Pro audio street wire in 4x4's?

Submitted: Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 10:28
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Just wondering, has anyone here merged professional audio wire systems into 4wd’s? I’m not talking about big speakers and amps, but the pro wire looms the bass-heads are hooking up. The power to bridge 500,000 watts in pro audio cars is massive. The wire and fuse configurations are impressive, small gauge wires, gold platting, multi-channel fuse boxes, computer relays, etc. Also the need for bass-heads to show off makes every component easily accessed once installed seeing they are usually mounted for show in trunks. Some of these audio monsters need to run multiple alternators/battery cell configurations producing more power than any campervan would need, this is why im considering using pro audio wires and wiring components as an upgrade to my 4wd project. Has anyone gone the same route?....Cheers

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Reply By: revhead307 - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 16:21

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 16:21
ok...u lost me at 500,000 Watts.

i dont think the normal high amperage 120Amp alternator can pump out 41,666Amps.

and the average vehicle doesnt have room for 347 Alternators.

Stay off the drugs man....cos drugs are bad..mmmkay

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Follow Up By: Pneumatic - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 16:59

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 16:59
The crack I smoke is good your just mad cuz you want some. Check the bottom tray of this street suv...

There is 100,000 watts sitting in that tray.

I might think hearing your car 10K down the street is stupid but these people have massive amounts more experiance with 12 volt wiring than any campervan powerman could wish. I get my gear from the best....and when it comes to power supply no one is more advance than a pro bass-head!!!
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Reply By: BorisK - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:59

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:59
Im no expert but what the hell are you on about?
Go to a car audio store.
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Reply By: Exploder - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:42

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:42
To wire up what? everything or just the stereo system.

The stuff isn’t cheep.
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Reply By: Pneumatic - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:36

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:36
well damn guess i was not clear...

Im talking about primary electronics/wiring. The elements which would be cost effective for impementing into 4wd's. The tech in the audio industry has elements which are very functional for needs of 4wd rigs. Breaker boxes, wires and audio pros not only find ways to pull heavey power/recharge while driving but hook up into main power when in comps. The wiring systems are seriously impressive and only a few elements that are used in pro audio would be very benificial (vs. cost) in an off road vehicle.

I was only wondering if anyone had implemented them...I'm going to.
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:18

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:18
In alot of cases it is a cheap option to buy the audio gear stuff for dual batteries or multiple high amp loads. I have used a few breakout blocks, fuse boxes and inline fuses from car audio shops, but only for long cable runs or high draw loads. In fuses, It was definately the cheapest option for 75A+ gear.
Most stuff for 4WDing though is low amps- that is its selling feature, because you want days of running all your gear off one small battery, so unless its a dual battery setup, anything fatter than 8 gauge is severe overkill. If you are looking at less than 4-gauge, the expensive wanky audio gear stuff can be replaced with cheap lugs and wire or a fuse block from supercheap. $4 vs $80.
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Follow Up By: Pneumatic - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:21

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:21
Im following you until the gauge? are you talking about single thread or spun gauge?
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 11:12

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 11:12
I got the numbers around the wrong way... Its the AWG... American Wire Gauge. Thought you would have come across it seeing as it seems to be a common UOM around here.
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