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    Drew, so you are saying you fit a 0 gauge through that grommet under the computer there? Awesome, less drilling = happy!

    Here are a few pics of what I'm accomplishing at the moment (and maybe for future noobs and help) I THINK I'm going to connect the 4 gauge to the right of this picture where that red cap is. This might be safer then directly onto the battery from what I hear. The second pic is a close up showing that area more.... hopefully this will work fine.
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    Yea it fit. it takes some work from the inside tho. I connected mine to the battery and fused it in 12 inches. I didn't see the need to waste that much 0 gauge seeing how expensive it is and the longer the run the more resistance. Do you have a worklog? It might be easier to put all of your pictures in there so people can follow it.

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    Great idea Drew. I'll stat a worklog soon which could be helpful for others in my situation. Right now it is just an amp/speakers install but it is similar to installing a CarPc so that could help some folks.

    I have the wire through finally and am happy about that. Time for fishing though! I'll continue work on it later. So you just screwed your wire directly onto the battery positive? No problems with that? It does use a bit more wire then I wanted to, to run it all the way to the other side there... Hmmmm. I remember in my grand am about two years ago, I was a total noob but my friend helped me out. He had connected the wire directly to the battery. It worked fine and all but awhile later I found that the ring terminal had pretty much fried! Maybe we were just noobs and didn't do something right but thats what got me worrying about connecting it directly to the battery. You think its alright?

    You sure you want this motor with the way gas prices are going?? Oye

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    It's much better to run the cable directly to the battery. Don't use a flat stamped ring terminal, though. You need a real good solid connection.

    See the bottom bolt in this pic?



    The main part threads into the battery and the smaller bolt is where you can attach another cable. I got mine at Pepboys. It's gold plated and won't corrode. Under $10 I can't remember the actual price.

    Then on the cable end I have a terminal like this:



    Mines platinum, because it came in the wiring kit, but it's just as good.

    Companies like Scosche, Stinger, etc... make a lot of fancy connectors and fuses. Check them out.
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    Jason pretty much covered it. As for the bolt i used these and for the ring terminals if you want reusable ones like he showed these are good. Personally I just used some regular rings and soldered them in.

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    The break in thing has always been a question but i have a pretty sweet alarm. The thing that really gives me piece of mind in that everything is bolted down from the inside with lag bolts, so in order to get anything out you need 2 sets of wrenchs and you also need to get under the box itself which with all the components is almost 200lbs, the extra wieght sucks but the look and sound is totally worth it.

    For now the PC will be in the back next too the green towel which was there to protect my component amps while i was working.

    The rims are made by zenetti....they have some other sweet ones if anyone is shopping for rims i would recommend giving them a look.

    Finally there has been some talk on and off here about the fujitsu 4121, i bought on to see what i could do with it but it has no power cord....anyone have one they want to sell?

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    OH and the PC after a year is in and working....however i'm running street deck as a front end at it is crashing ALOT....to make matters worse the touch screen won't calibrate correctly.....it works fine if you are touching in the center but the out edges are impossible to get the cursor to....i have no idea what's causing either of these problems.

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    Do you guys know if the mount for the tire can be removed without anything happening?
    If so there is a lot of room in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sporty_drew View Post
    Do you guys know if the mount for the tire can be removed without anything happening?
    If so there is a lot of room in there.
    Yeah, it can be cut off. If your using fiberglass it would be easy to mold around it, though.

    Its very difficult to use the lower portion. I did see a guy build a 2 piece box and then bolt them together to get all the air space.

    Pics of Mike's system are below. The 2 halves were siliconed and bolted together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW View Post
    Yeah, it can be cut off. If your using fiberglass it would be easy to mold around it, though.

    Its very difficult to use the lower portion. I did see a guy build a 2 piece box and then bolt them together to get all the air space.

    Pics of Mike's system are below. The 2 halves were siliconed and bolted together.
    I hadn't thought about making a 2 piece box, but I'll be thinking it now. I was thinking about trying to fit a airtank there or two smaller ones. There looks to be 20 inches from top to bottom and maybe room for 8 inches around. I'm going to build a few mock up tanks and mess around with different spots.
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