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Over the weekend I got most of the way through relocating my battery to the passenger storage bin, only now I'm starting to get cold feet about using $.50 per foot home depot cable for such an important part of the car.
The cable is already run from the engine compartment to the rear bins, but I still have all the interior plastic out of the car so I can switch to a higher quality wire if needed.
My question is whether there is any consensus on whether it is worth it to spend $2-3 per foot for more expensive wire. I don't intend on running any big amps or anything off the battery, just the car and my normal stereo. What kind of risks am I introducing by using cheaper cable? Corrosion, power loss (amps not hp), shorting, etc... Does anybody have experience doing the location with the "cheaper" stuff?
Ditto on the welding wire. It has much more, thinner strands than most other wire. Can't remember how much exactly I paid for mine.. 20 ft around $25 or so.
Doesn't have the cool blue or red color, but works just fine. Easy enough to bend, but a bitch to cut.
Go to a welding supply store. There should be entries in the phone book for it.
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Ditto on the 2 guage welding wire. It's much easier to run especially if going through the driver side fender (good way to route). I found mine at an older hardware store but I believe Tractor Supply has it.