker
07-05-2008, 05:11 PM
Well I'm happy that I bought long RCA's for my previous car :)

Thanks for the advice. I'll go check it out.

miker
07-05-2008, 05:28 PM
Alright.. Looking around I found the stuff on Millionbuy for about 12$ (wiring kit and dash kit)


That leaves me with wiring.. Will 20ft be enough, no doubts??? Because Millionbuy has 20ft of 4g.. I'm not going to have a ton of money to put into this.. otherwise I would love to spend 80$ on some nice 1g.. Unless, do you think I will NEED 1g wire? It will be supplying about 1300w.

PSturmer
07-06-2008, 02:46 PM
02' 4door limited Explorer

OK. How much wire will I need to go from the front to the back?

The battery terminals.. Will I need new ones?

What kinda of Alt does it have? How about the battery?


HU??? What will I need.


Might have more questions as I go.. Those are just some for now, because I don't have the car yet, but I want to start shopping around.

if you havent gotten the explorer yet get a 2001 or older one with a sunroof. one of the loudest suv's out there:)

2002XLT
07-06-2008, 02:48 PM
it has a 130A alt. DD headunit ftw.

IgnoreMe
07-06-2008, 02:50 PM
do NOT get an explorer with a sunroof if you plan on putting in a decent system. just dont. trust me.

bass-aholic
07-06-2008, 02:52 PM
It only took me 13-15 feet to get to the back of my explorer. Stock alt is 90 amps i believe. I would get a second battery and you should be fine with that alt. Get new battery terminals, and the battery could be anything.

2002XLT
07-06-2008, 02:53 PM
It only took me 13-15 feet to get to the back of my explorer. Stock alt is 90 amps i believe. I would get a second battery and you should be fine with that alt. Get new battery terminals, and the battery could be anything.

what year?

the one he wants is a 2002. (3rd gen) It has a 130A.

IgnoreMe
07-06-2008, 02:54 PM
It only took me 13-15 feet to get to the back of my explorer. Stock alt is 90 amps i believe. I would get a second battery and you should be fine with that alt. Get new battery terminals, and the battery could be anything.

it depends on the car really.

some explorers (ie mine) have a 95a alt. others have a 130a unit (my buddies). either way we both run ho alts now, so meh. but those are the options. also, as far as wire goes, bassaholic is right, it doesnt take too much at all. if you can find the kicker pkd1 kit off ebay for like 100, it pretty much gives you everything you need to wire it up besides wire for your speakers and rca's. everything else is included including a fuse holder, fuse, d-block etc.

bass-aholic
07-06-2008, 02:57 PM
what year?

the one he wants is a 2002. (3rd gen) It has a 130A.

I didn't even notice he said the year. When i changed my alt out i heard 99 was 90 amp.

miker
07-06-2008, 03:05 PM
I have my RCA's, and speaker wire, distro block and fuse.

Just need a main power cable. I'll try and find 20ft of 1/0g at a price I can afford.

I really like the look of the 02'> models, and is more about my ride than the system, so I will not be getting a "vintage" model.

Thinking about a DD HU in the future, right now I've got to stick with my current HU and just get a 6$ dash kit.

130a alt? that's great to hear :). Like I said I will be using approx 1300w, Will I defiantly want 1/0g wire?


appreciate all the advice and responses.



Hmm looked on Million buy and found 10g 500ft for 50$ lol, could I make like 10runs of that and be ok? lol Just kidding.

bass-aholic
07-06-2008, 03:11 PM
I have my RCA's, and speaker wire, distro block and fuse.

Just need a main power cable. I'll try and find 20ft of 1/0g at a price I can afford.

I really like the look of the 02'> models, and is more about my ride than the system, so I will not be getting a "vintage" model.

Thinking about a DD HU in the future, right now I've got to stick with my current HU and just get a 6$ dash kit.

130a alt? that's great to hear :). Like I said I will be using approx 1300w, Will I defiantly want 1/0g wire?


appreciate all the advice and responses.



Hmm looked on Million buy and found 10g 500ft for 50$ lol, could I make like 10runs of that and be ok? lol Just kidding.

I forget where but some one actually made thick cable out of old speaker wire they had laying around like that. Anyways whats your budget for wire?

IgnoreMe
07-06-2008, 03:14 PM
I have my RCA's, and speaker wire, distro block and fuse.

Just need a main power cable. I'll try and find 20ft of 1/0g at a price I can afford.

I really like the look of the 02'> models, and is more about my ride than the system, so I will not be getting a "vintage" model.

Thinking about a DD HU in the future, right now I've got to stick with my current HU and just get a 6$ dash kit.

130a alt? that's great to hear :). Like I said I will be using approx 1300w, Will I defiantly want 1/0g wire?


appreciate all the advice and responses.



Hmm looked on Million buy and found 10g 500ft for 50$ lol, could I make like 10runs of that and be ok? lol Just kidding.
seems like you got a good start. i always suggest the kicker kit and assume the poster doenst have anything to start with. in your case i wouldnt be buying the kicker kit as there is no point.

you dont need, 1/0 wire for that setup either, but it couldnt hurt you, especially if you think there might be a chance of an upgrade in your future.

if you feel like buying the 1/0, knukoncepts has good prices IMO. good luck

PSturmer
07-06-2008, 03:15 PM
do NOT get an explorer with a sunroof if you plan on putting in a decent system. just dont. trust me.

sunroofs are louder :)

for him since its a small system it really isnt going to matter.

miker
07-06-2008, 03:15 PM
If I could get 20ft of 1/0 for 30$ that would be great lol. But I don't have a budget put together yet.

>100$ for MDF, HU adapter stuff, and power cable would be cool.

PSturmer
07-06-2008, 03:21 PM
If I could get 20ft of 1/0 for 30$ that would be great lol. But I don't have a budget put together yet.

>100$ for MDF, HU adapter stuff, and power cable would be cool.

what subs and amps are going in?

IgnoreMe
07-06-2008, 03:21 PM
sunroofs are louder :)

for him since its a small system it really isnt going to matter.

yes, they're louder cause the tracks brake and make all types of racket :laugh:

seriously though, about 1500w and a 15" xxx were enough to brake my buddies sunroof. he says he will never buy another car with a sunroof if its getting a system. and after riding around in it for the last couple years, he's convinced me as well.

louder? obviously you've had experience that it is. but to me, thats just not worth it. i guess if i competed for cash or something

miker
07-06-2008, 03:23 PM
what subs and amps are going in?


RE SE 15" and a, PA 3000d. Would like to upgrade the amp, but we'll see how that goes, depending on how many hours I can get.

bass-aholic
07-06-2008, 03:25 PM
If I could get 20ft of 1/0 for 30$ that would be great lol. But I don't have a budget put together yet.

>100$ for MDF, HU adapter stuff, and power cable would be cool.

You can get 20 feet of KNU klm for about $35 plus shipping, that will give you about 15 feet for power and 5 feet for ground which is perfect. Normally i wouldn't suggest anything but KNU fleks but your on a tight budget.

http://www.knukonceptz.com/productMaster.cfm?category=KLMX%20Kable

Might wanna grab two battery terminals. I use a these, and there awesome.

http://www.knukonceptz.com/productMaster.cfm?Category=Battery%20Terminals

2002XLT
07-06-2008, 03:26 PM
RE SE 15" and a, PA 3000d. Would like to upgrade the amp, but we'll see how that goes, depending on how many hours I can get.

want a zx2500? ;)

miker
07-06-2008, 03:29 PM
Well I would defiantly want one, along with another 15" now that I have an SUV.. :), maybe in the far future lol.

PSturmer
07-06-2008, 03:31 PM
RE SE 15" and a, PA 3000d. Would like to upgrade the amp, but we'll see how that goes, depending on how many hours I can get.

if you do decide to go the older style i've got a box. 3.5 cubes @ 30hz. double front baffle. it needs one more coat of paint but other than that its in good shape. i'd sell it for 50 bucks

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/Misc%20Pictures/e9842b171dee.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/Misc%20Pictures/f827519edf9e.jpg




yes, they're louder cause the tracks brake and make all types of racket :laugh:

seriously though, about 1500w and a 15" xxx were enough to brake my buddies sunroof. he says he will never buy another car with a sunroof if its getting a system. and after riding around in it for the last couple years, he's convinced me as well.

louder? obviously you've had experience that it is. but to me, thats just not worth it. i guess if i competed for cash or something

lol. my sunroof doesnt work either :(. the only thing bad with them is on lower notes they make a lot of noise.

miker
07-06-2008, 10:22 PM
http://www.millionbuy.com/aifwh597.html

Hmm, Are wiring harnesses jsut vehicle specific? Not HU specific?

chrisdwnng
07-06-2008, 10:31 PM
That's correct. You just need one for your explorer, it plugs into the factory wireing harness and converts all the wires to what you need for an aftermarket radio.