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Old 11-20-2012, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quick wire size question

The ground wire from firewall to head/intake man, I've read an 8 gauge is used. Will I get in trouble with a 6 gauge? Thanks
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6 is heavier than 8. A higher capacity should be even better than what was called for.

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Oh nice. Googled much info I could but didn't see anyone posting in old threads that a 6 would make a negative difference. Thanks Slim!
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh nice. Googled much info I could but didn't see anyone posting in old threads that a 6 would make a negative difference. Thanks Slim!
Well, yes. A heavier gauge ground wire WILL make a "negative" difference.

(A little bit of electrical humor there....)

If I had my choice, I'd use 4ga for both + and - battery cables.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LoL. Didn't see that one when I typed it out. Good catch.
I had my buddy buy me a ground wire when he stopped by autozone. I figure the 6 gauge would work. This is for the ground from chassis to intake man. Besides, I don't have the receipt anymore. Hah. I'm using 4 gauge as well for pos and neg battery terminals.
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