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Was wondering if it would be good to run a bolt out of my amp rack (like on the side out of the way of anything) and running my ground and positives to the three amp? (of course one bolt for positive and one for negetive). Just asking because I don't have any big enough distro blocks, so was thinking go from the cap to the bolts then to the amps.
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any ideas? lets get this going lol
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just use the cap or batt as a distro less connections
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just use the cap or batt as a distro less connections
I would but thier is only a single output on the cap, not a place to put like a ring terminal, or I would crimp 3 wires and run them like that. I guess I could use my 3/0 gauge to 1/0 reducer and put the three 4 gauge wires in that and run the 1/0 end to the cap. Right? if that makes since lol
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Also, for a rear ground... Since I have no spare tire in my Evo ix, I took the bolt that screws the tire down in the trunk and tapped out a bigger hole in the trunk and ran a big bolt to it. Would this be a good place to ground or should I use the shock tower bolt? or both lol.
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I would but thier is only a single output on the cap, not a place to put like a ring terminal, or I would crimp 3 wires and run them like that. I guess I could use my 3/0 gauge to 1/0 reducer and put the three 4 gauge wires in that and run the 1/0 end to the cap. Right? if that makes since lol
so its terminal with a set screw ? is what ur saying right if so try it if it dont work jus buy some distros or so the bolts like u were talking about as for the ground make sure its solid dont move or wiggle and bare metal
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Technically, you are supposed to fuse the wire every time it drops in gauge size, so any transition point where the 0/1 splits off into something smaller a fuse should be in place that is adequate for the smaller wire size. That being said, there isn't much of a chance of anything bad happening if the lower gauge wire is only a couple feet long between the distribution point and the amp. Just use common sense with that. A bolt will be fine for acting as a distribution point, but make sure it's well covered. I can almost promise you that at some point you will ground it out on accident if you don't.

For ground the shock tower bolt will probably be better. Anything that connects to the frame is better than just a body connection (like the sheet metal floor). There's much less resistance that way. Make sure to do the Big 3 as well.
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so its terminal with a set screw ? is what ur saying right if so try it if it dont work jus buy some distros or so the bolts like u were talking about as for the ground make sure its solid dont move or wiggle and bare metal
Yea thats correct, set screw. Oh, its very solid lol, I have been using it no problems for awhile now, just with the local bass comp coming up was wondering if thier was something thats better.
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Technically, you are supposed to fuse the wire every time it drops in gauge size, so any transition point where the 0/1 splits off into something smaller a fuse should be in place that is adequate for the smaller wire size. That being said, there isn't much of a chance of anything bad happening if the lower gauge wire is only a couple feet long between the distribution point and the amp. Just use common sense with that. A bolt will be fine for acting as a distribution point, but make sure it's well covered. I can almost promise you that at some point you will ground it out on accident if you don't.

For ground the shock tower bolt will probably be better. Anything that connects to the frame is better than just a body connection (like the sheet metal floor). There's much less resistance that way. Make sure to do the Big 3 as well.
frame it jus a unibody
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Yea thats correct, set screw. Oh, its very solid lol, I have been using it no problems for awhile now, just with the local bass comp coming up was wondering if thier was something thats better.
if the wire is getting hot move it jus grab the wire after beating it and c and and if it not burning up it never hurts to run another run from the front to back for ground either but still keep it grounded in the back also
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