I'm relocating my big heavy agm battery to the trunk, rear passenger side, shopping for fat wire, bulk, per foot to do it. From those of you that did it like that, how many feet did you use? Never one to buy a kit, I need wire for my '68 Coupe plus a boat project, so buying once bulk kills two birds with one stone.
I'd like to run it thru the interior, under the carpet along the passenger door, I'm thinking? I'll use rubber or (plastic?) grommets at every sheet metal penetration, unless there's something better?
Wire gauge: 1/0? Is that thick enough? That's what I'll also need for the boat.
Type: marine wire or welding wire? Which has thicker insulation?
Any good battery boxes you guys recommend that allows for later install of Flaming River battery cutoff switch? I'm planning on using a group 24 size battery, any benefit to going larger? Car will have a/c, dual electric fans, poss elect water pump, maybe an amp for stereo and a small subwoofer? Leaning towards a plastic box for conductivity, or lack thereof? Might just use a marine battery box and HD straps? Kinda like the look of the plastic box Midnight Designs used in their write up, below, but dang that wasn't simple!
Good reads on relocating battery:
write up. This guy got COMPLICATED. Made a flat floor for his trunk. I'm guessing he wasn't worried about adding weight?
Any other simple tips? Should the solenoid be relocated too or is there no good reason? I'd like to keep it easy. Short negative ground at the battery and extra ground to the engine block too right?
One source here for bulk pre-made marine wire at Genuine Dealz
, however, I've got no prob cutting, clamping and soldering connections myself.
Is welding cable a better choice? Insulation thicker? More flexible and durable? Found this bulk source online
, is that a good price?