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Andrew Carter
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Is there a place to go where they will cut the wire and crimp it for you....i dont have any tools to do it
 

Silver Member
Username: Pelona

Post Number: 197
Registered: Dec-05
use your teeth
 

Gold Member
Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 2103
Registered: Oct-05
lol that will hurt.
 

Silver Member
Username: Pelona

Post Number: 201
Registered: Dec-05
thats what i do
 

Gold Member
Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 2106
Registered: Oct-05
do you strip the wire with your teeth or crimp with your teeth?
 

Silver Member
Username: Fandim

Reno, Nevada United State...

Post Number: 632
Registered: Jun-05
Heh.. Crimping wire can be tough, especially with those gold 0 gauge ring terminals. I use a big pair of plumbers channel locks, since I dont have a vise.. You can get'm cheaply at Walmart.

Curious, has anyone found any real advantage to soldering ring terminals are they're crimped? Is it really any sturdier at all, or help with conductivity?? Also, how do the ring terminals (the ones with just an input, but not a hole all the way through, they come down at a slant and close off at the top) that are solder only work? Are they very secure?? Just curious about these things..

Seth
 

Silver Member
Username: Pelona

Post Number: 208
Registered: Dec-05
i only strip my speaker wires with my teeth. Like 14guage and up.

I tried it with a 0guage power wire but it was impossible! LOL
 

Gold Member
Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 2107
Registered: Oct-05
lol hahaha you actually tried it? i gotta confess. i tried that too and you're right it is impossible.
 

Gold Member
Username: Rovin

Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 5098
Registered: Jul-05
i use my 6" bench vice ! .........
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 1922
Registered: Mar-04
to strip 1/0ga wire, i use a pocket knife. and to crimp to terminals, i use a vice or a shop hammer.
 

Silver Member
Username: Pelona

Post Number: 214
Registered: Dec-05
i just get a knife and cut around it. then you just slide it off.
 

Silver Member
Username: Pelona

Post Number: 215
Registered: Dec-05
To crimp i use a rock. Now thats gangsta!
 

Gold Member
Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 2108
Registered: Oct-05
hey i gotta question. i was thinking about repositioning my amps and my 1/0 gauge cable will be too short now. is there anything that extends the cables or do i have to get a new cable and start from the battery.
 

Silver Member
Username: Pelona

Post Number: 216
Registered: Dec-05
i would get a new cable cause i think you lose voltage if you add another little piece.

but itll cost some $$$
 

Gold Member
Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 2109
Registered: Oct-05
sh!t i was afraid of that. i'll just leave my amps where they are.
 

Silver Member
Username: Fandim

Reno, Nevada United State...

Post Number: 637
Registered: Jun-05
No, you can use a coupler (with two 0 gauge inputs) that looks like a chineese finger trap, and comes with a protective sleeve) that shouldnt cause any voltage loss.
 

Gold Member
Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 2113
Registered: Oct-05
okay seth i got another one for you. i am thinking of adding a batcap. at the moment i have a 1/0 gauge cable splitting into 2 4 gauge cables with a fuse distribution block. i want to add a batcap. my question is do i get rid of the 300a that is by the battery and just go straight cable it to the batcap or do i leave the 300a fuse block by the car battery.
 

Silver Member
Username: Fandim

Reno, Nevada United State...

Post Number: 645
Registered: Jun-05
No, each one should be fused. Leaving a wire that carries so much current unfused could lead to a serious disaster. Fuse both the first battery, AND the second battery.

Better safe than sorry.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbump

Nebraska City, Nebraska USA

Post Number: 133
Registered: Dec-05
I just use a hammer to crimp my eyelets, and my sharp utility knife i made out of a heavy butterknife, actually holds a good edge for doing stripping jobs...
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