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Old 04-22-2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Big 3 Completed for tommorrows competition 0 gauge is fun

Well just got done doing the big 3 for my first competition tommorrow.. Figured every little bit will help..

few things learned:
1/0 gauge wire doesnt like to bend LOL
Pontiac Bonneville wire is crap its like 8 gauge (see pic)
My car hates me..

Pics here and yes it did improve the flow...
http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/695887/2


Wish me luck tommorrow...
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I just finished doing this with 4 gauge on the SSEi. Now I'm working on a fuel pump rewire to help that out.
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1/0 gauge wire doesnt like to bend LOL
You aint seen nuthin till you use commercial 2/0 like i did for mine. (yes thats 00 and it is overkill, im looking for future upgradeability with the ability to carry FULL 200 amps with little resistance)

The wire was so stiff it held the battery 1/2" off the battery box (i had to use the battery weight and my weight to push it down and secure it.

I have some higher quality welding wire (much more flex) in the works.

Good luck at the comp!
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fuse that alternator+ to battery+ wire
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fuse that alternator+ to battery+ wire
Do you really think that is needed? It'* not fused from the factory. I could see you doing this if the battery was in the trunk.
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What size alternator do you have there Ibanezcollector?
I have a 140amp alternator on my Lesabre.
I am running a Orion 225 HCCA to my 12" Infinity 1232W and a JVC (I forget the model) with like 100x2 watts peak @ 2 ohms. Would I really benefit much with switching to even 4 guage wire from the battery to the alternator?

BTW, that is some serious wiring there, compared to what I typically see around here. Nice work too, I might add.
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was that a piece of water hose to the left of the 4 gage or is it really wire, damn! thats big! Nice pic to give the relative size of the size of 0 gage.
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I went with 2 gauge,and it wasnt too bad to work with ,and i also upgraded alt wire to a gauge for now,I might 2 gauge it later on.Good luck with the competetion and I will be putting my box order in soon .
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fuse that alternator+ to battery+ wire
Do you really think that is needed? It'* not fused from the factory. I could see you doing this if the battery was in the trunk.
better safe than sorry
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