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Would this hurt my head unit?

Discussion in 'ICE (In Car Entertainment)' started by Striker1211, May 6, 2007.

  1. MadBrad

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    yeah, "loud muffler" spelled fart can to me, sorry.
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    It's 60 for the header pipe, and for the long one... i think its called a cat-back?, must be at least 80. A switch would be free since i have all the stuff i need from past projects. Plus i think the bolts are so far rusted i would have to find those too.
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    Hmm, fix it right.. or fab up a completely different and unrelated system.. I would fix the pipe or deal with the noise. But that's me, and I have a welder.

    As for what you are trying to do: You could theoretically in the right circumstances fry the head unit. The reason that everything turns off when you crank is that the starter uses a great deal of your battery's potential, you might starve the deck or even feed it a strange voltage since most of the power will run through the thicker wire to the starter.

    Also, you would need to make sure that you never had 2 hot lines running into your deck at the same time.

    Personally, I believe it is better to run the deck off of the circuit it was intended for. That way I wouldn't have to worry about switching off the deck or leaving it on and running down my battery.

    The factory set it up the way it is for a reason.
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    Actually, it's because the ignition switch cuts power to accesories when in the "start" position, and it has been discussed in this thread.

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