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post #1 of 14 Old 09-14-2021, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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6 smaller wires what size main wire

Got 6 wires i have grounded on the same spot. I'm moving them to a grounding block. What gauge should the main ground feed be if you will ?


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post #2 of 14 Old 09-14-2021, 10:27 AM
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Do you mean the main one from the battery to the grounding block?

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Do you mean the main one from the battery to the grounding block?
Naw i mean as a chassis ground

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Table showing wire size and length for amperage. If your 6 wires are 14 gauge/rated for 30 amp at 7' running distance, then 6*30=180 amp possible, so a #8 wire from the ground block to the battery negative terminal.
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6 smaller wires what size wire

Ok ty. The store only had 4 gaige cable so I went with that for now . I dont like the way it looks at the moment. . Would probably look better with some double crimp star ring terminal. That would look more authentic
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So is that 4ga cable not from the battery to the grounding block? It sure looks like it's going up to the battery post.
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So is that 4ga cable not from the battery to the grounding block? It sure looks like it's going up to the battery post.
Hey csp. No its not actually. It's going to the battery tray bolt. They were all chassis grounds anyway so I figured why go to the battery.

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Hey csp. No its not actually. It's going to the battery tray bolt. They were all chassis grounds anyway so I figured why go to the battery.
Because it will eliminate any problems from rust getting between the battery and the chassis ground.


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Yes, run the grounding block direct to the battery post. Get some of those "military" style post clamps so you can run multiple wires direct off the battery (starter motor for one). Then go to NAPA and have them make you some nice custom (length, size, terminal) ground wires for all your needs.

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Ok will do. Another problem im having is the ring terminals tend to turn and twist when I tighten down the battery terminal nut

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get these and you will be much happier. You might need new cables but it is worth it.

(note: I don't endorse this one just grabbed a fast example)

https://www.amazon.com/Ampper-Milita...s%2C209&sr=8-4

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get these and you will be much happier. You might need new cables but it is worth it.

(note: I don't endorse this one just grabbed a fast example)

http://www.amazon.com/Ampper-Militar...s%2C209&sr=8-4
Won't the ring terminals I connect to the battery terminals still get bent and twisted when you tighten down the clamp nut .

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HI Just my opinion but those ring clamps are worthless.. use the one's mpulokas posted.
good luck
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It has been my experience after ordering three sets of the "military" grade terminals from Amazon that all they have is pure crap.

They may have the look, but they are not made of the correct grade of lead. They're hard as a rock and do not tighten correctly on the battery terminals. If they're shiny or say zinc plated just forget about them.

These are legit, not some cheap Chinese made knock off. https://www.bigmikesmotorpool.com/co...-and-terminals
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