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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sandmanll06@com View Post
    i had a question. OK for the big 3 can i use power wire also for ground.
    power and ground wire is the same exact thing

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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Just got a new car so I'm doing this all over. Only this time I am having a bit of a problem. On this car (04 Mazda RX-8) My line runs from the alternator to the main fuse on the underhood fuse block then to the (+) battery terminal. So I have 2 different runs for this. Ok, no big deal. I have all the wire in place and I'm ready to button everything back up and when I re-connect the (-) terminal to the battery the main fuse that I just spoke of blows and sparks jump from the terminal. Anybody have any advice or ideas?



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    i wish this had pictures on page 1.



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by funkdoktor View Post
    i wish this had pictures on page 1.
    its easy if you just get under your hood and look. it becomes pretty obvious. big single wire that goes from your alternator to your battery (or main under hood fuse block), big wire that goes from negative battery terminal to the chassis, and big wire (or braided strap) that goes from the motor( or intake manifold) to chassis. If you don't under stand this, you probably shouldn't be under the hood of your car.



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mac11 View Post
    its easy if you just get under your hood and look. it becomes pretty obvious. big single wire that goes from your alternator to your battery (or main under hood fuse block), big wire that goes from negative battery terminal to the chassis, and big wire (or braided strap) that goes from the motor( or intake manifold) to chassis. If you don't under stand this, you probably shouldn't be under the hood of your car.
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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    ok so im confused...my stock amp only pushes out about 85-90....if i do the big three will this increase my ampage




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Current, not amperage





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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SyKo13 View Post
    Current, not amperage
    actually I gained 7 amps at 2k... I only had a 8-10 gauge wire running from the alternator though. I did the same test earlier in the day and managed 98 amps, twice and reded it again after I did the 2 gauge to the battery and it came up to 105 both times. I dunno if thats freak of nature or what but both times all acc. were off as well as air and such. Im gonna go do the grounds now that I have the terminals, and see if it does anything else?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by vorgath View Post
    I don't suppose anyone carries those power distribution terminals, for the side mounted terminal GM batteries ?
    scoche makes them! i had to get them they screw in! you can get them at walmart just look hard for them




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Well i'm fixing to do this on my girlfriends saturn. Luckily, this will only be a 5 hour project or something. The idiots at Saturn (gm's practical joke) decided to put the alternator under the motor behind the power steering pump.

    Anyways my question is where do i get crimps? She also has the side post battery..




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Alright my alt does ~100 amps and i wanna do the big3 with 1/0 wire. I am confused on what size fuse to get, how high can my alt spike? Would a 200amp fuse be fine?



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    any pics of the BIG 3 being done on a DODGE RAM TRUCK?!!?!




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    quick question................why would i need a fuse from batt to alt???



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by funkdoktor View Post
    quick question................why would i need a fuse from batt to alt???
    you dont need a fuse , I havent ever used one ALT to BAT

    Keep in mind it is a hot wire,so try not to short it out




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Well i am still stumped on the fuse size for the 1/0 run. My stock fuse for the alt is 100a so im just gonna go with 100a for the 1/0, any problems here?



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