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Best wiring scenario?

Ok so since my radio was jacked a while back, it has given me an excuse to get a better one adn redo my system.

I have 1 12" sub

The rear speakers were replaced with 6X9s

I have 2 amps one for the sub and one for the 6X9s

Currently I have a crossover to run both amps, but the new radio will have 3 outputs, one being a sub output.

SOOOOO my question is do I need to run power on one side of the truck and rca, remote, and speaker wires on the other side?


Right now everything is kinda all together, and when i had a radio it sounded fine.
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Yes that's a good plan. Power lines are not too picky about what they are close too, but signal wires can be. This is whybrands like Monster and streetwires charge big bucks for their wires, because of their superior (and slightly paranoid) levels of noise rejection/insulation.

If those products are worth their cost is a debate for another topic, but for your purposes just try to keep all signal and power wires at least 2-3 inches apart, and if they must intersect, do so at right angles to each other...

If you hear no "background" electronic hum, spark plug noise, or other interference, then you should be fine. However my advice above is a good general rule to follow for all setups.
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ya what he said, also i found keeping the wires in loom helps keep them seperate a little easier. are u gunna run them under the carpet or over? if under u can duct tape them in place also...
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Thanks, pretty much what I was thinking. I may try to do under the carpet to make it cleaner.

I guess it doesnt matter much b/c i built a deck in the back so it is about 1" above the amps, rests on the center hump. The sub box sits on this. I was going to put the sub in the pull out sit spot on teh drivers side but I dont think it will fit.



So now it is behind the drivers seat facing down.
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I am also thinkign abotu building anew center console and mount the radio in there (theft deterent). What would i do about the wiring harness? jsut splice in longer wires? Can you get an antenna wire extension?
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Yeah, the radio only needs constant power, switched power and ground. Splicing in longer wires is fine, but I would search for a radio antenna extension first. I would hate to introduce any unwanted RF noise by splicing into that, but it should be OK to extend if you really wanted to move the radio.
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