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 Post subject: OK I need sounds
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:35 pm 
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ok I currently have no radio or no speakers in my car. I want to run wire where I want my speakers, I just want to make sure I am using the correct gauge of wire. I will be using 16ga wire for the door and rear speakers. I will be installing 4 speakers total and maybe one sub. If I do install a sub I will be using 8ga wire.

Let me know if i am on the correct path before I start.

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 Post subject: Re: OK I need sounds
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:33 am 
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16ga wire will work perfectly fine for your speakers, a typical gauge for door speakers is 18ga. How powerful of a system are you planning to run?

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 Post subject: Re: OK I need sounds
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:45 am 
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Not sure on the system yet, I want to get all the wiring in first then get the speakers. The speakers I want will be no more than 120w max, all ran off the head unit which will prob be 60wx4

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 Post subject: Re: OK I need sounds
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:39 am 
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Im talking about the subwoofer you are wanting to put in. If you dont know how powerful that will be, than dont run a wire for it yet. Are you going to be amplifying the regular car speakers? 16 gauge will suit you just fine wether they are amped or not.

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 Post subject: Re: OK I need sounds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:08 pm 
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in my sprint i've got a stinger 8 guage and its good but what ever you do DO NOT get a walmart(scoshe) wiering kit my friends was a 8 guage powering one old 10" clarion and it light on fire

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 Post subject: Re: OK I need sounds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:13 pm 
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hope he was able to get the fire out before any real bad damage

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 Post subject: Re: OK I need sounds
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I had the same thing happen to a buddy of mines too but good thing I didn't put the speaker in or esle it would have really gone up in smoke.

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 Post subject: Re: OK I need sounds
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:21 am 
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in my sprint i've got a stinger 8 guage and its good but what ever you do DO NOT get a walmart(scoshe) wiering kit my friends was a 8 guage powering one old 10" clarion and it light on fire

LOl thats the one I bought, I dont see anything wrong with it for the geo. If it caught on fire its due to an improper wiring job. Wire is wire, nothing magical about it. If the sub caught on fire its because it was wired improperly or he exceeded the thermal parameters. If the wire caught on fire its because it was not properly fused. Wallmart kit isnt "the bomb" but it is cheap wire and the ends are crimped on snug which means less work. Planning to use this in mine. The fuse should go as close to the battery as possile, this way if it shorts out it will pop the fuse closer to the source and avoid fire.

I actualy bought the kit because wallmart was the only place open that had decent wire (was looking for 10ga) at 10:00 when I was installing my onboard air system in my truck. I have alot left over so it should work fine for the geo (I didn't need the fuses it came with because I wired the compressors to a fused distrobution block)

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