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    Icon32 Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    Okay I am going to be running a alpine v12 mrvf300 4 channel amp and a Rockford Fosgate T1000-1BD which will only be pushing 350-400 watts to a 10 inch woofer. My question is I have 4 gauge wire ran do I need to upgrade to 0 gauge or will I be okay. I am trying to save all the money I can and if I can use 4 gauge and upgrade later thats great.







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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    if you already have it installed, no its not necessary to go any bigger, if you're going to be installing it, just do 1/0, I'd guess around 90% of people who go to 4 gauge, eventually need 1/0 in the future, so might as well save the time and money and get it done right to begin with




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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashaddd View Post
    if you already have it installed, no its not necessary to go any bigger, if you're going to be installing it, just do 1/0, I'd guess around 90% of people who go to 4 gauge, eventually need 1/0 in the future, so might as well save the time and money and get it done right to begin with
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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    I think you are good w/ 4 gauge up to about 1,000 watts.

    I have a diamond audio amp that benches at 1836 watts @ 14.2v, and the imputs DO NOT accept anything bigger than 4 guage.

    Now one thing you need to consider is the longer the wire, the less efficient the wire is going to be at transferring current.
    Like if you run a 500 watt amp, but need 1000 feet of wire, 0 guage will probly not be enough, but if you need only 6", you'd probly be good w/ 10 or 12 guage.

    I ran 0 from my batt. to a distribution block, then 1-2 ft of 4 guage to my amp.

    You should be fine if you do not plan on runnin more than 1,000 watts.



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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashaddd View Post
    if you already have it installed, no its not necessary to go any bigger, if you're going to be installing it, just do 1/0, I'd guess around 90% of people who go to 4 gauge, eventually need 1/0 in the future, so might as well save the time and money and get it done right to begin with
    Like me. When I step up I'm going to need 1/0. right now I have 4. But I got the wiring kit for free and my old system was free too




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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    Good deal ya i dont think I will ever put 1k watts to a sub I am a SQ guy lol.
    Does someone make a dis block that is 4 in and 4 out.
    Also the alpine amp does anyone know any info on it.




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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigaudiofanatic View Post
    Good deal ya i dont think I will ever put 1k watts to a sub I am a SQ guy lol.
    I have ran 0 guage to my1K amps before no problem.

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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    And I'm sure you can find that block online or at a local deler no prob.



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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    +1 to all the above. If you have too much voltage drop you can always come back and run a new 4ga beside the old one. (One for each amp)



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    Re: Question Of the Day Do I need It?

    Quote Originally Posted by mugen08 View Post
    I think you are good w/ 4 gauge up to about 1,000 watts.

    I have a diamond audio amp that benches at 1836 watts @ 14.2v, and the imputs DO NOT accept anything bigger than 4 guage.

    Now one thing you need to consider is the longer the wire, the less efficient the wire is going to be at transferring current.
    Like if you run a 500 watt amp, but need 1000 feet of wire, 0 guage will probly not be enough, but if you need only 6", you'd probly be good w/ 10 or 12 guage.

    I ran 0 from my batt. to a distribution block, then 1-2 ft of 4 guage to my amp.

    You should be fine if you do not plan on runnin more than 1,000 watts.
    that's what i do also. i don't like wires to warm up at all, so i always overdo it.






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