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    Icon32 How big of wiring do I need?

    I'm trying to figure out what gauge wiring I should get for my amp kit... My set up looks/will look like this:
    Head Unit: Pioneer AVH-2600bt (3 x 2v preamp outputs)
    Subs: 2 - Alpine SWS-12d2/12d4
    Sub Amp: Alpine MRX-M110
    and a 1/0 gauge Big 3 kit

    So my question is for my sub amp kit, do I really need a 4 gauge kit or should I go with 8 gauge? I've seen mixed responses. I don't plan expanding my subs any time soon and if I do by then I'm sure I wouldn't mind buying another kit if I needed the bigger gauge wire. So what would you guys say? Will 8 gauge work perfectly for me or is the absolute 4 gauge the way to go?







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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Using D2 sub's?




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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Do the 4 ga kit.Worth the money,and no worries of needing supply in the future,and prob a few $more



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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Quote Originally Posted by juanmgarza26 View Post
    Using D2 sub's?
    I was thinking the D2s would be what works best with that amp... I am a newb, but I thought I did enough research to understand. The d2's were my thought, but do you think d4s would be better?

    Quote Originally Posted by audiobaun View Post
    Do the 4 ga kit.Worth the money,and no worries of needing supply in the future,and prob a few $more
    If I go with 4ga would it be okay to go with a cca kit? With my budget right now (a 17 year old high schooler looking for a job haha), I can't afford a whole lot you know? Would a 4ga cca kit still be advantageous over an 8ga. ofc kit?




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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Yes sir, d2 and the 4gauge CCA will do fine for your setup




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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    The CCA won't affect?




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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Might as well get the 1/0 just incase you will want to upgrade in the near future. You will have that flexibility and wont regret it.




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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Quote Originally Posted by heimsothe View Post
    I was thinking the D2s would be what works best with that amp... I am a newb, but I thought I did enough research to understand. The d2's were my thought, but do you think d4s would be better?


    If I go with 4ga would it be okay to go with a cca kit? With my budget right now (a 17 year old high schooler looking for a job haha), I can't afford a whole lot you know? Would a 4ga cca kit still be advantageous over an 8ga. ofc kit?
    Yes, that would be just fine for your application.



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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Thanks guys, I'm going to go with the KnuKonceptz KCA 4ga kit




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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Quote Originally Posted by heimsothe View Post
    Thanks guys, I'm going to go with the KnuKonceptz KCA 4ga kit
    Very nice selection of wiring..Good quality



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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    I agree with MmatsDude .



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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    I always went with a minimum of 4 aug when doing install regardless of how many watts the amp is. But now that I've become more informed I would always go with 1/0 guage. If you buy new knukonceptz its not much more then buying a 4 guage kit from any local shop




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    Re: How big of wiring do I need?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4bannger View Post
    I always went with a minimum of 4 aug when doing install regardless of how many watts the amp is. But now that I've become more informed I would always go with 1/0 guage. If you buy new knukonceptz its not much more then buying a 4 guage kit from any local shop
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