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    At least we will know when it does get cut through... sparks, flames, and my favourite, screams of "omfg".
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    Yeah definately is not permenant. In western NY it gets pretty cold during the winter so I want to be able to remove the whole thing. The sloppy *** power lead coming thru the rocker cover is for the subwoofer, which has been there for a while. I ran the inverter wire thru the console and firewall. They are both 8ga. and both fused at 30 amps. Trust me I don't want a fire. I could have vacuumed but the shots were taken hastily at my parents house with my dads Canon. I still need to tie everything up neatly, still far from done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FC3S
    but nissans, man, you can run them into the ground and they keep going
    That's definately the plan. There's a lot of bondo in those rockers trust me. 135k mi.

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    hah, my old '91 240sx had 230k km on it, ran perfect

    and i drove that car HARD

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster
    At least we will know when it does get cut through... sparks, flames, and my favourite, screams of "omfg".
    I watched a wire (which was poorly routed, I must admit) get pinched in a door hinge, short to the chassis, and weld itself to the door once.

    I also watched a (poorly routed and poorly secured) fog light power wire short out and melt, then burn, 24" or so of insulation off and fill a locked car with smoke before I realized what was going on.

    So, after careful inspection, retrospection, and introspection, I've learned to take the time to properly secure my wiring. It really IS worth the extra time it takes...one of the forum members has a sig that reads something like "if you don't have time to do it right the first time, when are you going to have time to fix it?" I find that to be more and more relevant as I get older. :-)

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    The beauty of the fuse is that it blows before any real damage is done. Until I blow a fuse I'm leaving the sub wire, I swear its not pinched in the slightest. Never blown one in the 1.5 years I've had this setup. It does look like **** though don't it?

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    not only does it look like ****, it really screams that you don't really know what you're doing...

    why absolutely rely on a fuse to be safe? fuses do and have been known to fail...as in NOT pop when needed.

    that's just not smart.
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    Alright, since it makes you so crazy, if i agree to re-route it thru the firewall will you quit breaking my balls?

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    it's not because I enjoy picking on things, it's simply because there are reasons for standards, and here, it's to prevent wires from being pinched, thus causing higher resistances, thus causing fire to be more likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    not only does it look like ****, it really screams that you don't really know what you're doing...
    She has a good point...and you won't get much respect around here for sloppy installs.

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