Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
The 18' cable length recommendation propagated by some is nothing more than a hard-to-kill myth, really.
Use the amount of cable needed to make the connection and properly route it and that is all you need to be concerned with. If you want to use 18' because it came in that length but you need to coil up the excess, go for it... but the 18' length won't help performance in the least. In fact, though the loss is negligible at this length comparison, a 16' length would result in less loss than the 18', and a 10' etc., would give even less loss.
I just bought 12' of cable yesterday from a CB shop. The guy said length didn't really matter. It was just the right length to run from the tire carrier bumper on the pass rear to the cb under the middle of the dash.
1983 CJ7 AMC 360, T-5, Dana 300, Dana 30, AMC 20
Warn XD9000i, RE hand throttle, 1" body lift, OBA
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