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    Routing amp and speaker/RCA cables?

    For those who have done it, which routes did you find best???

    1)Im looking at routing the power cable thru the ECU into the cabin, is there any other better ways???

    2)Looking at the speaker and RCA routes, there is original wiring down both sides of the car, better to take these down the middle of car or do you not pick up anything from the original wiring down the sides?

    Ideally i was wanting to run speaker/RCA down one side and the power supply/remote down the opposite to limit removing more trim and possibly carpet, has everybody else went this route? If so, which side with what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxmeister View Post
    For those who have done it, which routes did you find best???
    I've not done but I've routed cables for rear electric windows. Do I qualify for offering advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxmeister View Post
    1)Im looking at routing the power cable thru the ECU into the cabin, is there any other better ways???
    I'd say its the best way. So much space in the bulk head where the ECU cables go.
    Straight through to back of the car as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxmeister View Post
    2)Looking at the speaker and RCA routes, there is original wiring down both sides of the car, better to take these down the middle of car or do you not pick up anything from the original wiring down the sides?
    make little difference if your using insulated cables.
    I've ran all my cables this way and never noticed any issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxmeister View Post
    Ideally i was wanting to run speaker/RCA down one side and the power supply/remote down the opposite to limit removing more trim and possibly carpet, has everybody else went this route? If so, which side with what?
    I've not done this, can't offer much.
    But if your going to use the ECU hole for the power cable, I'd keep the power cable going that way and send all speakers going down the other side of the car.
    Well, RCAs any way.
    Speaker cable I normally run is down each side of the car for that side. So drivers side speakers on the drivers side and passenger side down the passenger side.
    Unless your uber paranoid about any form of interference with the speaker cables, you could run all speakers down the middle and branch them off for each side.

    I'm tempted to do that for mine, If I can be assed. I might just use the standard cables. I wont be doing it to win any competitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axios View Post
    I've not done but I've routed cables for rear electric windows. Do I qualify for offering advice?
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    Permission Granted!!!! lol

    I was going for the power down the drivers side as it already enters here via ECU route, but having looked at the passenger kickwell where the speakers/RCA would be routed there are a lot of relays etc that have a loom here, lots of power for interference possibly. The RCA's i have are actually screened so shouldnt really pick up the interference, but im just doing the "measure twice, cut once" policy, hate doing same job twice!

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    I can't really see them kicking out that much power or interference to effect shielded RCA or enough for you to really notice.

    The only thing i'd possible be a bit worried about causing interference is when the fan motor is on.

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    When I had mine in I did the power wires through the ECU into the car, then ran the power wire and remote cable down the drivers side and the RCA cables down the passenger side, always done it this way and if im running speaker cables I always run them down with the RCA cables.

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    Mine has the main cable through the ECU box and up the o/s with the remote wire. RCA and speaker wires up the n/s. No interference :-) 3 amplifiers, components up front, 2-ways in the shelf and 2 12" subs in the boot :-)

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    I've done the same.

    25mm welding cable thru the ECU box and down the drivers side sill, then two RCA's to the amps and the speaker cable from the amp to the front speakers all running down the passenger side.

    I did it that way because its easier, rather than anything to do with interference tbh. Power cable drops right thru and along the drivers side. RCA's and speaker wires are easier routing round the glovebox rather than trying to get them safely round the foot controls and steering column etc.

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    Mine has power cable through ECU box too, Ive then run all cables down the drivers side.
    Ive done that on every car Ive had over the last 10 years and never had a single problem with interferance.
    I dont see the point of taking off the trim on both sides when it can all go down one!
    Its also easier to remove the trim under the drivers side than the glovebox
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    Cool, cheers guys.

    Already started putting the RCA's n speakers down pass side today, will continue with power when i get some longer stuff, mine used to be in a Nova and isnt quite reaching the Audi's boot! Least its started!

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    Removed a Kenwood 10 disc changer that was previously installed, with changer cable, will stick it on ebay most likely but let me know if anybody wants it. Didnt see it work so unsure it does but looked fine, fitted well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oranoco View Post
    Alpine V12 and a Phoenix Gold, Nice
    Yes sir, old stuffs the best!!!

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    You cracking out the fibreglass for the sub enclosure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    You cracking out the fibreglass for the sub enclosure?
    No chance Kev, wasted far too much time on this build, having a custom unit built as we speak, should be here in a day or 2!

    Took some effort for me to start stripping to wire it, stood and looked at it over an hour Sun before deciding fcuk it, get on with it! lol.

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    Hehe, i'll be going fibreglass with mine, will post some pics when i get round to it.

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    4 RCAs down pass side and 4 10wg speaker wires and power from ECU box down driverside.

    No problems with crosstalk for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    Hehe, i'll be going fibreglass with mine, will post some pics when i get round to it.
    Aragorn, Where you putting your sub?

    The 6w3 I got wont fit where the Audi sub goes, so i'm going to remove all that unit and make some sort of word/fiberglass monster to fit in there.
    Just unsure how to make sort of template.

    Fox, I'd like to see some pics when you get it all done please.

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    I use my boot. So on this car i have an 8 inch in the centre of the spare wheel. On the last car i placed a 10 inch one behind the cupboard thing in a FG box.

    Nice work Foxy, stop sorting sounds, and get that blower on....LOL

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    In the avant the subs in a fibreglass enclosure thats moulded to the side of the boot, and into the cubby hole for volume.

    http://friesian.lr90.org/gallery2/d/678-2/DSC00557.JPG
    http://friesian.lr90.org/gallery2/d/712-2/DSC00568.JPG

    In shed it will be going in the same place, but will be moulded to the carpet instead as i've got prefacelift side panels (prefacelift saloons dont have cubbyholes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axios View Post
    Fox, I'd like to see some pics when you get it all done please.
    No probs mate, just will be a while, currently doing nightshift and now looking for a van to buy, busy boy! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan A4 View Post
    Nice work Foxy, stop sorting sounds, and get that blower on....LOL
    Ha ha, yes sir!!! That wont happen for a bit, but will keep you updated when it starts, roll on summer with the sound of a SC whinning away!!! Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    Hehe, i'll be going fibreglass with mine, will post some pics when i get round to it.
    Yep, please do, might make me jealous enough to do mine at a later date! Ha.

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