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cool jumper cable mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mudjunkie, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Aug 3, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    so i was tire of my jumper cables being behind my seat so i decided to mount them in my engine compartment. i bought a 3 inch u bolt a mounted it on the passenger side right behind my intake box . you will see the holes all i did was coil up the cables put the u bolt through them and tightened em down looks good and now i will always have them.

    ps be sure to put the clamps behind the air box so they do not fall into the belst or exaust
     
  2. Aug 3, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Cool mod, but do you actually use your jumper cables that much to do something like that? I've had my Tacoma for 2 years and I just now had to use them for someone. But hey, if you've got the time go for it! :)
     
  3. Aug 3, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    mws4ua

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    Good job, Mudjunkie! Post some pics! :D
     
  5. Aug 3, 2008 at 6:10 PM
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    Agree with MotoXFreeStyle61 on this one. How often do you need to use your jumper cables for you to do this mod? If you use it that much then you have other problems you need to take care of. Interesting mod though.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2008 at 6:12 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Well im sure that mudjuckie doesnt jump his truck he just helps all those other trucks that need help i.e. ford, chevy, dodge and the like. :p
     
  7. Aug 3, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    mws4ua

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    EXACTLY what I was going to say... he must have a lot of Ford/Chevy/Dodge-driving friends!

    Even w/o, it don't think it's a bad mod. It keeps the space behind his seats open, and it keeps the jumper cables close by. The one time in 2 years that you do need them, you really do NEED them.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    mudjunkie

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    i do lol but i also have my own business and they come in handy you can also put a tow strap/chain etc there i have used a set of jumper cables to pull out a jeep before so its notthat pointless i will have pics for those who wantthem
     
  9. Aug 4, 2008 at 3:57 AM
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    My husband and I have a set in EVERY vehicle we own. I've used jumper cables more than I've needed a spare tire - and we all carry a spare tire.

    That one time that you don't carry one - you'll need it. It's nice to have it to help other people.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2008 at 5:00 AM
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    One setup that I have seen that I liked was. Guy had hooked up some Warn quick connects and mounted them to his bullbar and mounted another in the bed. They were wired directly to the battery and he had a quick connect on one end of his jumper cables. Never has to pop the hood to give anyone a jump.

    The quick connects


    Pic of the one on the bumper
     
  11. Aug 4, 2008 at 5:01 AM
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    Good Point Janster! ! ! Also that's why we have insurance - and hope we don't need it.:)
     
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    I don't even own jumper cables. When my battery runs out of juice, I just push the truck over the border into mexico or canada, walk back across and call my insurance company and tell them that somebody stole my truck.

    Bada-boom-bada-bing Next thing you know I get a fresh new battery, bolted on a fresh new truck
     
  13. Aug 4, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    I always keep jumper cables in my truck. Once I get a toolbox I'll have even more emergency gear with me at all times (simple tools, tow strap, ect.). I'd much rather have more stuff than I need than not have enough when I need it.

    Hah. About two summers ago my family was at the beach in My Dads Avalanche (drive on beach) on the 4th of July. Well around 9 o clock the police are kicking everybody off the beach (an hour early) and we go to leave and the battery in the truck is dead. We flag down a cop and ask him to get a us a jump and he replies that he cant and that we should look for someone to jump us (I wanted to strangle his ass) and just drove off. Ended up walking about a 1/4th a mile down beach looking for somebody to jump us. Some guy in a older Ford Explorer jumped us and we went home. Apparently the cops where to busy ticketing people for having fireworks on the beach to actually help somebody*. :mad:

    * Note: I am a supporter of law enforcement, this just sadly one of the negative experieces I have had with them.
     
  14. Aug 4, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    Easy way to start fires too! :D
     
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    I traded in my jumper cables with my Lincoln when I bought the Toyota. I'll probably start carrying them in about a year. I doubt the battery will die before year 3.
     
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    Hah. About two summers ago my family was at the beach in My Dads Avalanche (drive on beach) on the 4th of July. Well around 9 o clock the police are kicking everybody off the beach (an hour early) and we go to leave and the battery in the truck is dead. We flag down a cop and ask him to get a us a jump and he replies that he cant and that we should look for someone to jump us (I wanted to strangle his ass) and just drove off. Ended up walking about a 1/4th a mile down beach looking for somebody to jump us. Some guy in a older Ford Explorer jumped us and we went home. Apparently the cops where to busy ticketing people for having fireworks on the beach to actually help somebody*. :mad:

    * Note: I am a supporter of law enforcement, this just sadly one of the negative experieces I have had with them.[/quote]
    from what i understand cops cant jump people off with their cars because it could damage the electronics in the cars. ie radios, radar etc.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    By the way those connectors are Anderson Multipole connectors. They are gettable all over the place.

    They are rated for up to 700 amps continuous if you get the right cables and big enough connectors, but the more practical ones are the 320 amp ones. Good for 500 amps for 128 seconds with the right cables, or 320 amp constant.

    You can get the normal power poles and snap them together (if you need more than 2 contacts) or just get the 2-contact multipole connectors.

    I use them all the time, for hooking up my 2000W inverter, soon winch, etc etc.

    They are nice because they only fit one way and are nice and high current.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    Jumper cables? Maybe in 1985. I keep this behind my seat....

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  19. Mar 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Jumper cables???????????? Never heard of them.:D
     
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