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I missed my chance to get a set of upgraded battery cables for my 6.5L.

PT Wiring Solutions does not sell them anymore.

Are there any other options other than making them myself?

Would like a set of 2/0AWG cables.
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Per Quadstar's facebook page he is going to become a direct supplier for Quadstar only. You can still get his products through Quadstar.
 

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I will suggest to fabricobble your own together, you litterally just put them side-by-side and solder/crimp to fit. And throw some heatshrink tube on to the ends to make it look like it was done by a professional.

Stock cable sizes are 35mm, I upgraded to 50mm with 10mm ring terminals when I ditched the stupid sidepost batteries and bought normal ones instead. Yes, they fit under the hood just fine.
 

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Can't say enough about the battery cable upgrade. I made my own with 1/0 because that was the biggest I could find in town. Spent like $150 on all materials. With upgraded cables and a new starter I've never seen it start this fast. When it's warm I don't even use any glow plug and can practically just bump the key and it fires right up. (I have manual glow plug switch) Get some!
 

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Just about any heavy truck or equipment shop should be able to make you custom battery cables. My local NAPA had a set made for me before I started making my own. There is nothing wrong with side post. The correct stackable ends make great connection. (20) DIY: - Making New Battery Cables for a 93- 6.5 | Diesel Place

Hi Bk95td. I’ve read your thread a few times and I like the way you built your cables.

Would you happen to have a spare set lying around that you would like to sell?
 

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If I do make my own battery cables; a few questions:

1. Can I stack regular copper 2/0 lugs? (I can't find the stackable ones in Canada)
2. If I can stack, do I need the copper star in-between the lugs?
3. Any issue with making all the cables 2/0AWG? (including the cable that goes to the starter, and the cable that goes to the body)
 

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LOL. I don't have a set of pre-maid cables laying around. I only make for my own equipment.
All terminals are not created equal. The ones they sometimes call "starter lug" seem to have a larger contact area. Large truck and heavy equipment dealers and shops may have or know of a source for battery cable ends.
A bonus I gained with the cast copper-tin plated cable ends is that I have no corrosion even after 2 years or more. I made all my grounds out of 2-0. I made separate engine to frame and engine to body cables. I've also gone to a 6GA charging wire from the alt to battery.
 

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Can't say enough about the battery cable upgrade. I made my own with 1/0 because that was the biggest I could find in town. Spent like $150 on all materials. With upgraded cables and a new starter I've never seen it start this fast. When it's warm I don't even use any glow plug and can practically just bump the key and it fires right up. (I have manual glow plug switch) Get some!
I've to second this, I have never heard my engine turn over faster than before. I let the GP do it's thing for like 3 seconds and it starts instantly. (10c*)
 
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