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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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You can have cables made also. Talk to battery suppliers like Interstate, and independent battery retailers/rebuilders. Those guys will know if there is anyone in your area that can do it for you. We had a set made the the F-550 service truck I used to run, they we're build using 00 cable and had proper terminals installed.
Once you get new cables, clean and size all the posts on your batteries, give them a good wash down with a paper towel and dome distilled water, dry them off, install the cables, don't over tighten the terminals. Then get an acid/flux brush and some synthetic grease. Paint the exterior surfaces of the terminals and posts with a light coating of grease, don't leave any exposed lead or bolt, and go slightly onto the cable insulation. This will prevent corrosion from starting by preventing acid and oxygen from attacking the terminals. Works amazingly well for a .50 cent investment and 5 minutes. Also prevents acid and water and oxygen from entering the crimp of the terminal and starting to oxidize the cable itself internally.
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The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan
7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 37x13.50-18s, '05 Axle Swap, 6" Fabtech lift, GTP38 "D66" turbo upgrade, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped 4" down pipe through 5" dual stacks, N-Fab full length triple steps, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
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2000 Excursion XLT 4x4
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2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4
6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift