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aside from the wiring nightmare, can anyone give me any reasons to NOT relocate all my fuse boxes and relays to the trunk? my car is dismantled to a point where this could be done, and i don't see any reason not to take more crap out of the engine bay. i was thinking i could put them all in my spare wheel well.
 

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well u said why people dont do it cuz its a wiring nightmare. u could relocate that shit anywhere u want. just that most people use the glovebox since u dont have to run all the wires such a long distance from the trunk. if u do get it in the truck use a larger wire since its gotta travel more distance.
 
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eh, either way they need new wires. and my car's completely gutted at the moment, so why not run 'em all the way back... alright, i think i'm gonna go for it.
 

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MDiZzLe19 said:
well u said why people dont do it cuz its a wiring nightmare. u could relocate that shit anywhere u want. just that most people use the glovebox since u dont have to run all the wires such a long distance from the trunk. if u do get it in the truck use a larger wire since its gotta travel more distance.
more resistance? Is that why u suggested a smaller gauge? I would study this before running a different gauge wire b/c it was designed to use whatever wire it's using at the moment and if u use a different gauge then it could result in different resistance and amperage.
 

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well yea its set up to use the stock wiring but dont u think running those wires an extra 10 ft or w/e it is wouldnt effect the resistace. Its like when u relocate ur battery to the trunk u dont use the normal 8 or 4 gauge thats under the hood u go to a 0 or 1 gauge to avoid loss of voltage because of increased resistance. I would be using the next gauge up if puttin the fuse box and shit to the trunk, but hey i could be wrong, thats just my .02
 
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MDiZzLe19 said:
well yea its set up to use the stock wiring but dont u think running those wires an extra 10 ft or w/e it is wouldnt effect the resistace. Its like when u relocate ur battery to the trunk u dont use the normal 8 or 4 gauge thats under the hood u go to a 0 or 1 gauge to avoid loss of voltage because of increased resistance. I would be using the next gauge up if puttin the fuse box and shit to the trunk, but hey i could be wrong, thats just my .02
i know plenty of people who have relocated their battery using 4 guage (i'm not one of them- i went with 0 guage flat wire)... but yeah, i'm gonna use 16 guage for all the extended wires. can't hurt to go a little thicker.
 

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Increasing the wire length +10ft would effect your values, primary wiring is usually anchored every 1ft. Go to a smaller gauge (larger size) wire and use your DVOM (digital volt/ohm meter) to check the ampereage, and voltage drops from front to back. The fuse boxes are in the engine bay for a few reasons though, the wires have less chance for corrosion over a smaller length, also chances for excessive voltage drop (over .1 volts) decrease with a shorter wire, wire length can change resistance values. Also, you need to establish good grounds in the trunk, make sure you ground to the chassis and not to some part of the trunk compartment. hope I helped

-Dave.
 

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Do it, the engine bay will look clean as hell, you'll lose a little bit of weight, and it prevents wheels from tearing apart the fender loom if your car is dropped. And yes, it is a complete bitch to do, but if you're rebuilding the car anyways, you might as well.
 
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