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Old 10-19-2007, 03:39 AM
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I remember seeing "ground upgrade kits" on ebay, but it's just as easy and a lot less expensive to DIY. Plus, the overall look will be neater since the cables will be cut to the proper length.
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:45 AM
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ED Sells kits. Includes wires and terminals you have to install yourself. $50 for a 0awg big 3.
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Keeshwah
ED Sells kits. Includes wires and terminals you have to install yourself. $50 for a 0awg big 3.
I saw this but on backorder. I have not figured out why the first 0 awg kit cost $100 and the second only $50. Im guessing a different kind of power cable but it does not go into detail. Also even if it is a different cable, whats going to be the benefit of paying the extra $50?
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one uses the tsunami cable and the other uses the eD "enetic" cable. one is 4500 strand and the other is 5000 strand. both are good wire. Call them up though, i know they have silver just not blue.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by socalsciontc
Originally Posted by Keeshwah
ED Sells kits. Includes wires and terminals you have to install yourself. $50 for a 0awg big 3.
I saw this but on backorder. I have not figured out why the first 0 awg kit cost $100 and the second only $50. Im guessing a different kind of power cable but it does not go into detail. Also even if it is a different cable, whats going to be the benefit of paying the extra $50?
Red/Black is Tsunami 0 gauge, slightly less than a true 1/0 AWG.

Blue/Silver is eNETIC 1/0 AWG.

Price difference comes from the fact that Tsunami wire is insanely expensive but since we don't make a red/black wire, we list that one as the Tsunami wire.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:19 AM
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bump for possible sticky??
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:58 AM
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x2, i really wish when there are informative threads that they'd be stickied. people are always saying search, more stickies = less searching (to a point).
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:38 PM
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General good info but I definitly do not agree with it all Overall decent info and a good post.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:43 PM
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^What points do you disagree with and why?
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:57 PM
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I will keep the post on topic per request. Overall a very nice post for people getting into the hobby or that are already in the hobby.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:16 AM
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wow sweet info, alot more helpful then other denverites.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:35 PM
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I'm trying to see if i understand the reason for using an amp with a high pass filter with components. The purpose is so that when the signal is sent from the HU to the amp, the high pass on the amp will remove 80Hz and lower from the signal running to the crossover. Then from the crossover it will split the 80Hz and above into two levels, higher Hz for the tweeter and lower Hz(above 80Hz) for the woofer. Then a sub is to cover the range below 80 Hz.

Would this be an ideal setup for the stock 08 system? I only ask because i know the sub doesn't really thump, and therefore i feel you should send all frequencies to the crossover so the front woofers will help with the bass.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:11 PM
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i dont think you're going to be able to change the stock system's setup. and even if you could get more low frequencies to the front speakers it wouldn't necessarily help. in fact it might (and probably would) prevent you from reaching the volume you'd like.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:37 AM
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Hey whats the best way to run the wires for a dual amp system. I have a 4-ch, a mono, and a capacitor. do i just use the capacitor for one amp or is there a way to use it for both amps. Cause i thought the Cap has to come after the distribution/fuse block to split the power to each amp. Please help i want to do this right.
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thats alot of reading for right now.
maybe someday when i tackle my audio build...
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bump bump

this defiantly needs to be a sticky, took me so long to find it again lol
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Originally Posted by x_Batman_x
this defiantly needs to be a sticky...
I agree, it'd help a lot of people and answers some common questions so they wouldn't have to start new threads, and it'd be handy to be able to just point people at a sticky.

Too bad Robyn left, she was such a great help to so many people here, but at least there's lots of solid info people can use as a reference.
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So can someone tell me where the 3rd point of the "big 3" is on the tC? I can figure out alternator to positive battery and battery to chassis for ground... but where the hell is the engine to chassis ground? Or do I just make one up?
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Just make one up, Prolly Valve cover to strut tower, something along those lines.
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Ya, that's what it seemed like I was going to have to do. Now to just scrape up some monies for some 0/1 gauge and connectors.
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