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4 ga. in an 8 ga. hole?

Well I think I'm going to have a significant amount of 4 ga. wire left over from my amp wiring kit, and it's good wire, I don't want to waste it. The only problem is that my sub amp accepts up to 8 ga. wire for the outputs. Can I cut some of the strands out of the 4 ga. wire so it will fit into the 8 ga. hole and use the 4 ga. wire to power my sub? Or would that be dangerous? I know bigger wire is better, but I'm not sure if it would be safe in a smaller amplifier output. The sub will be approximately 2-3 feet from the amplifier, maybe less.
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your gonna use 4ga wire for the speaker wire outputs? i would just go to some hole in the wall shop and be like hey i need some 8ga wire heres 5bux for X amount of feet. im sure you could find another use for the 4ga.
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For the sub. I'm probably going to use 8 or 10 ga. for the speakers. I don't see any sense in buying more wire though if I can try and use some of the leftover 4 ga. I will have. I won't need all of it to run power for my amps I don't think.
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I never heard of a 4ga but i think they make 410 12 20ga... lol
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I never heard of a 4ga but i think they make 410 12 20ga... lol
lol thanks Will
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my ears are 00gauge? haha and jello shots kick *** weeee!
if your in san marcos or houston anytime soon i have a bunch of 8ga and 10ga wire layin around i could care less about, and i can get it for free to an extent...
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Man go figure my sister just left San Marcos. My grandparents live in Conroe, but I won't be down there anytime soon enough that it'd make a difference. I appreciate the offer though.
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Hey kyle in my looking around for other car audio things I found this adapter. Maybe it will of use to you and be the right way to go. I have done the same thing you were asking and just hate doing it that way.

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check out www.knukonceptz.com they have many adapters and blocks. also they have 10 ga speaker wire.
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Thanks for the help guys! I ended up picking up some 8ga wire from Tweeter, the guy practically gave the stuff to me since they didn't have what I needed. I got a nice 20 ft. length of high quality JL Audio wire for next to nothin and used that instead!
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