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Unchained 5150's DCLB 4X4 Build and Upgrades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Unchained 5150, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Aug 10, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    I’m pretty sure it’s 4gauge
     
  2. Aug 10, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    Thank you Rebecca
     
  3. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:46 PM
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    I don't have a blue sea, but I used 6 ga for both....colored coded of course
     
  4. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    I've got some 6AWG we'll use for that. Everything else will pretty much be there already, we may need to splice a couple leads to fit the new location, but I don't think it'll take anything I don't have on hand already.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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    Just wanted to get it mounted and run the positive and negative line beforehand
     
  6. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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  7. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Don't use those- they're 3' long! You'd just be replacing one rat's nest with a thicker gauge rat's nest. Unless you plan on cutting them down to size and installing new terminals. In which case, it'll actually be cheaper to buy bare cables and separate terminals, just don't forget the heat shrink or electrical tape. Here's a handy trick I've been using to install terminals on battery cables when installing electrical systems:

    place the terminal in a vise- open side up. Make a bundle of solder and fill the cavity of the terminal with it. Use a plumber's propane torch to heat the sumbitch up so the solder melts. Add more solder without reheating. Dip the cable end in flux (you can use the plumber's stuff too). Heat the terminal again so the solder melts fully and dip the cable end into the melted solder. If you applied flux properly, the solder will wick into the strands of the cable and once it cools (about 5 seconds), you'll have a solid connection. You don't even have to crimp afterwards (although I do just for redundancy and because I have a large terminal crimper tool).

    BTW, you'll need more than just two cables:
    neg- from battery to blue sea
    pos- from battery to breaker
    pos- from breaker to blue sea

    Oh and to answer your PM question, I'm pretty sure it's a 5/16 terminal on the blue sea. I don't remember off hand, but 3/8 is too big. Another thing to note is that if your cable is too big, you might have to trim the blue sea cover slightly so that it closes over the completed and assembled project.
     
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  8. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    Okay then @BadDNA I will be waiting for you in this job
     
  9. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    Huge fan of your truck. It’s always interesting to see what others have done to their DCLB pyrite micas!
     
  10. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    Thank you my friend
     
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  12. Aug 12, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    Do I need to take you to my barber shop?

    https://youtu.be/74I7Nl1mKig
     
  13. Aug 12, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    What a great install, would love to see pictures of the finished cable and your panel
     
  14. Aug 12, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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    The blue sea panels I found, the breakers I did not, have a link?
    I am going to install the Bluesea 5032 split buss. For what I need to do this will be my install. I will need to bring 2 positive leads off the battery, one will go for constant, the other to switched on the panel, so will need 2 breakers
     
  15. Aug 12, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Guys help, this is on my daughter's battery, what the hell is it and why?

    received_2425577021102014.jpg
     
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    Thems hi-amp fuses. What kind of car? Hybrid? 120 amps and 60 amps is for something hi powered.
     
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    What type if car does she have? Aftermarket stereo system? That is a lot of positive 12v wires going to something.......the distribution block does look factory though...
     
  18. Aug 12, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    What has power in the vehicle? Sliding doors? Aftermarket stereo?
     

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