Here is my setup, I need to know how much of each type of wire i may need for my setup, and then some.
New Batt w/fused distro on top.
PG 10 or 20 Farad power distribution center in trunk with:
---[possible distro block for car electrical]
---[ANL style fuses]
---[possibly a fuse/line/amp/voltage monitoring thingy.](tsunami?)
---[Two JL 1000/1 amps]
---[Two JL 12W7-3's]
---[Two JL 300/2] or [one 450/4 and a 300/2]
---[a 3-way component set] (kickpanels and doors)
---[a pair of high powered 4-way 6x9s in the rear deck]
---[Alpine head unit]
I dont want the most expensive interconnects out there, but i want highest quality. As for fuses, distro blocks, fused distros, and power wire, these are the websites im looking up.
I just need to know how much wire i would need to wire such a system. I plan on wiring Two I/0 wire to the trunk, and sending one back up front to ground.
100 feet of I/0?
same for 4ga?
Do i need anything smaller than 4ga for up front under the hood? 8, 12, 16ga?
I thought a minimum of 12 feet of I/0 was necessary to go from the battery top distro to the trunk, winding its way through walls and under seats. How long should my RCA interconnects be? 10? 15 feet? and some 5 footers? my amps will be mounted in a false floor [how boring..] and the box will be as far back against the seats as possible. i think 3 feet from amp to sub will be too short, or be stretching it.
Im ready to order my RCA's and spools. Once i figure out what other gauges of wire i need other than I/0 and 4ga, i can figure out what kind of distro blocks and fuseblocks i will need. As for Ground terminals? do i ground the equipment to ground terminals in the trunk? or run ground wires up front? Does it matter where i ground my amps and such?
What solder is recommended for wiring this up?