Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Reload Thread: big 3 upgrade

  1. #1
    Chc777's Avatar
    Chc777 is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    big 3 upgrade

    I followed the crutchfields method of the big 3 upgrade because it was the simplest way for me I used 4 gauge wire, I went from 1.) alt to +battery, 2)chassis to negative battery 3)engine block to chassis. I just added wires did not disconnect factory wiring.
    Last edited by Chc777; 05-06-2013 at 05:44 PM. Reason: add info







  2. #2
    mylows10's Avatar
    mylows10 is online now Dc,tantric,singer,phd rep mylows10 is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    mylows10 is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    monterey , ca
    Age
    51
    Posts
    19,015
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    493 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    thats it , but its normally done with 0 gauge not 4




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
    NOR CAL DB DRAG JUDGE
    http://www.dcsoundlab.com

  3. #3
    naughtyca's Avatar
    naughtyca is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Tampa FL
    Posts
    2,105
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    thats it , but its normally done with 0 gauge not 4
    I think he did 4ga since he added and did not remove the factory wires




  4. #4
    mylows10's Avatar
    mylows10 is online now Dc,tantric,singer,phd rep mylows10 is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    mylows10 is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    monterey , ca
    Age
    51
    Posts
    19,015
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    493 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by naughtyca View Post
    I think he did 4ga since he added and did not remove the factory wires
    he did




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
    NOR CAL DB DRAG JUDGE
    http://www.dcsoundlab.com

  5. #5
    naughtyca's Avatar
    naughtyca is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Tampa FL
    Posts
    2,105
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    is that almost the same as taking all wires and running all 0




  6. #6
    SounDrive's Avatar
    SounDrive is offline SounDrive RCA



    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Lebanon & Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,929
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by naughtyca View Post
    is that almost the same as taking all wires and running all 0
    Only if your factory wiring is 4ga or larger. 0ga usually has a pretty large benefit over 4ga + a stock run




  7. #7
    naughtyca's Avatar
    naughtyca is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Tampa FL
    Posts
    2,105
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    so still run 0 ga with factory if factory is a pain to take out




  8. #8
    Chc777's Avatar
    Chc777 is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    I choose only 4 gauge wire because my system uses 2x8 gauge wire 0 would be to much and I just put in this system and plan on keeping it for a while. If I was to go any bigger I would use 2 or 0 gauge wire when you do that you would also need to add batteries right. A very expensive project.




  9. #9
    Kingstroker's Avatar
    Kingstroker is offline Mr Dique



    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Guthrie, OK
    Posts
    381
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    one of the main reasons to do a big 3 is to keep from having to upgrade your alternator and/or battery.



    '05 F250 King Ranch Crew Cab 4X4 Off Road Modded Powerstroke
    Rebuild in process
    Pioneer DEH 80PRS
    Modded Linear Power LP4753IQ
    Front Woofer: Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.5"
    Front Tweeter: SEAS Neos in pods
    Back: Pioneer TS-D6802R
    Knukonceptz Karma 12ga
    Stinger HPM3 RCA's
    Big 8: PhoenixGold Oga

  10. #10
    robert420's Avatar
    robert420 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    geneva ne
    Posts
    326
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Chc777 View Post
    I choose only 4 gauge wire because my system uses 2x8 gauge wire 0 would be to much and I just put in this system and plan on keeping it for a while. If I was to go any bigger I would use 2 or 0 gauge wire when you do that you would also need to add batteries right. A very expensive project.
    wrong, just because you do the big 3 in 0 gauge, doesn't automatically mean you have to get a second battery, it's supposed to reduce having to get a second battery




  11. #11
    naughtyca's Avatar
    naughtyca is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Tampa FL
    Posts
    2,105
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by robert420 View Post
    wrong, just because you do the big 3 in 0 gauge, doesn't automatically mean you have to get a second battery, it's supposed to reduce having to get a second battery
    in adding a battery you don't need to get a huge battery, i run a 35ah battery and it was fine until i added 1200 watts more amps for mids and highs so i got 2 more 35 ah




  12. #12
    robert420's Avatar
    robert420 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    geneva ne
    Posts
    326
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    im running two standard wal mart batteries in series... pushing 1200 watts. i've had no problems at all




  13. #13
    Chc777's Avatar
    Chc777 is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    4 gauge is sufficient right and no need for extra batteries,




  14. #14
    robert420's Avatar
    robert420 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    geneva ne
    Posts
    326
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    what im saying is, if you ran 0 gauge, you dont need another battery. thats if your running 1500+ watts... depending on the setup




  15. #15
    Chc777's Avatar
    Chc777 is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Palm Harbor, FL
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: big 3 upgrade

    I can always go with 0 gauge when I upgrade to more power consumption amps and subs its not that difficult once you have the know how. I should have just done the 0 gauge first but I wasn't sure. I was to cheap to buy the thicker wire cause I already had 4 gauge. Also I wasn't sure about the flexibility of the 0 gauge. And the ring terminals.




Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. I need advise, doing a big upgrade Infinity
    By parkavenue in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-10-2012, 10:07 PM
  2. Big Upgrade From Stock?
    By Dynasty in forum Speakers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-29-2006, 11:58 PM
  3. whats the big three as far as upgrades are concerned
    By iamamp3pimp in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-08-2004, 08:58 PM
  4. Need help on upgrading "The Big Three"...
    By cadenceman in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-09-2003, 09:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum