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Old 04-09-2015, 12:08 AM   #1
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Putting this information up for anyone else that's looking into a similar upgrade/replacement for their battery cables.

I'm using NOCO USA part TZKIT3 military style battery terminals. I got them on Amazon, but it looks like they aren't listed anymore at the moment. If you use a different terminal, be sure to select the right end on your cables below. If you go with the same model terminal I'm using, the wire configuration below will be perfect for you.


This is the wire configuration - this was done on www.genuinedealz.com out of Georgia, USA.



EDIT: I originally forgot to mention, this is what I'm using to replace the factory clamp that attaches the battery ground cable to the body. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It was $5.46 when I ordered mine. I'm going to scrape all the paint off of the area underneath where I want the ground to go and smear a bit of conductive grease on it, mount this down and make sure everything's good, then coat that with liquid nails or some other silicon type stuff to seal off the connection and hopefully prevent the new ground from getting as cruddy as the old one was.

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Old 04-09-2015, 12:33 AM   #2
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I bought mine from O'Reily auto parts, they had to order them but they had them the next day. I bought a hydraulic terminal crimper so I make my own cables now.
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Here's a picture of the cables as received from GenuineDealz.



When I trim the coating off of the ground cable I'll take another picture so you can see wire quality/thickness of the coating. I'm a bit concerned about the connection to the starter. I'll post a follow up when they're installed with any modifications I had to do.
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Here's a picture of the cables as received from GenuineDealz.



When I trim the coating off of the ground cable I'll take another picture so you can see wire quality/thickness of the coating. I'm a bit concerned about the connection to the starter. I'll post a follow up when they're installed with any modifications I had to do.
I haven't been on in a while but the bigger the better!!!! Why do you have to trim?
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I'm not sure I'll have to, I just know that area around the starter is pretty tight. It'll be a while before I get to actually install these unfortunately. Work's keeping me real busy lately.
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its all good. im interested in what your going to do with the fuse link thing at the positive battery cable.
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I put all the links together, although some say that it isn't good to do, I have done it this way on 3 vehicles so far and no problems. I guess if you could remove the part that connects to the stock battery terminal and attach it to the aftermarket terminal it would work as stock also.
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its all good. im interested in what your going to do with the fuse link thing at the positive battery cable.
Mine doesn't have one of those anyway.
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thanks for bursting my bubble dammit lol
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I'm not sure I'll have to, I just know that area around the starter is pretty tight. It'll be a while before I get to actually install these unfortunately. Work's keeping me real busy lately.
Agreed, Got to be the tightest area to work in- took me hours removing starter and hooking it up again
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