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    What gauge wire for my set-up? Do I need Big 3?

    Sorry for all my newbie questions, but anyways. This is the first system putting out some "somewhat" serioues power.
    2 12" Pioneer Premier W3004SPL Subwoofers (1000rms per)
    Power Acoustik a2400db (1800x1@1ohm)
    Ported Box 3.5 cubes, 35hz

    I was thinking of doing it in 4 gauge? but then I rethought about it and think 2 gauge might be a better idea.

    Will I need the big 3 to avoid major draw on my car? if it helps car is a 93 lexus es300 w/ 80ga amp. If I do need the big 3 is this neccesary right away or can it wait for a month or two?







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    Re: What gauge wire for my set-up? Do I need Big 3?

    wire it up with 0 gauge, 2 would work though. yes you need the big 3, 80 amp alternator is pretty small for that amp so you could still get dimming, though the big 3 will help.



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    Re: What gauge wire for my set-up? Do I need Big 3?

    Will i be alright if I go for around a month without the big 3? or would you not even hook it up until the big 3 is done?




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    Re: What gauge wire for my set-up? Do I need Big 3?

    That alt is going to fry even if you do the big three...Better start saving for a HO alty...



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    Re: What gauge wire for my set-up? Do I need Big 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJTStang11 View Post
    Will i be alright if I go for around a month without the big 3? or would you not even hook it up until the big 3 is done?
    hook it up, but dont crank it at all, be easy with it




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    Re: What gauge wire for my set-up? Do I need Big 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fast1one View Post
    That alt is going to fry even if you do the big three...Better start saving for a HO alty...
    Is doing the big 3 a waste then? or good for time being until 5-6 months done the line when my alternator takes a ****




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    Re: What gauge wire for my set-up? Do I need Big 3?

    do you listen to your music at high volumes all the time? if not, you should be ok.



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    Re: What gauge wire for my set-up? Do I need Big 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJTStang11 View Post
    Is doing the big 3 a waste then? or good for time being until 5-6 months done the line when my alternator takes a ****
    No its a good thing because you need the Big 3 anyway if you upgrade your alty....just take it easy until you have the money to upgrade...



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