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    Welding Wire for Big 3??

    Can I use welding wire for doing my big 3 upgrade? I have a bunch of the Orange Ultra-Flex 1/0 gauge and was just curious if it's a good idea or not.

    As I was searching, I was reading posts about welding wire possibly oxidating over time??







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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    all copper oxidizes over time...it'll be fine



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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    do it youll be fine



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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    You'll definately be ok by using welding wire.




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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    Cool

    Thanks guys. I was just worried about having to replace it in the long run.




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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    The only reason I wouldn't use welding wire for the big 3 is because of the flexibility of it.

    I'll be doing my big-3 in hyperflex soon enough.



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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    as long as the wire can bend how you need it to bend, go for it



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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimate157 View Post
    The only reason I wouldn't use welding wire for the big 3 is because of the flexibility of it.

    I'll be doing my big-3 in hyperflex soon enough.
    It's flexible enough. I have both types of wires in my truck. While I prefer something along the lines as hyperflex, welding wire does the job.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakota View Post
    It's flexible enough. I have both types of wires in my truck. While I prefer something along the lines as hyperflex, welding wire does the job.
    I'm not sure if "welding wire" refers to a specific brand/source or not. I had 1/0 wire that was made for use in welding, had only ~150 strands, and was terrible to use in a car.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimate157 View Post
    I'm not sure if "welding wire" refers to a specific brand/source or not. I had 1/0 wire that was made for use in welding, had only ~150 strands, and was terrible to use in a car.
    I'm not sure of the strand count or awg of the strands, but what I have is basically the same stuff that you would buy from weldingsupply.com It's not tinned like hyperflex, but does have a really soft black jacket.




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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    Just use it and make it bend to your liking It may just be a little harder to work with but it will work



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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    for under the hood my only concern would be thermal resistance of the insulation.
    If it's designed to be kicked around on a shop floor there might not have been a lot of attention given to heat resistance.




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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    Welding wire gets VERY hot. Dont worry about that. Weld for 15-20 minutes, then grab the wire by the machine. LOL.



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    Quote Originally Posted by n2audio View Post
    for under the hood my only concern would be thermal resistance of the insulation.
    If it's designed to be kicked around on a shop floor there might not have been a lot of attention given to heat resistance.
    It has been under my hood for a long time w/o problems.




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    Re: Welding Wire for Big 3??

    is 4 gauge or 8 gauge ok for big 3?



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