Originally Posted by whitelongbed
Not to sound like a smart a$$ but it doesn't matter which battery you use. Voltage is instantaneous in a circuit. (That 2 years of college I'm still paying for is useful sometimes)
in a perfect theory yes....but add ANY resistance to a circuit and you have just reduced the effectivness of the jump start. Since the passanger side battery is four feet further away from the starter.....there is always the chance for some resistance in the circuit to effect the jump.....
So you are correct in a perfect theory but in the real world its always better to shorten the distance to make any resistance in the wires have a minimal effect on the jump....especially if the batteries are really weak...