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Ok, and for power wire I recommend KnuKonceptz.
Also wire like you have a bigger system invade you decide to upgrade amp/sub or do the inside speakers.
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Ok, and for power wire I recommend KnuKonceptz.
Also wire like you have a bigger system invade you decide to upgrade amp/sub or do the inside speakers.
Well, for power wire, he'll also want to upgrade the Big 3 as well. But yes, KnuKonceptz is a great place to buy wire. Nice and cheap, and the products are great.
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So, should 50' of 1/0 power wire be enough for my entire car? (Big 3 and running for pos and ground?
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So, should 50' of 1/0 power wire be enough for my entire car? (Big 3 and running for pos and ground?
definitely, you should only need like 25' to the amp in the trunk and 10' or so for the big3. if you wanted to go really cheep you could just use some wire from a welding store.
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So, should 50' of 1/0 power wire be enough for my entire car? (Big 3 and running for pos and ground?
Make sure you have the room for 0/1, it can be a pain to fit through the firewall and tucking under carpets and interior panels. 2ga is much easier to work with and is still plenty large enough for you.

^Welding wire, the cheap alternative Plus its very easy to manipulate.
 
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I heard welding wire was very stiff, or is that only a certain kind of it?
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I heard welding wire was very stiff, or is that only a certain kind of it?
any wire can be stiff. in theory higher strand count more flexible it is. however the jacket also affects how stiff it is.
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my reasoning for two 12"s is that when you drop the top you need the extra kick of the second sub, and the reason i want the 12"s not the 10"s is because of the extra 4" of speaker. the more speaker the more air moved therefore the louder and lower it is right? or like with many things am i miles off?
I've been out of the game for a bit so please excuse my ignorance if the technology has changed.....

If you are looking for louder then you want more db's for better spl. To do this you want more subs rather than bigger subs. If you are wanting more db's at the lower end of the audible spectrum then you want larger subs. Back in the day, a good pair of 8" could hit the lowest freq that is audible (20Hz) even though they were considered mid-bass drivers. For what you are looking for you may want to consider going with 4 good quality 8" or 3 good quality 10" subs to move more air, which would mean more db's and have a higher spl......which is what you are wanting, correct?

Again, remember it has been a while since I have been in the game, but I used to be pretty good at it

You could also get a program called Blaubox and input the specs of the drivers you are installing and what kind of box you want (ported, sealed, bandpass, etc...) and it will give you the dimensions that you will need to build it yourself. Used it all the time back then and it worked really good, there may be newer programs out there now-a-days though that are a little more user-friendly.

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I'm using 2ga welding wire in my car right now. And it works great. It's actually more flexible than 2ga car stereo wiring is. Just pick whichever wire is cheaper between welding leads and something from KnuKonceptz. I've found once you step into 1/0 or so, then KnuKonceptz tends to be cheaper.

Just remember, copper wire is copper wire. You want it flexible because parts in your car move while you drive (this way the wire doesn't snap). You want a decent amount of shielding, to prevent shorts. Otherwise, its all the same.

And yes, I agree...an 8" driver is still more than enough to reach 20Hz. Frequency depends on the box (for the most part). But given his tight trunk area, I'll bet on it that a single larger 12" would be the better sound quality, and loudness route.
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ok, so 1/0 or 2 ga would be more than enough for me so that makes the decision on simply what is cheaper, now, this 10 Gauge wire that came with the xXx for the power, could i use that as speaker wire instead?
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