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Old 03-02-2008, 09:52 PM   #11
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cool thanx, I'll prolly just run something from wal-mart for now till I get the extra cash for something good
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Make sure that you get a 4 guage kit. I dont know how big your amps are, but I think that 4 guage is the biggest kit they sell at walmart, and you will need a distribution block to split the power and ground wires to go to each amp.
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Ive always grounded my amp but I have never used (nor do I even know what it is) a distribution block. I was planning on buying a capacitor cause I figured Id need one but truth be told I have no clue about any of this. What am I missing and what do I need to do?
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A distribution block is a block of metal that you use to connect 2 or more amps to a single power or ground wire. Its a splitter. For example, one 4 guage wire goes in, two 8 guage wires go out. If you are using a capacitor you can connect your wires to it using ring terminals so you can avoid using a distribution block. Heres a poor illustration.

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lol Just whip that up in paint? well it works for me. By ring terminals do you mean these?

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those go on the ends of your power wire when you attach them to batteries, capacitors, or grounds, you can either go alan like what is shown here or go with the cheaper crimp style
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oh, well damn, I already got like a hundred crimp style ones, I just didnt think they would be strong enuf.
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I would also suggest if you buy a wiring kit, you may want to buy an upgraded one from somewhere else other than walmart (all they sell is cheap scosche stuff), because you want to make sure you have shielded rcas, to help get rid of electrical interferences, also when you run your wiring run power and remote on one side of the car and your rca cables on the other or you may end up getting a whine noise in your audio.
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I was looking at buying an Audiopipe 4 gauge amp wiring kit. This is the details for the kit im looking at

ˇ17' 4 Gauge Red Power Cable ˇ4' 4 Gauge Black Power Cable ˇ17' RCA Cables ˇ25' 16ga. Speaker Wire ˇ80 AMP AGU Fuse & Fuse Holder ˇGold Plated Ring and Spade Terminals ˇ3' Split Loom
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audiopipe is pretty good stuff, that should do the trick for sure.
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