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Unread 06-03-2015, 09:54 AM   #1
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where to run wires from engine compartment to rear?

I have a 2011 JK and I need to run some large power cables, 1/0 Gauge, to the rear bumper. I want to keep them to the exterior of the Jeep. Has anybody done this and if so I would appreciate any help you could give. Thanks!

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Unread 06-03-2015, 11:13 AM   #2
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Under the jeep make sure u wrap it with heat resistant wrapping and then tucking it behind the heat shields on the driver side of the deep

What u can also do is run it inside the frame on the driver or passenger side
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Unread 06-03-2015, 06:08 PM   #3
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I have 2-#4 cables run down the passenger side above the frame zip tied to the factory harness. You can feel the factory harness if you reach over the frame towards the fuel tank. I wrapped each cable in flexible wire loom to prevent abrasion.
The passanger side was better for me because it is a straight shot to the battery. I put a 100 amp fuse close to the battery just in case the cable gets damaged and shorts.
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I have 2-#4 cables run down the passenger side above the frame zip tied to the factory harness. You can feel the factory harness if you reach over the frame towards the fuel tank. I wrapped each cable in flexible wire loom to prevent abrasion.
The passanger side was better for me because it is a straight shot to the battery. I put a 100 amp fuse close to the battery just in case the cable gets damaged and shorts.
Good stuff - but I would add to make damn sure you have NO possible pinch points (during body flex, in an accident, roll etc) anywhere near that fuel tank!
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Thank You for the responses.
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