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I was thinking it would be a nice clean way if you could run the positive cable under the carpet of the interior to the battery box instead of attaching it to the framerails under the car. Would this be a possible problem if the cable was run under the carpet? Does the cable get hot enough to light the carpet on fire? Has anyone done this and how are the results? Thanks!

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I have my positive cable run under the driverside carpet and have had it that way for 2 years now. No problems heating the carpet or with under voltage. I used a Taylor kit that comes with 2 gauge wire.

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I dont think it would. I know i have a 4gauge wire for my amp running under there and its fine. Been that way for years. Im thinking of just using that for the relocation and getting a new power wire for the amp. Would 4 gauge be enough?

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I used 0 gauge wiring, and ran it through the panels on the car. It comes out near the door scuff plates, and runs underneath the carpet, then goes through holes I drilled in the floor

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I ran my cable under the driverside part of the carpet, you cant even tell its there.

I can take pics tomorrow if you'd like.

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the only problem you may run into is when you run your alternator charge wire through the interior if it is run near your RCA cables or speaker cable you will get an annoying buzzing, when i did my relocation, i like a moron ran my charge wire right next to my RCA cable and i have this annoying buzz. BTW if your wire is getting hot then its not big enough, i recommend no smaller than 2ga and welding cable for the charge wire and 1/0 for the solenoid is what to use NOT auto cable.


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MdNiteDrftr: Pics would be cool

I also have a Taylor battery relocation kit.

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the only problem you may run into is when you run your alternator charge wire through the interior if it is run near your RCA cables or speaker cable you will get an annoying buzzing, when i did my relocation, i like a moron ran my charge wire right next to my RCA cable and i have this annoying buzz. BTW if your wire is getting hot then its not big enough, i recommend no smaller than 2ga and welding cable for the charge wire and 1/0 for the solenoid is what to use NOT auto cable.

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Can't the charge wire just be connected to the solenoid where the battery cable comes into, so that only 1 wire and the ground would be needed? just wondering
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Can't the charge wire just be connected to the solenoid where the battery cable comes into, so that only 1 wire and the ground would be needed? just wondering
yes the WILL work, but it WONT be legal at the track, to be legal the battery needs to be sealed and a cutoff switch needs to kill the car. if you dont plan on running at the track go for it.



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I ran my 1/0 cable on the passenger side and drilled the hole through the fire wall for the starter and a seperate wire on the drivers side for the charge. Not track legal but I dont really care either.


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