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I already plan on using the 4g rockford OFC for big three, and runnin new 0/1 a Rockford T-1500bdcp ill will be getting tomorrow. Will this be enough to handle that power? The birthsheets usually show 1800-1900rms....im ready to get this build goin!!!
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Why limit yourself to 4ga for the big 3? I would run 1/0 for the alt and grounds since you're planning a 1/0 amp power wire.
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I'd also save your money and pick up welding cable from a local supply store, it's flexible multi-strand cable that will easily handle the power requirements of your system that costs a hell of a lot less than branded audio cables. It's true-spec cable as well, never undersized since it's for industrial purposes, and the sheath on it is extra beefy and will stand up to a lot of abuse that the softer cables would strip or shred under. Spend your money on RCAs, not power wire.
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Ebay is your friend too for welding cable as well. Are you running a amp for your front stage? If so you should consider an agm battery under the hood that bdcp is not a very efficient amp. If your truck uses 60% of the of the 160amp alt that leaves you with 96a of alt left will leave you about 1400rms to work with idk what the amp draw is on a ram with the ac and lights ect running just something to consider on your audio upgrade.
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I figured 4g for big 3 since i have that now that was for my zx750. Its rockford OFC 4g,

And ive been thinking about welding cable too, how much does it usualy cost?

And for front stage....lol. headunit power for now. I just came across this t1500 for $350 and decided to snatch it up. And from everything ive read those bdcp are pretty efficient amps.
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OFC is overrated IMO when you compare it to a real copper cable, not CCA which is what everyone compares it to and in that case it's definitely better. Some people will say that it will corrode faster, but I found that the Monster Cable OFC power cable that I used on the last truck corroded the same as the 1/0ga welding cable I used for the engine grounds when I cut it all out 1.5 years later. Weldingsupply.com carries 1/0 anywhere from $2.30/ft to $2.99/ft depending on color and length purchased and compared to the Knukoncepts 1/0 OFC at $3.95/ft you can see the price difference.

Then again, since you already have the 4ga then I'd use it and not spend the extra money.
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Nevermind, i met the guy and he had it hooked up on what looked like MAYBE 8GAUGE and he had been running 2 p1's on one channel and a 12 p3 on the other...he had only the p3 hooked up, the amp gain turned down low and that thing was HOT HOT HOT!!!! I couldnt pick it up it was so damn hot, but not in protect or thermal mode. I did hook it up in my car and it sounded okay but i passed....that thing was cooking.
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