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    Icon7 big amp small power wire

    for example: if i was to get a big amp like a t2500-1bd could i use 4 guage wire just to get the amount of power i wanted by only turning the gain a little and not have any troubles?

    just a question i dont plan on getting that







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    Re: big amp small power wire

    If it's fused properly then you shouldn't have a problem... but I'm not responsible if your car goes on fire.



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    Re: big amp small power wire

    run 1/0 all the way till you get to the amp. then run a 4ga off of a power cell, cap or distribution block to the amp if it only takes 4ga input



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    Re: big amp small power wire

    why would you want to though? just get the recommended gauge of wire.



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    Re: big amp small power wire

    always travel the path of less resistance



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    Re: big amp small power wire

    dang alright i get it. gracias




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    Re: big amp small power wire

    Quote Originally Posted by shpatb View Post
    If it's fused properly then you shouldn't have a problem... but I'm not responsible if your car goes on fire.
    4 gauge will not carry all that power over the distance he needs.....




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    Re: big amp small power wire

    If he barely turned it up he would be fine, but it's still really stupid to run small wire on that large of an amp.



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