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Nice thread. Also, for reference, the OEM's use bright YELLOW to designate the SRS Airbag system.
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Nice thread. Also, for reference, the OEM's use bright YELLOW to designate the SRS Airbag system.
I can ditto this.
Yellow is for the air bag circuit and orange is for the hybrid circuit in oem vehicles.


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Nice thread. Also, for reference, the OEM's use bright YELLOW to designate the SRS Airbag system.
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I can ditto this.
Yellow is for the air bag circuit and orange is for the hybrid circuit in oem vehicles.


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Correct. The airbag wiring under my passenger's-side dashboard grill is covered in yellow split-loom.

I'm covering my +12v line with orange TechFlex and red heatshink as a kind of "do not cut" indicator... should I use red sleeving, instead?
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Correct. The airbag wiring under my passenger's-side dashboard grill is covered in yellow split-loom.

I'm covering my +12v line with orange TechFlex and red heatshink as a kind of "do not cut" indicator... should I use red sleeving, instead?
I think it's all a matter of taste.
Most just use one color for everything.
Traditionally, red has always been the designated color of + in an automobile with black for -.
Your call either way.


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I'm going to have to get some of the lime green and purple. Dat shits dope

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I found this site to have a lot of nice products. They seem to have a larger more expansive selection of braided products.

I also dig the labeling they have for wiring! Braided Sleeving Products
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I cut mine with a hot solder iron, I keeps the edges from unraveling. Then use a piece of heat shrink on each end to keep it in place.

My favorite style is the carbon fiber. I bought a few rolls of each size, along with a few meters of each size of black heat shrink tubing, and a multi-pack of colored heat shrink, from Parts Express and Mouser/Digikey.

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I found this site to have a lot of nice products. They seem to have a larger more expansive selection of braided products.

I also dig the labeling they have for wiring! Braided Sleeving Products
Pricing per unit isn't denoted on the site.
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When I did mine, I used black for current, white for signal, grey for speaker lines. But that was just to keep with the system's (and car's) colour scheme, as those were the only 3 colours used throughout).

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Finally a techflex thread. Now all I need to find is someone or someplace that sells it locally in my area. Furryletters ship worldwide but from where I'm from, customs tax almost anything.
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My first video I made about the stuff was bad. Ive learned a few tricks with using this stuff, check out the second half of the video, great write up too!

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I used to enclose all my alarm wiring in yellow split-loom. Made it far less likely that
mechanics or vandals would tamper with it.
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carbon basically darkens the color of whatever is underneath it. i love it

btw the 3/8" and up are a much denser weave, i try to stay 1/8 or 1/4 when possible
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What size would you recommend for 4 gauge power/ground? I was thinking 1/2, but it looks like 3/8 would work and be a bit tighter around the wire. I don't want it to be loose.
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What size would you recommend for 4 gauge power/ground? I was thinking 1/2, but it looks like 3/8 would work and be a bit tighter around the wire. I don't want it to be loose.
3/8" if you're running them separately.
1/2" if you're running them together.


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Glad I found this thread....nice write up. I wonder if the products have changed much since 2013... I think I will go take a look.

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Holy shit that techflex is beautiful!
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Talk about reviving a thread.
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I love it. I only use it under the hood since there's no cables showing in the back. It really cleans up big 3 and power cables.
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My only issue is deciding on colors...lol

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I feel you there. I just went black. It blends in and that's what I wanted.
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I feel you there. I just went black. It blends in and that's what I wanted.
There is that and then there is the in your face approach so that two years from now when I rip this build back apart again, I know where my ass has been...lol

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