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Unread 01-08-2014, 01:16 PM   #29371
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I use a 70 amp with mine as well. Do I think it would burn up a 30/40 amp relay? Probably not. Like I said before, it doesn't blow the 40 amp fuse I have inline with the power. I run #10 for the power for both of them just because that's what I had around. #10 is good for 40 amps, according to the NEC. I'm fused properly for the wiring I'm running even though the NEC does not govern automotive electricity. I'm an electrical field service engineer and have seen too many people overestimate current carrying capabilities of Cu wire all too often. All of this being said, when I get my new amp clamp, I'm going to see what kind of current draw I actually have with my high speed fan. If it's more than 32 amps, I'll up my wire size and fusing appropriately. A consistent load of 80% or more of the fuse and wire ampacity should not be ran.
I might end up using a 40 amp fuse for now since it's the only one I can find in any parts store lol. One last question though, for the on/off/on switch I'm going to be using for the Efan does the wires from the relay to the switch itself need to be the same size as the Efan power wire? Or an it be smaller?

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Unread 01-08-2014, 01:24 PM   #29372
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I'm an electrical field service engineer and have seen too many people overestimate current carrying capabilities of Cu wire all too often.

All of this being said, when I get my new amp clamp, I'm going to see what kind of current draw I actually have with my high speed fan. If it's more than 32 amps, I'll up my wire size and fusing appropriately. A consistent load of 80% or more of the fuse and wire ampacity should not be ran.
Oh for sure, but I keep seeing people running 12ga wire for door speakers and 0ga wire from battery to 600w amp and 10ga wire for power sockets and such. Just figure the right gauge of wire and use that, no need to go overboard. It's cheaper, lighter, and easier to wire, if you're working with the right size rather than 4 sizes too big.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 01:38 PM   #29373
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Oh for sure, but I keep seeing people running 12ga wire for door speakers and 0ga wire from battery to 600w amp and 10ga wire for power sockets and such. Just figure the right gauge of wire and use that, no need to go overboard. It's cheaper, lighter, and easier to wire, if you're working with the right size rather than 4 sizes too big.
There's nothing wrong with going one size larger just in case, but I stop it there. I'm currently experiencing why it's good to avoid using oversized wire. Routing heavy gauge wire when it's 9 degrees out is a pain.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 03:16 PM   #29374
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Cursed at it because I found a pretty good chunk of paint missing over my rear wheel. Guess bed lining it is going to happen sooner rather than later
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Unread 01-08-2014, 03:22 PM   #29375
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Cursed at it because I found a pretty good chunk of paint missing over my rear wheel. Guess bed lining it is going to happen sooner rather than later

This is literally exactly what happened to mine. It sucks when you first find out, but it gives you an excuse to put on some rhinoliner
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Unread 01-08-2014, 03:30 PM   #29376
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I've been kicking around the idea of pulling all the cladding off and lining that area but was going to put it off until tax time next year
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Unread 01-08-2014, 03:32 PM   #29377
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There's nothing wrong with going one size larger just in case, but I stop it there. I'm currently experiencing why it's good to avoid using oversized wire. Routing heavy gauge wire when it's 9 degrees out is a pain.
One size up for safety factor is one thing, and it's a good idea, but damn, there should be a cutoff point.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 03:37 PM   #29378
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ampacity

did not know that was a word

now i just need to say it in a sentence around non techy people 0-o lol
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Unread 01-08-2014, 04:22 PM   #29379
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Hit 200,000 miles today but couldnt get a pic because i was in a hurry to get home to a busted water line that flooded the garage basement and kids playroom.

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Unread 01-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #29380
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Relocated my brake lines on my ZJ, lowered about 1.5 inches
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Unread 01-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #29381
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Broke the damn fuel door latching pin off my wife's ZJ because the cable was frozen and I had to pull the lever to put fuel in it.....
WTF??
She's PISSED!!!!!
THAT won't be an easy fix... Gonna have to rip one out at the JY I guess....
And tear out the whole driver's side interior in order to change it out.....
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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:00 PM   #29382
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Broke the damn fuel door latching pin off my wife's ZJ because the cable was frozen and I had to pull the lever to put fuel in it..... WTF?? She's PISSED!!!!! THAT won't be an easy fix... Gonna have to rip one out at the JY I guess.... And tear out the whole driver's side interior in order to change it out.....
Time for the tj fuel bezel mod!
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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:19 PM   #29383
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Cursed at it because I found a pretty good chunk of paint missing over my rear wheel. Guess bed lining it is going to happen sooner rather than later
I just used a factory touch up paint brush thing u can get at the parts store and filled them in and built them up with several coats and no one comments on it on mine. Lol. In fact I forget it's there til I'm close up
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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:19 PM   #29384
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Broke the damn fuel door latching pin off my wife's ZJ because the cable was frozen and I had to pull the lever to put fuel in it.....
WTF??
She's PISSED!!!!!
THAT won't be an easy fix... Gonna have to rip one out at the JY I guess....
And tear out the whole driver's side interior in order to change it out.....
Been there!

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Time for the tj fuel bezel mod!


Done That!!
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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:29 PM   #29385
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I just used a factory touch up paint brush thing u can get at the parts store and filled them in and built them up with several coats and no one comments on it on mine. Lol. In fact I forget it's there til I'm close up
That's what I'm gonna do for the time being. Just to keep any rust out of there
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