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    why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    i have a sundown sae 1000d, and the specs say 0 guage power input. so i got the rockford fostgate (pretty reputable brand) 0 gauge 1500 watt amp wiring kit. when i go to plug it into my amp, it is like 1/3 too big. i would say a good 1/4 inch too big probably. first of all, why is this. and second of all is it ok to cut off wire to make it the right size, and then just clean the end up nice, and electrical tape around the stubs? someone said this is ok, im fine with doing that if it is not going to make my system jerry riged, if im goin big, i want it to be clean, thanks for your responces ahead of time. kevin







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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    rockford fosgate? whats that?



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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    Trimming the wire is fine.

    Not all 1/0 is the same size. For instance, my kicker 1/0 is quite a bit larger than my welding supply 1/0. It too barely fits into my amp (kicker zx2500). I have to get it in there absolutely perfect for it to not get all smashed up.




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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    is it real importate that i tape it up real well tho, because would that open up an opportunity for a short or somthing maybe?




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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

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    is it real importate that i tape it up real well tho, because would that open up an opportunity for a short or somthing maybe?
    wouldnt hurt



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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

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    rockford fosgate? whats that?
    why be a cockmaster? j/k




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    cockmaster? whats that?



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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    Quote Originally Posted by billabongcr View Post
    cockmaster? whats that?
    you never seen the southpark movie, they say shitfaced cockmaster in the terrance and phillip movie part, i was just being dumb.




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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    why dont they just make amps and fuse/distros to where you can fit a regular size 1/0 wire into the "1/0 opening"





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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    Quote Originally Posted by nubtast View Post
    is it real importate that i tape it up real well tho, because would that open up an opportunity for a short or somthing maybe?
    Sure I guess. Better safe than sorry.




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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyk90 View Post
    Sure I guess. Better safe than sorry.
    hows your 2500.1 do at 1ohm?



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    Re: why did my rockford fostgate 0/1 power wire not fit in my *0 gauge power port*

    Quote Originally Posted by billabongcr View Post
    hows your 2500.1 do at 1ohm?
    Currently running at 2 ohms for daily right now, but at 1 ohm it did just fine.

    Gotta have a good electrical system though, as with any 2000+ watt amp.




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