What did you do to your ride today???

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Re: What did you do to your ride today???

Post by RaptorReed » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:00 pm

Well the need for that big of wire is for battery relocation in the trunk. I'm just crimping eyeloop terminals on.

Edit: That is sweet but what is it actually called lol and those are types of terminal ends I'm using.
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:06 am

If you are just doing battery stuff and not a giant stereo system, 4awg wire should be fine. That is what most battery cables are. As for the name of that tool - I don't know. I would guess a "4 gauge wire crimper" ? lol I have no idea.
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Re: What did you do to your ride today???

Post by 300D50 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:43 am

It's a lug crimping tool, you can find them for under $20 on fleabay, sometimes you can get the hydraulic ones.

What I've done in the past is use a propane torch and non-flux pipe solder and treated them like solder cup connectors.

Not as elegant, but it works.
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Post by RaptorReed » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:13 pm

4g63mightymax wrote:If you are just doing battery stuff and not a giant stereo system, 4awg wire should be fine. That is what most battery cables are. As for the name of that tool - I don't know. I would guess a "4 gauge wire crimper" ? lol I have no idea.
Not when you relocate it to the trunk 14ft away lol. I needed to go up in size. :wink:
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Re: What did you do to your ride today???

Post by knuckshaft » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:16 pm

Larger wire isn't always better though.
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Re: What did you do to your ride today???

Post by RaptorReed » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:04 am

True, but when running stuff like the Positive feed from the starter to the battery, too small of a wire like if I did 14ft of 4AWG would have too much voltage drop from end to end over that distance would be the issue.
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Post by 300D50 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:33 am

Took a picture of a foot and a half of snow on my baby. :(
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:39 am

Nice work! Why is it not posted on here?!
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Re: What did you do to your ride today???

Post by Joe Bueckert » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:09 pm

RaptorReed wrote:True, but when running stuff like the Positive feed from the starter to the battery, too small of a wire like if I did 14ft of 4AWG would have too much voltage drop from end to end over that distance would be the issue.

Voltage drop for 14 feet of 4 gauge compared to 14 feet of 2 gauge around 100 amps is 0.7 volt for 4 gauge and 0.4 volt for 2 gauge. For the short duration that a starter is used for, its not a big deal going with 4 gauge.

I just mounted and hooked up a deep cycle battery wired with an automatic battery isolator to my duramax. It now runs my accessories like the LED light bar, Espar heater, stereo, and soon to be the heating fan in the cab once I get an adjustable temperature switch and another timing relay. The reason for this is when I am gone to work for a week and park the truck at the airport there are no plug-ins for it. The plane lands and at -30 to -40*C the diesel trucks dont like to start with no block heaters. So, I have the Espar heater hooked up to the trunk release on my command start (cellular), it latches in a timing relay (I have set to run for 2 hours). With in an hour the truck is up to 130*F and thirty minutes later is 160*F and barely burns any fuel. The two OEM batteries are now able to run the air intake heater and glow plugs when the key is turned on, then have enough power left to start the truck at -40* with no issues :) Only funny thing is the third battery is now mounted under the passenger side of the cab, in a 50 caliber ammo box from the army. The box is sturdy and mostly waterproof. I built 1/4" steel plating around it to protect it from rocks/debris and bolted it up high so I have no worries of it getting damaged now.
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Re: What did you do to your ride today???

Post by knuckshaft » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:49 pm

Front end swap on the truck. Looks so much better. I just need to find a paintable grill or a chrome one and I'll be happy.


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Post by 4g63mightymax » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:12 pm

Ryan did you check 1aauto for stuff you need? We may have some of it.
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Re: What did you do to your ride today???

Post by Spicoli » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:41 pm

HD conversions FTW Ryan!!!! Those headlights and taillights go for some $$$. I'm in the market for a superduty ford. Think I'm gonna try n find a v10 tho.
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Re: What did you do to your ride today???

Post by knuckshaft » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:59 am

My f350 is a diesel and I love it. I'll never get rid of this truck. I got the whole front end in exchange for some labor. Front end only took 45 min to and hour to do. Only connector that had to be changed was the actual headlight bulb connector. So happy the grill guard is off.
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Post by Spicoli » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:58 pm

I wanted a diesel. We've always had a good ol 7.3 around here and there awesome dad bought a 6.0 couple years back and its way better then any of our 7.3s so far and that ford 5spd auto is a hell of a transmission. Which I think you can get behind the 03+ v10s even. But for as much actual towing as it'll be doing. I cant justify the fuel price. I got the new mitsu for DD/messing around off the beaten path, the mercury for cruising down the highway tho she will go places she shouldn't, and hopefully I'll find a nice v10 soon.
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Post by knuckshaft » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:22 pm

My 7.3 is decent on fuel economy. 6.0s are great once bulletproofed. It's cheaper to drive my diesel than my gasoline dodge ever could be. 6.0s also don't get the best fuel economy but make great power!
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