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    Speaker wire factory or aftermarket?

    Is it a no no to use your factory speaker wire instead of running all new wire? What are the hazards associated with this?



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    Re: Speaker wire factory or aftermarket?

    none, its fine for a basic install.




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    Re: Speaker wire factory or aftermarket?

    At what point would I need to switch to aftermarket wires?



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    Re: Speaker wire factory or aftermarket?

    if you're going to start incorporating crossovers, amps and/or other items then i would look into upgrading the wire as well.....

    no sense in upgrading everything and killing the signal quality with the stock stuff



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    Re: Speaker wire factory or aftermarket?

    The factory wires are fine provided they are in good shape and you are running a standard head unit. So if your vehicle is a 1988 monte Carlo you might wanna replace that old *** brittle wire, but if its a 2000 Lancer you should be fine. As well, if you are putting in an amp thats 50x4 RMS, I dont suggest tapping into the factory wires, I would run my own. Does that help any?



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