General Discussion General discussion about all things car audio, from pioneer, orion, alpine and eclipse.

How long of an RCA cable for a Golf???

Old 01-21-2004, 08:21 PM
  #1  
50 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 254
Arrow

I'm sick of paying 50 + for RCA cables locally so I'm going to buy one off the net for my next install. Just one question - Will a 12 foot RCA cable be long enough to go from the trunk of my 2002 Golf to the dash of the car?

Thanks for the help everyone.
Muckaluck is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 09:27 PM
  #3  
1000 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,649
Post

I've been waiting for someone to say something like that!! Can i help if i bring my own RCA? I'd go with the 17', gives you alot more to work with... or you could make your own cables, then they'd be the perfect length..
Bigmike216 is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 09:30 PM
  #4  
50 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 268
Post

I agree with dwvw as a rule i generally use a 17 footer, in any car for dash to trunk as it allows for movement of gear within the vehicle if you change your system, or if you have left over it is easy to conceal. There is nothing worse than getting an rca all tucked behind panels and then to find you are 2" short. I.E. my second install i ever performed!
imntense is offline  
Old 01-21-2004, 09:31 PM
  #5  
50 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 254
Thumbs up

Hehe, ok I'll go with a 17'. It's just tough to pass up a good deal on a 12' cord. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
Muckaluck is offline  
Old 01-22-2004, 01:23 AM
  #6  
50 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 267
Post

I use 6 footers in my Civic, but I go right down the middle and my amps are mounted on the back of the seat, still got a little room to play with but not too much. I would think a 12' would be enough for a golf though wouldn't it?
StewPiddass is offline  
Old 01-22-2004, 05:40 AM
  #7  
50 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 295
Post

Take out some measuring tape and measure... then add abuot a foot and see what you have. Just remember to measure till the end of your trunk in case you might want to move your equipment as someone else said. Thats what I did.

Just to let you know I will be doing this in my jetta (same car as golf) and I haevv 17' RCAs.
crazyravr is offline  
Old 01-22-2004, 07:55 AM
  #8  
500 Watt CAFz'r
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 756
Post

You may be able to get away with the 12' cable, however I usually like to leave enough slack to locate an amp/processor anywhere in the trunk comfortably...

I think I have 17' in my EL as well. Seems like the most common size in compact cars.
lemonlime is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Menace
General Discussion
19
03-10-2007 11:19 AM
juvehab
Car Audio Wanted (WTB)
1
09-05-2006 10:53 PM
loudtdi
Off-topic Chat
9
06-05-2005 03:54 PM
JordyO
General Discussion
37
09-10-2004 06:58 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How long of an RCA cable for a Golf???


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.