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Official Tennessee Thread

Discussion in 'Tennessee' started by Gr8WhiteTaco, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Aug 11, 2017 at 11:52 AM
    totmacher

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    ^^ good point.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2017 at 6:08 PM
    tacabode

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    Agreed. I've used cat5 or cat6 for switches on temporary setups, but wouldn't use it on my truck. It's meant to have a specific connector on the end and when you're soldering it onto switches it's going to make it brittle. Too likely to fail for my tastes
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2017 at 11:43 PM
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    I have developed this horrible "don't you know what the fuck you're doing" attitude. Makes me a raging wanker sometimes. And when I don't, I ask. That doesn't happen much around here though, cause...ya know...

    Spent my life in Cars and now Electricty. 2 things people are deathly afraid of fucking with. And the idea of not using the appropriate part/wire/whatever is simply never an option. I despise "make it work", no, there's a right way.

    I just usually try and stay out of the "whats wrong with this/how do I do this" topics. I do not have said truck in front of me.

    For simple vehicle lighting....From battery, to fuse (or junction block, IE: Blue Sea's fuse box), to load (lights), to frame. Done. Always ground to the actual frame/chassis. It completes your circuit. Your battery negative is bolted to the frame, so the frame is always grounded.

    I always "Start Stupid". I hotwire anything first. Any lights I hook directly to battery. Use Gator clips to attach to battery power and ground. You can move the ground around anywhere and the lights should come on, everytime. Then throw in a switch and a fuse and you get cool shit. Use anti-seize on any ground connection.
     
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  4. Aug 12, 2017 at 7:48 AM
    dirty deeds

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    This guy gets it
     
  5. Aug 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM
    Dave41079

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    Oh relay?
     
  6. Aug 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    I see what you did there. Cheeky bastard lol
     
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  7. Aug 12, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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    I've got a spool of 22ga twisted copper wire. Could use that for switches to relays but it's all the same color and would use up more of my braided sleeve stuff...
    I'll cut open some CAT6 and see how big the wire looks.

    Did just order 7 spools of different color 16 ga wire, 5 relays, and some other stuff though
     
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  8. Aug 12, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    I don't think you'll easily find CAT cable above 22ga without special order. Most of 5, 5e, 6, and 6a are gonna be 24-22ga conductors
     
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    All my shit are the same colors. Red, black, and green :cookiemonster:
     
  10. Aug 12, 2017 at 2:10 PM
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    you are an agent of chaos


    I ordered a 12 slot fuse block. Gonna need more than red running out of it.
     
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    This is what I did.
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    HEY ive seen a VERY similar set up hahaha

    its solid!
     
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  14. Aug 12, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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    that switch mount tho.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    Just got a chub over electrical porn
     
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  16. Aug 12, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    I like how clean your box is. :wink:


    I want to try to put a panel in place of front overhead sunglasses bin with small switches. My cb and phone charger live in that lower cubby where your switches are.
     
  17. Aug 12, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    I thought about that too, but didn't want to run wires up the a-pillar.
     
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  19. Aug 13, 2017 at 6:14 AM
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    I don't have anything mounted in front of the shifter, but I like having the space. I think @11TRDTX has some switches in the coin tray?
     
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  20. Aug 13, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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    I sent dave and jeremy the foam material for their switches :spy:
     

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