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Old 05-17-2017, 09:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The three ground cables under the hood looked pretty sad so I upgraded them. I have some left over 1/0 welding cables from other projects so I used those. The welding cables are all copper, and yes, slightly heavier. I'll have to remove the 4th cable and see how it looks before I determine if I want to upgrade it.






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Old 05-17-2017, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup, when/if I ever need to change mine, that's what I'll use. It makes terrific battery cables.

Highly recommended if you're handy (as most of us are) and can make them up yourself.
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3 ground cables? I thought it was 2? Where is the third one?
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3 ground cables? I thought it was 2? Where is the third one?
Chassis to battery.
Chassis to transmission
Chassis to underneath the airbox.
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There is actually four.
Power steering rack/pinion to chassis.

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Ah battery cable ok. Thanks willie i have not checked that one
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There is actually four.
Power steering rack/pinion to chassis.

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Whoa, good info, thanks. I replaced the other three a year ago and didn't know about this. OP, props as well, I really should do this instead of using the stock exposed ones
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the 4th one does little to nothing, so i wouldn't lose any sleep over it. people just like to feel better about remembering that it exists.
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I need to do this badly.

Would it help with longevity if you also used copper ends, er uhh nut lugs or what ever they're called? Or would that not really matter being it's just getting bolted to a dis-similar metal anyways?
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I need to do this badly.

Would it help with longevity if you also used copper ends, er uhh nut lugs or what ever they're called? Or would that not really matter being it's just getting bolted to a dis-similar metal anyways?
I used tin plated copper terminal ends.

10 Lot 1/0 Ring 1/4" Hole Terminal Lug Tin Plated Copper Uninsulated AWG Gauge | eBay

You can get full copper if you like.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Lot-1-0-R...gAAOSwDk5UKZyW
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