How does one custom fit battery cables/ends? What tools are needed?

I need extra room in the trunk of my supercharged cobra for a custom container that will hold ice/water for my vortech’s aftercooler. I already have a Taylor battery box in back, but need to reroute the battery cables around to not interfere with the new "ice box" that will sit next to it (4" away from it anyway). Does anyone have any links, writeups, ideas on what tools I can look at on how to custom fit automotive battery cables (how to cut them..how to put adaptors or extensions on, what tools are needed…how to to properly put the end post fittings at the end of the cables..etc..etc.). I am going for a clean install…and want the cables solid since it is both for safety, reliability and looks…

Thanks for any information….

It’s best not to extend them, because you end up with another connection.

You should just get enough wire to route from your battery to the starter/accessories (make sure it is the same gauge as the existing cable). You can buy the fittings from any auto parts store.

The most important thing is to put some conductive grease on the fittings when putting it all together – that keeps corrosion from causing high resistance connections.


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2 Responses to How does one custom fit battery cables/ends? What tools are needed?

  1. It’s best not to extend them, because you end up with another connection.

    You should just get enough wire to route from your battery to the starter/accessories (make sure it is the same gauge as the existing cable). You can buy the fittings from any auto parts store.

    The most important thing is to put some conductive grease on the fittings when putting it all together – that keeps corrosion from causing high resistance connections.
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  2. You are better off going to a electric shop and giving them your specs so they can build it for you right the first time.Then buying all those tools for a one time use.
    Good Luck
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