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Power wire UNDER car

 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Rock Vegas, NC US

Post Number: 303
Registered: Mar-06
Is it safe to run your power wire under the car. I have always heard NO but Steve Meade did this on a Navi install, 2 runs of 0g right down the frame rail. I can only imagine what would happen if the plastic around the wire got cut and it rubbed on the frame's metal. Is this safe?
 

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Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1619
Registered: Oct-05
i have heard that its fine, but there is a certain place where ur supposed to run it. like under the fender or somthin.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1620
Registered: Oct-05
u also need to protect the wire somehow. some heater hose will work fine
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Rock Vegas, NC US

Post Number: 306
Registered: Mar-06
cool. want to do a run of 0 ga. but cant get it through the car
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1621
Registered: Oct-05
just drill a bigger hole through the firewall
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Rock Vegas, NC US

Post Number: 309
Registered: Mar-06
No I mean through the trim. I have 8 16 ga. speaker wires on each side, 2 pairs of RCA's on one and 1 RCA on the other plus factory wires and my 4 ga barely fits. not gonna fit a 0
 

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Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1628
Registered: Oct-05
why do u got 8 16 awg wires on each side?
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Rock Vegas, NC US

Post Number: 310
Registered: Mar-06
2 sets of components on each side so I have 2 for each woofer and 2 for each tweeter.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1631
Registered: Oct-05
oo
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Rock Vegas, NC US

Post Number: 311
Registered: Mar-06
yeah sooo many wires in my jeep. if someone bought this after me they would be lost. sounds good enough for me though. just need my amp from B and i will have everything complete. where would i get heater hose from? lowes or home depot...?
 

Gold Member
Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 7840
Registered: Jul-05
lowes is better then ho depot
 

Silver Member
Username: Shortysetnies

Rock Vegas, NC US

Post Number: 312
Registered: Mar-06
Thans guys. I need sleep now
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1633
Registered: Oct-05
^^ i think so too. but for heater hose, it really doesnt matter, its just a rubber hose
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Tigard, Or U.S.

Post Number: 1634
Registered: Oct-05
meeeeeeee tooooooooooooo.
 

Silver Member
Username: Shortysetnies

Rock Vegas, NC US

Post Number: 313
Registered: Mar-06
see I can't even spell "thanks". haha, later.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Muddy

Post Number: 28
Registered: Jun-06
good job guyz you guys pretty cool people peace and love
 

Gold Member
Username: 54danny54

Betsy layne, Kentucky..GO... USA duh

Post Number: 2657
Registered: Nov-04
id go with PVC pipe instead
 

Silver Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 633
Registered: Mar-06
I ran my 0/1 under my van. I just Zip tied the hell out of it. Those big ac type kind. The wire has no way to move, so no rubbing. It is tucked up out of the way so no road debris will hit it either. I have a 150 fuse right at the battery just in case. Being a van, there realy was no other options. I didnt want some big wire running under my feet.
 

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Username: Shortysetnies

Rock Vegas, NC US

Post Number: 316
Registered: Mar-06
Sounds good
 

New member
Username: Afireinsiderx

Odessa, Texas

Post Number: 4
Registered: Jul-05
I've also ran some 0 under the frame of my 63 Ford. Used the big zip ties, and 6 months later it still works great.
 

Silver Member
Username: Demon_pride

Crowder, Oklahoma USA

Post Number: 170
Registered: Oct-05
PVC pipe is prolly a bad idea, just because it is so stiff. Then at the point where your PVC ends, you'll have a corner that the wire could rub on. I'd get some cheap a$s rubber hose. Just run it on the frame where no one can see it, and away from moving mechanisms.
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