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I bought some 12 gauge twisted speaker wire (streetwires), having had it in a previous car. I've now read about how difficult a time people have had getting 16 gauge wires through the door grommets. Should I give up on the 12 before I even start, or do you think I'll be able to get it? Have others fit it in?

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[quote author=DrWebster link=topic=139150.msg2998751#msg2998751 date=1237258092]
I'm curious as to why you want to go with 12 gauge...seems like overkill to me.
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Yes, WAY overkill. You know that there is a such thing as too thick?
 

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[quote author=dabears2k link=topic=139150.msg2998905#msg2998905 date=1237263734]
[quote author=DrWebster link=topic=139150.msg2998751#msg2998751 date=1237258092]
I'm curious as to why you want to go with 12 gauge...seems like overkill to me.
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Yes, WAY overkill. You know that there is a such thing as too thick?
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12 gauge would be very difficult to fit. In any event, 12 gauge would really only be beneficial if you're pushing 150W RMS or more to your speakers. 16 gauge is generally rated for 50-100W RMS, which is the range most people's systems fall into.
 

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it will fit. I just got done wiring everything up today and now i got a beeping sound from my left front speaker that i cant figure out why. The beeping is only there when a cd is playing. When the radio is on its fine. And i also blew a fuse...nice.
You will have to take the white clip out and loosen the rubber tube thing. Its a bitch to get the wire through the passenger side so start with the drivers side then do the passenger. It will take an hr or 2 just to do that.
 

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[quote author=FINIX0 link=topic=139150.msg3000850#msg3000850 date=1237340496]
Is re-pinning necessary? I've got some 14ga wires that I'm planning on getting in.
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If you really want to keep the passthrough stock, yes.

I, on the other hand, see no reason not to use the following method:

 
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