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    What Wire Size Do I Use?

    I'm going to run my 6x9 and 6 1/2" speakers off a 50wx4 rms amp. Should I upgrade my speaker wire, or is the factory stuff ok?







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    Honestly i have no clue what your factory wiring is

    But if i were you, i'd use new wire anyways (its sheilded better, and made of better material)

    For that low of power 16 au is fine, but going down to 12, is over kill in my opinion




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    i'm with b&r, 14-16 is good enough if running off an amp. if ur gonna run it off the headunit, i'd say 18 is ok. for subs, 14-10 awg is good enough. i personally use 14 for my speakers and 11 for my subs.



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