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Old 10-27-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
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Wiring

Hey guys, I am trying to build the best system in my budget for the Blazer.

I got all my stuff minus front components (getting this week) and wires.

What wires are good quality? Where should I pick them up? What gimmicks should I avoid? I have not done much research into wires.

I need 2 sets of RCAS.
Power and Ground.

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Old 10-27-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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Best Buy has a nice kit dave,it comes with a cap and stuff...it is called Stinger.....do have hernes and the deck kit too???if not I may still have mine stuff...
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:50 PM   #3
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Ya I have the deck kit already.

Cap eh..
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:21 PM   #4
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Stinger

ya me and my friend got that stinger kit with the cap for his Honda, and it worked great. There are several different stinger kits though, so get the gauge and everything that will fit your setup.

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Old 10-31-2006, 02:22 PM   #5
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By the way a blazer project is the best thing that you can do, I have always wanted to do it, but have no money. What do you plan to do to it?
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:15 PM   #6
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Those wire kits are over priced at BB, $99 + and up. I think $200 for their "good" one.

I'd go to a stereo store and buy the length you need in the gauge you want.

The RCAs you can buy at BB, Walmart, radio-shack etc, where ever you can find good ones for cheap.
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:23 AM   #7
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Well I know I need about 18 ft of 4 gauge 8 feet of 8 gauge but I think my neighbour has that. The speaker wire obviously.

Really I just want to know what makes a good RCA, and how much is worth the price and how much is packaging.

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there is no such think as realy good stuff cheep...if you want something that will work get the Stinger but if you want "good" stuff go to an audio shop and spend money on wires and most of all RCA's the good ones make a difference for sure, less noise, cleaner, and a more clear sound....just my 2 cents

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there is no such think as realy good stuff cheep...if you want something that will work get the Stinger but if you want "good" stuff go to an audio shop and spend money on wires and most of all RCA's the good ones make a difference for sure, less noise, cleaner, and a more clear sound....just my 2 cents

good luck with the blazer

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Old 11-17-2006, 01:41 PM   #10
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For 4 guage power wire - check out Home Depot - they sell it by the foot. Just make sure they have the fine strand copper stuff and not just the thick strand. The thick strand should work but its harder to twist and run. You'll also have to solder the exposed ends for the connection points.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:10 PM   #11
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For 4 guage power wire - check out Home Depot - they sell it by the foot. Just make sure they have the fine strand copper stuff and not just the thick strand. The thick strand should work but its harder to twist and run. You'll also have to solder the exposed ends for the connection points.
ive never seen that at home depot, but if they do have it, it will no doubt be the cheapest you can get. just make sure you get oxygen-free copper wiring, they wont corrode very quickly at all. a good way to test that thick cable is to twist it - if you can tie it into a knot without much trouble, itll quite likely work fine. but like NickP said - do NOT get the thick strand wire! it has a much much lower current capacity. it may even melt under high current loads.

but if you dont want to re-do it later, i would suggest going to a car audio store and paying the extra 20c a foot to get the really high quality power and ground wire. trust me, you wont regret it. wiring is way more important than people might think. im running 2000w RMS () off a single 4gauge power wire - and im having no trouble. it does get warm on occasion, but never hot. a low quality cable would never be able to carry between 70-90A continuous (with 140-160A peaks) and live for very long.

a good RCA - you can pay hundreds of dollars for RCAs. dont believe me? Pear Cables

its insane. but if you buy a $20 cable from crappy tire, you can expect $20 quality. usually decent RCAs run $30-40 each. anything more than that is typically overkill. you DEFINITELY want to get these from a car audio store. "double-shielded" or "twisted pair" are things you should look for - those cables wont pick up much noise from the electrical system of the car.

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