advice on my carstereo wiring... Pick my option or suggest

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  1. FindersKeepers

    FindersKeepers New Member

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    Which would I be better with (i think i asked before but i lost it)

    INFO:

    Sub amp is an Elemental Nine.1

    Mid amp WILL BE an Elemental Nine.2 but im using my old sony until I get the Nine.2

    Vehicle:
    88 Chevy s10
    Optima Yellow Top - dual post

    OPTION A:
    Nine.1 on its own 0 gauge line from battery
    Nine.2 on its own 2 or 4 gauge line from battery

    0 Gauge Side:
    Battery Terminal to SINGLE fuse block with 150/180 amp fuse
    From fuse block at battery direct to 9.1 amp using one single 0 to 4 gauge adapter direct into the amps Power

    2 or 4 gauge side:
    Battery Terminal to SINGLE fuse block with 150 amp fuse, from fuse block direct and input to nine.2 amp.

    PROS
    - Each amp has its own fuse, and its own lines complete
    - If one fuse blows I still have the other range
    - would only have to buy one 0 to 4 adapter

    CONS
    Very tight on the battery to add the 0 gauge to everything.
    Still having two stereo power lines ran SOMEWHERE in the firewall




    Option B:
    Short 0 gauge provides power to a dual fuse box that has 2 4 gauge outputs

    0 gauge
    180 amp fuse From fuseblock to 4-0 adapter to the 9.1 amp, another 4-0 adapter into the amp

    4 gauge
    150 amp fuse from fuseblock to 9.2 amp.

    PROS
    - I free one port on the battery by removing the current 4 gauge to the smaller amp.
    - One Fuse Block so little hassles to change fuses, or pull fuses when working on the system.
    - Each amp has its own fuse incase one blows the other one wont


    CONS
    I would have to buy TWO 0-4 gauge adapters
    Finding a place to put a big honkin dual fuse block.
    Still having two stereo power lines ran SOMEWHERE in the firewall



    Option C:
    One wire into the truck, then split to two.

    0 Gauge from battery to single fuse block, with a 300 amp fuse (i think?)
    0 gauge from fuse block to inside distribution block 0 in 4ga out.
    0 gauge from distribution block to ED nine.1 using the 0 to 4 ga adapters
    4 gauge from distribution block to ED nine.2

    PROS
    -One wire into the truck, removes a wire from the battery terminal eliminating the 4 gauge thats already there.
    -Less underhood wires.

    CONS
    -One fuse goes out, it all goes out.
    -Having a dist block hidden in the interior
    -having to use TWO 0 to 4 gauge adapters




    Parts Breakdown on each option, expense wise

    Option A:
    Battery Terminal with a 0 gauge port, and a 4 gauge port
    180 amp fuse
    0 in 0 out fuse holder
    0 to 4 ga adapter
    $

    Option B:
    Battery Terminal with 0 gauge port and a 4 gauge port
    1 - 0 Ga In, 2 - 4 ga out dual fuse block
    180 amp fuse
    150 amp fuse
    2 - 0 to 4 ga adapter
    $$

    Option C:
    Battery Terminal with 0 gauge port and a 4 gauge port.
    1 - 0 ga in and out fuse block
    300 amp fuse
    Distribution block 0 in, dual 4 out.
    2 - 0 to 4 ga adapters
    $$$
     
  2. rebs

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    you're making this far too difficult. LOL..Youd be perfectly fine running individual 4's.. Your factory alt wont even max those out.
     
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    I already have 0 gauge, and don't want to buy another thing of wire to make the runs

    The 4 gauge for the mids amp is already ran, so to shorten it would be no problem, and to add the 0 gauge for the lows amp would be simple as well.

    I'm trying to get away with little expense using mostly what I have already in my garage, but with ease of install and maintenance too... which is why im asking for opinions :o

    And im putting in a 200 amp alt later on because I run two air zenith compressors for my air ride, and they pull massive amps as well.
     
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    Have you upgraded the BIG 3?
     
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    Yes from stock 6 guage, to 2, and its going to be taken up to all 0 as well
     

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