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post #1 of 5 Old 07-13-2004, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Is 2 gauge wire ok for trunk mounted battery?

I want to make some room under the hood of the notch. Summit has this battery move kit for pretty cheap- like 45 bucks but it runs 20 feet of 2 gauge cable. The better kits seem to use 1 gauge. Will 2 gauge do the trick? The car does not have many electrical accessories: AC delete, stock radio, no fogs etc.

Also, the wire should run inside the car, correct?
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I used 1/0 welding cable for battery relocation and it works great (no slow cranking problems or hot start problems like some of my friends), used a 2 gauge welding cable for running the alternator wire to the back


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Hmmm. Good idea using welding cable. Do you need to run the alternator to the back?
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my 2 guage works fine. You only need to run the alternator to the trunk if you want be NHRA legal, with a rear mounted kill switch.
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If 2 gauge works fine, I'll just get that summit setup and be done with it.
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