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Old 01-16-2011, 09:00 PM
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hi everybody after twisting a bat cable clamp apart do to corrosion i need a new neg cable for passenger side and others arent far behind and after paying $180 for a positive cable through dodge last summer im really looking to keep it cheap and ive helped build cables for farm trucks around the ranch any ways i was hoping someone has some info about where to get rolls of cable and what gauge of cable i need and the connectors for the ends of the cables i intend on sodering the ends as i do not have a crimper any who all info would be great thanks you for reading
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:13 PM
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thank you i have found a website that i can get those i was looking at those as well this is the website that found that sells all the supplies now i just need to find out what gauge cable i need and what type of terminals im thinking about using brass terminals heres the website Automotive Wire Terminals - Battery Cable & Electrical Supplies
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:19 PM
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I'm pretty sure we have 2/0 gauge positive cables. The website looks good I too need to do some new cables for mine.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:26 PM
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ya i figured i need about 3 new cables and for the price of one cable from the dealer i can get all the supplies needed to make the 3 cables i need and just its just handy around the ranch to be able to make bat cables whenever needed
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Yep its always good to be able to do your own.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:49 PM
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amen, i just added up all the prices for enough supplies to make 2 neg cables including heat shrink tubing, solder slugs, and a heat gun for only 106.75 and dodge wanted 105 for the one neg cable i need i know what im doin
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Heavy Duty, Aftermarket, Custom Battery Cables for your Car, Truck or RV for custom made cables or parts (and great advice too). If you look there they also have the correct length of cables listed.

Use 2/0 welding cable. I would strongly suggest crimping instead of soldering. I did a couple of solder joints and didnt like the results. You dont have to buy a crimper you can rent them for a day.

Heres what mine turned out like:







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I'm a fan of welding cable myself.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:37 PM
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Actual battery cable is much cheaper - but I like the welding cable too. It had good abrasion resistance due to the rubber jacket.
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