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05-27-2010 09:02 PM
jbaudiophile
Re: Flex Conduit (Run Wires Under Your Car)

thats really nice. good job man
04-29-2010 04:17 PM
-0nes-
Re: Flex Conduit (Run Wires Under Your Car)

this is going to come in handy the other day my cuzen front end axle broked n ripped all his wirring in his ls ill recommend him to try dis technique thanks
03-25-2010 08:10 AM
Fallen
Re: Flex Conduit (Run Wires Under Your Car)

:P heat builds up, not the electrons. Otherwise the voltage at that particular section of wire would be higher. Just does not happen with conductors, the electrons spread out evenly.

But yeah, true enough about the wire heating up.



03-24-2010 06:55 PM
JokeLES
Re: Flex Conduit (Run Wires Under Your Car)

Please be carefull running your battery cable in that conduit. Thats called liquid tight. used for connecting a/c unit or disconnects outside. The code says you cant run more that 6' ft of this. also you are not giving the tube the alotment it need and your going to have heat build up and it will burn. You only use 80% has you need the other 20% for air movement. Then you have the issue with your hot ( positive ) cable isolated from the ground and your going to have electrons building up going no where and burning. Please dont burn.
04-30-2009 07:21 AM
kensaudio99 Interesting.
02-13-2009 12:47 PM
creyc Little side note. "Flex conduit" actually looks like this:



Good stuff, but not so good in the elements.

The OP used what we call carflex, or non-metallic liquidtight conduit.

There's also a mix of the above two conduits offered, known as liquidtight metallic conduit, which is seriously durable stuff. It has an inner layer of metal for added strength.




Carry on!
01-28-2009 06:29 AM
sexiewasd
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holy old thread batman lol
It is still a very informative thread, it should be a sticky, oh wait it is.
01-28-2009 06:12 AM
honkyg
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holy old thread batman lol
haha lol! sorry, had to put my 2 cents in
01-28-2009 05:31 AM
jagblazer01 holy old thread batman lol
01-28-2009 05:07 AM
honkyg i would not recommend using any petroleum derived lube for pulling wire as it will break down rubber and plastic, the best thing to use is electricians lube, or if youre on a budget, a lil trick we used to use for putting on our bmx handlebar grips,..... dish soap, dries to a sticky consistency and can be reused again and again by simply applying a small amount of h2o
05-30-2008 10:42 AM
Muskyhunter5675 i got some 3/4 inch conduet yesterday and ran it under my impala, it was way easier than i thought it would be, this thread helped a ton, and by the way when you run 1/0 wire through 20ft of conduet lubed up with armorall at about 2am, its aperently hilarous when you have a guy standing at each end trying to grab the wires from eachother, wow i am special, and i cant spell today either, but thanks for this tread, i would have been up the creek without it
05-13-2008 07:29 AM
Fallen :P I didn't even use conduit, I just ran mine under my car. ... I should probably get some conduit tho.



05-13-2008 07:09 AM
woodside420 speaking from experience helping my dad as an electrician.....Union and Non-Union electricians more commonly use dish washing liquid than any type of commercially available lubricant to pull large wire through conduit....probably the main reason is that it contains almost no conductive material as do some of the commercially available lubricants.....and in the worst case scenario if you get it on you or on your interior of your car it wont hurt you or it....just somethign i thought i would throw out there.....
05-13-2008 06:48 AM
pimpedout97x
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Originally Posted by sundownz View Post
So far just power wire.

I'd do speaker wire as well if my install called for it. Although, I see trying to put RCAs through the conduit being a huge PITA.
cool. im going to run my speaker wire through the conduit too then.


my rca's are already ran though, thankfully
05-13-2008 06:39 AM
Team Nemesis-DJ Ive done this alot ....works great ...
05-13-2008 06:39 AM
Team Nemesis-DJ Ive done this alot ....works great ...
05-13-2008 06:10 AM
sundownz
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Originally Posted by pimpedout97x View Post
with just power wire or speaker wire/rca's too?
So far just power wire.

I'd do speaker wire as well if my install called for it. Although, I see trying to put RCAs through the conduit being a huge PITA.
05-13-2008 06:06 AM
pimpedout97x with just power wire or speaker wire/rca's too?
05-13-2008 05:51 AM
sundownz Have done this before with conduit and will be doing it again in the future!
05-13-2008 04:43 AM
pimpedout97x old topic, but i plan on doing this with my MINI soon!

think its safe to run speaker wire under the car too (for my door panels)
03-12-2008 12:03 PM
unknownuser200 awesome any updates on your build anyway?
03-12-2008 12:01 PM
ROE for those interested, to this day since the install, i have had zero problems. if anything, there's a bit a road grime on the conduit. a little degreaser and power wash, and it's as good as new.
03-11-2008 04:25 PM
Primerdime This is a pretty sweet idea. Something I'm going to be doing on my truck when I get the system going in.
09-28-2007 02:58 PM
TechSys Just caught back up with this topic. Still good info Shon.

I still haven't done mine with conduit, but I do have the ends installed. I used the metal ones since that's all I had on hand at the time. One day, when I get ambitious again, I will change everything out to the non metallic conduit and ends..

Anyways. Don't think I posted this here, so here is an early pic of my wires going through the floor of the van.



4/0 goodness
09-27-2007 03:40 PM
Mattreed
Shoot

The first time I did this I ran the 4awg under my car. Sad to say I kept blowing fuses, to find out the cause it was my zip tie that broke and the 4 awg landed on my exhaust. Would have been cool to use the conduit; but I was only 16 and it was a first attempt. Was a good lesson learned
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