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    Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    Just noticed that a lot of my 12 guage speaker wire is corroded under the shielding. I assumr its from moisture or something. Is there a particular type of wire I should look for that will not do this?
    Preferably from Knukonceptz coz I think their shipping is reasonable tobCanada

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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    Knu OFC speaker wire would be what most people recommend, but I've run their TCA wire with no problem at all. You can get their 14ga TCA for 22 cents a foot as well.

    To prevent corrosion next time, be sure to use heat-shrink and good connectors rather than just bare wire. It'll help tons with fighting off the elements.



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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    What would be the largest guage to use for AQ HDC3 subs? Will be running two or three together.

    Its weird coz my speaker wire in the box is corroded. Dont know how that happened?



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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    How long has it been in there???



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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    Quote Originally Posted by 95Prober View Post
    What would be the largest guage to use for AQ HDC3 subs? Will be running two or three together.

    Its weird coz my speaker wire in the box is corroded. Dont know how that happened?
    this stuff is a steal, and I would recommend it for the amount of power you are using. plus, it's tinned so it'll never corrode like your old wire.

    Monster Cable MPC P300 8S 18 Feet Silver 8 AWG Gauge Power or Ground Wire | eBay




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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    And if that's not enough, there's a 25ft roll for eighteen bucks.




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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    Wire corrodes from moisture. I'd say you have a leaky trunk.



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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    Quote Originally Posted by av83 View Post
    this stuff is a steal, and I would recommend it for the amount of power you are using. plus, it's tinned so it'll never corrode like your old wire.

    Monster Cable MPC P300 8S 18 Feet Silver 8 AWG Gauge Power or Ground Wire | eBay
    But I mean subwoofer wire in the box. Is 8 guage ok for subs or too thick???



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    Speaker Amp:Soundstream Rubicon 604 (4Ch.)
    Rear Speak Fill:6x9 Infinity's
    Front Speak:CDT (CL-641 3-Way Comps in custom kickpods)
    Wires/Cables/Installation :2 runs of 0/1 guage, Knukonceptz RCA's, battery terminals, fuseholders, and 12,14 guage speaker wire and.. The Big 3
    Sound deadening : 30sq.ft of Secondskin & 150 B-Quiet Extreme for doors etc., 200 sq.ft of Edead v.2 for floors and trunk
    Box:6 Cu.Ft @32Hz
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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    8 gauge is good.



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    Re: Corroded wire. Which kind should I get?

    Quote Originally Posted by 95Prober View Post
    But I mean subwoofer wire in the box. Is 8 guage ok for subs or too thick???
    I run eight gauge to my subs. a lot of people do. I drill two small holes in the box, just big enough to run the wire through so it's a snug fit. some people prefer to use bolts and ring terminals, attaching the wire to bolts on the outside and inside. that's the best way to go to prevent a leak. I just made the holes really snug on mine, and it worked fine.




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