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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Where the >>BLEEP<< can I get decent battery terminals??

As you may have noticed I have been chasing electrical issues in my rig for some time now. The last was a 'No Crank' condition which I 'think' I resolved with dedicated grounds on the starting system components.

HOWEVER, when I finally go the rig to crank it seemed to crank a tad slow.
I assumed this was due to some nasty battery cable terminals.

I replaced them with some I picked up at the local Big Box store and even with the ground terminal tightened to the point that it was completely closed up, I could still wiggle the cable off.

So where can I get some 'decent' battery terminal ends so this thing doesn't sit another entire summer????

Thanks in advance....

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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Get them here.
http://m.summitracing.com/parts/mor-74175

My local speed shop carries them as well. Be sure they're rated for your cable size.
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Had these guys make up a new + cable for my winch. A little $$$ but worked for me. Good luck.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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Read the pinned topic JeepHammer post on electronics 101 if you get the chance. It's really good.
I buy all my electrical terminals from wyotech. I don't have the link but they should pop right up in a web search.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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Sorry I had it wrong.

Here is the link. www.waytekwire.com

Enjoy.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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Might get me some of them. Would like to know why their prices are to 4 decimal places though? I'm running short of $0.0025 coins.
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... even with the ground terminal tightened to the point that it was completely closed up, I could still wiggle the cable off.
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It sounds like you got a couple of "universal" type replacement ends at the store. It is not unusual to have trouble getting those to get a good grip on the negative terminal, since it is smaller. Before you go ordering online, go back to the store (or another store if you prefer), and ask for a pair of terminals, one positive and one negative. I don't know about the big box stores, but I do know that we keep them. Ours are in a box in the back (just the way they come), and they do cost a little more than the universals.

Be warned, the weekend moonlight parts flunkie will probably try to convince you that the universals will work, but now you know better. Explain the situation, and ask for the better ones. And don't be afraid to walk out.
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Sorry I had it wrong.

Here is the link. www.waytekwire.com

Enjoy.
Waytek or here http://www.electerm.com/battery.html.
I've used both.
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I.... and ask for a pair of terminals, one positive and one negative...
Well, in my defense they were painted red and black....
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Waytek or here http://www.electerm.com/battery.html.
I've used both.
Holy CRAP that;s a lot of options!!
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Go to your local West Marine or any boat store and pick up marine grade terminals.
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Get them here.
http://m.summitracing.com/parts/mor-74175

My local speed shop carries them as well. Be sure they're rated for your cable size.
I have the same ones. High quality, brass & great connecting mechanism.

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If your not buying a molded battery cable your just asking for trouble.

The battery clamps that you jam the bare wire into the battery terminal and tighten the two bolts is a poor excuse for a good connection.
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My PO changed over to a battery with side posts that screw in vs the regular top posts and that's one of the few "upgrades" that I kept. We won't discuss the wooden shelf he built on the inside of the fender to set the battery on without holding it down at all. Only problem I have had was the wonderful Walmart employees that said a battery with side posts would never work in my jeep because the book didn't specify that battery.
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I got mine at advanced auto parts...they are tool-less and you lift the arm up, tighten the thumb screw, and close the arm again with clamps around the post...they work pretty well and solved my battery draining issue i had with a loose negative terminal.
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