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Hi,
I'm trying to re-wire my car and clean up the wiring while i'm at it. its going to have a bunch of speaker wires (3 way front end plus sub) and quite a few power wires too (lots of 4 gauge with a pair of 0 gauge).
I was wondering what you guys do to keep your wires in place and organized without breaking the bank.
I've been tinkering with the idea of velcro straps that can be screwed down such as these:
https://www.wirecare.com/products.asp?prodline=RTA

but these look sick:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Stinger-Wire-Management-4-Gauge-Clip-Power-Wire_W0QQitemZ170152424432QQihZ007QQcategoryZ32810QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

problem is that the stinger stuff won't suit the speaker wire and RCA sizes so well (and it seems pricey for a piece of plastic) while the velcro is completely adjustable (but doesn't look as neat).

any other ideas or sources?
thanks.
Marco
 

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Zip ties + self adhesive zip tie blocks= cheap cable management. Throw in a little expandable sleeving (techflex) and heatshrink and you've got a nice end result.
 

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Those rip-tie things look awesome. I've always used the hard plastic screw-down rings from home depot, but those look much easier to fasten and unfasten... pricey, though.
 

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if someone was going to do their car to be in compliance with IASCA standards for anchoring wires, but did not want to drill holes in their car to anchor the wires, what is the most aesthetic way of anchoring the wire? i think duct tape would technically pass, but that'd look like shyt. i was thinking of the little zip tie anchors with the sticky pads on the bottom.
 

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This thread came at a perfect time. I'm going to order some techflex, but also need a way to manage the wires when they are not covered.

Right now my trunk is a MESS! It would literally take me a weekend to get it back to normal.
 

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http://www.electrofast.com/wiretie3a.html

Cradle and push mounts look nice. Keeps the fastening point hidden while being stronger than the adhesive variety.

http://www.electrofast.com/clipclamp1a.html

http://www.electrofast.com/clipclamp5a.html

This is what I used last time:
http://www.electrofast.com/clipclamp2a.html

But this would be better:
http://www.electrofast.com/clipclamp3a.html

They also have this:
http://www.electrofast.com/loom1a.html


A lot of this stuff a couple people would have to go in on an order I bet or source it somewhere else because this place seems to only sell in bulk.
 

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I found some things at fleet farm for basic cable management. You have to screw them down though. They are black plastic split loops, with two tabs so it can be screwed down. They look decent to me, and are available in 3 sizes.
 

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yeah i'd rather not screw 500 holes into my accord while routing wire to the back. :p

I'm guessing the adhesive backed strips are approved?
 

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yeah i'd rather not screw 500 holes into my accord while routing wire to the back. :p

I'm guessing the adhesive backed strips are approved?
I don't know but I'm with ya. I don't like putting 500 screw holes to make my car swiss cheese when it gets driven int he salt and slush of chicago every year.

I prefer carpet.:p Where the hell is my wire going anyway and why does it need to be secured? It only makes it a ***** when you need to replace or add when everything is screwed down every six inches.

IF i wanted to make it look clean whre I would never see it, I'd use the sticky backed zip tie mounts, but like I said, I have no idea if it IASCA approved.
 

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Techflex with cable clamps and self tapping screws would make for a clean install. But I'm not too big on the bling factor so I use loom, zip ties, and duct tape.
 

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02bluesuperroo said:
yeah, that's what I was talking about. They work OK, but if you find later on that you want to run a second wire in the same area you have to unscrew the one you put in and screw in a bigger one. If you start with the larger one, it doesn't hold the wires tight and they sag and look bad, and can pull out of the terminal if they snag on something. it takes a couple of minutes per to remove and replace, which can be irritating if you use 25-30 on a complicated setup (which a 4-way active amp rack with multiple processors is always going to be).

Those nylon rip-tie things look perfect, at least for temporarily wiring up a rack and then replacing with the nylon ones when you're "finished". i worry about them holding the wires tight enough though.
 

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anyone else think techflex is pointless and looks stupid as well? i dont know, i might be on my own here.
 

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i think the IASCA rules are a bit overkill. I have my speaker and rca wires running in the stock panels on my Civic. The power wire is tucked under the side panels. Even before when i had the speaker and rca wires tucked under the side panels, they didn't ever go anywhere, were never subjected to wear or water at all.

I'm all about organization and cleanliness and protecting the wire, but it's just a bit extreme for a wire that's sitting underneath carpet or is pinned behind a plastic panel.
 

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anyone else think techflex is pointless and looks stupid as well? i dont know, i might be on my own here.
i agree a bit on the pointless part...but then again i've never tested it to see how durable it is.

on looks, i think it looks pretty sweet actually :blush:
 
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