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    Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    Title says it all. My power wire doesn't fit into my fuse holder at my battery.
    Please let me know if I can cut it to fit in alright.

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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    What size wire and what size fuse holder.




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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    What size wire and what size fuse holder.
    4 gauge wire, 8 gauge fuse holder




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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    Just upgrade the fuse holder, they are only about $5-$10. Cutting that much off would technically work but it's better to just do it the right way.



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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    I just don't feel like ordering online again, isn't there some common store that would sell it like bestbuy or something?




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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    BestBuy does have them, but they are marked up a good bit. There might be a local car audio store near you seeing you're in Orlando.



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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    Some Walmarts have the Scosche In-Line Fuse Block PMFHIK - which claims to accept 4AWG




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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    I don't think I would recommend cutting strands off. I think I have one that fits 4 ga I'll sell for 8.00 shipped. Pm if interested and I will double check the size and fuse




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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    Cutting strands off raises resistance which raises voltage drop



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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    Okay, so I ended up buying a kicker fuse box from bestbuy, a total rip off.
    I have another question, I am right now using 10 gauge speaker wire, and cutting them at the tips so they can fit the wire connectors.
    Is this an okay way to do it?




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    Re: Can I cut my power wire to fit my fuse box?

    should be alright to do that for the speaker wire just dont cut off too much




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