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Hopefully you've found this page because you are looking for battery cables for a Ford Diesel F-250 or F-350. The 1990-99 positive cable will also fit 1987 - 1990 with some careful routing.
Convoluted loom now comes standard on the Ford positive cables.
Mass produced positive cables available with no waiting: We now carry mass produced cables for Ford trucks manufactured by one of the largest battery manufacturers in the country. See picture below.
Optional 3/0 Starter wire: Some customers have asked me for a 3/0 starter wire for very cold climates were every little bit helps. It's now am option when ordering cables.
Military Style Terminals: Yet other customers asked for sets using military battery terminals. Using these terminals allows one to add as many electrical accessories as one wants. They also have the advantage of being able to replace just the terminals and not the entire cable. The down side is you must make sure that the bolts remain tight and covers are not available.
I got the dimensions by measuring a set of cables sets that customers have sent to me. I don't know what other years these will fit. Please measure your cables and make sure these will fit before ordering.
Stock negative cables are 1/0 with #10 gauge chassis grounds. Our negative cables are a heavier 2/0 with #4 gauge chassis grounds. The stock positive cable uses 1/0 for the crossover, 2/0 for the starter and #6 for the fuse block. We use 2/0 for the crossover, 2/0 for the starter and #4 for the fuse block. The heavier gauge wire reduces resistance and might make starting a little easier.
We build our cables using cast copper battery terminals crimped to SAE SGX (or SGT for 3/0 cables) battery cable using a 12 ton hydraulic crimper. Then we seal the connection with heavy wall adhesive lined heat shrink. Anti-corrosion bolts and battery washers are included. We make the fuse block and chassis ground wires a little longer than stock since the #4 is not as flexible as the tiny wire the factory uses.
Please measure your cables and make sure these are correct before ordering.
Note 1: On some years the factory positive cable had a big rubber grommet that held the cable in place as it passed thru a bracket. Our positive cable does NOT come with the grommet used by the factory. You will need to re-use the existing grommet or figure out some other way to protect the cable from damage. One customer I talked to used a piece of 3/4 inch heater hose to protect the wire instead of trying to cut the old grommet off.
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