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  1. Let me break it down for you. SOTM is a way for Steve to give back to the community. Over the years, we've given hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gear to SMD Members. Nearly all of our SMD Partners (both current and past) have supported the idea with open arms and have been incredibly generous with their offerings. Nobody is entitled to it, no more than you're entitled to the Power Ball winnings for buying a ticket. It makes me sick to my stomach to see the non-stop arguing, cheating, belly-aching, and general whining that has accompanied this act of kindness. So, I'll leave this up to you guys. If you want SOTM back, then you have to champion it. You have to discourage the BS and be positive with your input. If you see a n()()b doing something wrong when trying to enter, show him how to do it right. If you suspect foul play, then bring it to the mod's attention versus littering up the SOTM threads with discussions of it - this is my biggest beef. If you want to see a perfect example of what SOTM shouldn't be, just watch the tournament in White Men Can't Jump . . . and then add cheating to it.
  2. So, who here at SMD are the industry's next great thinkers? Who is on their way to becoming the expert? Who is already there is and ready to solve the next big problem, overcome the next big hurdle, or earn the next patent?
  3. We recently added 4/0 AWG eyelets to our selection of MEGA Eyelets! In this family, we now offer 8, 6, 4, 2-1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, and 4/0 AWG parts! We also offer many of these pats in pre-bent 90 and 45 degree variants. MEGA Eyelets are the real deal: a man’s eyelet in a world of cheap imposters. MEGA eyelets provide incredibly low resistance connections and are three times as beefy as hardware store eyelets (see below pic). When correctly installed, MEGA Eyelets provide a lifetime termination. MEGA Eyelets are made from super-thick barrel stock, tin-plated to resist corrosion, and crimp-tool coded. These can be crimped or soldered. Made in the USA. We also negotiated a heck of a deal on the industry standard crimping tool for these so we're passing the savings on to you! Here are the links: Mega Eyelets - https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/individual-components/eyelets-large-gauge-butt-connectors/mega-eyelets/ XL Hand Held Crimping Tool - https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/tools/ So, why don't we sell the standard, inexpensive copper parts? I mean, after all they're cheaper, right? 2 reasons: 1 - A copper eyelet crimped to a standard copper cable is not a lifetime termination. Copper oxidizes and corrodes. Over time, this causes the connection to break down from the inside out. Conversely, installing one of our tin-plated MEGA eyelets on our tin-plated OFC and insulating the terminaton with adhesive lined heat shrink (we also offer), this is a lifetime termination that won't ever break down. 2 - Voltage drop. Plain and simple, the more contact area that you can achieve between the cable and eyelet the lower the resistance. The same goes for the contact area between the eyelet and connection point. When we're talking about circuits that pass major current - 100A and up - this is a factor that you can measure. 300A and up and you're flat out losing performance - wasting it as heat in the terminations! Anyone can be cheaper. There can only be one BEST and at CE Auto Electric Supply, that's our business model.
  4. Check these out! Perfect for making waterproof connections. All parts are manufactured by Delphi so you're getting the REAL deal, not some cheap imitation. https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/new-products/
  5. These seem like very reasonable prices!
  6. So, the 6 batteries in the back . . . are those positives tied together? If so, it's a non-issue.
  7. CHECK - THIS - OUT! New product - GEP 6-position MAXI Fuse Waterproof Power Distribution Center. These are IN STOCK as well as compatible terminals up to 6 AWG in size! https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/…/gep-6-position-maxi-fus…/ This rounds out our Waterproof Power Distribution Center category and makes just darn near anything possible. I can't wait to see the builds some of our most creative customers will come up with! This summer, my Olds' will go under the knife and it's going to get all of this new stuff!
  8. Not that I'm aware. You may want to speak with him directly in regard.
  9. Matt (the owner of Mechman) informed me this morning that his home has burned to the ground with "everything I own in it." Good grief man! This is no way to start the new year. Matt has been a loyal SMD Partner since 2011 and in that time has gone out of his way to be the best Partner he can be. Mechman has also sponsored System of the Month every single time I've asked including this last month! I've known Matt personally for some time now and he is a true gem in a sea full of competitors who make their living over-promising and under-delivering. Personally, I've bought, sold, and installed high output alternators since before many of you were born - dating all the way back to 1989. In that time, Mechman has been the true standout. I always tell my customers what makes Mechman different is that they make a great product AND they run their company. You guys all know that I'm a super stickler for what we offer at CE Auto Electric Supply and we're proud to be a Mechman dealer. Damn proud. So, if you're shopping for an alternator for your vehicle, give Mechman a shot. You won't be sorry. Any help we can offer would be greatly appreciated as Matt rebuilds. Also, please be patient with Matt over the next month or two given that his life has just been turned upside down.
  10. Hmmmm . . . no, I have not seen that before. However, I'm not sure exactly what you're testing here. You say the "grounds are good." In what respect? One cannot use a DMM to measure continuity from one ground point to another in an effort to determine a "good ground." It doesn't work that way - especially not with high powered car audio systems. Rather, one has to use the DMM to measure the difference in voltage between the ground of the accessory in question and the ground of the charging system (case of the alternator) with the system playing music at it's maximum volume. This measured voltage between these two points is referred to as voltage drop and in and of itself somewhat meaningless. However, the formula works as follows: Voltage Drop / Running Voltage = %age of Voltage Drop That %age must be less than 3% in order for the ground to be classified as "good."
  11. Check out this layout I just designed for a customer for a GEP 24 position Waterproof PDC. Our Configurator makes it simple, allowing you to choose the components and then lay them out any way that you like! If you haven't yet tried this awesome tool - give it a shot! Once you've determined the correct layout and parts for your project, it's a cinch to add those components your cart with just one click! Here is the link: https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/waterproof-power-distribution-centers/ This category is our future and we're way ahead of the curve on it. It allows us to bring modern OEM quality to your project!
  12. There are any number of ways that you can do this. I typically use 8 to 12" long stubs from the fuse input. Depending on that particular circuit, that could be anything from 18 AWG to 10 AWG. Then, I'll take all of the stubs and connect them to a single 8 AWG, 6 AWG or 4 AWG Power Feed via the respective MEGA Butt Connector. See the attached photo for a better idea.