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I checked into this before deciding to make my own. SmittyBilt, for example, uses 3ga wire. When you run the calculation for amp draw (422A at full pull for the x20 15.5k) of them, then calculate the maximum amps through 3ga wire then calculate the length needed, there is no way that 3ga wire can handle that many Amps, not even close. Granted, you would only ever be pulling 422A in bursts.
But I didnt want to take the chance of the cable heating up and catching fire. So I made mine using 2/0 (00) Audio Cable which is actually about 3/0 (000).
If you look at my bumper build thread, you will also see that I placed some battery disconnects to use as a port for jumper cables or another power item. I daisy chained the connection off the winch for those, this way I did not have to run another wire to the front and back for those. This is good also, because now I can turn the power off to the quick disconnects, as I do the winches via the solenoids, so I do not always have a live wire going from the front, under the body along the frame, to the winch/disconnect in the rear of truck.
I just personally would not trust the Warn or SmittyBilt power cables. 3ga is not enough. Maybe for a 8k or 9k winch, certainly not any larger.
2007 F250 Crew Cab Lariat 4x4. Lots of upgrades, but not enough. It's tall, too tall. Yes, I'm obviously compensating for something.
EGR Delete, RedHead Steering Gear, Blue Spring Upgrade, ARP Studs, (Let's not mention this manufacturers name) Coolant Filter, (Let's not mention this manufacturers name) Blue Intercooler Pipe and Elbow Upgrade, Cold Air Intake, One-Up Offroad Traction Bars, XD Wheels and Nitto Ridge Grappler 37" Tires, LED Lights all around, 2013 Tailgate, 2008+ Power Mirrors, Pro-Comp XXX Dual Front Coilover Suspension, Custom Bedliner Sprayed Rocker Panels and Fender Flares, Amerihood Tpe E-Style Ram Air/Heat Extraction Hood, CompuStar Alarm with Remote Windows, Remote Start, and much more!
More upgrades to come, including Singer Alternator, and other engine upgrades.
NEW Custom Bumpers with Tire Carrier! Dual Winches!
Last edited by -Falcon-; 12-15-2018 at 08:40 PM.