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10-20-2007, 01:07 PM #1
Is there any difference in the 4 gauge power wire they sell at car audio shops and the 4 gauge power wire sold at Home Depot and Lowe's? Those places are like .90 cheaper per foot so I'm just wondering. Thanks
10-22-2007, 11:33 AM #2
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yes. the 4 guage at home depot is made for homes. the insulation is thinner and it has less strands. it is like trying to fit a copper pipe through your car.
10-24-2007, 06:54 PM #3
The wiring is also oxygen free that you buy from a car audio shop, so that it will not corrode like your battery cable have a tendency to do. The more strands in the wire the less resistence in the wire, which equals less power drop. I spent about $300 on wiring and connectors when I was wiring up my last system, but it was Stinger brand wire and connectors.
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