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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    I just don't feel right using welding wire it may work fine but just want everything done right and not have to replace it for a while. I looked at the kicker 0 wag is it good wire?







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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    2/0 welding wire is better then any type of wire you could use. Think about it. Welding wire is capable of holding 600volts. without getting hot or melting. O guage wire like kicker rockford fosegate and other brands can not handle that kinda of voltage. If wire incorrectly it will melt and cause other things in your car to get hot also. With welding wire you have no worries especially since you are using it as the big 3 ground wires.




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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by beat-down69 View Post
    2/0 welding wire is better then any type of wire you could use. Think about it. Welding wire is capable of holding 600volts. without getting hot or melting. O guage wire like kicker rockford fosegate and other brands can not handle that kinda of voltage. If wire incorrectly it will melt and cause other things in your car to get hot also. With welding wire you have no worries especially since you are using it as the big 3 ground wires.
    i know nothing, but this guys right.

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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    kicker wire and rockford wire is great and good spec size but the price of either one of those is high.




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    you got PMed




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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    Check out Airgas.com - Gas, Welding, Safety Supply. see if there's one near you that's where I got my welding cable from it was cheap.



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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    only bad thing is you have to buy a min of 250 ft just to get that and he only wants to do the big 3 on his car as far as i know.




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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by elballz12 View Post
    I just don't feel right using welding wire it may work fine but just want everything done right and not have to replace it for a while. I looked at the kicker 0 wag is it good wire?
    Yes it is.



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    knu wire best wire out there for the money.



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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by beat-down69 View Post
    only bad thing is you have to buy a min of 250 ft just to get that and he only wants to do the big 3 on his car as far as i know.
    minimum of 25 ft rolls thats what I bought it was $50



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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    Local welding supply or marine/RV is a good supply for heavy gauge wire. Welding wire is designed to be flexible, drug across floors, etc....durable stuff. Most welding wire is OFC instead of some type of plated aluminum (Knu and others lower lines of wire).



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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    I will probably do the welding wire. I have never thought about that. How much do you think i will need?




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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by elballz12 View Post
    I will probably do the welding wire. I have never thought about that. How much do you think i will need?
    buy 10 feet . thats usually more than enough




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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony30cl View Post
    buy 10 feet . thats usually more than enough
    That's what I did--got it from Airgas for about 2.50/ft for 1 guage. Now I just need some battery rings.




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    Re: Big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by ubikwitus View Post
    That's what I did--got it from Airgas for about 2.50/ft for 1 guage. Now I just need some battery rings.
    for the wire ? i have lugs lol. battery post-no




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