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    1/0 Compression Connections

    Alright, so I'm getting ready to do the "Big-3" on my 92 Towncar yesterday and I ran into a snag...

    I bought all the wiring and a few Compression connectors... I bought this for 5 bucks because everything else I asked for, the audio shop was out of: http://www.cardomain.com/item/STRGT0

    The problem I'm having is that I can't get the d@mn wire inside! I cut back the insulation the required length, and try to jam it in the openeing, but I can't get it to seat all the way...

    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas... I'm thinking of just going to the regular crimping...







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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaTowncar
    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas...
    Keep trimming...




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    yep, trim off some of the wires so it's smaller



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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    I would use an exacto knife...




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Man i really hate how you people suggest to trim off the excess diameter of wire.

    Go buy wire gauge reducers. partsexpress or autotoys sells them.

    11,000 posts and you suggest something so stupid.




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Quote Originally Posted by AVSTANG02
    Man i really hate how you people suggest to trim off the excess diameter of wire.

    Go buy wire gauge reducers. partsexpress or autotoys sells them.

    11,000 posts and you suggest something so stupid.
    and let me know why that's stupid
    please do share this one
    do you ever have anything non-conflict-causing to say?



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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Bah. Whatever.

    For those that want to do it the proper way.

    Get gauge reducers.




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Quote Originally Posted by AVSTANG02
    Bah. Whatever.

    For those that want to do it the proper way.

    Get gauge reducers.
    here's a situation for you
    what happens with the 1/0ga wire doesnt fit in the 1/0ga reducer?



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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Being the cheap *** that I am, I'd just trim the wire...no sense spending more money. As long as you arent trimming a 4 gau. to fit it on an 8 gauge terminal. What do you lose by slightly trimming the wire?




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Quote Originally Posted by Acidburn
    here's a situation for you
    what happens with the 1/0ga wire doesnt fit in the 1/0ga reducer?

    Well in that case I think a Worm Hole to another dimension would open up?

    hah comeon man...




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    STFU and accept it...




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    dude it really doesnt matter. if you are going into an amp i would get cautious ONLY BECAUSE the power and ground and sometimes remote are all really close and there's very little room to safeguard yourself from accidents.

    but if he's using RING TERMINALS that have the rubber that goes over the crimped part of the ring terminals, he could reduce 0awg into 10awg for all i care I think it's safe.




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Fine fine!

    I give up! I'm never going to preach on this subject again.




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    Re: 1/0 Compression Connections

    Quote Originally Posted by AVSTANG02
    Well in that case I think a Worm Hole to another dimension would open up?

    hah comeon man...
    yep, that was a logical response

    think it cant happen?

    it has



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