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How much 0 guage wire are people using to do the Big 3 upgrade? I'm planning on ordering my wore from knukconceptz.
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I am going to be doing this upgrade tomorrow. Will post lengths used after all bolted in.
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good choice with Knu wiring. I love their stuff!

If i remember right I used about 8ft.

Ill let you in on a little secret though. Everyone says run one off of the engine to the battery ground.... that one is just about pointless. The engine is not part of the charging system and therefore while the engine to ground does yield little gains, its almost not worth the effort.


Run alt to battery, battery to stock ground and alt case to battery ground. Its amazing the difference people have seen stable voltage wise over on the audio forums from that. Plus Matt from Mechman Alternators recommends doing it this way as well and I would assume one of the head honchos in one of the largest and most well thought of H/O alt companies would know what he is talking about. Ill get pics in a few hours of my wiring once the sun comes up
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That would be awesome. I ordered 15 feet lol. I got all knu wiring for my set up so far. I'm going in tomorrow for the install.

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Well see how it sounds lol
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please post pics as i want to do this also. adding a second amp soon and of course eventually a bigger alternator but would like to start here.
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Alt + to battery


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This is done a lot easier with 2/0 ring terminals as well. Just fill em with melted solder and go. You can use 1/0 terminals but its usually harder to get the wire into them cleanly, and when you have a terminal that is scolding hot filled with molten solder you dont really have much room for error
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Also dont forget you ADD the 1/0 wire for the Big 3 you do not replace the stock wiring. Its to create additional low resistance paths for your charging system.
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You can just do the block to frame rather than the alt case to battery as the alt grounds through the engine to the frame. In the case of the 3rd gens, this a lot more cost effective and had the same gains.
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Ok I'm gonna be a pain again. Where on the block to where on the frame. Please and thanks. You 2 are always at the forefront of electrical help and audio. Which I need a lot of
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