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Old 10-14-2013, 10:36 AM
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Battery cable to starter gauge

Hey guys I'm at the napa figuring some stuff out. Everyone keeps saying the gauge of wire from my batt to starter is 4ga. But mines looking like 1ga. Anyone know which it is?

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:09 AM
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Most likely 4 Gauge unless its been replaced previously. 1 Gauge is huge and unnecessary.
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I highly doubt it's 1/0 gauge, unless someone upgraded it before you got the truck. If your the original owner then I would say it just looks like 1/0 gauge due to insulation and protective conduit on it.


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Old 10-14-2013, 11:23 AM
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I cut back the insulation and its still thick. A diesel tech at the stealership said its big. Couldn't tell me exactly but he figured 0 or around there. I compared it to a 4ga I bought and it was definitely bigger

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I cut back the insulation and its still thick. A diesel tech at the stealership said its big. Couldn't tell me exactly but he figured 0 or around there. I compared it to a 4ga I bought and it was definitely bigger

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With how much current runs through there, you guys really think it'd be 4?

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With how much current runs through there, you guys really think it'd be 4?

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Just do a Google search for wire gauges and you'll find a chart that shows exactly how big each gauge is.


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I can put some calipers on mine when I get home. I put copper lugs on my leads 6 months ago & can't remember how big the wire is from the battery to starter is.
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I can put some calipers on mine when I get home. I put copper lugs on my leads 6 months ago & can't remember how big the wire is from the battery to starter is.
Sounds good thanks.
I'm not able to take the time to Google it right now
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Mine is 3/0. Or 000
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2/0 from factory, I put some 3/0 on mine. Buy 90degree lugs, don't bend straight ones
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