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Ian putting a setup in a friends car, and I am trying to avoid wiring through his 04 jetta, and the cheapest place to get it done around here is $180. So I was wondering if it would be bad to wire the 4awg under his car, aslong as it is secure all the way underneath. Then planning on using the stock hu and hooking up the rem to a 2 way switch, and use a speaker wire-RCA adapter.

Any input? Will I be ok running it underneath?
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as long as you have it up where its safe and secured it wont hurt anything. a lot of people run under the vehicle. especially when it comes to several runs of 1/0 or bigger
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I have my 1/0 run underneath... It's in conduit and zip tied to a piece of plastic that is screwed into the bottom of the car (it covers brake lines). I'd just say make sure to have conduit around the wire, and you should be fine...
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as long as you have it up where its safe and secured it wont hurt anything. a lot of people run under the vehicle. especially when it comes to several runs of 1/0 or bigger
Ok, I just wanted to make sure. Any reccomendations as far as where to run of under? Also, with those RCA adapters, the back speakers still work right?
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I have my 1/0 run underneath... It's in conduit and zip tied to a piece of plastic that is screwed into the bottom of the car (it covers brake lines). I'd just say make sure to have conduit around the wire, and you should be fine...
Otherwise would I be able to just do bare wire but just get some with a thicker jacket and insulation on it? (aslong as it is still true 4awg)
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Otherwise would I be able to just do bare wire but just get some with a thicker jacket and insulation on it? (aslong as it is still true 4awg)
yeah you should be fine, but I wouldn't take any chances... Just go to like an Ace Hardware (where I got the conduit for my Big 3) and pick up some flexible conduit. The stuff I used was gray and the 1/0 fit just about right in the 3/4" (i wanna say it was 3/4", but don't quote me on that). Just take a small piece in there with you, and find some conduit that fits... You look stupid, but who cares, the jobs done right...
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just think about this the factory runs wires under the car
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Ok, I just wanted to make sure. Any reccomendations as far as where to run of under? Also, with those RCA adapters, the back speakers still work right?
You're talking about a Line Output Converter, right? My buddy ran one in his 04 Jetta GLI for awhile and yes, the rear speakers do work, as long as you simply tap into the speaker wires, and not leave the area you cut unhooked (really hard to explain, maybe someone else can do a better job for you).

As for wire placement, look undneath the car for some kind of shroud or whatever that covers the brake lines. That's what I did, and it works great... Mine has holes in it every inch or so, and I just zip-tied the conduit to the plastic piece...
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You will be fine running underneath ...i normally try to keep it in the frame rail .....<<<<make sure you keep it away the exhaust...
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You're talking about a Line Output Converter, right? My buddy ran one in his 04 Jetta GLI for awhile and yes, the rear speakers do work, as long as you simply tap into the speaker wires, and not leave the area you cut unhooked (really hard to explain, maybe someone else can do a better job for you).

As for wire placement, look undneath the car for some kind of shroud or whatever that covers the brake lines. That's what I did, and it works great... Mine has holes in it every inch or so, and I just zip-tied the conduit to the plastic piece...
Yea I know what you meAn with the rcas, and I am sure I will be able to find a nice place for the wire. Thanks guys!!!
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