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    just finished installing this myself.
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    I routed the cables in such a way that they wouldn't sit below the transmission. In doing so, the way they went, i had to trim a few inches off the splash guard when reinstalling it to make room for the cables. A piece of silicone hose covers them where they lay against the coolant pipe (no pressure on the pipe, just touching it) to prevent rubbing/wear of the pipe or the wires.

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    That looks similar to the way I routed mine. I'd like to get a new positive battery cable as well.
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    Reviving this thread- as I have the same cables from Hervey and this helps a lot. I thought the short one went from the bulkhead connector (where my engine is grounded to along with another ground going down from there and somewhere).
    So now I know kind of what to do. Instead of wrestling with the cable at the TAB, can I run that anywhere else, like someone mentioned to the frame section under the coolant bottle, or where else might be good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timebender View Post
    Reviving this thread- as I have the same cables from Hervey and this helps a lot. I thought the short one went from the bulkhead connector (where my engine is grounded to along with another ground going down from there and somewhere).
    So now I know kind of what to do. Instead of wrestling with the cable at the TAB, can I run that anywhere else, like someone mentioned to the frame section under the coolant bottle, or where else might be good?
    You can run a ground to anywhere on the frame.

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    I figured as much, but wasn't sure if it had to be at the TAB.

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    What gauge are the stock positive/ground cables to the battery? If one were to replace them, would it be a good idea to go up a size?
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    I feel that 2 guage is plently. You could get away with 4 gauge too.

    I ran 0 Gauge in my car, totally overkill. The wires are also a pain to route as they are so thick. The terminals are also huge. not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    What gauge are the stock positive/ground cables to the battery? If one were to replace them, would it be a good idea to go up a size?
    The stock battery cables are 2 AWG I think. Our cars used metric wiring which is a little different by naming the strands of wire rather than a standard AWG. I agree 4 AWG would work fine as long as your battery is good and not below freezing. But 2 AWG would be better with less voltage drop.
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