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what the path to lay down a a 4 gauge cable?

assuming batt on driver's side, is there a grommet or hole on driver's side?

i assume will be running under carpet. any tips?

finally, since i havent played with even my old wrx's rear seats, what would be the easiest?

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WARNING....... I recently saw a WRX in which the car was stripped to the frame on the inside because a stereo shop ran power under the rear seat and the wire shorted (apparently the rear seat rubbed through the insulation and it grounded to the frame). I'm sure this is very doable, just be careful no to short...and obviously put a inline fuse on your power wire in the engine bay to help prevent a complete melt down should this occur.
 

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There has to be a pass thru under the dash somewhere. Just shove it through there and come down the driver side with it, going under the trim panels.

Then run all the other wires down the passenger side to keep out the noise.
 

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got my www.cc-b.com floor mats (pics inside)

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What a good idea... seems like common sense now that I think of it.

Has anyone looked for a good grounding spot in the truck area? My del sol didn't have anything useful, so I drilled myself a hole for a grounding bolt... But I don't want to do that to the STi
 

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Run the power down the drivers side, under the door sill. there is a grommet behind the Intercooler halfway down the fire wall...yes its a little work but thats the best place to run it.

dont run it under the carpet... it will leave a bump, and eventually early wear on the carpet..(looks like poo too).

If you keep under that sill past the front belt, through the back of the car... then under the seat into the trunk. you can hide it behind the trunk interior pieces pretty easy... you will have to pull the door sills up and the back seat (bottom) out...(its not that hard).

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i'm worried about passing such a big ass cable with lots of current going through it so close to the driver's side.

i know on the wrx, the ecu is on by the pass foot.

is this a silly concern?
 

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yep. silly. dont worry about it. :)

run the RCA's for the amp on the Pass-side... and the remote with the power. be sure to use a good low noise cable for rca's (gold doesnt matter.. it just prevents corrosion) also a cable with Time correct and a good connector.
 

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Time Correct Windings - While effective in lower cost cables, Amplitude Balanced construction does not complete the whole picture. Time domain distortions can be improved, but cannot be accurately controlled to give us the sonic attributes that are related to phase as described earlier. In interconnect cables we correct these time domain distortions by creating a longer path and higher impedances for the higher frequencies. We cannot speed up the lows, so we must delay the highs. By winding the high frequency conductors to create inductance at those frequencies, we delay them in time to pass through the cable at the same time with the slower lower frequencies. This develops the ability to capture lost phase-related information such as dimensionality, soundstage, imaging and depth.

This technology places great demands on our manufacturing processes to precisely wind the wire, control the number of turns for the different conductors-which is especially difficult because the smaller high frequency wires need to be more precisely and tightly wound than the low frequencies, and to delicately handle varying gauges of conductors that are wound together without breakage or waste.

The complexity of the windings increases the cost proportionately since machine time is very expensive. The complexity of Monster's constructions in our higher priced cables is apparent to the eye, but it's the audible results of Time Correct construction that are well worth the cost and effort.

Monster 401 Interconnects are Time Corrected and have no noise...

heres more info:
www.monstercable.com

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