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Old 12-10-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Big 5 upgrade: how many feet?

Some people like to call it the big 3. I call it the big 5 because I don't like to take any chances.

Here'* what I need to know from anyone who has done this before. How much wiring, in feet, do I need for:

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Battery ground to block
Battery ground to chassis
Battery power to starter
Battery power to accessory block

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15 would prolly do it but 20 feet to be safe
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15 would prolly do it but 20 feet to be safe

You will likely need to measure the distance to the battery under the back seat
then double it !!
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You will likely need to measure the distance to the battery under the back seat
then double it !!
Sorry, I should have specified. w-body.
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IMHO its looking like 15-20 but then you still have to go to the trunk ...
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IMHO its looking like 15-20 but then you still have to go to the trunk ...
Right. Just wanted to know for a friend who already had all the amp wiring done and needed to upgrade his engine bay.
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Some people like to call it the big 3. I call it the big 5 because I don't like to take any chances.

Here'* what I need to know from anyone who has done this before. How much wiring, in feet, do I need for:

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Battery ground to block
Battery ground to chassis
Battery power to starter
Battery power to accessory block

Thanks!
Pop the hood and take measurements
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Pop the hood and take measurements
I would if it was my car and if it wasn't 10 degrees out.
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I would if it was my car and if it wasn't 10 degrees out.
10 degrees?! Psssh, I wouldn't be doing that either!
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I hear you there. It was 6 degrees out the other day and i was out messing with my stereo. Wasnt fun
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