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My question pertains to installing new speaker wire to support the power my amp puts out.

Currently I am running a set of Sundown Audio SA-6.5CS active on my Sundown Audio SAX125.4. I ran 16ga KnuKonceptz Kord speaker wire through grommets I have in the car body and the front doors. This has worked great because it's full size from the amplifier all the way to the speaker.

Now I want to upgrade the rear speakers, but there are no grommets in the car body nor the rear doors. I can't seem to find new pins to repin the molex connectors that serve the front and rear doors. My plan is to switch my front doors to a passive component system and to add either a passive component set or coaxials to the rear doors.

I have been reading ford focus and fiesta forums and about the only answer I could find was to run new 16ga speaker wire up to the car side of the molex connector and splice it into the connector side. Then inside the door splice in 16ga wire to the connector side and run it to the speakers. My fear is the 3"-12" section of stock 18ga-20ga speaker wire... Will this create a problem in my system?
If so, what would be a good solution to this problem?

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It will not create any problem. You're good up to a few hundred watts.

http://www.bcae1.com/images/swfs/spe...rassistant.swf
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It will not create any problem. You're good up to a few hundred watts.

http://www.bcae1.com/images/swfs/spe...rassistant.swf
What if I were to stock wire in the door and connect it directly to either the crossover or the coaxial?
Would this create a problem?
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If you're asking if you can just keep the stock wire inside the door so you don't have to splice anything, then yes that's fine.
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Thanks!
Sorry for the confusion. I've really got to proof read my stuff.
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Lol, no problem. I figured that's what you were asking. If you need to drive a really low impedance, have thousands of watts, or really long (20+feet) runs of wire the gauge becomes more important. For a short run on a ~4ohm load at a hundred to so watts the gauge size is almost trivial.
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