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Old 10-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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What gauge is winch wire usually?

I remember installing my friends q9000 winch on his JKU, and the wiring was barely long enough, and required questionable routing. I want to route it my way, and for that to happen, I will need to extend the wires. Just wondering what gauge wire is winch wire? If memory serves, it looked like 4 gauge.

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IMO, at a minimum it should be 2 ga.

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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IMO, at a minimum it should be 2 ga.
Hmmm...it's two gauge? I didn't think it was that thick, but I guess you may be right.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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2 ga, not 2/0 ga. 2/0 is much thicker.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Can I use something like this? Slice off the QTEC wires and run these instead?

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I went to Advance Auto and picked up some "bulk" battery cable. It was 2/0. Price was VERY reasonable. It was copper cable with clear coating.

I wanted to remote mount my control box under the hood. I think it took about 30ft. Cleaned up the front end and works great. Note the black loomed cables next to the air box.... that is the cable.

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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Thanks. I think those Warn cables will serve my purpose. I like their plug in jumper cables as well. Seems like it is worth the ease of use. Thanks!

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