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    combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    ok sorry for numerous threads about my wiring.. but im on a tight budget and am gonna go with this scosche amp kit from walmart which is only 25 buccs. its going to be for a modded MTX. i was originally planning to run the 4 gauge to a distro and have the distro distribute two 8 gauges.. one for my components amp and one for my MTX. but i am skeptic about the MTX getting only 8-gauge so i think im just going to use both 8-gauges coming out of the distro block for the MTX. will this be a big improvement over using just one 8 gauge from the distro? the components amp is in right now and running already.. im thinking just throw another amp power wire on the battery and not make use of the distro for the components.. only using it becuz the kit only comes with 14 feet of 4-gauge which isnt enough probably.. but yea to answer the question please:

    will having two 8-gauge wires from the distro to the MTX be better than having one??







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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    Just get a bigger amp kit.




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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    I bought the 5 gauge wiring kit from walmart for 23 dollers. Why not just get that? Ive never heard of running 2 separate power wires either.



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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    i'm pretty sure if you combined wires, they would each need their own seperate fuse. multiple fuse holders will cost more than just buying 4 awg wire.




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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    Quote Originally Posted by mb7
    I bought the 5 gauge wiring kit from walmart for 23 dollers. Why not just get that? Ive never heard of running 2 separate power wires either.
    uhh did u read what i put? i put im planning to buy this SCOSCHE AMP KIT FROM WALMART.. it only comes with 14 feet of 4 gauge though.. i dont think that will reach the amp.. so i would have to use the distro block that came with it to connect more wire.. and it doesnt have 4-gauge output.. so i was thinking use the two 8 gauge wires that would come out of it to go to the amp... and as far as getting a bigger amp kit.. im on a budget and people are saying just go with the walmart kit.. its just that the 14 ft. might not be long enough ..




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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    it would be slightly safer to use two, but there won't be an audible difference or anything like that.




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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    spend the money and get a good wire kit



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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    it is possible just buy a fuse that accepts 4ga wires and strip the 2 8ga wires and fit them both in the of the inlet for the fuse. it is possbile to do this being i was running my autotek 3000.1 of two 8 ga for about 3 weeks before i upgrrade my wires so do it until u get some more money




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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    noob with an rs is an idiot..... and should not be allowed to ever hook anything up....


    if you want to run 2 8 awg wires instead of a 4 awg because of your distro block, buy a new distro.... also you should ALWAYS fuse your power wire with in 18 inches of the battery.... doesnt matter how long your run is always fuse the power wire.


    and your "MODDED" mtx 1501D that does 1000 watts. im pretty sure it does that anyways. it just depends on how you have it wired, either series or parallel. then you can also run it at 1 ohm it says not to but it has worked fine for us everytime we have done it so then technically it would be pushing around 1500 or more watts. when it is not "modded".

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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    Well, if Noob/RS reads the manual on that amp, he will find it says to use 1/0 gauge wire. Only. Period. End of story. Not dual 8 or 4 or 2. 1/0. That's it.

    That's what I did, and I'm very happy with the results.




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    Re: combining 8-gauge to make 4-gauge

    Quote Originally Posted by noob with an RS
    ok sorry for numerous threads about my wiring.. but im on a tight budget and am gonna go with this scosche amp kit from walmart which is only 25 buccs. its going to be for a modded MTX. i was originally planning to run the 4 gauge to a distro and have the distro distribute two 8 gauges.. one for my components amp and one for my MTX. but i am skeptic about the MTX getting only 8-gauge so i think im just going to use both 8-gauges coming out of the distro block for the MTX. will this be a big improvement over using just one 8 gauge from the distro? the components amp is in right now and running already.. im thinking just throw another amp power wire on the battery and not make use of the distro for the components.. only using it becuz the kit only comes with 14 feet of 4-gauge which isnt enough probably.. but yea to answer the question please:

    will having two 8-gauge wires from the distro to the MTX be better than having one??
    Just make the 8awg wire from the distro block as short as possible and it shouldn't be a problem



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