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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by dino velvet View Post
    Question about the Alt (+) to battery (+) connection. Doesn't the stock wire from the alt (+) go to the starter & ignition then to battery (+)? Would running an additional wire directly from the alt (+) to battery (+) cause problems for the stater or ignition?

    Sorry havent had time to go thru all 49 pages of this thread yet, this connection makes me a bit nervous to fry something.
    Not in my '08 Silverado...it has an OEM fuse block where the Alternator wire connects to the fuse block such that the fuse is between the Alternator and the + battery post - other than the 175Amp fuse it is a direct connection...the starter wire connection is on the other end of the fuse block meaning that the starter is directly connected to the + post of the battery (no fuse).

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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    I wish the pictures worked. Any chance of OP updating them with working links?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    So as far as i know all you do is upgarde the: Battery positive to the alt, the battery negative to the chassis, and negative to engine block?

    My car already has a fairly large wire on the engine block, im betting its 6 gauge or bigger, not sure. What is the purpose of the engine block ground being upgraded? Is it cuz the alt needs to be grounded?? Im assuming so. So ill possibly upgrade that if that is the reason.

    Im planning to do the big 3 with 1/0 klm which should be plenty for my needs right now. I get some pretty good dimming right now. I am using a piece of **** sony amp which may even be an AB amp?? Its a two channel. Ive got 1/0 going to the rear. Ive done the battery to alt with an 8g wire, and the negative to chassis with two 8g wires. Left stock wires there, the stock alt wire looks like atleast 8g. I would assume with that small crappy amp that i would not getting dimming with stock wiring, let alone the added 8g, i mean the amp is maybe 500rms or so.




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by AConnelly09 View Post
    I wish the pictures worked. Any chance of OP updating them with working links?
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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Decado View Post
    Well, I figured out the problem, it turns out that little plastic piece where you connect the wire to the alternator is for safety. Be absolutely sure when you connect the wires to the alternator that you are NOT grounding out on the casing of the alternator. It was a fairly small spot that was touching when i hooked mine up, and it was enough to boil the acid inside the battery.
    lmao im sorry man, that was awesome i pictured that one in my head and i got scared lol. Good stuff though, hows the battery?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Anyone did the big 3 on 2000 civic ex... what were the measurements?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    So what I got out of this was,leave stock wire on but add 1/0 to that.or completely remove stock and add put in 1/0?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    So what I got out of this was,leave stock wire on but add 1/0 to that.or completely remove stock and add put in 1/0?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    leave stock add 1/0 fusing the alt to battery positive wire would be a safe option.



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    alright thanks man.well when you add the 1/0 is their added danger of a short from alt to batt?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by batmanwb View Post
    alright thanks man.well when you add the 1/0 is their added danger of a short from alt to batt?
    No...but fuse it anyway




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedchild420 View Post
    No...but fuse it anyway
    x2, stock wire isnt fused but its very small and will fail with larger current but hte 1/0 can take large current and if it for some reason fails...



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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    alright thanks guys.I'll do that then.




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    Any pics of the big 3 on 2000 civic ex?




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    Re: Official CarAudio.com Big 3 Thread

    If i have 4ga wire for my system can i use 4 ga for the big 3?or do i have to use 2 ga or 0 gauge?its for a 2000 monte carlo alt amp is 110 and i have a 5500 watt rms amp but i change it constantly to diff amps.so am i ok with runing 4ga and 4ga?




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