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Old 08-30-2009, 12:24 PM
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First I'd like to thank Russ. He's worked hard and it shows. On a personal note, I think he's a nice guy and all our transactions have been smooth and pleasant.

Second, I'd like to say that I'm glad that I waited for his wire. It was worth the wait. I'm going to use a number of shok products for my power needs: The 5200 strand pure copper cable, and also the fused distribution block, and four of the in-line ANL fuseholders with 200A fuses.

Let's get to the part that matters...

The ANL fuseholder looks nice - it's a clean, simple design, and is comparably sturdy to other in-line fuseholders I've used. I like the screws that hold the fuse in, they're good quality. I also like the finish on the conductive metal.

Here's a picture of it on my mousepad. It has the mounting screws inside it so that's the white baggie in there =)



Here's a picture of my collage of shok stuf.



Here's a close-up of the fused distro block and the fuseholder.

I'd like to say that the fused distribution block is the nicest that I've ever seen. This thing is really solid - just holding it in your hand, you can really appreciate the quality of construction. The amount of inputs and outputs is more than impressive. This will be the only distribution block I need, and I will be running four amplifiers and some auxilliary devices too.

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Here's a picture of the wire with the fused distro and fuseholder




Here's the wire as I first grabbed it



Another shot of the wire when I first got it:



Bent it up just to see how flexible it was. I was seriously impressed... The amount of effort it took to bend this wire was laughable - it's practically like a piece of wet rope... I seriously think my 1-year-old son could tie this wire into a knot.



One more bend picture just for good measure


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Comparison Pictures! The only wire I have that I can compare it to is 1/0 ga automotive supply wire. I figured since the difference was so drastic that people would like to see it anyway =)



As you can see the shok wire is clearly thicker. The casing is most of the difference, however the actual copper itself is so finely stranded in the Shok wire that it's actually aerated... AKA it takes up more room because it's the same mass but less dense.



Now of course, what everyone likes to see - the bend. What amazed me most about the Shok wire isn't the degree to which it would bend - it was the amount of effort required to get it to bend.... The automotive supply wire took some serious effort in order to bend it, and was exceedingly difficult to straighten out afer initially bent. The shok wire was as limber as a string of spaghetti.

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My personal favorite. Application photos.

I didn't have time to complete my entire installation, but I did do my big three with shok wire and I'm exceptionally pleased with how easy it was to snake this wire into the right position and zip tie it down. Terminals fit on it perfectly fine, and the wire heats up nicely to solder it.

I'd also like to specifically comment on the strength of the wire jacket. Out of curiosity, I hit the jacket with my soldering torch to see how it would hold up..... it actually took several seconds of direct blue flame before beginning to melt - it's a very resillient jacket.

Here's the wire with some of the jacket stripped.




Here it is with terminals on the end. I crimped them (I actually have the real crimping tool for big wires..) and then soldered them, and then shrink-wrapped the terminals. It came out looking sensational.




Here's what they look like connected to the side post of my optima yelllow top under the hood.




This is how I snaked the wires around from the alternator to the battery. Notice that on this side, I used black shrink wrap for the terminals - so that they look stock.




EDIT: That's my Mechman 250A Rhino. Benched 270A wewt for Mechman!
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Just for good measure I'll show my chassis ground. This isn't shok wire, but I figured I should show it for comparison's sake.

This is a 4/0ga tractor trailer cable... It's thicker than my thumb at nearly an inch in diameter. The jacket is extremely rigid hardened rubber. It took two people to install this ground - one to hold it down and another to bolt it in lol.

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Just FYI, this upcoming weekend I'm going to be running my cable from under the hood to the trunk. This thread will be supplemented with a fresh group of photos.
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Well - as promised, here's my update!!!!

First - gratuitous name placement. Here's the lineup - four fuseholders, a fused distribution block, and more of the 1/0 gauge wire




Getting ready - here's some stripped wire and the fuseholders that it's going into:



Here's the wire connected to the fuse holder, but the fuses aren't in yet because I don't want the whole run of wire to be hot at this point.

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Here's how it looks with the conduit zip tied into place, the fuseholders in, some protective loom around the remainder of the wire, and everything connected. Basically this is how it's going to look, unless I find a way to paint that grey conduit black.




Here's a closer shot of the shok wire as it comes out of the protective conduit, enters and exits the fuseholders, and enters the protective loom on the way to termination at the battery:





Here are the twin under-hood fuseholders.



EDit: you can see my awesome caster/camber plates
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This is inside the passenger side wheel well, I stripped the whole area down and snaked the conduit through the frame and zip tied it into place then ran it along the subframe. Edit: - check out my cobra brake calipers and my KYB struts




Here's what it looks like under the car, it's actually quite neat - I'm really pleased with how it came out.





Here's a closup of before I cut the ends off the wraps.


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This is the conduit snaked through the rear suspension.... this was a total b&tch......... I actually had to drill the frame so I had places to zip-tie it away from all the moving parts....




This isn't very clear, but this is the point of entry into the trunk. There was a large rubber boot which I slit open to make room for the conduit.


I pumped a whole cartridge of white silicon caulk into that boot to seal it up....




This is how it currently looks, with the shok copper wire coming out of the flexible conduit and terminating in the fused distribution block. You can also see the luxury liner pro that I've got in my trunk.

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