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    Distribution Question

    This is probably a really dub question but I can't get a direct answer, Say you want to run a high amp system so you need to run 0/1 gauge, but your car is to small to hide that. What would be the problems that might arise from running 0/1 under the hood and through the firewall, then trying a distribution block right past that to say 3 8 gauge wires. would you need to fuse each one of those individual as well, would that cause any problems







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    Re: Distribution Question

    run the 0 gauge under your car. just secure it very well. make a small hole in your trunk or where ever you want it to go in.




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    Re: Distribution Question

    Yeah I thought about that but I really don't want to drill into the trunk, I am trying to do as little permanent change as possible...I didnt even really drill into the firewall I found a plastic grommet and went trough that...any other thought




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    Re: Distribution Question

    How much power are you talking for each amp? Based on your name is it a civic or another car?



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    Re: Distribution Question

    Yeah it is a civic, I am planning on running 2 500 watt amps and 1 400 watt




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    Re: Distribution Question

    you could pull that off with some true 4gauge.




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    Re: Distribution Question

    8 ga would be good up to a 12 ft run. here is a nice wire chart. Car Audio Wiring: Power Wire & Speaker Wire



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    Re: Distribution Question

    Hmmm, well if that wire chart is right, then could you run 4 guage for about 10 feet and then distribute it and be ok?




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    Re: Distribution Question

    Unless you're going to be burping, in all reality, you'll be fine running 4ga wire the whole way. Music rarely ever gets close to max RMS output. Just use the proper fuse for a 4ga wire and you'll good to go.



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    Re: Distribution Question

    Thanks Ultimate, no its not for competition or anything, just my own personal satisfaction




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