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Time to rebuild your battery cable? Don't bother; try this

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Time to rebuild your battery cable? Don't bother; try this

Post by JimBee » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:20 pm

Autozone (Duracraft) has what you need. 12 bucks. Plus it even has an auxiliary pigtail with bullet plug.

For the 850, 32 inch seems just about right.

https://www.autozone.com/ignition-tune- ... 6_309932_0
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Re: Time to rebuild your battery cable? Don't bother; try this

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:28 pm

Wow... this was just was I was looking for. Any updates on this cable? Fit? Picture? Etc.?
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Re: Time to rebuild your battery cable? Don't bother; try this

Post by erikv11 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:58 am

That Autozone cable is only 2 gauge. No doubt it will get you by for a while but if you have time and a few more $$, you may want to build one from 1 or 1/0.

tryingbe made some nice cables with 1/0.
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Re: Time to rebuild your battery cable? Don't bother; try this

Post by abscate » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:43 am

Especially if you use any of your five seat heaters a lot.
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Post by theWIFES_S70 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:27 pm

abscate wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:43 am
Especially if you use any of your five seat heaters a lot.
Even in an N/A with no seat warmers? :)
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Re: Time to rebuild your battery cable? Don't bother; try this

Post by misha » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:42 am

It still have 120A alternator.
2AWG should be EU 25mm2....it is fine as long as it's thick as original one.
Thinner is not good solution.
You can go with thicker but not the other way around in this case.
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