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    Wiring gauge question

    Thinking of getting a Kicker IX500.1 mono amp (500 watts to 2 ohm). Looks like it recommends 4 ga but I already have 8 ga (Knu Kolossus amp kit) installed. Will this be okay to use? I would prefer not to buy and run new wiring if I don't have to, but at the same time I want it to be safe and draw all the power it can! Thanks



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    Re: Wiring gauge question

    dont be cheap , get the 4 gauge ,your amp needs sufficient power to run properly the 8 gauge might not be enough ,thats why the recommendation of the 4 gauge .




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    Re: Wiring gauge question

    Not trying to be cheap, trying to be smart! Since the wiring is fairly new and already ran, I'm trying to save money and time.



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    Re: Wiring gauge question

    not trying to be smart ,you just need the 4 gauge , because the kicker amps are power hungry amps .not hard to run the wire .




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    Re: Wiring gauge question

    Look into different, more efficient amps too...?




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    Re: Wiring gauge question

    follow manufacturer recommendations for wire size and fuse size. wires are also sized for voltage drop. running 8 awg wasn't worth the effort since it's so limited. 4 awg is the minimum i recommend for a basic system with modest bass as it's good for 125A.



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    Re: Wiring gauge question

    Isn't Knu kolossus the size of most 4 gauge anyway? thought it was nicely oversized. It would be in the best interest of the amp to get the 4 tho.




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    Re: Wiring gauge question

    Cool, thanks for the help guys.



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    CDT HD62im front components w/ CDT 550i crossovers
    Image Dynamics IDQ10D4v3 sub (sealed enclosure)
    Audio Technix Sound Deadener
    Knu Konceptz Kolossus 4ga amp kit

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