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So I don’t even have it yet but I’m going to be buying my father in laws ‘13 Sentra it has factory nav so I’m going to be keeping the stock deck in place (first time ever not having an aftermarket deck) and using a lc2i. For subs I’m gonna run a JL Audio w6 12ae in jl factory box ran off a Jbl 751ez amp.

I’ll eventually upgrade the speakers and run a 4 channel but I’ve always ran new wire because I’ve had older vehicles that are easy to take apart and don’t have to worry about fudging them up in the process. I’ve never used 9 wire and even though I’m not gonna be running a ton of power the highest awg I can find is 18 same as most factory speaker wire.

 

Thoughts?

Who else uses 9 wire?


My wife doesn’t know about my car audio addiction...shhhh

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It's not normally an issue. I've used 9wire on systems pushing 100w per channel. Personally I prefer 16awg minimum but 18awg is fine.


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I have a new roll of 9 wire ..stinger brand...I don’t remember if it’s 18 or 16g ..I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet ..


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I have a new roll of 9 wire ..stinger brand...I don’t remember if it’s 18 or 16g ..I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet ..

 

Prolly 18awg. I've used the stinger and audiopipe with good success.

 

OP you could buy the individual colors you want, twist them together and wrap them in techflex. I did that for my aux switch panel minus the techflex


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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 4x4

Pioneer touch screen with front and rear cam

Memphis viv component run active

2 alpine pdr-m65

1 alpine pdr-f50

2 jl 13tw5-3 in subthump understeat box

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Prolly 18awg. I've used the stinger and audiopipe with good success.

 

OP you could buy the individual colors you want, twist them together and wrap them in techflex. I did that for my aux switch panel minus the techflex

 

I figure it’s 18g as well ..I figured I’d need it for a project eventually


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Current 2010 Louisiana USACi State Records :

 

Trunk 0-1000.................. 151.3

StreetBeat 2................... 145.6

Stock 1801-up.................153.8

SuperStock 1801-up..........154.2

Top three in 11 out of 26 power classes and Louisiana USACi Points Leader at 465

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