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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, January 06, 2008 8:00 AM
RFOGALX wrote:

I know the yellow top optima's have the side and top posts but do you lose any power by just using the top?

I have my sound system set up so that I have about 3 power wires, on the top; and two ground wires, on the top.

Would I benefit more from using the top and side posts?

They are connected together..no difference in which one you use.


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, January 06, 2008 8:03 AM
Brandon03 wrote:

With this nice write up shouldnt you include that an optima yellow top is for a non charging system Thats what my optima dealer told me anyway

This isn't about battery upgrades. It's about wiring. Just because I use a yellow top in my car doesn't mean everyone has too.

I've had dual yellowtops for several years running now, with no problem.


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:16 PM
Is there any way someone could repost the pictures? They dont seem to work anymore


Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:07 PM
I'm planning on setting up the BIG 3 on my ride sometime this week..

Running an 02-2.4.

i understand the whole procedure and what not..just a lil confused about WHERE to run the wires through..
can i just lay the wire from alternator to battery anywhere around the motor?? or should i watch out for any particular area??

JBO is the shyt.
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Friday, February 22, 2008 6:08 PM
Shane Todd wrote:

Is there any way someone could repost the pictures? They dont seem to work anymore

i reposted, check page 4.

as to where to run the wires. just use common sense. Don't run them across your exhaust pipes, or thread them in between your fan blades, or wrap them around the wheels, and you should be fine..


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:56 PM
hahaaaaa...
funny guy!

just wanted to know if i should stay away from any area that may get too hot for that wire.

who's havin a bad day? huh?

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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Thursday, March 13, 2008 12:03 PM
yes..of course stay away from areas that are too hot for the wire.


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Thursday, March 13, 2008 5:09 PM
If you're just looking for ideas, I ran my alt wire (bypassing the starter) along the metal bar where the hood prop-rod lays, (not where the rod goes, on the inside of the beam, of course....) Oh, and an FYI, don't use alcohol swabs to try to clean the area, Trust me on that one...
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Monday, August 18, 2008 7:22 AM
I just did a fancy graphic for another thread. Figured I'd post here too. I'm not saying this is the ideal layout. Some go behind the engine along the firewall, others prefer to hide more wire. I've since run the ground wires on the bottom right so that they go under the rad support and don't interfere with the hood prop rod. This setup seems to work for me, and doesn't use a lot of extra cable.






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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Saturday, August 30, 2008 9:35 AM
Just did it last week. Bad ass and completely free. I had an extra fuse block and about 8 feet of 4 gauge. Works great I used to have to watch my gauage cluster dim at night but no more. Dome lights stays strong when the doors open too.



Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, December 21, 2008 2:05 PM
Sorry to bring this back to life..
But I got a long length of 5 gauge wiring from a friend, who said it was 4 gauge(it was free).

Can I use the 5 gauge wire or does it HAVE to be 4 gauge or small?


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, December 28, 2008 1:58 PM
5 guage is just slightly smaller than 4awg. it can be any size as long as it has the capacity to support the draws your system demands. BTW this writeup is mine from years ago. wsywig copied it *nono*
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, December 28, 2008 9:18 PM
dude why are you whining about it you made a completely other topic about how he stole it from you and it even got locked. What are you looking for? Sympathy? to be a new audio god? honestly this is speaking for almost everyone but nobody cares if you did or not. And do you honestly think people is going to bow down to you and give you credit when you have been apart of jbo for about 21 days.
Your living in a country that has stolen written on our foreheads. Remember that no matter what you come up with its already stolen because someone else has already came up with that.
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, December 28, 2008 9:49 PM
Not whining about anything, just pointing out that wsywig is a plagiarist and the work here is not his own. I don't really give a @!#$ if a bunch of people on a jbody website "bow down" to me or even care if I exist, I don't even own a jbody.

I just know that a lot of people have copied my work onto other forums as I have seen it all over the net and wsywig is the first one I have ever seen who didn't give credit to someone else and tried to claim it as his own. Must be pretty sad when you have to copy someone else's work to impress a bunch of tards on the internet.

Anyway, looks like sandman already posted about that on the first page of this article (thanks sandman) but here is a link to it, since his link is pointing to the site before they changed the servers:

http://forum.sounddomain.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/312025/page/1

And yes, I can prove that I am stangeriffic2002 if it matters to any of you, which I don't think it does.
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:18 PM
im going to have to try this out.



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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:42 PM
Worth the effort to do this for any addition of amps or system upgrades.

if your into comps, as I am, then a good neg run to the back is good to have along with the pos for your amp.

And typically a good ground on the alt bracket is a good addition as well as a chassis ground. Little over kill yes, but in my world, enough is never enough.
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:52 PM
anyone else with pics on this .. i just dont understand anything

thanks
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:51 AM
I've got a question for ya, I have an 07 silverado and I have a lot of ground noise coming thru the cig lighters when I connect my satellite radio. I tried grounding the lighter directly to the battery but I still get the alternator whine, and can even hear a pop when I depress the brakes. I also tried grounding it to the chassis and still had an issue. So I put everything back together and sent it to the dealership, no ideas, nor did I think they would. There isn't an issue with the vehicle off and just in accessory mode. So far I just regrounded the battery to the chassis and the engine to the chassis, I haven't gotten the fuse to upgrade the alt to battery connection. Do you think it would solve my problem? Or could it be something else? Thanks!



Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:11 PM
RaGiN Z (the fake 05) wrote:

I've got a question for ya, I have an 07 silverado and I have a lot of ground noise coming thru the cig lighters when I connect my satellite radio. I tried grounding the lighter directly to the battery but I still get the alternator whine, and can even hear a pop when I depress the brakes. I also tried grounding it to the chassis and still had an issue. So I put everything back together and sent it to the dealership, no ideas, nor did I think they would. There isn't an issue with the vehicle off and just in accessory mode. So far I just regrounded the battery to the chassis and the engine to the chassis, I haven't gotten the fuse to upgrade the alt to battery connection. Do you think it would solve my problem? Or could it be something else? Thanks!


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Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:14 PM
been there done that, some others have the same problem and no one knows the answer. I figured that the j-body community would be more apt to answering this being that there are more guys on here interested in this sort of thing.

Hey, what breaker should I get for 2 gauge wire from battery to alternator?



Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:17 PM
RaGiN Z (the fake 05) wrote:

been there done that, some others have the same problem and no one knows the answer. I figured that the j-body community would be more apt to answering this being that there are more guys on here interested in this sort of thing.

Hey, what breaker should I get for 2 gauge wire from battery to alternator?


maybe 200-250 amp fuse, but i'm not 100% sure !!




Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:40 PM
I was thinkin one of those as well... not shure which, I think I am gonna just grab the 200amp



Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Friday, April 17, 2009 11:37 AM
wysiwyg wrote:



I'm doing this right now, the only problem I'm having is getting to the Alt's Positive connection. I know where it is and can touch it but not even to get my hands in there to disconnect and reconnect the new wire. I've tried fro the top and bottom. The bracket that the red arrow is pointing towards I have unscrewed but it still doesn't give me enough room to get it on and off the alt. post. Is there an easier way to get to it or move the clip above it a bit further out of the way? Thanks if anyone can give me a quick answer on this.
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Friday, April 17, 2009 12:19 PM
A little more work and I got it off no problem. I'll grab some new pictures when I get everything done.
Re: HOW TO: The big 3
Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:22 PM
Another testimonial here. The other day my car went from idleing at 12.8 volts, I just did the 2 upgrades minus the alt to ground wire and my bolts went up to 14.2 at idle. I can't believe I just found out about this. I will do the alt wire here shortly.










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