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Old 09-06-2019, 12:28 PM   #1
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Question Battery, Starter, Alternator cable gauge size?

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I’m wanting to do some modding to the stock main positive cable.
But without cutting it, I don’t know what gauge it is.
Anyone know the stock gauge size?
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2005 wagon DuraTec 2.0L Auto-Trans.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:15 PM   #2
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Anyone know the gauge?
Rumor is, it’s anywhere from 8 Gauge to a 6 Gauge.
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I’d like to know without needing to cut first…
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Go bigger, the OEM size is too small and why they tend to melt with time.
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Yeah, that’s on the agenda for the Big-3 cable upgrade later on.

Right now I’m just wanting to mod the stock cables.
Which is why I wish to know the gauge.
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:56 PM   #5
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Pulled the trigger & did the mod anyway.
After cutting, found the Alt., Starter, Bat. cable is 6-Gage. Fairly long too.
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My modification is basically cutting the main Bat. cable at after the starter’s T-junction.
. Then moving the remaining Alt. lead up top & across the back of the eng.
Also managed to cut about an additional unessary 10” off the remaining Alt. lead.
Making the total length of the Alt. lead less than ˝ of what it was & have to travel.
Thus removing a fair amount of resistance in the cable.
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It’s not in the photos, but I buttoned down the lead & zip-tied things back into place.
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Still plan on doing the Big-3, but that’s for another time.
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:13 PM   #6
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Figure folk would find this info & perhaps this modification useful.
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