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KickinBlazer 05-22-2011 12:06 AM

Re: Big 3
 
anything true 4 guage and up.....most use 1/0 cuz it never has to be upgraded....i have seen 4/0 for big 3....but i think thats a lil overkill unless your running a 600v electrical system

tony30cl 05-22-2011 12:07 AM

Re: Big 3
 
ok im goin to do 4 gauge then

666WMD 05-22-2011 12:29 AM

Re: Big 3
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tony30cl (Post 857162)
i have a question what gauge should be used for the avarage big 3??

The bigger the better. 4 or 2 gauge would suffice, it's better than stock. But if you're gonna go to the bother of doing it you might as well use 1/0awg. :)

dumpy 05-22-2011 02:40 AM

Re: Big 3
 
Has anyone done this on a saturn ? ( Dark ?) Just wondering because the alts are way down in the passenger wheel well pretty well lol. jw how much wire ( roughly) and difficutly

dsktim 05-22-2011 02:52 AM

Re: Big 3
 
Use a piece of string or something like that as a mock up and that will give you a idea on the amount of wire needed

Sicaudio 05-22-2011 06:35 AM

Re: Big 3
 
holy dead thread..... wow thread resurfaced after 2 yrs.... way to go....


there is a sticky on this guys ;)

dumpy 05-22-2011 10:56 AM

Re: Big 3
 
this is the sticky sic :P

666WMD 05-22-2011 11:21 AM

Re: Big 3
 
:lol: @ Sic. Just because I can.












:lol::lol::lol:

sthrnbumpn 05-22-2011 01:17 PM

Re: Big 3
 
when ever i did the 3 , i lost all my midbass instantly, there was definatly a db diff, but all lo-end , is that normal? oh yeah my old engine ground was fried pretty gd an i was runnin that way for awhile, before my system

Boosted77 05-22-2011 01:28 PM

Re: Big 3
 
Atleast 4 gauge wire.

Speedcult 06-04-2011 10:16 AM

Re: Big 3
 
I did the BIG 9 on mine... at least I THINK that was the number lol!... anywho, I just used cheap Audiopipe 0-awg and some 0-awg welding copper lugs, sanded everything metal to metal (yes even the wire and lugs to remove any contaminants), seal up the ends and call it a day. Took me a few hours but I also REPLACED my stock wires and added a 2nd batt under hood.
Pic below was midway through the install but I can for sure say it made a HUGE difference.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...t/VID00292.jpg

I went a little overkill and did the following since I had 50' (25' of red and 25' silver):

1st Batt (+) to Alt (+)
1st Batt (+) to 2nd Batt (+)
1st Batt (-) to Frame
1st Batt (-) to Body
1st Batt (-) to 2nd Batt (-)

Alt Mount (-) to Frame as well.

2nd Batt (+) to Fuse/Relay Center (+)
2nd Batt (-) to Body... used Relay Center mounting bracket to kill 2 birds with one wire lol!
2nd Batt (-) to Frame

I was thinking about grounding rear body to frame as well... ah hell, might as well and call it Big 10... will have to do that this week now :)

kidd666 02-01-2012 11:21 PM

Re: Big 3
 
very useful info here

little-kid-wit-bass 02-02-2012 05:44 AM

Re: Big 3
 
He bumped the thread ^^^^ An this guy mixed me an [MENTION=18596]666WMD[/MENTION] user name! -.-"

cxa0897 02-02-2012 05:47 AM

Re: Big 3
 
It's a sticky. This is probably the best newb bump I've seen on here. Much better than "keeker is better" is some random 4 year old thread

kidd666 02-02-2012 10:56 AM

Re: Big 3
 
Yeah I did bump an old thread and I've had this same user name on a lot of sites too. Its on smd, and explorerforum. But this does have a lot of good info on doing the big three and seeing how I'm going to be doing it soon thought it would be a good idea to read through it.

Cesar56 04-13-2012 10:45 PM

Re: Big 3
 
..thank you

little-kid-wit-bass 04-13-2012 11:44 PM

Re: Big 3
 
Can we close this?

cxa0897 04-14-2012 10:29 PM

Re: Big 3
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by little-kid-wit-bass (Post 902004)
Can we close this?

its a schticky, we dont close these. the whole purpose is to keep the info readily available, but it does help when people dont "bump" it.... oh well. it is good info though

little-kid-wit-bass 04-14-2012 11:14 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cxa0897 (Post 902150)
its a schticky, we dont close these. the whole purpose is to keep the info readily available, but it does help when people dont "bump" it.... oh well. it is good info though

You can still read it when its closed :P The person that bumped it has been bumping a bunch of old ass threads for no reason.

SINTORMAN 04-15-2012 12:03 AM

Re: Big 3
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kidd666 (Post 892070)
Yeah I did bump an old thread and I've had this same user name on a lot of sites too. Its on smd, and explorerforum. But this does have a lot of good info on doing the big three and seeing how I'm going to be doing it soon thought it would be a good idea to read through it.

that is an example of what you wouldn't say :lol: :p

Slobalt7 11-28-2012 05:27 PM

Re: Big 3
 
I hate to get people's panties in a bunch for bumping an old thread but I have read all 5 pages and a couple of my original questions were answered but I am about to do this and I would like to know slightly more:

1. My Chevy Cobalt battery is in the trunk factory, I saw mention of a block to battery ground. Is it really a necessity? I don't think I have enough wire if it is...

2. Assuming # 1 is answered with a no is there any benefit to doing this to a car with no system that would be primarily tracked(would it help with the overall electrical and ignition system?)? My RX7 is slowly turning into an autocross car and was wondering if there was any benefit...

3. I see people fusing and not fusing, have even checked other forums... Is it necessary or not? Since I may need to find a hole in the firewall on the Cobalt and grommet it I am thinking it is a possibility...

Beckerson1 11-28-2012 05:44 PM

Re: Big 3
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Slobalt7 (Post 925530)
I hate to get people's panties in a bunch for bumping an old thread but I have read all 5 pages and a couple of my original questions were answered but I am about to do this and I would like to know slightly more:

1. My Chevy Cobalt battery is in the trunk factory, I saw mention of a block to battery ground. Is it really a necessity? I don't think I have enough wire if it is...

2. Assuming # 1 is answered with a no is there any benefit to doing this to a car with no system that would be primarily tracked(would it help with the overall electrical and ignition system?)? My RX7 is slowly turning into an autocross car and was wondering if there was any benefit...

3. I see people fusing and not fusing, have even checked other forums... Is it necessary or not? Since I may need to find a hole in the firewall on the Cobalt and grommet it I am thinking it is a possibility...

As far as upgrading the wiring for a track car. I really don't think it will net you much of anything (performance wise) but it wouldn't hurt to try.

nkrell11 11-28-2012 07:13 PM

Re: Big 3
 
Additionally fusing is very important in protecting your equipment especially if you were to get in an accident imo you would be crazy to go without them.

Slobalt7 11-28-2012 09:19 PM

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Alright, mental note, probably wont need to worry about the Rx7 and definately get ANL... lol it almost looks like I typed anal... :)


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