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Old 11-13-2006, 04:52 PM
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What do you guys use to connect to the battery? In my suburban, there was a terminal with a bolt and nut, I used that to connect my amp, and extra fuse box to. I have seen in pics here, you remove the old terminal that goes to the battery, and replace it with a new one. This new one allow you to connect the car battery cable, and a new amp cable. I looked at a Auto Zone right by me, they didn't have it, but I also didn't ask anyone. I don't even have the car yet, I am still looking for one, but I do know I am getting a 06 Accord, so I want to be prepared.
 
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:32 PM
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the best thing to do is contact a local car audio store and they usually have some nice ones there, I had some Rockford fosgate ones that had connectors for the amp wire and spare power connector for whatever else you might want.... Basically either go look at walmart or contact a local car audio place
 
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:50 PM
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I think I understand your question... this is what's typically done, and is what I did on my Jeep for amp power wire. and the frame is negative, so clean down to the bare metal and connect your negative wire to the amp.


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You can also do the "Big Three" Upgrade. I'll provide a link, it was written up on my local forum, but you can do it on your cars too. Might not be a bad idea since my moms honda never really had that great of an altinator..

Link http://www.streetjeeps.net/viewthread.php?tid=665
 
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:28 PM
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Thanks guys, TheBackRoads I know I could always rig it like that. I have a 3000watt amp, HIDs, and plenty of accessories to hook up. So I like to have a nice big contact point, and that seems to be small for me. I am going to go with a whole new terminal that will let me connect several wires to battery. Only reason I ask, is on my suburban there is a separate terminal with a half inch bolt to hook up accessories I guess.

EDIT: BTW Thanks for the Big 3 link, but I will prolly be upgrading the battery, and installing a CAP for the amp.
 
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upgrading the big three is still a good idea even with the battery upgrade, because you would be sending the same amount of power to the new battery as the old one.
 
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:33 AM
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yea dude no problem, its a good write up and seems to help alot with stock alt.
 
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:29 PM
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Yeah now I have my accord, and I can see the wires it comes with. I think I will be doing just that.
 
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