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    Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    I know this is a tired matter (searched), but I'm finally thinking about adding a 4 channel amp to power my speakers (Infinity Kappa's in the factory locations 4x6 in the doors, and 6x9's in the rear deck).

    For the fronts, I'd like to run the wire from the trunk to behind the head deck and tie into the factory speaker wires.

    Did a quick search and it seems very split, some folks say it's fine, others say it'll be nothing but crap.

    I would imagine the biggest obstacle to overcome is the long run all the way from the trunk to behind the dash. Any issues with noise here (besides not running beside power wires?)

    Input to sway me one way or the other?







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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    I am using factory wiring for my Polks, I don't get distortion.

    If I have trouble with them, the wiring gets the bin first.




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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Im using factory wiring for mine. Im using an LOC since my car uses a ford factory amp.

    My factory speaker wiring is something along the lines of 18-20 guage. I was limited to 16 guage wire for splicing as that was the biggest wire I could get to splice with the factory wiring. Everything else was far too loose or didnt work at all.

    Im feeding my speakers 60RMS at 2 ohms and it works and sounds just fine.



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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    I used the factory wiring harness, but when I get the new setup, I will be running all new wires, amp to speakers. Just for personal peace of mind.




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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Thanks for the input. Guess I'll try it first and see how it sounds.

    I'm not going to be doing anything crazy, so it ought to be fine.




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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    I have Knu RCA's then from my amp to my crossovers is 14awg and then I used the wire that came with the component set (maybe 16-18awg?)

    For my subs I used 14awg and each sub gets a 14awg run right off my sundown 1000d

    Also my factory wiring looked ok but IMO Id rather do it right once then do it again, I have a **** ton of hours invested into my car to half *** it lol



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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Quote Originally Posted by GearGuy2001 View Post
    I have Knu RCA's then from my amp to my crossovers is 14awg and then I used the wire that came with the component set (maybe 16-18awg?)

    For my subs I used 14awg and each sub gets a 14awg run right off my sundown 1000d

    Also my factory wiring looked ok but IMO Id rather do it right once then do it again, I have a **** ton of hours invested into my car to half *** it lol
    Knu's stuff kicks ***.

    I'm going with the Krystal RCA's and Karma SS wire from the trunk to behind the dash.

    I've used the Karma SS before, it's beefy, looks good, and twisted pair should help cut down on and interference..




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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Just ran new wires from the future amp position to the front doors, no issues, and didn't take to long. No I know whats hooked up where, and that it will stand up.




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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Quote Originally Posted by scoob8000 View Post
    Knu's stuff kicks ***.

    I'm going with the Krystal RCA's and Karma SS wire from the trunk to behind the dash.

    I've used the Karma SS before, it's beefy, looks good, and twisted pair should help cut down on and interference..
    i had some cheap $10 rcas then upgraded to the krystal wires. no differance. just so you know.



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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Quote Originally Posted by scoob8000 View Post
    I know this is a tired matter (searched), but I'm finally thinking about adding a 4 channel amp to power my speakers (Infinity Kappa's in the factory locations 4x6 in the doors, and 6x9's in the rear deck).

    For the fronts, I'd like to run the wire from the trunk to behind the head deck and tie into the factory speaker wires.

    Did a quick search and it seems very split, some folks say it's fine, others say it'll be nothing but crap.

    I would imagine the biggest obstacle to overcome is the long run all the way from the trunk to behind the dash. Any issues with noise here (besides not running beside power wires?)

    Input to sway me one way or the other?
    Get you some of this if you are set on doing it that way.......




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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurdFergueson2 View Post
    Get you some of this if you are set on doing it that way.......


    Where did you get that? I saw some on ebay but its 18ga... Want atleast 16ga or 14ga would be even better...



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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Oh and useing the stock wire is fine.. I've done it in many cars without any problems or issues.. Plan on doing the same to my personal truck soon as I get some good wire...



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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Hahahahhahahhahahaha.

    Seriously, Lol. You guys.

    If you're using a head units power, I guess stock wiring makes sense... but feeding 50W+ RMS from an actual amp through factory wiring? WTF for? It's not that much more work to run the wire, and who can't afford 50ft of 14ga? I'll pay the extra $25 and put in the extra hour to get that last bit of dynamic range out of my components, which play some 80% of the music anyway.

    Cmon guys. Don't build systems/make decisions you'd be embarassed to tell your local car audio shops/installation gurus about.
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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Bass89 View Post
    Where did you get that? I saw some on ebay but its 18ga... Want atleast 16ga or 14ga would be even better...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/6-Con...mZ250315515931



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron_B View Post
    I pulled into the trailer park at around 3 am bumping my sony xplod 12 on sony amp. **** SLAMS!!!!!! Anways, I pulled up and it got all the girls wet.....I guess im an uncle and a dad now
    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron_B View Post
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    Re: Reusing factory speaker wiring...

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrjjordan View Post
    Hahahahhahahhahahaha.

    Seriously, Lol. You guys.

    If you're using a head units power, I guess stock wiring makes sense... but feeding 50W+ RMS from an actual amp through factory wiring? WTF for? It's not that much more work to run the wire, and who can't afford 50ft of 14ga?

    Cmon guys. Don't build systems/make decisions you'd be embarassed to tell your local car audio shops about. That's a personal rule that I follow, and it hasn't let me down.
    So you are saying that he can't feed power through the stock wiring? Don't listen to this guy. It can be done. Find that wire I showed you and tap the factory wires and run that to the amp. It is easier to rewire the doors, but if you are not comfortable with your skill level go with what you asked about.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron_B View Post
    I pulled into the trailer park at around 3 am bumping my sony xplod 12 on sony amp. **** SLAMS!!!!!! Anways, I pulled up and it got all the girls wet.....I guess im an uncle and a dad now
    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron_B View Post
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