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How To: Solder Large Gauge Wire.

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Thought i would throw this together since im wiring up some batteries over in my build section. Ive had a few people ask me how i do it so here it is.

This stuff is going into a PURE SPL Honda CRX. It will burp not play music very well. Anyway here is the soldering portion of the install.

Here it is sorta "mocked up" how its going to be in the rex. Those are Kinetic 2400's

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Using ALL Rockford 1/0.....of course!

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Trimmed back about 1/2" and a 1/0 lug slapped on

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Grab you a decent propane torch and some solder. I use 60/40 rosin core solder.

This will take practice but you will feel like you know something if you get the hang of it.

I always get it nice and hot before starting. But i never use the flame itself to melt the solder. Heat up the BACK side of the lug preferably up higher by the hole at first. This allows the solder to melt up higher and slide down and into the wire pocket. This also saves you from melting the crap out of the wire jacket.

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you want to feed the wire and lug by pushing it against the hot surface and NOT the flame itself.......just keep pushing, get as much as you can in there without making it slip out the bottom and dripp everywhere.

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I do this until it is flat smooth puddle of shiny solder on the top. The trick is you need that wire to wick the solder or its no good. Now i heat it up toward the bottom of the lug until i see the wire underneath pull the solder into it. Pull back so it goes down gently and then let it cool a little bit. The wire should be saturated in solder now. Now i thow another pool over the top by heating up the lug up by the top hole again and letting it fall down into a smooth flat surface. Make sure it fuses with the lug all the way around and your done.

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now for the grounds...

pretty much same instructions, different color wire :D

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Of course they will all be ziptied and clean once inside the car.

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Tomorrow i need to pick up some small bolts and they will all be hooked up.

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guys i deleted your posts because they got in before i was finished posting :) sorry bout that!! Hit me up again with your questions :D No nismo youcant do this with an iron.....not very easily anyway

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sweet thread, now lets get back to the build :D


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yep...

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Sweet, I always had a problem with crimping those, I always ended up smashing the shit out of them, and they still come loose, thanks for the tip steve.


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Professor Steve Meade doing his best work as usual. Those are some really nice "puddles" that you made for the terminals. Too bad I don't use a torch to solder. I use the good ol' soldering wall socket style gun <_<

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lmao @ the shirt fanaticz

Great tutorial btw!


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