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89Eldorado
02-07-2012, 01:09 AM
should i use 16 gauge or 14 gauge to run my door speakers to my amp in my trunk i say less than 20 feet got an 89 eldorado 2 door

Bettr n' Revrse
02-07-2012, 01:11 AM
What speakers?

89Eldorado
02-07-2012, 01:16 AM
does it matter?

Fiendstolemyamp
02-07-2012, 01:19 AM
does it matter? It matters how much current you wanna put through the wire. 14ga isn't expensive so I'd just use that.

89Eldorado
02-07-2012, 01:20 AM
less than 100 watts they are just 6x9s im not using it for woofers

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id say its about 15 feet

Bettr n' Revrse
02-07-2012, 01:21 AM
It matters more so then length for car installs cuz we have to know how much power...

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In that case 16 is probably fine but 14 is better...

Fiendstolemyamp
02-07-2012, 01:22 AM
less than 100 watts Either will be fine. I'd go with 14.

89Eldorado
02-07-2012, 01:23 AM
yea i think theyre like 90 watts rms i already had 16 gauge thats why i was asking to see if i should upgrade to 14gauge

Bettr n' Revrse
02-07-2012, 01:24 AM
yea i think theyre like 90 watts rms i already had 16 gauge thats why i was asking to see if i should upgrade to 14gauge

If its good 16 gauge just use that...

89Eldorado
02-07-2012, 01:25 AM
i have raptor wire in now any good?

kramer_212
02-07-2012, 01:30 AM
i would go with 14, i haven't had the raptor wire, but the rest of there products seem alright.

Imtjnotu
02-07-2012, 01:30 AM
Does it matter the gauge

Bettr n' Revrse
02-07-2012, 01:39 AM
Screw it!

KTMrida4life
02-07-2012, 02:05 AM
I ran 12 gauge. Overkill. lol

esmokah
02-07-2012, 02:46 AM
when in doubt, go heavier gauge

murph
02-07-2012, 02:50 AM
highest you can fit never kills anyone :naughty:

keep_hope_alive
02-07-2012, 03:28 AM
16 is fine. Won't hear a difference between 16 or 12. Tinsel leads are 20. Voltage drop isn't a huge concern for door speakers.

Wire construction does matter. Huge variety in strand size and quantity. I use Monster or Belden CL3 jacketed wire lately.