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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:29 pm 
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this may be the stupidest question but what should i use to connect all the wire up power and speakers, replacin hu, those connectors thingies, twist and shrink sleeve, solder???
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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:35 pm 
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well solder does have less resistance than connectors, but connectors are easyer as u can pull them off its up to u really
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Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:40 pm 
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i don't mind puttin in abit more effort now or latter down the track, just want the best result.
so solder i guess?
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Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:05 pm 
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solder and heat shrink is the best way to go.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:17 pm 
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If its a permanant join your looking for then solder and heat shrink is the go.

I have found that if a connector is required it is still better to solder and shrink. I remove plastic from connector, solder on the wire, slip some heat shrink over the connector and shrink with hot air gun. With the heat shrink, cover the entire female connector, only cover the solder joint on the male.
Do it this way you will have a more professional looking job and no troubles with broken connections later.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:55 pm 
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Solder and heatshrink. Definately worth it when you dont have a wire come loose and blow a fuse durnig a 1000km trip to Sydney or something. Or have the dodgy rear spekaer that crackles because of the crimp connector.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:20 pm 
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Another vote for solder here.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:24 pm 
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yeah solder, if no heat shrink, use tape, but minimum you need to solder.
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:50 am 
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solder, never setle for anything less. i haven't used shrink before on deck installs but i guessit would work. i always use eleccy tape. does hte job well. don't ever use quick crimp s**t unless u have to, like a fan in a removable panel or something
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:26 pm 
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Kenwood Maverick wrote:
solder, never setle for anything less. i haven't used shrink before on deck installs but i guessit would work. i always use eleccy tape. does hte job well. don't ever use quick crimp s**t unless u have to, like a fan in a removable panel or something


You should try heat shrink, far better than elec tape.
If you really need to use a connector for a join that may need disconnecting later, solder the wire to it, don't crimp it. That way you get the best of both worlds.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:37 pm 
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thnks everyone,
now r there universal mounting brackets available or do i just mod my current ones or built new ones from scratch.
can u tell i'm a newbie at this yet?

 

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