Welding power wire vs Car audio power wire

 

Silver Member
Username: Jprix82

Post Number: 304
Registered: Jan-06
3 questions about power wire in general

(1)Is there any difference between Welding power wire(like the ones at weldingsupply.com) and regular car audio power wire?(2)Would welding wire be OK to run to your amp?(3)When i do the Big 3 upgrade what if i cant find the engine to chassis ground can that be bypassed by something else or will i just have to look harder :-)
 

Silver Member
Username: Fandim

Reno, Nevada United State...

Post Number: 798
Registered: Jun-05
1. No real difference - aside from the fact that welding cable can be nearly impossible to bend or run around any corners... it's not flexible stuff for the most part.

2. Yes, it'd be ok to run to your amp.

3. You can use any bolt on your engine block. A common place to upgrade this wire is where your alternator actually bolts onto your engine.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jprix82

Post Number: 307
Registered: Jan-06
anybody know where i can get cheap priced car audio power wire from?
 

Silver Member
Username: N2audio

Lawrence, Ks USA

Post Number: 718
Registered: Mar-04
caf swears by weldingsupply.com for power wire
 

Silver Member
Username: Jprix82

Post Number: 309
Registered: Jan-06
caf??
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 2381
Registered: Mar-04
i'm guessing caf is Caraudioforum.com...?


but yea Joseph...to tell the truth, i would run welding cable for power wire before i would even think about "car audio" wire.

for one...welding cable is made to take the abuse of a work environment. the outer jacket is much stronger than car audio wire. Its not gonna be a pretty as car audio wire...but if you get the red from weldingsupply.com, it looks pretty good. (~$43.50 shipped for 25ft of red 1/0...for most vehicles, that enough for your amp power and ground and big-3)
 

Silver Member
Username: Fandim

Reno, Nevada United State...

Post Number: 807
Registered: Jun-05
I prefer knukonceptz.com.. Their 0 gauge also has like 1,000 extra strands of wire over standard 1/0 gauge.. And it's not too much more than the welding cable mentioned.. (25 feet would come to $58.75)
 

Bronze Member
Username: Johnny619

San Diego, CA

Post Number: 60
Registered: Dec-05
http://cgi.ebay.com/25-FEET-RED-ZERO-GAUGE-0AWG-POWER-CABLE-THICK-NEW_W0QQitemZ5 875940883QQcategoryZ32810QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

They also sell 20 feet 1/0 wire for 25 buck plus shipping
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