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  1. An upclose look at SSA Josh's 1999 Tahoe Build. #ArriveLoud

    That thang looks beastly! Thanks for posting!!
  2. Ford ranger blow through

    The pods are looking good brother! Keep the pics coming!!
  3. Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Super jelly here. Have a blast mang!!
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    Oh, did I say that out loud? I meant Carpe Diem. Honestly don't know how the fuck you can handle being off work that long. Speaking of work, I am back working at my brothers shop. Was good to have a break from him for a few months atleast, after 12 years.
  6. Resistance=Heat The question really is how long? How long will a low note being played at full tilt CONTINUALLY take to overheat the amplifier internals. How long will said amp last in such conditions. Not very, and that's why comp guys are rough on amp's. On the other hand, music is dynamic. The amplifier will not see those conditions. Also you are only moving the hot spot to the next weakest link, which is the alternator. That's why comp guys be running 4+ of them. Heat (resistance) is an electrical device's worst enemy. For every 10 degrees Celsius the life span of the internal components is cut in half. I can only imagine how much you are shortening the lifespan of your amplifiers with the way you have it wired now. If you want to be real technical, the electrician rule of thumb is only run wiring to 80% of its rating. So figure out how long your run of wire is and add 20% to the total amp rating for comfort... If you want to get technical.
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    Life goals!! (*white girl voice)
  8. The second run of wire allows more amperage/current to pass from one point to the other. Its called ohm's law and is a simple triangulation between volts=amps=watts. 12,000 watts/12 volts= 1000 amps. @14.4 volts you get 833 amps being drawn. As you see more of one unit directly results in less of the other. Same thing that occurs in an amplifier when presented an 8 ohm load instead of a 4 ohm. half the ohms, twice the current available on the same voltage! Now we go to a wire gauge rating chart. 1/0 ga. is rated for 250 amps up to 12' distance. Being you have 2 batteries and the one is hooked directly to the amplifiers, you can cut the amp draw in half. So if your run is 12' or under you should be perfect with a second run of 1/0. If you were competing you would want the alternator to produce the 833 amps @14.4v, and would need wire rated to pass that amount from alternator all the way back. For a daily this is not necessary. Let me put it this way, if your alt is only rated at 250 amp's there is no need to run a bigger than 1/0 wire from it to the battery(s). What you are trying to accomplish is move the alternator + front battery current to the rear.
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    No subwoofa'?
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    They purr oh so heavenly! Very smooth and accurate, I can pick out every note. Took forever to loosen up, as I didn't really push them. But WOW once they did.
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    Hopefully with that maturing you gain the foresight to put energy where most effective. Lord knows how many projects I have started and never finished. I'm starting to realize how much time lost that is. Although admittedly I do most projects to sooth my own soul, so the main goal has always been accomplished. yes, sucks to get hyper-focused on life and forget self. I'm learning from looking back how little most of that stuff mattered. Has been enlightening to say the least, and allows me to breathe easier now-a-dayz.
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    If the desire is still there you are all good mang!! Who cares how long it takes, as long as it scratches the itch when needed.
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    That is Moore's law for you. Lol
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    With 6 models above it and only 2 below it I would hardly call that top-of-the-line. https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/home-theater/blu-ray-dvd-players/s/_/n-10+11+hv1ui+zq20b/
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    Technology trickles down. Any brands low end model is going to be just that... yesterdays tech.