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    Which gauge wire is best to use?

    I am rewiring my system and want to know what the best size wire will be for me...

    See my sig for the list of my components. I am either looking for 12awg or 14awg, but not sure. F & R have 60rms going to them, and the sub has 300rms.

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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    12 or 14 will be fine. People even use 16 sometimes, but 12-14 will be fine.




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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    use -500 gauge wiring, that should be best.

    This is the rule of thumb:

    Use wiring bigger than your torso and that is best.

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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by elementxero View Post
    use -500 gauge wiring, that should be best.

    This is the rule of thumb:

    Use wiring bigger than your torso and that is best.

    YW
    go die, stupid joke.

    14 would be good, I'm partial to 12 myself.



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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    8 gauge man..




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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    for components you could easily run 16 AWG for that power without a problem..

    for 300rms to a sub.. 12awg imo



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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    for components you could easily run 16 AWG for that power without a problem..for 300rms to a sub.. 12awg imo
    I would agree




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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    I use 1000 MCM wire myself. Its a ***** to solder to the factory harness, though.




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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    That amount of power anything 16 or smaller. you'll be fine.



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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    Thanks guys, I just wanted to be sure b4 I tore into everything.



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    Re: Which gauge wire is best to use?

    I'm running 70 RMS through speaker wire, and by summer to be 125 RMS or more through it.

    16 gauge: ~8.7 amperes
    8 ohms - <600 watts
    6 ohms - <450 watts
    4 ohms - <300 watts
    3 ohms - <225 watts
    2 ohms - <150 watts
    1 ohm - <75 watts

    And these specs are at 20 feet. If you throw the amp under your passenger seat, the furthest run you'll be throwing will be >5 feet. My furthest from the trunk is 7 feet. Mind you this is speaker wire, and not power wire (whatever the difference is, probably strand count.)



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